BLM On Scene Frequencies

bluealien11

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I was curious if anyone had a list of frequencies they are using on large fire incidents for the BLM/USFS fire units?

I have a list of all the A/G and common Repeaters they use, but wondered if there was a list of some of the TAC/simplex stuff they may be using on scene for the firefighters?

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Hi, if you are talking about Pine Gulch, I have found a few of the freqs the incident management team have obtained for use.

168.5625 FM Pine Gulch Incident Air/Ground
132.5 AM Pine Gulch Air/Air (Fixed Wing)
133.5 AM Pine Gulch Air/Air (Helo)
168.05 FM National TAC-1
166.775 FM National TAC-5
(could be others that I just haven't heard, especially firefighters on the fire line)

Plus the normal local
172.1125 FM BLM Grand Junction Fire Center - West Zone
168.65 FM National Flight Following
123.975 AM Grand Junction Tanker Base
 
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Hi, if you are talking about Pine Gulch, I have found a few of the freqs the incident management team have obtained for use.

168.5625 FM Pine Gulch Incident Air/Ground
132.5 AM Pine Gulch Air/Air (Fixed Wing)
133.5 AM Pine Gulch Air/Air (Helo)
168.05 FM National TAC-1
166.775 FM National TAC-5
(could be others that I just haven't heard, especially firefighters on the fire line)

Plus the normal local
172.1125 FM BLM Grand Junction Fire Center - West Zone
168.65 FM National Flight Following
123.975 AM Grand Junction Tanker Base
Heard today, add these for Pine Gulch
168.200 FM National TAC-2
170.4125 FM National COMMAND-7
 

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Heard today, add these for Pine Gulch
168.200 FM National TAC-2
170.4125 FM National COMMAND-7
I show 170.4125 as NIFC Command 10, with an input of 165.9625. NIFC Commands 8-12 are also NIFOG national incident command repeater pairs. On a fire's comm plan (ICS form 205) the program can put any of the commands in any channel order they find workable. So NIFC Command 5 might be in Channel 1, NIFC Command 12 in Channel 2, etc. On the fire units will use the channels the comm plan and their radio display shows. So even it NIFC Command 5 is in Channel 1, they will say "on Command 1." This is likely the case for NIFC Command 10 being in the incident's comm plan as "Command 7."
 
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Hi PS

The post I made was early in the fire. As it turned out, there were 5 different COMMAND portable repeaters deployed in the field and all were linked together. Most units started just calling the whole network "Command," but a few would say the number of the repeater pair they were on, even though they were heard on all the output freqs simultaneously. Specific command numbers heard were 7, 8, 9, 15 and 33.

Pine Gulch ended up being the largest fire in acreage in Colorado history. It didn't make much news since there was very little structure involvement. Its over 85% contained at this point and things are winding down. Good job by all.
 

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The stuff in the RR National database is outdated and in the process of being updated. Most of the NIFC floating around the interent is 1-2 revisons old and the current plan (from 2019) is not public ally published.
 
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