Well-organized and dedicated Forestry Technician and steward of our natural resources. A strong believer in conservation and efforts focused to sustain and protect our National Forests, State Land, BLM land, and communities from Wildfire
A-100 (basic aviation)
A-110 (Aviation Trans. Of HAZMAT)
L-180 (Human Factors)
S-130 (Firefighter training)
S-131 (Firefighter Type 1)
S-133 (Look up, Look Down, Around)
S-190 (Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior)
S-290 (Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior)
S-270 (Basic Air Operations)
S-236 (Heavy Equipment Boss)
S-219 (Firing Operations)
S-215 (Fire Operations in Urban Interface)
S-212 (Chainsaws) (faller3)
S-211 (Portable Pumps and Water Use)
AZ and Federal Drivers License (clean record)
UTV drivers license
Trailer backing and towing
AZ Forest Pest Applicators License
Proficient in Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics. Proficiency in knot tying and rope management. Strong local knowledge of the Coconino National Forest and Arizona watersheds. Various trade skills (woodworking, concrete, welding, landscaping, automotive, plumbing). Decision-making. Active listening. Relationship building. Problem resolution. Multitasking. Organization.
FFT1 Qualified. Suppressed fire in dynamic situations in various fuel types and terrain. Constructed fire line with various hand tools and chainsaws. Participated in firing operations using drip torches, fusees, vary pistol, and hand toss grenades. I hiked and worked in arduous conditions under stress while always being alert, keeping calm, thinking clearly, and acting decisively. I effectively communicated with all levels of leadership on the crew using the chain of command. I swamped and operated a Stihl MS 440, 460, and 461 Chainsaws on a saw team. I performed my boss jobs competently, making sure all 5 gallon water jugs are full for next operational shift and making sure all chainsaws and saw bins are stocked, refurbished, and ready for the next operational shift. At fire camp, my job was to make sure that every member on the crew had a lunch for the day which was provided by the incident management team. I currently have a task book open for IC type 5. On the fireline, I cut/swamp brush to create a fuel break in an attempt to stop fire progression. I mitigate hazards by felling hazard trees in the work area that may impact our line and efforts. I accurately sized up trees taking lean, wind, slope, species, health of the tree, hazards, and external factors such as roads, power lines, and values at risk. I am proficient at sharpening chain and refurbishing the Stihl MS 440 and 460 by breaking down and cleaning the saw's bar and power head. I operate a UTV in difficult terrain. I communicate properly with Bendix King Radios. I know how to program, clone, and speak professionally on the radio. I take accurate weather readings of temperature, relative humidity, winds, probability of ignition, and trends every hour. I also communicate the updates in weather over radio to keep informed on fire weather conditions and forecasts. I live and work well with others. I get get along great with the diverse and strong personalities of a Hotshot crew. I have a productive, and fun work day everyday while accounting for safety first.
Supervized multiple crews operating chainsaws and woodchippers. Handled, transpoted, and applied various herbicides to eradicate invasive species. Developed successful resolutions for issues that arose during field operations. Completed projects milestones on time by keeping team members on task and operating with efficiency. Monitored timelines, set up order of operations and managed field schedules. Oversaw workflow on job sites and kept projects on schedule. Managed budgets and evaluated expenditures to keep projects operating according to financial limitations. Developed and deepened relationships with private landowners, federal and state land management agencies, and project partners. Prepared and planned worksites to help jobs run smoothly. Delegated duties to employees based on skillset. Recorded job supplies, parts, equipment and employee hours. Implemented onsite safety protocols and procedures and properly trained all team members on prevention measures, effectively reducing injuries.
This position was an Individual Placement with the Arizona Conservation Corps and the U.S Forest Service, Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District. My Duties as a Resource Assistant were to Check Compliance of a newly implemented permit system of the Wild and Scenic Fossil Creek, Maintain trails using various hand tools, Prevented Rescues by educating recreators on the forest, Restoring wildlife habitats and keeping area population records of wildlife on the district, Surveying and record keeping for the Range Management Department, Surveying and keeping record of rare native species of Agave for the Plants and Weeds Department, also conducted watershed and vegetation restoration surveys for the Hydrology department on the district.
My duties as a crewmember was to operate a chainsaw, loppers, and silky saw to cut and treat invasive species such as Tamarisk, Arundo, Tree of heaven, and Russian Olive along the riparian area of the Verde River. In this position I gained the skills and techniques of operating and maintaining many power tools, hand tools, herbicide sprayers, and Heavy equipment such as a Chipper. In this position I also collected data using GPS to log acreage, species treated, treatment type, and initial or secondary treatment. I worked in Arduous conditions and terrain in a safely matter for myself and the crew. I also made sure that the work being done was up to speculation and followed by quality control, making sure all invasive species being treated were addressed and eradicated.
Worked on a fuels reduction crew in Urban Interface of a remote community of the Bradshaw Mountains. Assisted EMTs as Wilderness First Responder. Laid hose lines and operated nozzles, pumps, hydrants and fire extinguishers. Cleaned, serviced and maintained fire apparatus in condition of readiness and performed general maintenance of fire department property. Checked all equipment, including hoses and breathing masks after fire calls to determine proper functionality. Answered emergency situations quickly and assessed conditions to contain fires, assist victims and prevent escalation. Administered emergency treatment and medical care to people injured in accidents and fires. Collaborated with other emergency personnel when responding to accident scenes or acute illness calls requiring emergency medical care. Informed and educated local community members about fire prevention and safety. Participated in fire and life safety inspections of commercial and residential properties and checked operating condition of hydrants.
Safety awards for fire seasons 2019, 2020, 2021. Member of the Camp Verde Running Group.
Travis Fuller (Acting Superintendent) Blue Ridge IHC: (928) 856-1029
Kurt Mattocks (Acting Foreman) Blue Ridge IHC (928) 707-2777
Juan Kamermans (Acting Squad Leader, Alpha Squad) Blue Ridge IHC: (505) 850-0647
Ivan Martinez (Alpha Squad Lead Firefighter) Blue Ridge IHC (562) 340-2584
Juan Quiroga (Squad leader) Morgan Lake IHC: (520) 784-4047
Danielle Boulais (Supervisor) Wilderness Ranger at Red Rock Ranger District: (317) 405-7817
Elaine Nichols (Habitat Restoration Coordinator) Friends of the Verde River (919) 817-7514
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