USA: Forest Service Reassigns Firefighters After Administrative Review
(Source: Society of American Foresters, 20 May 2002)
20 May 2002 — The USDA Forest Service has reassigned nine firefighters and commanders from active fire duty 10 months after they violated safety guidelines during last summers fatal Thirty Mile Fire in the Cascade Mountains. The reassignments were made after the Forest Service completed an administrative review of the fire. The agency concluded last year that fire managers failed to follow basic safety rules and ignored numerous danger signs. Four firefighters died in the fire.
For more information concerning the Thirty Mile Fire, see the following news stories on the SAF website: