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National Contract Engines

The Wasatch-Cache National Forest hosts 2 Type 4 National Contract Engines. Ferguson Management Corporation is the contract holder. Jana Barabochkine is the dispatch contact for these engines for the 2004 season. Jeff Harrison is the contact for dispatching these engines: Jeff Harrison: Office 801-776-8425, Cell 541-554-4789

Emergency Equipment Rental Agreements

Emergency Equipment Rental Agreements (EERA’s) are made by agency contracting officers in order to expedite the mobilization process. Agencies are under no obligation to use EERA’s and vendors are not required to have the equipment available at all times. Equipment orders for EERA equipment will be filled based on price, location of equipment and past performance. Performance will be documented via performance evaluations obtained from incidents as well as pre-use inspection performance.

Equipment will be processed and documented following the procedures outlined in the Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook and/or in accordance with local/cooperator agreements. Equipment shift tickets and Use invoices will be completed and signed prior to equipment demobilization. Payment packages will be sent to the appropriate national payment center for processing. A copy of all equipment invoices should be kept at the local unit.

Payment packages for USFS EERA’s used on BLM fires will be reviewed by the BLM business manager prior to being sent to the national payment center.

Pump and Hose Trailer

The Uinta National Forest maintains a Fire Hose cache that may be mobilized to local incidents. The Hose trailer must be staffed by at least 2 firefighters. One of these must be qualified as FFT1 or higher. The Hose trailer requires a vehicle to tow it out to an incident. It is preferable to have that vehicle stay with the trailer for the duration. An inventory of the Pump and Hose Cache can be found in the appendix.

Radios/Telephones

NUIFC monitors approximately 40 radio frequencies on a daily basis. Radio problems should be promptly reported to the following radio technicians.

Ken Brown WCF Steve Stalker UIF Harry Kokinakas SLD Telephone problems should be reported to either Ken Brown or Steve Stalker immediately. Hold down the receiver for at least 2 full seconds before picking it up again to avoid locking up the phone lines.

Saws and Pumps

The Pleasant Grove District Fire Cache maintains 2 chainsaws for the Northern Utah Regular Crew. Pumps can be obtained through the Salt Lake Fire Cache but must be returned promptly. Pumps are accountable property that must be taken care of. Pumps should be operated by qualified personnel only. Additional pumps may be obtained from the Great Basin Cache.

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