Global & Disaster Medicine

National Fire SitRep


National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Situation Report Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 0530 MT National Preparedness Level 5

National Fire Activity Initial Attack Activity: Light (84 fires)

New large incidents: 6

Large fires contained: 3

Uncontained large fires:** 52

Area Command teams committed: 0 NIMOs committed: 1 Type 1 IMTs committed: 14 Type 2 IMTs committed: 18 Nationally, there are 52 large fires being managed under a strategy other than full suppression. **Uncontained large fires include only fires being managed under a full suppression strategy. Link to Geographic Area daily reports.

On August 9th a firefighter with CAL FIRE Butte Unit was fatally injured in a vehicle accident while assigned to the Carr fire near Redding, CA. The firefighting community extends condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.
One hundred thirty-eight fireline management personnel from Australia and New Zealand are assigned to support large fires in the California and Northwest Areas.

Two MAFFS C-130 airtankers and support personnel from the 152nd Airlift Wing (Nevada Air National Guard), one from the 146th Airlift Wing (California Air National Guard) and one from the 302nd Airlift Wing (Colorado Springs, Air Force Reserve) have been deployed to McClellan Airfield, CA in support of wildland fire operations.

One RC-26 aircraft with Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) capability and support personnel from the 141st Air Refueling Wing (Washington Air National Guard) has been deployed to Spokane, WA in support of wildland fire operations in the West.

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