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    Greetings,Does anybody have an idea how the call up levels are set.I see were at level II now.Is it based on the number of personel that are currently on dutie?Guess I'm getting a little anxious.Any help would be apprceiated.Stay Alert Stay Alive,KENT

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    If you mean the National Preparedness Level at the top of the daily Incident Management Situation Report, yes it is people committed and a lot more. From the Mobilization Guide:
    Level I - Most geographic areas have low to moderate fire danger, little to no committment of national resources.
    Level II - One geographic area experiencing high fire danger, wildland fire activity is occurring and a potential exists for escapes to larger fires. Minimal mobilization of resources from other geographic areas is occurring.
    Level III - Two or more geographic areas experiencing wildland or prescribed fire activities requiring a major committment of national resources. Additional resources are being ordered and mobilized through NICC. Incident Management Teams (IMTs) are committed in two or more areas, or 275 crews are committed nationally.
    Level IV - Two or more geographic areas are experiencing incidents requiring Type I IMTs. Compettition exists for resources between geographic areas. When 425 crews or 5 Type I IMTs are committed nationally.
    Level V - Several geographic areas experiencing major incidents which have the potential of exhausting all agency fie resources. When 550 crews are committed nationally.
    Translation:
    Level I - Nothing going on.
    Level II - Some things happening, but nothing to be worried about.
    Level III - Things are starting to heat up.
    Level IV - Everybodys busy, but there is still a pulaski or two in a warehouse somewhere.
    Level V - Everybodys real busy. No crews, teams, or supplies left. Fires are going unmanned. Your dispatcher hasn't slept in 36 hours and is getting kind of cranky. You haven't been home in 6 weeks, and you don't even know your wife has left you and is spending your fire checks in Cancun.
    Check out www.nifc.gov

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by MtnFire:
    Level V - Everybodys real busy. No crews, teams, or supplies left. Fires are going unmanned. Your dispatcher hasn't slept in 36 hours and is getting kind of cranky. You haven't been home in 6 weeks, and you don't even know your wife has left you and is spending your fire checks in Cancun.
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    Boy aint that the truth!!!

    [ 08-07-2001: Message edited by: mtnfireguy ]
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    Great reply mtnfireguy. Hopefully we'll never see a Level 6. Would that be where your dispatcher hasn't slept in over 36 hours, ran out of coffee, dispatched you to a wrong location, everyone's busy and noone cares, and you haven't been home in so long your wife sold your house, stole your truck and moved to Cancun with your best friend??

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    Well Logs, Considering I'm currently listed as a single resourse Dispatch Recorder I would say about the only thing that you left off is the reinstatement of the draft for able bodied personell to be conscripted into the Forest Service Other than that you probably got everything else right. See ya back at the academy on long Island in october.
    +Be Safe, See ya on the Fireline.+

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