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MEDIA ADVISORY

May 3, 2012

Joint training session for Type 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT teams
Media invited to learn about all-risk incident management

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in conjunction with the State Fire Marshall’s Office, the Southwest Washington All Risk Incident Management Team, and the Homeland Security Region 3 Incident Management Team, are conducting a joint training session for staff involved in multi-disciplinary fire or all-risk incident management. 

 Who:Media invited anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 What:

 

 

 


All Risk Incident Management Team Training Refresher for Type 3 Teams

A DNR Type 3 team is a standing team of trained personnel activated to support incident management at incidents that extend beyond a 24-hour period, but do not reach the complexity level of a Type 2 or Type 1 incident.

Incident complexity is identified by Types 1 through 5, Type 1 incident being the most complex, using large numbers of resources.

 When:May 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Where:   

 

Department of Natural Resources
Pacific Cascade Region Office
601 Bond Road 
Castle Rock, WA 98611

 Why:

 

The objectives are to refresh principles and processes of the Incident Command System before teams are deployed to a wildfire or all-risk emergency incident, encourage cross-team interaction, and share agency-specific information between team participants.

Directions:
From I-5 northbound or southbound, take Exit 48 to Huntington Avenue. Turn left onto Huntington Avenue. Turn left onto Bond Road. The DNR office is on the left.

For more information, contact Chuck Turley, DNR Assistant Region Manager and Public Information Officer for the event at, 360-575-5002 or chuck.turley@dnr.wa.gov  

DNR’s wildfire mission
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 12.7 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. DNR is the state's largest on-call fire department, with over 1,000 employees trained and available to be dispatched to fires as needed. During fire season, this includes over 700 DNR employees who have other permanent jobs with the agency and about 400 seasonal employees hired for firefighting duties. Additionally, Department of Corrections’ adult offenders and Department of Social and Health Services-Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration juvenile offenders participate in the DNR correctional camps program. DNR also participates in Washington's coordinated interagency approach to firefighting.

Media Contact: Janet Pearce, Communications and Outreach, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov

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360-902-1016
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