Wildfire Suppression Association Member Companies aid in the Fire
Battle in Southern California
on: October 25, 2007, 7:56 am
Release Author: Deborah Miley
Release Summary: Several Member of the NWSA are assisting on the
fires in Southern California and many others stand ready to help
Release Body: NWSA Member Companies help California fight
As Southern Californian’s battle to save lives, homes, and
its landscape several Member Companies of the National Wildfire
Suppression Association have been dispatched to aid in
the firefighting efforts with the raging infernos.
Our goal is to compliment the efforts
of the agencies to help put these fires out.
Forestry has sent one fire engine and a 20 person crew
on out of their Northern California location.
Wildland Fire Suppression Inc. of Chico, California has
sent out two 20 person crews to the staging area in San Bernadino
to be assigned to fire duty.
Terrain Corp/ATWC Fire Support of Ukiah, CA has 3 tactical
tenders at the Witch fire and a THERMO GEL mixing plant for helicopter
support stationed at Fallbrook, CA.
Fire has a 20 person crew on the Santiago Fire.
Timber Fallers has taken an order for a Timber Faller team.
Member Companies are Professional Wildland Fire
Contractors that provide a variety of services to the agencies
throughout the United States to aid in firefighting and emergency
response situation. Many of them were called up to help with the
shuttle recovery as well as Hurricane Katrina. These services are
provided through contracts/agreements with the agencies. There are
130 twenty person contract crews available for dispatch through
the PNW Interagency Crew Agreement. In addition
there are 400+ fire engines and tenders available from many different
regions in the U.S. by NWSA Members.
of those resources include 20 person hand crews, fire engines, water
tenders, dozers, hand washing units, and timber faller modules.
Many of our members have been in this business for over 20 years,
and are a wealth of knowledge in fire suppression.
members are highly trained and qualified individuals that include
the school teacher, the college student, and your neighbor next
door, they are the men and women of America that are working hard
to ensure that our environment escapes as much damage as possible
from the ravages of fire.
membership is over 200 strong and includes includes members from
twelve different states.
are glad to help our neighbors in the battle of their life against
the enemy Fire. That is what our members are trained and ready to
do.” “Our goal is the same as any other cooperator helping
on the fires to help protect, lives, homes and the environment from
the flames of fire.” Says Debbie Miley, the Executive
Director for the National Wildfire Suppression Association.
members of the NWSA throughout the U.S. stand ready
to provide additional resources as needed.
more information on NWSA, visit www.nwsa.us
or e-mail email@example.com . You may also reach Debbie Miley, Executive
Director of NWSA at 1-877-676-NWSA (6972).
Details: Debbie Miley, Executive Director
National Wildfire Suppression Associaton
P.O. Box 330
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