FFI Rehire academies / Operating impacts due to Covid 19

#1

Was wondering if any one has any insight on how the units are planning on running their rehire academies? With the desire to have separation/masks/etc. Operational curiosity mainly, but other related info would be welcome. Not sure if any rehires have taken place/gone out yet.

I’ve read anecdotes about the impact it is having on crews, nothing yet though about FF1 academies.

#2

On the Forest Service side, a document has been circulated about how to onboard a new or returning Firefighter at home.

Fairly detailed process.

#3

1 week rehires done at perspective stations is what I’ve seen so far

#4

Work in progress.
Staggered tasks. Groups of 10
Group 1 paperwork day 1
Group 2 practice day 1
Group 3 gear day 1
Rotate by day/group. Finish in 3 days unless retakes/remedial training required. If the unit has space. Will do more than 3 groups otherwise it will be M-W & Thur-Sat for the units with large rehires

#6

Some units are just holding it at the station level. 3 Days in whole. How it should be. IMO.

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