Sarah Fisher, FS, IBC Chair
Tim Blake, Branch Coordinator
Billie Farrell, FWS
Christine Peters, NPS
Dave Burley, BLM
Lisa Street, BIA
Janell Ray, NASF
Jill Lipsey, NASF
Nancy Hunt, BIA
Randy Hart, Operations
Kris King, Executive Secretary
AD Pay Plan Update
Kevin Conn and Mike Morgen joined the IBC for this discussion.
There was a general discussion regarding how to coordinate the
pay plan with IQCS and other entities that could affect our
business (ie. the DOI All Hazard Qualification Guide being written
by Lisa Braunum at the Office of Emergency Management). This
discussion occurred because the IBC wants to make sure the all
hazard position titles and mnemonic indicators in the pay plan
match IQCS and the DOI All Hazard Qualification Guide.
A decision was made to send Mike Morgen a listing of the 28
classified all hazard positions that will be included in the
2011 pay plan. He will validate them against IQCS and the draft
DOI All Hazard Qualification Guide then notify Sarah of any
Also, currently there are 3 driver positions in the AD Pay
Plan. This is inconsistent with IQCS and ROSS and causing some
ordering problems. Because of this, agency leads will determine
their agency requirements for driver positions and report their
findings to Sarah by Friday. If all agencies only require either
a state drivers license or a CDL, a change will be made to the
pay plan so the driver positions match IQCS.
Agency leads will continue moving forward with getting the
2011 pay plan issued and share a copy of the final product with
State Reimbursement Procedures
The draft Cooperative Agreement Template should be finalized
by the end of the week. Direction will follow from NWCG when
the template is finalized. Each agency lead should come to the
February meeting prepared to discuss the process their agency
would like to use for state billings.
Test Form Re-Design Task Group
Nancy, Sarah and Lisa will meet tomorrow to discuss this tasking.
At our February meeting Lisa will discuss a process to complete
this tasking and a task group will be formed.
NWCG All Chairs Meeting
The NWCG all chair meeting is January 19th and 20th in Boise
Idaho. Sarah sent the agenda to IBC. If members would like to
attend any portion of the meeting, let Sarah know by COB tomorrow,
and she’ll provide the information to Tim.
Sarah updated the calendar section (Appendix A) of the IBC SOP.
Sarah suggested adding an Appendix B, which would provide information
on requesting changes to the AD PP. All agreed to having Appendix
B added. Sarah will update the SOP, and then send to Tim for
Virtual Fire Assignments
The Forest Service wrote a position paper on virtual fire assignments.
The information was presented to NWCG and they asked IBC to
review the paper and develop interagency guidance for virtual
fire assignments. The guidance should reside in either the Red
Book or IIBMH. Sarah will forward the paper to IBC. This will
be discussed further at our February meeting.
Barb Sylte will have the report to IBC before our February meeting
and we’ll discuss further at that point.
Conference Call Logistics
Group agreed to change the time of our monthly conference call
to 10 a.m. MST. The date of the call will not change. Kris will
send out a recurring invite to all with the time, date and call
February Meeting Logistics
Travel to Mesa, AZ on Monday January 31, 2011. BIA will provide
transportation to and from Pinetop, AZ for a 1 day site visit.
The site visit will include reviewing the process for hiring/refresher
training for BIA AD firefighters, and meeting with the tribal
council. Reminder, the hotel block of rooms in Mesa, AZ is only
available until 1/17/2011.
Travel budgets are becoming more restricted. Discussed how this
could affect our meetings. A decision was made to continue meeting
3 times per year. In determining where meetings occur, need
to look at locations that are affordable and have something
of value to our group for a site visit.
At our February meeting we will discuss alternate locations
for our May 2011 meeting. Because of events going on in the
D.C. area in May, we are unable to obtain lodging within our
per diem rates.
- Continuing to work on Oil Spill issues.
- Getting ready for the BLM meeting in February.
- Working on getting a draft supplemental matrix out the
o Nothing to report
- Looking at the IIBMH section on foreign travel and
see if it addresses the new DOI requirements for firefighters
deployed to out of county assignments.
- Will be out of the office most of February and March
attending FMO meetings.
- Working on BLM meeting/DOI meeting in February
- Will bring any topics of interest back to the group.
- Attended the NWCG web portal meeting in December. NWCG
hired a contractor to build committee web pages. Each
committee was to determine what they wanted on their web
page based on available criteria by Feb 14. At this time,
the contractor has not provided the available criteria.
- Working on organizing the position descriptions for
the AD Pay Plan.
- The most current IIBMH re-write files are posted to
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