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Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Gologit, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Gologit

    Gologit Completely retired...life is good.

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    Yup, the volunteers are great. In our rural areas they pretty much carry the whole load.
    Odd thing though, the volunteers used to turn applicants away because so many people wanted to be involved and they were fully staffed. Now, in our area at least, they're running ads in the paper and on television recruiting volunteers. There doesn't seem to be the interest there once was.
     
  2. Blue Oaks

    Blue Oaks ArboristSite Operative

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    CA is so desperate for volunteers that they PAY US to be volunteer fire fighters. Yes, they pay us. I get on avg $50/hr put into a 401k account in my name. So far after about a year I have $3300 in the account. I had no idea when I joined.
     
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    rwoods Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Hard work tends to shrink the volunteer labor pool - at least around here. More so it seems with each generation. Ron
     
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    Some departments run a chain that has carbide abrasive nubs on the chain. It cuts through wood really slowly, but will cut through nails, metal roofing, wall tiles, bars over windows, bricks, etc. Not certain that is what they were running, but that is about how those chains look trying to cut a log. They basically cut anything they just cut it slowly.
     
  5. rwoods

    rwoods Addicted to ArboristSite

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    If so, I would assume it would be the wrong chain for a brush fire. Ron
     
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    Hddnis Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Not what I would pick.
    Sometimes decision makers listen to salesmen instead of people who know how to do the job.

    Semi-chisel for brushing work.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    quite right
     
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    RandyMac Stiff Member

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    Going by viewing the smoke via satellite, the Carr had a good day.
     
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    Drptrch ArboristSite Guru

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    Redding fire from Trinity Lake, Ca

    (Not my pic)[​IMG]
    This was my morning
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    100% Containment


    Erik
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    dnr fire crews sent to a small island in Puget Sound, only 1.5 acres but caused by a stolen Horizon air passenger plane out of SeaTac Int air port, F-15s were scrambled. No passengers just one angry mechanic

    strange story
     
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    Drptrch ArboristSite Guru

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    Saw that, nice barrel rolls though


    Erik
     
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    atpchas AtA

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    Sobering article about the shortage of volunteer firefighters. Sample statistic: Number of volunteers down 10% over past 30 years, number of emergency calls has tripled.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    I'm honestly surprised that I didn't get called on that one; Ketron Island is about 500 yards off of Army land and well within our Mutual Assistance radius with DNR.
     
  14. PasoRoblesJimmy

    PasoRoblesJimmy Rocket Scientist

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    PasoRoblesJimmy Rocket Scientist

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    PasoRoblesJimmy Rocket Scientist

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    Drptrch ArboristSite Guru

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    Done got Masticated on the Mendo Fire


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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    An expensive mistake on somebody's part; care to tell the tale? I see a lot of damage isolated nicely, and a lot of work done to keep it that way. Will the masticator head al least be salvageable?
     
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    jomoco Tree Freak

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    How did the forests ever survive without us?

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