Each Forest has its own radio operations and local "net" frequencies. Which Forest are you talking about?EMSJUNKY said:Does anyone have the local net frequencies for USFS Region 5 fire units?
Well now, you must know that CDF and the Forest Service are two different agencies at two different levels of government. On fires CDF sleeps in motels and us USFS grunts sleep on the ground. CDF gets paid portal to portal or for every hour they are gone from their home unit, even if that was during 1988 at Yellowstone when I was there along with a few CDF folks for 5 weeks on those historic fires. They don't get paid overtime or receive a hazard differential like the USFS people, but usually make more money than we do. I could be wrong about the overtime, pardon me, I've been retired and in my second career for awhile now. CDF calls their dispatch nets local nets and the Forest Service has Forest Net, Admin Net, and Service Net. Region 5 in the wildland fire setting usually refers to the Forest Service's administrative region which covers almost all National Forest land in California and is actually called the "Pacific Southwest Region" and is one of nine USFS regions around the U.S. numbered 1 to 10 just to confuse everyone. Region 7 was the old Midwest Region and was absorbed into the Eastern Region in the late 50's. When I used to tell someone in the USFS that they were really performing badly, I would tell them "you are really bucking for a promotion to Region 7."ScannerDude244 said:I think he means local "in his area" I always hear CDF units say local net tone 5 or what ever tone they are on.