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NAME: Chad Walker Vacancy Announcement #: OCRT-462-5SMKJMP-DT


INDIVIDUAL WILDLAND FIRE EXPERIENCE: Please list your fire experience by position, and the number of assignments

Firefighter Squad Boss ICT5 Faller, Class B Faller, Class C Crew Boss Strike Team Ld. (Crew) I. C. Initial Attack, Type 4 Task Force Leader Division/Group Supervisor Other: Helicopter Manager Other: Helicopter Crew Member Other:

Number of assignments
46 15 12 24 6 10

Engine Boss Firing Boss or RXI2 Burn Boss Type 2 Fire Effects Monitor Field Observer Safety Officer Line Incident Commander Type 3 Air Tactical Group Supervisor Safety Officer Type 2 Ops Section Chief Type 2 Other: Other: Other

Number of assignments

22 63

FIRST AID TRAINING: List course, year attended, provider and location.

Basic First aid & CPR


Red Cross

Lucky Peak Heli 06/2011

Licenses: Please list fire and non-fire related (CDL, ATV, Parachute Rigging, Pilot etc.):

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or you just don’t feel very comfortable with the current situation. short and concise radio transmissions are critical to the over all success and safety of the incident. So it is critical to convey information in its proper context so the information is understood correctly. I have also have had the responsibility of speaking on the radio. With incoming This is some thing that I feel I do very well. By my second year in fire my supervisors have looked for me to give guidance to the new firefighters on the crew. but have learned from both.htm http://www. It is also important to know the audience you are speaking to. If I am acting in the capacity of Incident commander or squad boss. I have acted a module leader on engines. It is important in the ever changing wildland environment to keep safety as priority number one. it is critical to be a good leader. Communication over radios is one of the most important jobs that we have as wildland firefighters. I have been leader for as long as I can remember. communications are poor. and IDL as well as various local fire departments on initial attack and extended attack wildland fires. We often find ourselves in a situation where do not have enough information. During my career with the Forest Service. Please respond in a narrative format. which has given extensive knowledge on how to convey information clearly. and helitack I have had ample opportunity to effectively interact with a wide variety wildland firefighters. and supplies. A group of volunteer or contract fire fighters may not know all of the acronyms or fire slang that agency fire fighters are accustomed to.fs. aircraft. and suppression tactics in a wide variety of situations. Working in the aviation field of wildland firefighting. I have had been fortunate in my career to have had more good leaders than bad. Language Skills (Specify which and how used): In the fire and aviation world communication is essential for completing a mission and even more important for safety. It is imperative to speak concisely and use correct verbiage when on an incident. It is in these times of adversity where the good leaders over come these obstacles and execute the mission effectively and safely. As wildland freighters we are constantly thrust into stressful situations that require working with individuals that we are unfamiliar with to work as a team to complete missions.This document is available at http://www. I ensure that every firefighter has a clear understanding of the task at hand and that all hazards have been identified to the best of my ability and measures are in place should some thing not go as planned. but the situation as a whole. I have also taken multiple communication classes in college and for the forest service. One of my strengths as a leader is attention to safety. I have been a captain on my hockey teams in high school and college. I have held positions that have required a very strong ability to communicate orally with these groups as well as individuals in various disciplines. equipment.fed. BLM.fs.html OTHER SKILLS: List fire and non-fire related skills related to the following categories. Experience in Working with Other Organizations/Cultures: My experience of firefighting in several regions of the country has provided me the opportunity to communicate with others about the fire behavior. As a skilled crew person on the Boise National Forest. Note: Confidential Info—Please handle appropriately .fed. I learned the special relationship between the Forest Service. assignments. organizations. My experience and education has taught me to decipher the important and relevant information that needs to be conveyed over the radio. It is also important when acting in the capacity of a leader to not get “tunnel vision” and focus on any one aspect of a situation. hand crews. If a situation starts to become more complex I will delegate tasks so I am able to stay flexible and not become overwhelmed with any one issue. Leadership Skills/Experience/Positions: Being a leader is something that I take great pride in. This is even more critical during the initial attack phase of a wild land fire. One way that I do that is by delegating.

Education is no substitute for experience but when people are able to apply what they have learned outside of the classroom it can be a very rewarding experience to both student and teacher.fs. It is also enjoyable able to watch people evolve in their skills and abilities. S131. All of these experiences has greatened my understanding of their cultures and given me tools to draw from in the future. and I have worked with all Spanish speaking contract crews.This document is available at http://www. I enjoy teaching the up and coming fire fighters that are eager to learn and gain experience. While working in Alaska I have worked the native Alaskan crews. Whether it’s in a class room setting or on an actual fire. L-280. I have been on BIA fires and worked with Native American crews. On any given mission I may have to communicate with more than one group of individuals ranging from state.htm http://www. With safety in this job as important as it is.fed. experience. helispot construction. I am able to do these tasks successfully by utilizing the knowledge. paramedics or even volunteer fire fighters. I feel this has been a great tool for me to use in my career. loading and unloading of I have also given instruction to new crew members about chain saws and felling operations. Working in the Boise front area has allowed me to work with many different crews and agencies.html and duties safely and efficiently. county or city firefighters. S-270.fed. I feel that an educated fire fighter is a safe fire fighter. I have also had the experience of working with fire fighters from different cultures as well. fire line construction. Additional Information: Note: Confidential Info—Please handle appropriately . My public speaking back ground has helped me in becoming an effective As an IC type 4 I have also had to give daily operational and safety briefing to twenty or more individuals. During my first year in working for the Forest Service I was a Forest Protection officer which required me to make daily contacts with individuals recreating on Forest land. I have helped instruct many NWCG courses: S-212. and S-133. and ignition operations.S-271. police. and humor I have gained over my 9 years of wildland firefighting for the Forest Service.fs. Training Instruction or Public Speaking Skills/Experience: Teaching and instructing is one of my favorite aspects of wildland fire fighting. I have always enjoyed public speaking as well. FIRE TRAINING COURSES COMPLETED: Enter year attended. S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use S-212 Power Saws S-215 Fire Ops in the Urban Interface S-230 Crew Boss S-234 Ignition Operations S-260 Fire Business Management S-270 Basic Air Operations S-278 Air Tactical Group Supervisor S-281 Supervisory Concepts/Techniques S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior S-300 I. (Official documentation required upon hiring ) Course Title I-100 ICS I-200 Basic ICS I-300 Intermediate ICS I-400 Advanced ICS S-130 Basic Firefighter S-131 Advanced Firefighter Training S-133 Look up Look Down S-190 Introduction to Fire Behavior S-200 Initial Attack I.fed.fs. provider and location.C.htm Extended Attack S-330 Task Force/Strike Team Leader S-339 Division/Group Supervisor S-390 Fire Behavior Calculations S-404 Safety Officer S-420 Command & General Staff S-430 Operations Officer S490 Advanced Fire Behavior L-180 Human Factors L-280 Followership to Leadership L-380 fireline Leadership L381 Incident Leadership L-480 Incident Management Team Leadership M-410 Facilitative Instructor Rx-300 Burn Boss Rx-310 Fire Effects Rx-410 Smoke Management Other: S-372 Helicopter Manager Other: S-231 Engine Boss Other: S-271 Helicopter Crewmember Other: S-217 Helicopter Rappeller Year 06/2002 06/2005 06/2006 06/2002 07/2003 06/2002 06/2002 05/2005 07/2003 06/2002 06/2003 05/2007 04/2003 07/2004 04/2003 07/2003 05/2003 Provider USFS/BLM USFS USFS USFS/BLM USFS USFS USFS/BLM USFS USFS USFS BLM USFS/BLM USFS USFS USFS USFS USFS/BLM Location Boise State Universty Lucky Peak Helibase Lucky Peak Helibase Boise State Universty Lowman Ranger District Lowman Ranger District Boise State University Lucky Peak Helibase Lowman Ranger District Lowman Ranger District Boise State University Boise State University Lucky Peak Helibase Idaho City Ranger District Eagle Fire Station Lowman Ranger District Eagle Fire Station 08/2004 04/2006 11/2009 USFS USFS USFS/BLM Lucky Peak Helibase Garden Valley Work Center NIFC 11/2008 USFS/BLM Boise Dispatch 05/2007 05/2007 06/2004 06/2004 USFS/BLM USFS/BLM USFS/BLM USFS NIFC Boise State University Warm Lake Church Camp Lucky Peak Helibase Note: Confidential Info—Please handle appropriately .This document is available at http://www.fs.

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