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    There are a couple of us young FF/EMT's out here in Kansas that are wondering if there was a way to be called for wildland operations in Cali? Didnt know if there were private contract companies or who we need to contact? Any help would be nice.
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    Do you have your red card?

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    We will be attending a 5 day class in the Spring. Can you help?

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    If you are an out of state FF, you might have trouble coming here without your red card.

    I cant help you, but check this place out- www.northtreefire.com

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    I admire your eagerness to help, but this is not the situation where unsolicited help is needed. Let MABAS and the local aid agreements do the work of bringing in resources. We would all love to help but I am sure the logistics branch is already working overtime out there!

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    try to find someone from your state Forest Service/Forestry Commission to talk to, generally it is the state that has the "contract" with the U.S. Forest Service to provide hand crews, which they then make up from their own local resources (state forest service, parks, local FD, etc) that might be a good way to get started. you could also go try a site like Wildlandfire.com where they have links to various agencies and contractors, as well as people who live, eat, sleep and breathe wildland fire
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    All of what hey said up there Plus, Contractors are not always the best to get started out with.
    Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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    pelfdawg5536: I'm also from Ks. Eastern part. Who are you taking you redcard cert. through? If it with the Kansas Forest Services they should be a big help into getting you out in the field. I took my Red Card class last year at SCAFFA. It was a blast. They gave us the resources to be able to go fight wildfires. Let me know if you have any questions, I'll be more than happy to help you out.
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