Re: [SoCalFire] CDF Strike Team NB 405 on 7-02
- On Mon, 03 Jul 2000 09:36:28 PDT, "Mike Levy" <ke6alv@...>
>I didn't hear anything about Madera Staging, but am interested in theMadera Staging is a stopping point for strike teams headed north or
>information you have. I've been scanning for almost 14 years and have never
>heard about it before.
>BTW, I only scanned the SitRep, but I didn't see anything going on up in
south when they've exceeded or are about to exceed their on-duty times
(DOT regs). Crews are fed, and given a place to bed down, either in
motels or in the buildings, and given box lunches, drinks, water and
ice, and sent down the road.
When we had the big fires around Yosemite in '95, we staged Blue Card
crews from the East Coast there before they were assigned to different
incidents. During that, I ended up handing out tools to the incoming
crews, as well as driving to TCU to pick up tools for 2 crews in my
There are about a dozen different staging centers, but the ones that
I've heard most about are Prado (Near Chino, IIRC) and Madera. I
remember seeing a list of all of the different staging centers, but I
don't remember them offhand.
All the Staging Centers monitor Travel Net, so if you hear a strike
team calling a Staging Center, you've got one in your area.
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