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									R4 SUPPLEMENT 1500-94-4                                       1561.1-Part04
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                           FSM 1500 - EXTERNAL RELATIONS
                              R4 SUPPLEMENT 1500-94-4
                                  EFFECTIVE 5/26/94

              CHAPTER 1560 - STATE, COUNTY, AND LOCAL AGENCIES;
                    PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

1561.1 - Forestry Department

                                    1561.1 - Exhibit 07

                       INCIDENT COORDINATION SERVICES
                           INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT
                                    Between
                  UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                         FOREST SERVICE - 110451059206
                             INTERMOUNTAIN REGION
                                      and
                  UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                     NATIONAL PARK SERVICE-IA-1265-3-9001
                            ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

                           BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
                           UTAH STATE OFFICE - J910A30005

                          BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
                       IDAHO STATE OFFICE - BLM MOU ID-308

                         BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
                       WYOMING STATE OFFICE- -K910-A3-0007

                        FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
             MOUNTAIN AND PRAIRIE REGION (R-6) IA-14-48-0006-93-963

                           BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
                       PHOENIX AREA OFFICE - 1450AG3H003017

                               BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
                               ALBUQUERQUE AREA OFFICE

                            BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
                       PORTLAND AREA OFFICE - AGP00035993
                                       and
                                  STATE OF UTAH
                     DIVISION OF STATE LANDS AND FORESTRY

                                   STATE OF IDAHO
                                DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
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                                   1561.1 - Exhibit 07--Continued

                   EASTERN GREAT BASIN COORDINATION CENTER
                        INCIDENT COORDINATION SERVICES
                            INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT

/s/ Delmar W. Vail          04/04/93
State Director,
USDI Bureau of Land Management, Idaho

/s/ James M. Parker
State Director,
USDI Bureau of Land Management, Utah

/s/ Ray Brubaker                                        /s/ Kermit Johnson
State Director,                                         BLM Wyoming State Contracting Officer
USDI Bureau of Land Management,
Wyoming

/s/ Ralph O. Morgenwek          1/26/93
Regional Director,
USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6

/s/ John W. Chambers for
Regional Forester,
USDA Forest Service, Intermountain
Region

/s/ Homer L. Rouse for                                  /s/ Richard T. Kelley
Robert M. Baker, Regional Director,                     National Park Service
USDI National Park Service,                             Regional Contracting Officer
Rocky Mountain Region

/s/ Stanley F. Hamilton
Director,
Department of Lands, Idaho                              APPROVED AS TO FORM:
                                                        R. PAUL VAN DAM
                                                        Attorney General
/s/ Richard P. Klason                                   /s/ Steven F. Alder
State Forester, Utah Division of
State Lands and Forestry
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                                1561.1 - Exhibit 07--Continued

/s/ Walter R. Mills                                  /s/ Carl Hotubbee
Area Director, USDI Bureau of                        Phoenix Area
Indian Affairs, Phoenix Area                         Area Contracting

/s/ George Gover, Acting                             /s/ Don Smouse                1/27/93
Area Director, USDA Bureau of Indian                 Area Contracting Officer,
Affairs, Portland Area                               USDA, BIA, Portland Area

/s/ Sidney L. Mills
Area Director, USDI Bureau of
Indian Affairs, Albuquerque Area
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                                 1561.1 - Exhibit 07--Continued


ARTICLE I.Background and Objectives:

This Incident Coordination Services Interagency Agreement is entered into by and between the
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, hereinafter
referred to as "R4"; the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management,
Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah State Offices, hereinafter referred to as "ID BLM",
"WY BLM", and "UT BLM", respectively; the United States Department of Interior, National
Park Service, Rocky Mountain Region hereinafter referred to as "NPS"; the United States
Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6, hereinafter referred to as "FWS";
the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland, Phoenix,
Albuquerque, and Navajo Area Offices, hereinafter referred to as "PDX BIA", "PHX BIA",
"ABQ BIA", and "NAV BIA", respectively; the State of Utah, Division of State Lands and
Forestry, hereinafter referred to as "UT", and the State of Idaho, Department of Lands, hereinafter
referred to as "ID".

This Agreement is entered into under the authorities of:

       *     Memorandum of Understanding between United States Department of Agriculture
             and Department of Interior, dated January 28, 1943

       *     Economy Act of June 30, 1932 (47 Stat. 417; 31 U.S.C. 686) as amended

       *     National Park Service Organic Act of August 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1)

       *     Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1737)

       *     Granger Thye Act of April 24, 1950, as amended (16 U.S.C. 572 c)

       *     Reciprocal Fire Protection Act, May 27, 1955 (41 U.S.C. 1856)

       *     Disaster Relief Act of May 22, 1974 (42 U.S.C. 1521)

       *     Idaho Forestry Act, Title 38 - Chapter 1 (Idaho Code)

       *     Utah Code Annotated 1988, Title 65.A-8-1

The purpose of this Agreement is to:

Establish a method for coordination between and among the above-named agencies to provide
for a reduction of duplication of effort and cost of said agencies by ensuring that a single system
exists for establishing and maintaining a dispatching/coordination program which is responsive
to requests for incident management support in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner with
efficient and effective interagency practices. This system will provide for economic benefits
through interagency cooperation and coordination of incident management resources within the
Eastern Great Basin Area (defined as that area including state and federal agency lands within the
portion of southern Idaho within the established Forest Service Intermountain Region geographic
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boundary, southwestern Wyoming to include the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Rock
Springs BLM District, and all lands within the state of Utah) hereinafter referred to as the Eastern
Great Basin Area. This system will provide uniformity of logistical communication, including
intelligence data, and dispatching/coordination procedures among wildland fire management
agencies of the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park
Service (NPS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS);
Department of Agriculture; Forest Service (FS); the Utah Division of State Lands and Forestry;
the Idaho Department of Lands; the Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center (EGBCC); and the
Western Great Basin Coordination Center (WGBCC) and their constituents by:

       *      Identifying, positioning, and utilizing established incident resources to meet
              anticipated and existing fire protection and all-risk management needs through the
              use of closest available resources regardless of location and agency affiliation.

       *      Gathering, consolidating, and redistributing intelligence for determining
              interagency severity and priority setting.

       *      Establishing resource allocation priorities during periods of competition or
              depletion of resources.

No single wildland fire management agency in the Eastern Great Basin Area is capable of
economically operating such a system unilaterally and no private sources exist for these support
services.

Witnesseth:

WHEREAS, all federal and state wildland fire management agencies are required to provide for
the protection of the resources within their jurisdiction from fire, and

WHEREAS, these agencies must be ready to come to the aid of their respective field units during
wildfire suppression and other emergencies, and

WHEREAS, it is of mutual benefit to all parties to this agreement to share fire suppression
resources based in the Eastern Great Basin Area including air tankers, helicopters,
smokejumpers, and other national wildfire suppression resources.

WHEREAS, it is of mutual benefit to all parties to this agreement to cooperate and share in the
coordination of the mobilization and demobilization of equipment and personnel to aid field
units during non-fire emergencies, and

WHEREAS, all agencies party to this agreement will maintain agreements with one another to
provide for cooperative support of incident management.

WHEREAS, it is mutually beneficial for all parties to this agreement to:

1.   To promote interagency activities and fire management practices in protecting natural
     resources from fire;
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                                 1561.1 - Exhibit 07--Continued

2.   To participate in interagency fire readiness and suppression efforts; and

3.   To implement, to the fullest extent possible, terms of existing agreements between
     cooperators for support or management of all types of incidents.

ARTICLE II.Statement of Work:

NOW THEREFORE, the parties hereto agree to the following for their mutual benefit:

1.   UT agrees to:

     a.   Provide a full services facility of 3,000 square feet to be utilized as the interagency
          EGBCC.

2.   All agencies mutually agree to:

     a.   Establish the Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center, to be located at Salt Lake
          City, Utah and to serve all parties to this agreement in the Eastern Great Basin Area as
          defined in the "Purpose" section above.

     b.   Ensure that EGBCC provide dispatch coordination, daily fire weather information and
          area and national situation information. Specific services supplied are detailed, but
          not limited to those, in the Annual Operating Plan.

     c.   Pay their proportionate share for the fire and all-risk incident services provided by
          EGBCC as agreed to in the Incident Coordination Services Interagency Agreement
          Annual Operating Plan which will be reviewed and approved annually.

     d.   Provide EGBCC with information on agency fire protection needs, objectives,
          policies, and procedures for incorporation into the EGBCC interagency operations.

     e.   Financial obligations of each agency payable after the current federal fiscal year
          (October 1 - September 30) are contingent upon funds for that purpose being
          appropriated, budgeted, and otherwise made available.

     f.   Contracting and disbursement regulations of each agency shall apply.

     g.   Funds provided by each agency will be used for purposes identified in the Annual
          Operating Plan or for other purposes deemed necessary for the continued effective
          operations of EGBCC. Agency provided funds may consist of contributed dollars,
          personnel services, or other in-kind services as agreed upon by all parties.

     h.   Annually, prior to the initiation of fire season, lead fire management representatives
          of the parties hereto shall meet, develop in writing, and obtain signatures on an
          Incident Coordination Service Interagency Agreement Annual Operating Plan, which
          shall be attached hereto and made a part hereof this Agreement.
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     i.    This Agreement does not change the terms or practices contained in other fire
           protection agreements between the said agencies or their fire cooperators.

     j.    EGBCC will prepare and update an EGBCC Operating Plan each year.

     k.    Each agency will manage their respective staff in terms of personnel actions,
           timekeeping, etc.; will support their employees administratively; and will manage
           their electronic equipment, and other property located at EGBCC.


ARTICLE III.Term of Agreement:

This Interagency Incident Coordination Services Agreement will take effect on the last date
shown on the signature page and operate for a period of five (5) years from that date. At the end
of the five year period, the Agreement will be reviewed to determine suitability for renewal,
modification, or termination. This Agreement will formally expire at the end of the five year
period unless formally reaffirmed or rewritten if necessary. A letter of reaffirmation extending
the term of the Agreement, if prepared, will be attached to the original Agreement.

ARTICLE IV.Key Officials:

Key Officials to implement this Agreement are the agency representatives on the Great Basin
Coordinating Group (GBCG) and signatories to the Incident Coordination Services Interagency
Agreement Annual Operating Plan.

ARTICLE V. Property Utilization:

All property (electronic equipment, capitalized equipment, etc.) placed at EGBCC will continue
to be the property of the contributing agency. It will be transferred to the center with
responsibility for care, maintenance, and safekeeping assigned to the Center Manager.

ARTICLE VI.           Prior Approval:    Not Applicable

ARTICLE VII.          Reports:    Not Applicable

ARTICLE VIII.         Termination:

Any party may terminate this Agreement by providing to the other parties written notice between
October 1 and March 1. The written notice shall specify one full federal fiscal year notice. The
remaining signatory agencies shall continue the provisions of this Agreement in the absence of
the vacating agency.

ARTICLE IX.Required Clauses:

Officials Not to Benefit
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No member or delegate to Congress, or resident Commissioner, shall be admitted to any share or
part of this agreement, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom, but this provision shall not be
construed to extend this agreement if made with a corporation for its general benefit.

Nondiscrimination

During the performance of this agreement, the participants agree to abide by the terms of
Executive Order 11246 on nondiscrimination and will not discriminate against any person
because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The participants will take affirmative
action to ensure that applicants are employed without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin.

All parties waive their rights against every other party for compensation for any loss, damage,
personal injury, or death occurring in consequence of the performance of this agreement.
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1561.1 - Forestry Department

                                 1561.1 - Exhibit 08


                                                          #5100-6

                      MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
                                 FOR THE
              SALT LAKE INTERAGENCY FIRE COORDINATION CENTER


THIS AGREEMENT made and entered into by and between the

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOREST SERVICE, UINTA AND
WASATCH NATIONAL FORESTS, herein referred to as the FOREST SERVICE

                                       AND

the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND
ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, herein referred to
as the NWS.

                                       AND

the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, BUREAU OF LAND
MANAGEMENT SALT LAKE DISTRICT, herein referred to as the BLM.

                                       AND

the UTAH DIVISION OF STATE LANDS/FORESTRY AND FIRE CONTROL, herein referred
to as the STATE,
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                               1561.1 - Exhibit 08--Continued

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF:

A.   FOREST SERVICE

     1.   The memorandum of understanding between the United States Department of the
          Interior and the United States Department of Agriculture, dated January 28, 1943.
     2.   The memorandum of understanding between the Bureau of Land Management,
          United States Department of the Interior, and the Forest Service, United States
          Department of Agriculture, dated February 21, 1963.
     3.   The Cooperative Fire Agreement between the State Directors, Bureau of Land
          Management, United States Department of the Interior, at Boise, Idaho; Reno,
          Nevada, Salt Lake City, Utah; Sacramento, California; and the Regional Forester,
          Region 4, Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, No. 5100-4 dated
          November 23, 1979.
     4.   Act of June 30, 1914, as amended (16 U.S.C. 498).
     5.   Act of June 7, 1924, Section 2 (16 U.S.C. 505).
     6.   Act of May 27, 1955, Section ., (42 U.S.C. 1856a).
     7.   Cooperative Agreement No. 5100--1 between the STATE OF UTAH, FIRE
          CONTROL, and the FOREST SERVICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
          AGRICULTURE, by the through the Regional Forester, Region 4.

B.   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

     1.   Mission according to the Organic Act (amended), 15 U.S.C. 313 and the Department
          Organization Order 25-28, October 9, 1970.
     2.   Precedent setting legislated authorities to cooperate with the Departments of
          Agriculture and Interior established by 16 U.S.C. 1005, 1006.

C.   BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

     1.   Section 307(b), Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; Section 302(c)
          (15), Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 377, as
          amended), 41 C.F.R. (1-3); Taylor Grazing Act of 28 June 1934 (48 Stat. 1269, 43
          USG 315 a).

     2.   The Cooperative Fire Agreement between the State Directors, Bureau of Land
          Management, United States Department of the Interior at Boise, Idaho; Reno, Nevada;
          Salt Lake City, Utah; Sacramento, California; and the Regional Forester, Region 4,
          Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, No. 5100-4 dated November
          23, 1979.

     3.   The Master Cooperative Agreement between the Governor of Utah and State
          Director, Bureau of Land Management, dated September 19, 1978, and the
          Supplemental Fire Control Agreement dated May 18, 1979.
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                                 1561.1 - Exhibit 08--Continued

D.    STATE OF UTAH

     1.    Section 24-2-3, ET Seq., Utah Code Ann., 1953, 2nd Replacement Volume, as
           amended 1979.

     2.    Cooperative Fire Agreement between the STATE OF UTAH, State Forester and the
           Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Regional Forester, Region 4,
           No. 5100-1 dated March 28, 1977.

     3.    The Master Cooperative Agreement between the Governor of Utah and the State
           Director, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, dated September 19, 1978, and the
           Supplemental Fire Control Agreement dated May 18, 1979.

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, the joint operations contemplated hereunder through the establishment of the Salt
Lake Interagency Wildfire Center are intended to permit economical joint use of the facilities and
coordination of fire fighting resources if each of the parties hereto. (For Interagency personnel
position descriptions refer to Exhibit B.)

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED THAT:

E.    THE FOREST SERVICE WILL:

     1.    Provide the necessary space at 755 Guardsman Way, Salt Lake City, Utah to house an
           Interagency Fire Center and related Interagency Fire Cache Facility.

     2.    Provide Clerical assistance as needed for the facility.

     3.    Provide a Fire Warehouse Person for the Wildfire Cache.

     4.    Provide a Coordinator at the facility to supervise Interagency Personnel.

     5.    Provide a Fire Dispatcher.

     6.    Provide a Computer Terminal.

F.    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL:

     1.   Provide a Senior Fire Weather Forecaster at the facility.

     2.   Provide a substitute meteorologist when the regular Fire Weather Meteorologist is
          unavailable.

     3.    Provide a Fire Weather Mobil Unit.
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                                  1561.1 - Exhibit 08--Continued

G.   THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WILL:

     1.   Provide a Fire Dispatcher.

     2.   Contract for a Fire Meteorologist consultant for the Fire Weather Facility.

     3.   Provide a Graphics Computer Terminal for the State Wide Lightning Detection
          System.

     4.   Provide a telecopier.

H.   THE STATE OF UTAH WILL:

     1.   Provide a Coordinator/Dispatcher.

     2.   Manage the Interagency Fire Cache.

     3.   Publish an annual Situation Report of Interagency Wildfire Center Operations.

I.   IT IS HEREBY MUTUALLY AGREED THAT:

     1.   Each party, except for the National Weather Service, will provide and maintain its
          own office furniture, machines, and equipment, telephone and radio communication
          systems, and telephone charges.

     2.   The BLM, NWS, and State shall not make any alterations to the described premises or
          construct, hang, or paint any signs on or near the described premise without consent
          of the USDA-Forest Service.

     3.   The respective agencies will Reimburse each other for overtime costs incurred, in
          accordance with current cooperative agreements.

     4. All parties shall not be bound to make any expenditures under the terms of this
        Agreement except as sums are appropriated by the Legislature of the State or by the
        congress of the United States, or which may otherwise be made available.

     5.   In the event of damage to the premises of loss of property, the agencies will make
          settlement in accordance with laws and regulations of the respective agencies.

     6.   nnually, prior to March 1, all parties to this agreement will review the benefits and
          responsibilities of each agency to assure that this agreement is mutually beneficial and
          prepare a written report.

     7.   The terms of this agreement may be modified by written agreement hereto by mutual
          consent of the parties.

     8.   No member of, or delegate to Congress, or resident commissioner, shall be admitted
          to any share or part of this Agreement or to any benefit that amy arise therefrom,
          unless it is made with a corporation for its general benefits.
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                                  1561.1 - Exhibit 08--Continued

     9.   It is agreed that parties hereto will abide by the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of
          1964 and all amendments thereto.

     10. This agreement shall become effective on the last date of signing shown below and
         shall continue in effect until terminated by one party by giving 30 days written notice
         to the other, except that during the period 1 March to 31 October inclusive, this
         agreement may be terminated only by mutual agreement of all parties.

     11. The Fire Center Coordinator will directly supervise all Interagency personnel at the
         center, except for National Weather Service personnel.

     12. All parties agree to establish and utilize an Interagency Fire Cache.

     13. Each agency will cover costs for items as listed in Exhibit A, attached.

J.   INTERAGENCY DISPATCHING

     1.   Interagency Personnel Duties and Work Scheduling

          The Fire Management Officers of each agency will jointly prepare the Interagency
          personnel duties, procedures and work schedule for the operation of the Fire Center.
          It will be reviewed annually and revised as needed.

     2.   Reporting of Fires

          All fires will be reported immediately and directly to the dispatcher. If a field unit
          takes initial attack action, they will notify the dispatcher of the fire and the action
          taken. All fires outside of the respective administrative unit protection boundaries
          shall be reported to the dispatcher for action. The dispatcher will notify the
          responsible Fire Management Officer of the fire on their administrative unit as
          quickly as possible. Initial attack should never be delayed because of communication
          delays or doubts about administrative responsibility.

          A going fire will be given priority. All firefighters and equipment necessary for
          control of a fire may be utilized. Units will not hold back forces or equipment from a
          going fire because of high fire danger, unless requested to do so by the dispatcher.

          The dispatcher will be advised of the issuance of Wildfire burning permits and will
          notify concerned cooperators of the date, time and place of the burning.

     3.   Aerial Fire Detection

          All requests for aerial detection for going fires or after thunderstorms should originate
          from the field unit and will be placed through the dispatcher. The dispatcher may
          initiate an aerial scouting flight if it is determined that the combined impact on
          multiple units justify the flight.
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     4.   Closest Force Utilization

          To the extent authorized by each agency the closest suppression force may be
          dispatched for initial attack. Any follow-up action should be dispatched from the
          agency having jurisdictional responsibility. When other protective agency's forces
          can make initial attack faster than the forces of the agency with the primary protection
          responsibility the dispatcher may request the other agency's forces and equipment.
          Upon arrival at the fire the responsible agency's personnel will assume command,
          unless otherwise instructed, utilizing all the forces on the fire. Outside agency men
          and equipment will be used as needed unless a request is made for their early release.

     5.   Ordering of Resources for Escaped Fires

          All orders for reinforcements for an escaped fire will be placed through the
          dispatcher.

     6.   Air Tanker Dispatching

          All air tankers and lead plane requests will be placed through the dispatcher. The
          dispatcher will dispatch the air tanker based on guidelines issued by each agency. All
          requests for the air tanker will be honored on a first come first serve basis unless
          multiple requests require the establishment of priorities. Regional priorities must also
          be considered.

     7.   Helicopter Dispatching

          All dispatch of the helicopters and helicopter crews will be through the dispatcher in
          accordance with guidelines set by each agency. Any off unit assignment of
          helicopters will be approved by the respective Fire Management Officers.


     8.   Off Unit Assignment of Overhead

          All overhead requests will be processed through the dispatcher in accordance with
          guidelines set by each agency.

K.   FIRE CACHE WAREHOUSING PROCEDURES

     1.   Property Management

          a.   Property Officer will be the Fire Center Coordinator.

          b.   The Property Custodian will be the Interagency Fire Cache Manager.

     2.   Accountability

          The Fire Cache Manager will maintain an up-to-date inventory of fire cache property.
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                               1561.1 - Exhibit 08--Continued

    3.   Replacement and Maintenance

         All cache items expended on a given fire will be charged to that fire unless other
         arrangements are made by the user agency.

    4.   Initial Attack Capability

         Field units will only maintain sufficient tools and equipment to supply their initial
         attack forces, and what reinforcements they could muster locally within three hours.
         All additional supplies will be moved to a central cache.

    5.   Fire Cache Location

         The centralized fire cache will be located in the Fire Coordination Center Warehouse
         and additional storage facilities as appropriate.

    6.   Dispatch of Fire Supplies

         All dispatch of fire supplies will be placed on fire order forms through the dispatcher
         to the warehouse person. The warehouse person will make arrangements for
         procurement, packaging and transportation to its destination from the Interagency fire
         cache.
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                                   561.1 - Exhibit 08--Continued

                                           EXHIBIT A

                                                      FS           NWS    BLM       STATE
Maintenance of Building                                x

Fire Cache Management                                                                    x

Coordinator of Facilities                              x

Dispatcher                                             x                    x

Dispatcher/Coordinator                                                                   x

Fire Center Clerk                                      x

Computer Terminal Clerk (Seasonal)                     x

Contract Meterologist                                                       x

Fire Weather Meterologist                                           x

Reproduction Machine                                   x

Telecopier                                                                  x

Telephone                                              x                                 x
   (including line charges for machines except
   Utah circuit teletype)

Supplies                                               x            x       x            x

Fax Paper (weather)                                                 x

Computer Terminal                                      x

Lightning Detection Graphic Terminal                                        x

Teletype (Utah circuit machine rental)                                      x

FW Teletype (Long line charges                                      x

Weather Fax Machine                                                 x

Radio Support (Each agency supplies its own            x            x       x            x
radios and maintenance)

Unifax Satellite Picture Receiver Rental               x                                 x
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                                        EXHIBIT B

INTERAGENCY PERSONNEL DUTIES

    1.   Fire Center Coordinator

         a.   Directs and supervises all Interagency Fire Center activities and personnel.

         b.   Serves as Interagency property management officer.

         c.   Serves as coordinator of facility maintenance.

    2.   Interagency Dispatchers

         a.   Dispatches men, equipment and supplies to interagency fires as per agency
              request.

         b.   Dispatcher will utilize fire order forms for all fire orders.

         c.   Will follow interagency dispatching plan and guidelines.

    3.   State Dispatcher/Coordinator

         a.   Property custodian for multi-agency fire cache.

         b.   Keeps accountability records for all fire cache property.

         c.   Supervises fire cache warehouse person.

         d.   Places fire cache replacement orders.

    4.   Interagency Cache Warehouse Person

         a.   The warehouse person will make arrangements for packaging and shipping
              items to fires from the fire cache.

         b.   Makes sure the warehouse is kept in an orderly fashion.

         c.   Fills requirements from dispatchers' fire orders.

         d.   Inspects and makes arrangements for repair of fire equipment.

    5.   Meteorologist

         a.   Provides fire weather forecast services for the Wildland fire agencies throughout
              Utah.
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    6.   Fire Center Clerk

         a.   Serves as receptionist for the Interagency Fire Center.

         b.   Answers incoming telephone calls.

         c.   Provides business management support.

    7.   Computer Terminal Clerk

         a.   Inputs all fire weather data.

         b.   Compiles all weather data from all agencies.

         c.   Operates computer terminal and teletype.
R4 SUPPLEMENT 1500-94-4                                             1561.1-Part04
EFFECTIVE 5/26/94                                                   Page 19 of 19
                            1561.1 - Exhibit 08--Continued


Prepared by:                                      Approved by:

/s/ Jim Soter                3/25/80              /s/ Don T. Nebeker             3-27-80
Fire Management Officer       Date                Forest Supervisor                Date
USDA Forest Service                               Uinta National Forest

/s/ William J. Alder          3/26/80             /s/ Chandler P. St. John          3/28/80
NOAA                          Date                Forest Supervisor                   Date
National Weather Service                          Wasatch National Forest

/s/ Sheldon Wimmer            3/25/80             /s/ Jeff M. Sirmon, Acting        4/11/80
Fire Management Officer        Date               Regional Forester, R-4             Date
Bureau of Land Management                         USDA Forest Service

/s/ Gary W. Cornell           3/26/80             /s/ P.Williams                 3/28/80
Fire Management Officer        Date               NOAA, Chief, MSD, WRH            Date
State of Utah                                     National Weather Service

                                                  /s/ Frank Snell
                                                  District Manager                   Date
                                                  Salt Lake District
                                                  Bureau of Land Management

                                                  /s/ Gerald E. Magnuson            4/3/80
                                                  Utah State Director                Date
                                                  Associate
                                                  Bureau of Land Management

                                                  /s/ William Dinehart, Acting       4/8/80
                                                  Director                            Date
                                                  Division of State Lands
                                                  Forestry and Fire Control

                                                  /s/ Paul L. Sjoblom               4/8/80
                                                  Utah State Forester                Date

								
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