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                                2009

                              MAFFS

                    OPERATING PLAN




The enclosed document provides the operations authorities and instruments for
             MAFFS deployment, operations and training.




                        Karyn Wood         /S/ Karyn Wood

                                         National MAFFS Liaison Officer
                                         Assistant Director of Operations
                                         June 16, 2009




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                                                          Table of Contents

I.     OBJECTIVES............................................................................................................... - 6 -
II.    POLICY ........................................................................................................................ - 6 -
III.   RESPONSIBILITY ...................................................................................................... - 6 -
IV.    MAFFS MISSION ORDERING PROCEDURES ....................................................... - 6 -
    A. Federal Domestic .......................................................................................................... - 6 -
    B. International .................................................................................................................. - 7 -
    C. State .............................................................................................................................. - 7 -
V.     MAFFS AIRCRAFT & UNIT ASSIGNMENTS......................................................... - 7 -
VI.    MAFFS OPERATING BASES .................................................................................... - 8 -
VII.   LIAISON ...................................................................................................................... - 8 -
VIII.  PRE-MISSION REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................. - 9 -
IX.    MISSION SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS ................................................................... - 9 -
    A. Ground Personnel ......................................................................................................... - 9 -
    B. Leadplane ..................................................................................................................... - 9 -
    C. Communications ......................................................................................................... - 10 -
    D. Compressors ............................................................................................................... - 10 -
    E. Forklift ........................................................................................................................ - 10 -
    F. Water Supply .............................................................................................................. - 11 -
    G. High Visibility Marking ............................................................................................. - 11 -
    H. MAFFS Maintenance ................................................................................................. - 11 -
    I. Aircraft Fueling .......................................................................................................... - 11 -
X.     MISSION OPERATIONS .......................................................................................... - 12 -
    A. Standard Operating Procedures .................................................................................. - 12 -
    B. Flight and Duty Limitations ....................................................................................... - 12 -
    C. Flight Following ......................................................................................................... - 13 -
    D. Deployment to New Location(s) ................................................................................ - 13 -
    E. Accident/Incident Reporting Procedures .................................................................... - 13 -
    F. Public Information Releases ....................................................................................... - 13 -
    G. Operations Procurement Support ............................................................................... - 14 -
XI.    RELEASE AND DEACTIVATION .......................................................................... - 14 -
XII.   TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS ..................................................................... - 15 -
    A. MAFFS Flight Crews ................................................................................................. - 15 -
    B. Forest Service Personnel ............................................................................................ - 15 -
     1. MAFFS Liaison Officer (MLO) Qualifications ..................................................... - 15 -
     2. Assistant MAFFS Liaison Officer (AMLO) Qualifications ................................... - 15 -
     3. MAFFS Liaison Officer - Trainee (MLO-T).......................................................... - 16 -
     4. MAFFS Airtanker Base Manager (MABM) Qualifications ................................... - 16 -
     5. MAFFS Airtanker Base Support Specialist (MABS) Qualifications ..................... - 17 -
     6. Administrative and Ground Support Positions ....................................................... - 17 -
XIII. MAFFS ORDERING PROCEDURES ...................................................................... - 18 -
XIV. MAFFS REQUEST TO US NORTHERN COMMAND .......................................... - 18 -
XV. MAFFS STANDARD BASE ORGANIZATION GUIDELINES ............................. - 20 -
  A. Recommended MAFFS Staffing ................................................................................ - 20 -
     1. Organization for 1-4 aircraft ................................................................................... - 20 -
     2. Organization for 4-8 aircraft ................................................................................... - 20 -
     3. Transportation Requirements ................................................................................. - 21 -
XVI. MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS .................................................................................. - 21 -
  A. MAFFS Liaison Officer Duties .................................................................................. - 21 -
  B. MLO Kit ..................................................................................................................... - 23 -

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  C. MLO Mission Report Format ..................................................................................... - 24 -
  D. MLO Mission Record Requirements.......................................................................... - 24 -
XVII. MAFFS AIRTANKER BASE MANAGER .............................................................. - 25 -
  A. MABM Duties ............................................................................................................ - 25 -
  B. MAFFS Airtanker Base Specialist Duties .................................................................. - 26 -
XVIII. MAFFS OPERATIONS SAFETY PLAN ................................................................ - 27 -
  A. ROLES and RESPONSIBILITY ................................................................................. - 27 -
  B. MAFFS Safety Operations........................................................................................... - 28 -
  C. Ramp Operations ......................................................................................................... - 29 -
XIX. MAFFS AVIONICS INFORMATION ........................................................................ - 33 -
  A. Avionics Safety Inspector Duties ................................................................................. - 33 -
  B. MAFFS Communications Equipment ......................................................................... - 34 -
XX. MAFFS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE ......................................................................... - 35 -
XXI. MAFFS PERFORMANCE INFORMATION ............................................................ - 36 -
  C. MAFFS II Additional Capability ................................................................................. - 36 -
XXII. JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS ....................................................................................... - 37 -
XXIII. AIRCRAFT DIMENSIONS ....................................................................................... - 42 -
XXIV. VISIBILITY SCHEME .............................................................................................. - 46 -
XXV. RADIO QUICK GUIDES ......................................................................................... - 48 -
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XXVI. AGREEMENTS ......................................................................................................... - 55 -
  A. Interagency Agreements .............................................................................................. - 55 -
  B. State of California Agreement ..................................................................................... - 64 -
  C. North Carolina Agreement........................................................................................... - 82 -
  D. Wyoming Agreement .................................................................................................. - 85 -
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  MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS – NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ........... Error! Bookmark not
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  ASSISTANT MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS ................ Error! Bookmark not defined.- 91 -
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  MAFFS AIRTANKER BASE MANAGERS (MABM) Error! Bookmark not defined.- 95 -
  MAFFS AIRTANKER BASE SUPPORT SPECIALISTS (MABS) .... Error! Bookmark not
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  FS NATIONAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE ........... Error! Bookmark not defined.- 98 -
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APPENDIX G – MAFFS MISSION COMMANDERS .. Error! Bookmark not defined.- 108 -
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                   MODULAR AIRBORNE FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEM
                                 (MAFFS)


I.    OBJECTIVES

      To provide an emergency capability to supplement commercial airtanker support on
      wildland fires through airborne delivery of fire retardant which is dropped accurately and
      safely on a designated target.

II.   POLICY

      Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) are national resources and are used as
      a reinforcement measure when contract airtankers are committed or not readily available.
      MAFFS may also be activated by one of several states when requested under an
      appropriate state Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). MAFFS will be made
      available to assist foreign governments when requested through the Department of State
      or other diplomatic MOU. Requests for utilization of Department of Defense (DoD)
      aviation or other assets are reviewed and comply with the Economy Act of June 30, 1932.

III. RESPONSIBILITY

      A.   National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) at Boise, ID, is responsible for
           quickly ascertaining all suitable commercial airtankers nationally are committed to
           incidents or pledged to an initial attack need, and are not readily available or are
           unable to meet the timeframe requirements of the request.
      B.   The Forest Service (FS) Director, National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), or in
           their absence, the FS National Aviation Operations Officer (NAOO) or Fire &
           Aviation Management (F&AM), Washington Office (WO) or their Acting is
           responsible for initiating a MAFFS mission. Once approval is given, the NICC
           Manager will activate the request through proper DoD channels.
      C.   The FS Director, NIFC (or alternate) will contact the Director, F&AM, WO prior to
           MAFFS activation if at all reasonably possible.
      D.   The Governors of California, North Carolina and Wyoming may activate the
           appropriate Air National Guard Unit for MAFFS missions within State boundaries
           provided such action is covered by an appropriate MOU(s)/Collection Agreements
           with the military authority and the FS.
      E.   Activation of C-130 DoD aircraft is the responsibility of DoD authority.
      F.   The FS and the DoD are responsible for maintaining proficient air crews that can
           respond with promptness and reliability to the assigned mission.
      G.   The FS is responsible for the maintenance of the MAFFS I and II systems.

IV. MAFFS MISSION ORDERING PROCEDURES

      A.   Federal Domestic

           1. Federal requests will be placed through established channels, to NICC by the
              Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC).



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            2. NICC will advise the FS Director, NIFC, of the availability of suitable
               commercial contract airtankers. The NICC will, after receiving the FS Director's
               approval, place a request to the DoD. The ordering procedure is outlined in
               section XIII.
            3. Crew names (Aircraft Commander (AC), Copilot (CP), and Loadmaster (LM))
               must correspond to the qualified list, Appendix F. MLO with Air Force
               Aerospace Expeditionary Squadron Commander (AES-WFF/CC) to check flight
               crew qualification status from the appendices.

     B.     International
            The Department of State, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), will request
            the international use of MAFFS through the USFS Director, F&AM, WO. After the
            first contact by OFDA the F&AM Director will place the order through NICC,
            located at NIFC, Boise, ID.

     C.     State
            The Governor of a State may activate the Air National Guard Unit having MAFFS
            equipment and qualified crews for fires under state jurisdiction. Approval for use of
            the MAFFS equipment must be obtained from the FS Director, NIFC prior to
            activation. When MAFFS are activated by a governor, the Geographic Area
            Coordination Center (GACC) or host unit will create a unique reimbursable/billable
            Fire Code (PN XXXX) for the activation. State agreements can be found in section
            XXVI.

V.   MAFFS AIRCRAFT & UNIT ASSIGNMENTS
     A.     MAFFS aircraft numbers may not correspond to the MAFFS unit number installed in
            the aircraft. See marking scheme diagram in Appendix O.
     B.     MAFFS unit serial numbers and locations.

                            Location, Type, and Weight of MAFFS Units
                          MAFFS                                MAFFS II

            1   Cheyenne, WY                     2     Peterson AFB, CO
            3   Cheyenne, WY                     4   Channel Islands ANGS, CA
            7   Charlotte, NC                    5   Peterson AFB, CO
            8   Charlotte, NC                    6   Channel Islands ANGS, CA
                Unit weight is 11,000 pounds         Unit Weight is 14,600 pounds
          MAFFS Units by Serial #               Identification of MAFFS II Units
                 001                                               (by color-code)
                 002                                   001          Black
                 003                                   002          Black/Grey
                    004                                003          Red
                    005                                004          Yellow
                                                       005          Blue
                    006
                                                       006          Orange
                    007
                                                       007          Violet
                    008                                008          Green
                                                       009          Black/White

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     Compressors

          There are six (6) Diesel compressors available for deployment. Four (4) of the
          compressors are located with the Guard / Reserve Units. Locations can vary
          throughout the year. Compressors shall be transported by aircraft whenever possible.
          Structural damage does occur when they are transported by truck.
          Note: One compressor per pit for MAFFS II
                Diesel compressor weight is 6,000 pounds, 297 cubic feet.

     C.    Portable Base Kit Pallet Locations

          Yellow       Charlotte, NC                     Includes backflow preventer device
          Red          Cheyenne, WY                      Includes RP backflow valve
          Blue         Channel Islands ANGS, CA          Includes RP backflow valve

          Note: Portable base pallet weight is approximately 6,000 pounds.
          A current inventory sheet for each portable base will be maintained and included in
          each kit. Base Kits should be included and provided for all activations.

VI. MAFFS OPERATING BASES

     A.    C-130 operations require a minimum 6,000 foot length, 165,000 pounds gross
           weight, Single Tandem rated main gear, and paved runway. Wing tip clearance of
           less than 25 feet per side requires a marshaller. The minimum acceptable wing tip
           clearance is 10 feet.

          A typical loading area for portable base operations must have 240 feet separation,
          nosewheel to nosewheel of next aircraft. Where CH-130H aircraft are used
          exclusively the separation distance is 200 feet.

          Additional requirements include availability of single point jet fuel, liquid oxygen
          (lox) and ample parking area. It is also desirable to have a military air base within a
          300 mile radius for repair support.

     B.    Any base proposed for MAFFS operations requires prior concurrence and approval
           by the DoD and the US Forest Service.
Note: See Appendix H for a list of approved bases that should be capable of supporting a
MAFFS operation.

VII. LIAISON

     A.    A MAFFS Liaison Officer (MLO) and an Air Force AES-WFF/CC will be assigned
           to each activation. See Appendix A and G. The MLO and AES-WFF/CC should
           arrive in advance of the MAFFS units. The MLO duties are listed in section XVI.
     B.    The AES-WFF/CC will function as a non-flying mission commander for the DoD
           assets. All information and orders from the MLO will be channeled through the
           AES-WFF/CC unless the AES-WFF/CC specifically requests otherwise.




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   C.   Working with the AES-WFF/CC, the MLO will have responsibility for arranging
        crew lodging and transportation. Consideration can be given to using nearby DoD
        facilities if available, to simplify support arrangements.
   D.   The MLO and AES-WFF/CC positions will be filled for international MAFFS
        assignments. Requesting US Embassy will provide a representative and interpreter,
        if necessary, to assist the MLO and AES-WFF/CC.
   E.   For state activations (with the state’s two MAFFS airplanes) an Assistant MLO
        (AMLO) may serve as MLO, and a MAFFS Airbase Specialist (MABS) may serve
        as a MAFFS Airbase Manager (MABM), at the discretion of the state.

VIII. PRE-MISSION REQUIREMENTS

   A.   The AES-WFF/CC will certify to the MLO that the MAFFS flight crews are
        included in the approved listing in Appendix F and verify that crews are current and
        proficient.

        1. MAFFS airdrop currency is required annually. If more than 90 days has elapsed
           since dropping, the crew's first drop will be permitted on the fire but will be
           restricted to a target judged by the MAFFS Airtanker Coordinator (Leadplane
           Pilot) to offer the fewest hazards.

        2. If 60 days or more have elapsed since the MAFFS unit was used, a ground static
           check of the system will be required prior to loading with retardant.

IX. MISSION SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS

   A.   Ground Personnel

        1. Organization support requirements are outlined in the MAFFS Standard Base
           Organization Guidelines contained in section XV.
        2. State and Federal employees engaged in MAFFS support functions are authorized
           to be transported via MAFFS DoD aircraft point to point, subject to DoD/DOT
           restrictions.

   B.   Leadplane

        1. No MAFFS mission will be flown unless under the supervision of a qualified
           MAFFS Airtanker Coordinator (Leadplane Pilot). The Airtanker Coordinator will
           communicate with the MLO and AES-WFF/CC daily on flight needs of DoD
           crews.
        2. Trainee leadplane pilots may not lead or supervise MAFFS pilots (non-initial
           attack rated pilots) either over incidents or during training exercises. Reference
           Interagency Aerial Supervision Guide.
        3. International MAFFS missions will utilize a qualified MAFFS Airtanker
           Coordinator (Leadplane Pilot) in the MAFFS aircraft to assist the Aircraft
           Commander with tactical requirements. Headquarters Air Mobility Command
           (AMC), Directorate of Air, Space, and Information Operations, COMM 1-618-
           229-3715/3712 approval must be obtained prior to flying civilian personnel
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C.   Communications

     1. All communications needs for MAFFS operations will be directed to the National
        Interagency Incident Communications Division (NIICD), at Boise, ID. The
        NIICD Command Duty Officer (CDO) (208) 387-5644 will issue/approve any
        required frequencies for MAFFS operations. The NIICD Chief, in consultation
        with the CDO, will approve all MAFFS equipment.
     2. Incident operations require VHF-FM and VHF-AM frequencies. These
        frequencies will be furnished to aircraft at time of mission departure. FS Air
        Guard (168.6250) shall constantly be monitored.
     3. NIICD will furnish DoD units one VHF-FM TFM aeronautical radio per aircraft.
        These radios will be assigned to DoD units during spring training or prior to the
        fire season. All radios must be returned annually to NIICD at the end of the fire
        season, approximately 1 December. After maintenance radios will be returned to
        the DoD unit.
     4. MAFFS crews must be able to operate and be familiar with the capabilities of the
        VHF-FM radio prior to being assigned to MAFFS duty.
     5. Communication kits for MAFFS operations are available from NIICD for a wide
        variety of needs.
         a. One MAFFS radio kit (no NFES number).
         b. One Command/Tactical Radio Kit (NFES 4381) with 16 handheld (VHF-
            FM) radios (optional).
         c. Handheld VHF-AM radios (optional).
     6. Additional NIICD Avionics Information is available at www.fs.fed.us/fire/niicd.
     7. All MAFFS aircraft will enter transponder code of 1255 prior to entry into fire
        area unless Air Traffic Control (ATC) assigns a different code.
D.   Compressors

      1. Six (6) diesel compressors, one per DoD unit and two spare, are driven by Duetz
         engines powered by diesel fuel. For planning purposes 25 gallons of diesel fuel
         is required per day. These compressors provide a direct charge to the MAFFS
         system and do not require recovery time between refill cycles. Charge cycle is
         approximately 8 minutes.
      2. Special oils are needed for certain compressors. Contact MAFFS mechanics.
      3. One compressor needs to be located adjacent to each loading station. The
         compressors will be ordered by NIFC for each MAFFS activation.
      4. Fuel purchases for the compressor diesel fuel are the responsibility of the MLO.
         Also plan on supplying 15 gallons / day/ / pump of automotive fuel for the
         airtanker base portable pit pumps.

E.   Forklift

     A minimum 6,000 pounds capacity low mast forklift with long forks is required to
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F.   Water Supply

     MAFFS operations require a minimum loading capability of 450 g.p.m. plus wash
     down capability. Maximum loading rate should not exceed 500 g.p.m.

G.   High Visibility Marking

     1. The FS will furnish high visibility fluorescent tape for mission and training
        flights
     2. The DoD will apply tape to each MAFFS aircraft with minimum area as
        specified in Appendix O. Note: The MAFFS aircraft number will not
        necessarily correspond to the MAFFS unit number on board, (i.e., MAFFS 2
        may have MAFFS unit #004 on board).

     3.   The tape is manufactured by 3M and is listed by them as: 334-4340 3M
          Scotchcal ElectroCut 7725SE-414 Red-Orange 24” X 50 yards.
          It can be ordered from:
          Denco Sales
          605 E 48th Street
          Garden City, ID 83714
          (208) 375-0100

H.   MAFFS Maintenance

     1. All maintenance requirements of the MAFFS systems and compressors will be
        directed by the FS National Aviation Airworthiness & Logistics Officer or their
        designee.
     2. Each DoD unit having MAFFS systems assigned will have a spare parts kit
        furnished to them by the FS. The DoD will transport this kit to the MAFFS base
        when reporting for MAFFS duty.
     3. The Loadmaster of each MAFFS flight crew is required to enter in the MAFFS
        maintenance log each discrepancy experienced during the operation of the unit.
        Each discrepancy will be reported to and corrected by the MAFFS maintenance
        personnel assigned to the mission by the FS as soon as practical.

I.   Aircraft Fueling

     1. C-130 aircraft require approximately 1,000 gallons of jet fuel per hour.
        Purchasing this fuel will be the responsibility of the AES-WFF/CC. A DoD
        source is first priority, commercial contract is second, and private commercial is
        last.
     2. Types of fuel required are DoD JP4, JP8, or commercial Jet A.
     3. Simultaneous fueling and retardant loading is prohibited.
     4. Leadplane aircraft require aviation grade jet fuel. The type of fuel required is
        based on the platform used. Fuel may be purchased from a DoD source or
        commercially. All purchases will be made by the pilot.




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X.   MISSION OPERATIONS

     A.   Standard Operating Procedures

          1. All employment of MAFFS on incidents will conform to standard operating
             procedures established for contract airtankers, unless specifically modified by
             this Operation Plan.
          2. Personnel other than assigned USAF aircrew members and limited assigned
             USAF Combat Camera staff shall NOT fly on MAFFS aircraft during a tactical
             mission. Waivers will be on a case by case basis with the approval of the Air
             Expeditionary Squadron-Wildland Firefighting Commander (AES-WFF/CC), in
             accordance with applicable directives. If the AEG/CC grants a waiver, the MLO
             shall document on an ICS-214 and in the Operational Summary the
             circumstances of the waiver that was granted. If the MLO does not agree with
             the AEG/CC decision, he/she shall immediately call the National MLO or their
             alternative.
          3. MAFFS shall be dispatched to arrive over a fire not earlier than 30 minutes
             before official sunrise and not later than 30 minutes after official sunset.
             MAFFS airdrops will only be conducted during daylight hours. Airdrops after
             sunset are permitted with concurrence by the aircraft commander. Daylight
             hours are defined as 30 minutes prior to sunrise, until 30 minutes after sunset.
             Recoveries may be accomplished after daylight hours. All airtanker bases have
             official Sunrise/Sunset tables for their local areas.
          4. MAFFS normally will not land loaded, so when necessary, jettison areas must
             be designated by the controlling agency. A leadplane is not needed and the
             airtanker should drop at 3,000 feet above ground level (AGL). If the jettison
             location is designated by the controlling agency to be a fire incident, clearance
             from the controlling Incident Commander and the controlling aircraft prior to
             MAFFS entering the fire traffic area must be obtained and in no case will the
             drop be below 500 feet AGL. If the load is jettisoned adjacent to a runway the
             drop should be at a minimum of 200 feet AGL. If a dispatch is cancelled after
             loading of retardant, the aircraft will normally offload or jettison the load within
             72 hours.
          5. Emergency jettison of the load, not in the fire area, must be reported to MLO
             with location of drop.
          6. The AES-WFF/CC will evaluate aircraft performance based on current
             conditions at the deployed site, and is the final authority for launching DoD
             aircraft when aircraft performance is in question.

     B.   Flight and Duty Limitations

          1. Flight time will not be planned to exceed a total of 8 hours per day.
          2. A normal duty day for MAFFS operations is limited to 12 hours. Non-MAFFS
             operations may be authorized after 12 hours by the AES-WFF/CC with the
             Aircraft Commander's concurrence. (Reference AFI 11-2C-130, Vol. 3
             Addenda B)
          3. Within any 24 hour period, aircrews shall have a minimum of 12 consecutive
             hours off duty immediately prior to the beginning of any duty day.

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     4. Duty includes flight time, ground duty of any kind, and standby or alert status at
        any location.
     5. During any 14 consecutive days, aircrews shall be off duty for two full calendar
        days. Days off duty need not be consecutive. The AES-WFF/CC and MLO will
        assure this requirement is upheld.

C.   Flight Following

     C-130 H/J mission deployed aircraft have Blue Force Trackers installed and can be
     viewed and tracked using automated flight following (AFF).

D.   Deployment to New Location(s)

     1. When MAFFS are deployed to a new location, (after initial
        activation/deployment) whether within or to another GACC, NICC will provide
        written notification of relocation to the NIFC defense Coordination Officer
        (DCO). The DCO will process the relocation notification through DoD channels
        (US Northern Command).
     2. The MLO will advise NICC of any new deployment requests by the GACC.
        NICC will advise the MLO of any approved deployment changes and will keep
        the FS Director, NIFC (or alternate), and US Northern Command informed.

E.   Accident/Incident Reporting Procedures

     1. NICC will be informed immediately by the MLO of all accidents/incidents.
        NICC will notify the NIFC DCO, the National Aviation Officer (NAO), and
        NMLO of all accidents/incidents.
     2. When a DoD aircraft being used on an Agency incident is involved in a mishap
        or incident, the Agency policy on accident/incident reporting will be followed.
         All incidents will be reported to the Regional Office by the MLO as soon as
         possible. (FS-5700-14 SAFECOM Aviation Safety Communiqué)
         Additionally, make an initial report for any accident or incident with potential to
         1-888-4MISHAP (888-464-7472). This task may be delegated to the Regional
         Aviation Safety Manager.
     3. The DoD will be responsible for accident investigations of their aircraft.
        Agency employees will assist in securing the accident site if required and
        facilitating the DoD accident team investigation. An Agency may request
        participation in any accident involving DoD aircraft on Agency incidents.
        Participation may be in a formal or informal capacity at the discretion of the
        DoD.

F.   Public Information Releases

     The MLO and AES-WFF/CC will work in cooperation with the Incident Information
     Officer (IIO) to provide the necessary coverage of MAFFS operations. All media
     releases will be coordinated thru the MLO and AES-WFF/CC.




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   G.   Operations Procurement Support

        Upon MAFFS activation, DoD will provide an estimate of cost for the operation
        which will be provided to the FS Financial Manager at NIFC. This estimate will be
        used to authorize funding. The FS will execute a reimbursement/advance of funds
        agreement (AD-672) to the appropriate DoD unit for authorization to expend funds
        for operational support for the MAFFS mission.

        The authority of funds is for operational support for the MAFFS mission, and can
        include, but is not limited to, the following items. A copy of the interagency
        agreement is provided in Appendix XXVI.
            Flight Hours (deployment, crew swap, support, and redeployment)
            Lodging
            Salary and overtime
            Meals
            Rental Cars/Gas
            Support Equipment (Reefer trucks, Port-a-potties, Trailers, Copier,
             Facsimile, etc.)
            Miscellaneous Supplies (Pens, Pencils, Copy Machine Paper, etc.)
            Rental of Office Space
            Immediate Medical Treatment (Agency Provided Medical Care, APMC)

        Anticipation of the DoD length of assignment (deployment) is expected to last up to
        12 consecutive days maximum. However, remobilization and demobilization may
        require the ANGC to return for final close out of all procurement items. Prior to
        release on initial assignment, enough time must be scheduled between the ANGC
        and the agency’s procurement specialist to ensure all accounts are managed
        according to who initiates. Cost tracking methods must be in-place at all times by
        category. Cost estimates will be sent to the USFS Financial Manager at NIFC daily.

XI. RELEASE AND DEACTIVATION

   Under the authorization of the FS Director, NFIC, the following will apply:

   A.   When a sufficient number of commercial airtankers become locally available,
        MAFFS units will be released to NICC.
   B.   When release is contemplated, NICC will be informed for determination of possible
        redeployment to other areas.
   C. MAFFS Deactivation Release Checklist

        1. Incident Commander/Geographic Area Coordinator will initiate through channels
           to NICC. NICC will inform the MLO and AES-WFF/CC. Information required:
            a. Number of units to be released.
            b. C-130 aircraft identification and Commander's name
            c. Base released from
        2. NICC will report release information to NMAC and the NIFC DCO.



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        3. NICC will confirm DoD release information through the Geographic Area
           Coordinator to the MLO and AES-WFF/CC.
        4. MLO will provide NICC with estimated time of departure (ETD) and estimated
           time of arrival (ETA) times for released MAFFS aircraft.
        5. Geographic Area Coordinator will report ETA of MAFFS aircraft to NICC.
        6. MAFFS unit tanks will be flushed three times with water after final retardant load.
           A ground flush is preferred. If this is not an option, an airborne flush may be
           performed. See jettison procedure under Mission Operations.
        7. While on foreign assignments, the MLO, upon notification of release, will notify
           NICC of release and expected return to USA. NICC will then notify the NIFC
           DCO. The DCO will make appropriate notification within DoD.

XII. TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

   A.   MAFFS Flight Crews

        1. Training of MAFFS crews will be in accordance with the AFI 11-2C-130, Vol 1
           ANG/AFRC Syllabus C-130H/J MAFFS.
        2. Initial and recurrent training will normally be conducted by the MAFFS
           Training Officer, annually, during the month of May to be compatible with the
           majority of the fire season demand for the MAFFS. Specific training dates will
           be negotiated with each unit so that all units will attend the same training period.
   B.   Forest Service Personnel

        1. MAFFS Liaison Officer (MLO) Qualifications
           Initial:
            a. Must have assisted on at least 4 activations as an AMLO/Trainee, one or
               more of which had to be with a minimum of 4 MAFFS aircraft. An
               assignment on the annual training exercise cadre may be credited for only
               one activation.
            b. Must be willing to serve as an MLO and have concurrence of individual’s
               supervisor.
            c. Must have successfully completed L280 Followership to Leadership, or the
               equivalent as determined by National MLO (NMLO).
            d. Must be familiar with the operation of the base station radio, handheld
               portables, and both AM and FM base radios.
            e. Must be recommended by MLO cadre and approved by NMLO or their
               delegated representative.

          Recurrent training:
            a. Must attend Annual MAFFS Training or have an operational assignment no
               less than every other year. The NMLO may waive this requirement when
               requested.

        2. Assistant MAFFS Liaison Officer (AMLO) Qualifications
          Initial:


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    a. Must have assisted on at least two activations as a trainee. An AMLO must
       get a start up or close out assignment. An assignment on the annual training
       exercise cadre may be credited for only one activation.
    b. Must be willing to serve as an AMLO and have concurrence of individual’s
       supervisor.
    c. Must have successfully completed S130 Firefighter Training, L180 Human
       Factors on the Fireline, S190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, I200
       Basic ICS, S260 Interagency Incident Business Management, and S270
       Basic Air Operations, or their equivalent as determined by the qualified
       MLO Cadre.
    d. Must be recommended by MLO cadre and approved by NMLO or their
       delegated representative.

 Recurrent training:
    a. Must attend Annual MAFFS Training or have an operational assignment no
       less than every other year. The NMLO may waive this requirement when
       requested

3. MAFFS Liaison Officer - Trainee (MLO-T)
    a. MLO Training, consisting of the following items:
        (1)   Attend MAFFS Training Briefing session with the air crews (4 hours).
        (2)   Attend Flight-line familiarization tour with the air crews (4 hours).
        (3)   Attend classroom instructions on FS, DoD and State agreements, i.e.,
              operational procedures.
    b. Must be willing to serve as a Trainee and have supervisor's approval.
    c. Must be approved by the NMLO or their delegated representative before
       entering the program.

  Recurrent training:
    a. Attend training no less than every other year.

4. MAFFS Airtanker Base Manager (MABM) Qualifications
  Initial:
    a. Must be a current Airtanker Base Manager (last ATBM assignment within a
       3-year period) and produce agency documentation (red card, qualification
       committee letter, etc.).
    b. Must be willing to serve as MABM and have the concurrence of their
       supervisor.
    c. Must attend annual MAFFS training exercise and designated as the trainee
       MABM.
    d. Must have at least one assignment as MABS on an actual MAFFS mission
       as an assistant to the MABM with four or more aircraft, or more than one
       activation with two or more aircraft to include set-up and tear-down.
    e. Must be recommended by the MABM cadre and approved by the NMLO or
       their delegated representative.




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 Recurrent training:
    a. Must attend annual MAFFS training exercise or participate in an actual
       MAFFS activation with at least four MAFFS aircraft in the activation within
       a 3-year period.

5. MAFFS Airtanker Base Support Specialist (MABS) Qualifications
   Initial:
     a. Must be willing to serve as MABS and have the concurrence of their
        supervisor.
     b. Must be current (last assignment within a 3-year period) in a Single Engine
        Air Tanker (SEAT) or Large Airtanker Base position (Air Tanker Base
        Manager (ATBM), Assistant ATBM, Mix Master Specialist (MXMS), Ramp
        Manager (RAMP), etc.) and produce agency documentation (red card,
        qualification committee letter, etc.).
     c. Must attend annual MAFFS training exercise.
     d. Must be recommended by the MABM cadre and approved by the NMLO or
        their delegated representative.

 Recurrent training:
    a. Must attend annual MAFFS training exercise or participate in an actual
       MAFFS activation within a 3-year period.

6. Administrative and Ground Support Positions
    a. Must be willing to serve in this role and have the concurrence of their
       supervisor.
    b. Attend initial briefings by the MLO, MABM and the DoD as appropriate to
       the position.




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XIII. MAFFS ORDERING PROCEDURES

Listed below is the ordering process for federal activation of Modular Airborne Firefighting
Systems:
          1. Initial request for MAFFS assistance should be placed directly with the NIFC
             Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO). Direct contact if DCO unavailable:

             Business Hours: Contact: JDOMS
                             Phone: (703) 697-9400
                             Email: jdoms@js.pentagon.mil
                             Fax: (703) 697-3147
                             Contact: Duty Officer

            After Hours:      US Northern Command
                              Phone: (719) 556-1659
                              Contact: Joint Staff Watch Officer

          2. Subsequent requests for MAFFS assistance will be placed with US Northern
             Command Joint Operations Command (JOC) through the NIFC DCO. Direct
             Contact if DCO unavailable:

             24 Hours:        Contact: US Northcom JOC
                              Phone: (719) 556-1659 Aerospace Watch Officer
                              Email: nc.joc.aerospace.omb@norcom.mil
                              FAX: (719) 554-2368


XIV. MAFFS REQUEST TO US NORTHERN COMMAND

The following letter is an example of a request from NIFC to North Com to activate MAFFS:

                            National Interagency Fire Center
                               3838 S. Development Avenue
                                   Boise, Idaho 83705
                                     March 27, 2009

To:       Executive Secretary of Department of Defense
          JDOMS

From:    The National Interagency Fire Center

Subject: Request for DoD Support, MAFFS Certification, 2009

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) requests Department of Defense (DoD) assets for
conducting the 2009 MAFFS annual certification exercise. In support of NIFC and the federal
wildland agencies, DoD has augmented NIFC with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System
(MAFFS) capable aircraft 26 of the past 36 years.

NIFC requests the following assets:



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   Eight (8) C-130 aircraft capable of transporting and employing MAFFS units.
   Flight crews requiring initial and recurrent annual MAFFS certification training from the
    145th, 146th, 153rd National Guard Air Wings and the 302nd Air Wing, Air Force Reserve.

   Associated ground personnel, equipment and support aircraft.

1. Deployment location is the Forest Service ramp at the Tucson International Airport
   (KTUS), Tucson Arizona.

2. Request MAFFS be operational 03 May 13:00 MST at Tucson, AZ.

3. The anticipated duration of DoD support for MAFFS recertification is 10 days.

This RFA includes C-130 aircraft flight costs for ongoing MAFFS II system acceptance test
flights, MAFFS system movements to and from Chico CA, after coordination with FS Aviation
and DoD costs associated with the Tucson airport site visit. This RFA is for the period 1
February through 31 May 2009.

DoD support will be reimbursed in accordance with 31 USC, Section 1535 of the Economy Act
to include pay and allowances. Sufficient funds will be obligated upon receipt of estimated
DoD costs of this certification training and support.

This request has been reviewed by COL XXXX, NIFC DCO.
The NIFC POC for financial issues is XXXXXXX
Questions concerning this Request for Assistance, contact XXXXX at NICC.


/s/
Assistant Deputy Director, Operations, USDA-FS NIFC




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XV. MAFFS STANDARD BASE ORGANIZATION GUIDELINES
   A.    Recommended MAFFS Staffing
        1. Organization for 1-4 aircraft
             a. Personnel identified and ordered by NICC, or host unit.
                  (1)   MLO *
                  (2)   AMLO *
                  (3)   MLO-T
                  (4)   MABM *
                  (5)   MABS
                  (6)   MAFFS Maintenance Personnel (Minimum 1 per 2 aircraft)
                  (7)   NIICD Avionics technician

             b. Personnel to be ordered by host unit, after approval by MLO.
                  (1) Timekeeper
                  (2) Procurement Unit Leader (minimum $25,000 authority) or warranted
                      Purchasing Agent
                  (3) Technical Specialist – Clerk
                  (4) Type II Public Information Officer
                  (5) Type II Safety Officer
                  (6) Type II Security Manager
                  (7) Facility Unit Leader/Logistics Chief

        2. Organization for 4-8 aircraft
               a. Personnel identified and ordered by NICC, or host unit.
                  (1)   MLO *
                  (2)   AMLO (2 recommended) *
                  (3)   MLO-T (2 recommended)
                  (4)   MABM *
                  (5)   MABS (2 recommended)
                  (6)   MAFFS Maintenance Personnel (Minimum 1 per 2 aircraft)
                  (7)   NIICD Avionics technician

             b. Personnel to be ordered by host unit, after approval by MLO
                  (1) Timekeeper
                  (2) Procurement Unit Leader (minimum $25,000 authority) or warranted
                      Purchasing Agent
                  (3) Technical Specialist – Clerk (2)
                  (4) Type II Public Information Officer
                  (5) Type II safety Officer
                  (6) Type II Security Manager
                  (7) Facility Unit Leader/logistics Chief
                  (8) Computer Technical Specialist

                 * Pre-identified through availability list at NFIC




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               c. Additional Personnel

                  This is just the core or main staff for the organization. Other positions may
                  be needed, depending on the retardant base. The core or main staff should be
                  ordered at the time you get the call for a MAFFS mission. Remember, when
                  a situation has already committed a large number of people, the skills needed
                  may not be available for two or three days.

    3. Transportation Requirements
               a. For any size activation the following transportation will likely be required:

                   (1) Rental cars as required for the MAFFS Maintenance Personnel. Due
                       to tools and other heavy equipment, a Sport Utility Vehicle is
                       recommended.

                   (2) Rental cars as required for the MAFFS Flight Crews, Maintenance,
                       Ops, and support personnel. One vehicle for each flight crew and OPS
                       personnel. Vans are suitable for maintenance and other support
                       personnel.

                   (3) Rental cars as required for FS and cooperator personnel. Individual
                       vehicle for MLO, AMLO, and procurement personnel is desirable.
                       Other support personnel may be able to share a vehicle.
        Note: Cars should be available when MAFFS aircraft arrive. Remember to utilize cost
        containment measures as much as possible.

XVI. MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS

Appendix A has a listing of current MLO personnel and casual personnel to support MAFFS
activation.

   A.    MAFFS Liaison Officer Duties

         MAFFS MLO is responsible to the Regional or Geographical Area Coordinator. This
         position is the liaison for the using agency or agencies and the DoD organization
         supplying MAFFS service. The MLO must be familiar with the FS F&AM policies
         and procedures, and DoD operational assistance programs. The MLO will:

         1. Have a working knowledge of the MOU between the DoD and USDA-USDI.
         2. Keep current with operational procedures, equipment, and technical changes.
         3. Make initial contact, establishing communication channels with NICC, Region,
            AES-WFF/CC, MAFFS Airtanker Base Manager, Forest Air Officer, Forest
            FMO, Airport Manager, FAA, IIO, Forest Dispatch, and DoD Base Commander.
               a. Contact on-duty NICC Coordinator and receiving GACC or local hosting
                  unit to determine who will process all subsequent resource and supply
                  orders.

               b. Order support personnel (See section XV).


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     c. Order computer support with operator, if host unit cannot provide.
     d. Order copy machine, FAX Machine, if host unit cannot provide, Office
        Supplies Kit, NFES No. 0760, and Logistics Section Kit, NFES No. 0910.
4. Review currency and proficiency records of the MAFFS flight crews with AES-
   WFF/CC.
5. Provide/arrange for logistical support within capabilities for personnel assigned to
   the MAFFS operation. This includes items such as meals, housing,
   transportation, etc. (Lodging and M&IE rates will be in compliance with Federal
   Travel Regulations for all government employees.)
6. Check facilities and arrangements for the DoD crews with the AES-WFF/CC.
7. Arrange for a minimum 6,000 pound forklift with long forks (low mast).
8. Ensure radios are installed in MAFFS aircraft and operational.
9. Arrange for automotive and/or diesel fuel for support equipment.
10. Ensure prudent and legal procurement is occurring and that policy and guidelines
    found in the Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook (NFES 2160)
    and agency manuals and handbooks are being followed.
11. Ensure that MAFFS maintenance personnel have been ordered.
12. Obtain necessary information for daily briefing and brief the MAFFS flight crews
    on fire status. Include incident air operations personnel if possible.
13. Ensure a MAFFS Airtanker Coordinator (leadplane pilot) is available for daily
    briefing of the MAFFS crews. If unable, relay any air safety concerns from the
    AES-WFF/CC to the MAFFS Airtanker Coordinator.
14. Brief support personnel on fire situation including A/C dispatch procedures and
    overall fire situation.
15. Obtain area flight hazard map from local Forest, dispatch or agency.
16. Overall fire situation Coordinate activities of the media in MAFFS operating area
    and supply necessary information for news releases after coordination with the
    AES-WFF/CC directly through the IIO.
17. Assure necessary records are kept and sent to host unit upon deactivation.
     a. Estimated MAFFS cost figure of $6000 per flight hour are used in cost
        computations during ongoing operations.

     b. Final costs will be determined after the billing is received from DoD for the
        activation.

     c. Send copy of DOD personnel manifests to appropriate State or Federal
        Financial Manager.
18. Keep NICC and the Region advised of current operations. The MAFFS Daily
    Operational Summary will be forwarded to HQ USAF Washington
    DC//XOOTA// by the AES-WFF/CC. The MLO will forward the same summary
    plus an estimate of daily costs to NICC.
19. Report incidents/accidents to NICC in accordance with provisions outlined on
    page 11 Section E. (1-3).


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     20. Prepare a final report, which will be sent to the NMLO or their delegated
         representative for review and distribution.
     21. Brief non-MAFFS personnel on MAFFS Operation.
           a. Incident Team/Forest personnel.

           b. Local Administrative Unit.
     22. Complete ICS Form 225, Incident Personnel Rating, for each MLO trainee prior
         to their release from an activation. Provide one copy to the trainee and one to the
         trainee's home unit.
     23. Ensure that "Thank You" letters are prepared.

B.   MLO Kit
It is recommended that the MLO should have the following documents, forms and other
optional items readily available during an activation through hard copies, CD or internet
links.
     1. Documents
           a.   Current MAFFS Operating Plan
           b.   USDA/USDI-DoD Memorandum of Understanding/Collection Agreement
           c.   Air Force North MAFFS Operation Plan
           d.   Incident Command System-Field Operations Guide (ICS-420-1)
           e.   National Interagency Mobilization Guide (NFES 2091 or 2092)
           f.   Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook (NHES 2160)
     2. Forms
           a.   Medical Plan                                    ICS-206
           b.   Check-in List                                   ICS-211
           c.   General Message                                 ICS-213
           d.   Unit Log                                        ICS-214
           e.   MAFFS Launch Order
           f.   Incident Personnel Rating                       ICS-225
           g.   Resource Order for Overhead and Supplies        ICS-259
           h.   Crew Time Report (NWCG)                         SF-261
           i.   Emergency Firefighter Time Report               OF-288
           j.   MAFFS Daily Summary
           k.   On line Aviation Safety Communiqué              SAFECOM
           l.   FC 119 Incident or accident reporting
           m.   OSHA 300
           n.   Interagency Aviation Mishaps Guide
           o.   ISC 204 – Division assignment list
           p.   ICS 205 – Communications Plan
           q.   ICS 220 – Aircraft Summary
           r.   CA-1, Report of Traumatic Injury
           s.   CA-2, Report of Traumatic Illness
           t.   CA-16, Authorization for Treatment
           u.   CA-17, Return to Work Authorization
     3. Optional
           a. Regional Mobilization Plans

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          b. Technisonic Operation Guide
          c. National Frequency Guide
          d. Cache Order Guides – NFES #0362 (equipment), NFES #3363
             (forms/publications)
          e. Agency Administrators Guide to Incident Management – NFES #1356
          f. National, Regional, and NICC Telephone/Addresses

C.   MLO Mission Report Format
     An overview report will be prepared to summarize the mission. The report will
     normally be succinct, 6-8 pages.
     1. Title Page
          a.   Mission (Incident) Name
          b.   Geographic Location
          c.   Inclusive dates of the deployment
          d.   MLO(s) Assigned
          e.   AES/CC(s) Assigned
     2. Table of Contents (Optional)
     3. Mission Summary
          a. Summary – brief 1-2 page narrative including:
              (1) Events leading to activation
              (2) Significant mission events
              (3) MAFFS Report Summary (from MAFFS workbook)
              (4) MAFFS Operational Summary Table (from MAFFS workbook)
              (5) Daily narrative
          b. Cost summary
          c. Recommendations and Evaluation
          d. Table of assigned personnel – Forest Service, DoD and civilian
          e. Distribution of Final Report and Records – Send records to Administrative
             Officer, FS-NIFC
          f. Copy of last DoD Report
             Distribution by MLO:       Director, FS-NIFC
                                        National MAFFS Program Manager

               Distribution by NIFC:     Regional Foresters
                                         Forest Supervisors
                                         Regional Aviation Officers
                                         MLO and MABM personnel
                                         DoD Units

D.   MLO Mission Record Requirements
     The following information will need to be collected/prepared and delivered to host
     forest and kept on file:
     1. Daily Narrative of Activities
          a. Incident weather conditions – summary if supporting more than one incident
          b. Incident situation reports – summary if supporting more than one incident
          c. Significant events/problems


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        2. MAFFS Daily Situation report – joint agency and DoD report
             a.   Number of sorties by aircraft
             b.   Flight hours (incident) including estimated flight hours returning home
             c.   Gallons of retardant delivered and retardant costs
             d.   Incident name and “P” Number
        3. MAFFS Workbook
             a.   Daily Report
             b.   Operational Summary
             c.   MAFFS DoD costs
             d.   Total Cost Summary
             e.   Federal personnel costs
             f.   Miscellaneous support costs
        4. FS and cooperating agency support organization
        5. Newspaper/magazine or other media coverage items
        6. Procurement/purchasing documents
        7. Incident/accident reports
        8. Maps
        9. Unit Log – ICS 214
        10. Verify MAFFS flight time from AFTO IMT form 781

XVII. MAFFS AIRTANKER BASE MANAGER

Appendix B has a listing of current MAFFS Airtanker Base Manager (MABM) personnel and
casual personnel to support MAFFS activation.

   A.   MABM Duties

        The MABM works for the MLO. A Base Manager is required at each airport being
        used for a MAFFS operation. Base Operations will conform to standard operating
        procedures established in the Interagency Airtanker Base Operating Guide and this
        Operations Plan. In the event of conflict with DoD procedures, the more restrictive
        procedure will prevail.

        1. Work with the MLO and airport manager to pick the location on the airport to set
           up and operate a portable retardant base, if required.
        2. Work with the MLO, AES-WFF/CC, and local fuel vendor on how and when the
           aircraft will be fueled.
        3. Be thoroughly familiar with and enforce the MAFFS Operation Ramp/Pit Safety
           Plan.
        4. Liaison with the local Airtanker Base Manager when operating from an
           established airtanker base.

        5. Coordinate with the MLO to assess the size of the ground operation, and order
           personnel to staff it; i.e., retardant mixmaster, compressor operators, forklift
           operator, etc.

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     6. Coordinate with the MLO and supplier of fire retardant on setting up the portable
        plant. Coordinate with MLO and initiate re-supply orders.
     7. Coordinate with the MLO on orders of support equipment for the base; i.e., port-
        o-potties, forklift, tent flies for shade, etc.
     8. Regulate all movement of aircraft, motor vehicles, and personnel being used
        around the retardant base operation.
     9. Attend daily briefings.
     10. Hold a daily morning meeting with all people (agency and DoD personnel)
         assigned to work on the ramp. Make assignments for the day and discuss any
         safety alerts.
     11. For each portable base kit opened, inventory and replace items as necessary prior
         to deactivation.
     12. Maintain a daily unit log and provide a copy to the MLO.
     13. Complete ICS Form 225, Incident Personnel Rating, for each base manager
         trainee prior to their release from an activation. Provide one copy to the trainee
         and one to the trainee's home unit.
     14. MABM and MLO will verify information on dispatch/resource order prior to
         loading MAFFS aircraft (all aircraft will receive a resource order before being
         dispatched).

B.   MAFFS Airtanker Base Specialist Duties

     The MAFFS Airtanker Base Specialist (MABS) works for the MABM. The MABS
     primarily assists the MABM by conducting retardant base operations that conform to
     the standard operating procedures established in the Interagency Airtanker Base
     Operations Guide.

     1. Assist the MABM with the planning and layout of the retardant base facilities.
     2. Assist in assembling the retardant base equipment and facilities.
     3. Maintain the readiness of retardant base equipment and facilities, i.e., checks
        oil/fuel levels, water source, electrical, meter connections, etc.
     4. Operate retardant plant equipment to load MAFFS airtankers.
     5. Monitor and document retardant quality assurance.
     6. Assure that MAFFS airtankers are loaded using a mass flow meter to ensure that
        loads to not exceed aircraft limitations.
     7. Assist the MABM with compiling documentation, log sheets, etc.
     8. Assist MABM with ramp activities.
     9. Attend briefings.
     10. Report all hazards and incidents/accidents immediately to the MAFFS Airtanker
         Base Manager.
     11. Inventory MAFFS base kits and documents replacement needs.
     12. Demobilize, disassemble, and repack MAFFS retardant base kits.


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XVIII. MAFFS OPERATIONS SAFETY PLAN

MAFFS operations have a number of inherently hazardous conditions. It is the responsibility
of all personnel involved with a MAFFS operation to be aware and practice safety. This
section establishes those actions, roles and responsibilities, and compliance standards for all
MAFFS operations. The intent of this section is to provide for individual and public safety by
identifying and managing known safety hazards related to MAFFS.

Personnel safety and preservation of equipment and facilities are the primary and respective
safety concerns during MAFFS operations. Safety is a responsibility shared by all personnel
participating in MAFFS related activities. Safety hazards and /or concerns, when identified,
will be addressed and mitigated in a timely manner.

The Forest Service and Air Force may observe different operational standards and guidance. In
the interest of safety, MAFFS operations will comply with the more stringent policy.

    A. ROLES and RESPONSIBILITY

         Ultimately, personal safety is the responsibility of each individual. Situational
         awareness and safety conscious decision-making will be a component in all activities.

         Both agency and DoD personnel are expected to actively participate in the support of
         safe operations to include compliance to identified safety standards, identify safety
         hazards or concerns, and assist in mitigation efforts. Resolve safety concerns, as
         promptly as possible.

         1. MAFFS Liaison Officer and Mission Commander
                  Establish and support safety policy.

         2. MAFFS Safety Officer
             a.    Function as the primary point of contact for any safety related issues.
             b.    Prepare Job hazard Analysis (JHA) for MLO signature.
             c.    Implement safety policy/JHA.
             d.    Recognize safety hazards/concerns, raise issue to appropriate authority for
                   resolution (when necessary), initiate and assist in resolution, and document.
             e.    Post and update safety documents for access by all personnel associated with
                   MAFFS.
             f.    Provide safety briefings to media and visitors
             g.    Participate in daily briefings
             h.    Maintain vigilance during operational periods

         3. Supervisory Personnel
             a. Ensure that safety information has been communicated to all assigned
                personnel.
             b. Assure safety policy compliance.




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       4. Operational Personnel
           a. Know safety policy as it applies to MAFFS and their operational area of
              expertise.

B. MAFFS Safety Operations
     Each annual training and activation share a common mission and goal but present
     unique demands in staffing, logistics, weather/environmental conditions, and
     facilities. Vigilance, communications, and teamwork are required to maintain safety.

       1. MAFFS operations create a dynamic environment influenced by
          a. An abundance of task focused personnel with various levels of experience and
             training
          b. Aircraft and equipment
          c. Extremes in conditions (noise, heat, wind, propeller blast, etc.)

       2. Safety Officers will refine information and implement a safety system sufficient to
          address issues specific to each MAFFS operational function and idiosyncratic to
          each training and activation location. Elements of this safety system information
          transfer are:

           a. Written information that conveys safety standards, and identifies and mitigates
              safety concerns.The various documents of this system include the MAFFS
              Operating Plan, Safety Plan, Lightning Plan, Medical Plan, Emergency
              Procedures Plan, Security Plan, Spill Plan and job hazard analysis. The
              MAFFS Job Hazard Analysis consists of general analysis and an analysis of 9
              operational functions. All of these documents should be posted in common
              areas for access by all personnel associated with MAFFS.
           b. Daily briefings will be used to communicate immediate and specific safety
              issues to personnel. Supervisors will be expected to channel safety
              information to personnel not present at the daily briefing.

       3. Safety Equipment

           a. Ear protection with a minimum noise reduction level of 33 is required in the
              ramp/pit area.
           b. Personnel involved in ramp/pit operation will wear shoes with non-skid soles,
              long trousers, and shirt at all times (gloves and eye protection recommended).
           c. Fire extinguishers will be immediately accessible to aircraft and air
              compressor units.

       4. Hazard Analysis

           The following matrix defines working areas for personnel and known hazards
           existing in those areas. Personnel should attempt to avoid areas to which they are
           not assigned to reduce congestion.




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                                              AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
                        Flight Crews/               Airtanker                        Wash
                                                                 Mix      MAFFS                Ramp
                        Maintenance     Loaders       Base                           Down               *Hazards
                                                                Master   Mechanic             Manager
                         Personnel                  Manager                          Crew
     Aircraft Parking
                             X            X            X          X         X             X     X           All
          Ramp
                                                                                                        1,2,3,5,6,7,
     Loading Pits                         X            X          X         X             X
                                                                                                            8,9
     Aircraft                X            X            X                    X             X     X           All
 Compressor and                                                                                         1,3,4,5,6,7,
                                          X            X                    X
      Hose                                                                                                  8,9
 Retardant Plant                                       X          X                                     1,4,5,6,7,9


* Hazards
1.    Noise                                    6.   Slippery Surfaces
2.    Operating Aircraft Hazards               7.   Suspended Dust, Debris or Retardant
3.    High Pressure Hose                       8.   Fire
4.    Moving Parts                             9.   Moving Vehicles
5.    Walkway Obstructions


       C.      Ramp Operations
               1. Roles and Responsibilities
                    a. A MAFFS Air Base Manager (MABM) or MAFFS Air Base Specialist
                       (MABS) will be present on the aircraft ramp during all operations that require
                       the involvement of agency or agency contracted personnel and/or equipment.
                    b. The MABM will brief agency, DoD, and contract personnel and confirm all
                         operational protocols that are to be implemented on the aircraft ramp.
                    c. Only DoD crew/maintenance personnel will perform DoD aircraft operational
                       functions.
               2. Operational Restrictions
                    a. NO simultaneous retardant loading and fueling operations.
                    b. NO retardant hot loading operations.
                    c. Base Operations will conform to standard operating procedures established in
                       the Interagency Airtanker Base Operating Guide and this Operations Plan. In
                       the event of conflict with DoD procedures, the more restrictive procedure will
                       prevail.

               3. Special Safety Requirements (MAFFS II)

                    a. The potential for an accidental jettison of the MAFFS II system presents an
                       extreme hazard to personnel and equipment. The system should be considered
                       “armed” at all times. Persons will not stand directly behind the nozzle or in the
                       path of the jettison stream.
                    b. With MAFFS II, retardant loading operations are accomplished exclusively on
                       the right side of the aircraft. Ideally, parking patterns and pit configuration
                       allow direct approach for retardant loading operations. If retardant loading
                       operations require equipment and personnel to move from the left to the right
                       side of the aircraft (behind the nozzle), confirmation that the “system is
                       disarmed” must be established. The pit supervisor (DoD) will accomplish
                       confirmation of MAFFS II system status with the aircrew/loadmaster via radio
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   c. In order to facilitate loading operations on the right side of the aircraft, loading
      hoses may be bowed or bent. Personnel should stand to the left of the
      paratroop door when loading hoses are attached to the aircraft and a bend is
      present. If the hose(s) should become accidentally unattached, forces and
      momentum could carry the hose(s) to the right.

4. Aircraft Ground Operations (C-130J)
   a. Nose to tail parking configuration of C-130J models require a 240-foot
      separation of aircraft. Where an operation has a mix of C-130J and C-130H
      aircraft, distances for parking will always be calculated using the standard for
      C-130J.
   b. C-130J model aircrews may elect to use APU to power aircraft systems while
      in the pit area (creating noise and exhaust hazard).
   c. C-130J model propellers can pinwheel from inertia or wind/air flow over
      propeller blades.

5. Operational Considerations
   a. Prior to any retardant loading operations at a MAFFS site, confirm with the
      agency or contractor the protocols and responsibilities during retardant/air
      loading operations. Be sure to address whose responsibility it is to open and
      close the valve at the end of the retardant hose. Reinforce actions,
      responsibilities, and communications during briefings that include DoD,
      agency, and contract personnel.
   b. All water or retardant loaded on any MAFFS unit must be measured through a
      Micro Motion Meter. Readings will be documented after each aircraft
      retardant load.
   c. Loading air and/or retardant can be executed exclusively or simultaneously.
   d. Typically, the retardant loading hose and air hose are co-joined (i.e. tie wraps,
      duct tape, straps) to facilitate expeditious loading operations and protect the air
      hose from excessive wear on concrete aircraft ramps.
   e. Approximately 4 to 5 feet of the air loading hose should extend past the end of
      the retardant loading hose. This allows additional play in the air hose and
      creates ease in attaching an air hose to the MAFFS unit exclusive of the
      retardant loading hose.
   f. Loading operations that utilize gas engine pumps and/or air compressors
      require line of sight communications with equipment operators. During
      loading of MAFFS II units, pit configuration may place the aircraft between
      equipment operators and the loadmaster. In this case, an additional person will
      be positioned to relay start and cease information from the aircraft to
      accessory equipment operators. Ground personnel communicating with
      loadmaster and relaying hand signal to equipment operators are identified with
      a high visibility fluorescent green vest.
   g. Regularly inspect the integrity of equipment used on the aircraft ramp.
      Missing hardware may be FOD (foreign object damage).
6. Communications
      123.975 is the designated National Airtanker Base frequency. This frequency
      can normally support communications for personnel working on the ground at
      an air tanker base and all MAFFS locations.


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7. Parking
   a. DoD personnel will marshal DoD aircraft into position for retardant loading
      operations.
   b. Aircraft will come to a full stop.
   c. Pit Supervisor (DoD) person marshaling the aircraft will approach the aircraft
        and plug into the intercom system to communicate directly with personnel
        on board the C-130.
   d. If aircraft APU will not serve as the primary power source, DoD personnel
      will move an external auxiliary power unit into position and plug the power
      source into the aircraft.
   e. All aircraft engines will be shut down and propellers completely stopped
      turning on the retardant loading side of the aircraft.
   f. MAFFS II: Pit Supervisor will confirm that the system is “disarmed”.
8. Retardant Loading (MAFFS)
   a. Paratroop door at the rear of the aircraft will open and the Loadmaster will
      signal for personnel to approach the aircraft with the retardant loading hose/air
      hose.
   b. Personnel will approach the aircraft with the retardant loading hose/air hose.
   c. MAFFS loading manifold will be released (unchained) from the vertical
      position and moved into the horizontal (down) position. Note: The paratroop
      door cannot close if the manifold is in the down position.
   d. Camlock cap will be removed from the MAFFS loading manifold.
   e. The retardant loading hose will be sleeved onto the MAFFS loading manifold
      and camlocked securely into position.
   f. Personnel responsible for retardant loading operations (contract or agency)
      will confirm the start of retardant loading with the Loadmaster.
   g. Initiate retardant pump operations, done with remote switch at the aircraft or
      line of site communication via radio or hand signal to person at the pump. Line
      of site with pump operator must be maintained.
   h. Retardant loading procedures will cease when the first of the following event
      occurs:
      (1)    MAFFS Loadmaster calls for stop of retardant loading operations.
      (2)    Indicator lights on the MAFFS unit OR sight tube indicates 2700
             gallons, showing that the payload limit has been reached. There are three
             indicator lights on the MAFFS unit. Illumination of the first indicator
             light is representative of approximately 2700 gallons of retardant.
      (3)    Payload maximum limit (3000 gallons which is 27,900lbs) is reached per
             the Micro Motion meter. If the Micro Motion meter is indicating
             retardant weight in pounds, 2700 gallons of retardant will weigh
             25,100lbs (conversion factor: 1 gallon equals 9.0 pounds).
   i. Reverse order of loading procedures to disengage from the MAFFS unit and
      clear the aircraft.
9. Retardant Loading (MAFFS II)
   a. Pit Supervisor will signal to personnel that they are clear to enter the ramp and
      approach the aircraft.
   b. Personnel will approach the aircraft with the loading hose(s).


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c. Retardant loading operations will not begin until the loadmaster confirms that
   the vent valve is in the closed position. The vent valve can only be
   manipulated from the interior of the aircraft.
d. MAFFS loading manifold will be released (unlatched) from the vertical
   position and moved into the horizontal (down) position. NOTE: The paratroop
   door cannot be closed if the manifold is in the down position.
e. Camlock cap will be removed from the MAFFS loading manifold.
f. The retardant loading hose will be sleeved onto the MAFFS loading manifold
   and locked securely into position.
           (1) Personnel responsible for retardant loading operations (contract or
               agency) will confirm the start of retardant loading with the loadmaster.
           (2) Initiate retardant pump operations, accomplished with the remote
               switch at the aircraft or line of site communication/hand signal to the
               person at the pump.
           (3) Ground compressor operations can be accomplished simultaneously
               with retardant or water loading operations. Line of site with equipment
               operator must be maintained.
g. MAFFS II will be loaded to 2,900 gallons, although the load capacity of these
   systems is 3,300 gallons. Retardant loading operations will cease when the
   first sign of the following events occur:
     (1)    Loadmaster calls for stop of retardant loading operations
     (2)    Load capacity indicator, positioned on the loading manifold, indicates
            one bar from tank “full” position.
     (3)    Payload of 2,900 gallons (26,100lbs) is reached per the Micro Motion
            meter.
h. Reverse order of loading procedures to disengage from the MAFFS II unit and
   clear the aircraft.
i. Ground Compressed Air
     (1)    Paratroop door at the rear of the aircraft will open and the Loadmaster
            will signal for personnel to approach the aircraft with the retardant
            loading hose / air hose.
     (2)    The air hose will be attached to the MAFFS air pressure fitting.
     (3)    A DoD crewmember at the aircraft will confirm the start of compressor
            operations with the Loadmaster.

j.    Initiate compressor operations via hand signal to person at the compressor.
      Line of site with compressor operator must be maintained.
      Compressor operations will cease when the first of the following events
      occurs:
      a. Compressor relief valve activates (loud, cyclic venting)
      b. Loadmaster calls for stop of compressor operations.
k.    Reverse order of loading procedures to disengage from the MAFFS unit and
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              l.   MAFFS II: Presently these systems rely on ground compressor support, even
                   though there is an on-board compressor. These on-board compressors may
                   be used with backup ground compressor support.
        10. Fueling
            a. During a fuel cycle, the aircrew and ground supervisors will determine which
               process will be accomplished first. If the priority is for fuel, the loading hoses
               will not be deployed to the aircraft. Loading hoses will be moved to the
               aircraft after fueling operations have been completed.

            b. MAFFS II Aircraft fuel operations require uninhibited access to the right hand
               side of the aircraft. Fuel trucks must always have an escape route. If fuel
               servicing cannot be accomplished due to pit configuration, an alternate fueling
               site must be identified.

        11. Retardant Wash-down
             MAFFS aircraft are rinsed as necessary after each retardant delivery mission.
             MAFFS II should require less washdown. DoD personnel focus on removing
             residual retardant from the horizontal stabilizer and aircraft control surfaces.
             Cleaning efforts can be done concurrent with retardant and compressor
             operations.

XIX. MAFFS AVIONICS INFORMATION
MAFFS C-130H and C-130J aircraft will have a VHF-FM radio installed and tested prior to
deployment. The MAFFS FM Radio and associated technical services will be supplied by
NIICD at the NIFC. The NIICD Avionics Manager will be point of contact for all MAFFS
VHF-FM issues.

   A.   Avionics Safety Inspector Duties
        A NIICD approved Avionics Safety Inspector is required during initial set-up of all
        MAFFS operations and when MAFFS are re-deployed to new MAFFS bases. The
        NIICD Chief, in consultation with the MLO, will determine if the Avionics Safety
        Inspector is required beyond initial set-up. The Avionics Safety Inspector reports to
        the MLO. The Avionics Safety Inspector’s duties include:
        1. Signing out an appropriate number of spare MAFFS VHF-FM aviation radios
           from the NIICD cache prior to arriving at the MAFFS base. Spare MAFFS VHF-
           FM aviation radios will remain under the control of the Avionics Safety Inspector.
        2. If Channel Islands ANG is to be deployed, signing out an appropriate number of
           spare C-130J MAFFS FM Adapters and MAFFS FM Jumpers from the NIICD
           cache prior to arriving at the MAFFS base. Spare MAFFS FM Adapters and
           MAFFS FM Jumpers will remain under the control of the Avionics Safety
           Inspector.
        3. Provide training of NIICD provided VHF-FM radio equipment to MAFFS
           aircrews, ground support personnel, and MLO staff. The Avionics Safety
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     4. Participate in the troubleshooting and replacement of defective MAFFS VHF-FM
        radio equipment in MAFFS aircraft, in cooperation with DoD maintenance
        personnel.
     5. Provide assistance to assigned MAFFS incident communications personnel
        (Communications Unit Leader (COML), Communication Technician (COMT), or
        local agency radio technician) in setting-up the MAFFS communications system.
        MAFFS Training should include a NIICD COMC. If there is no MAFFS incident
        communications personnel assigned to the incident, the Avionics Safety Inspector
        will assume these duties. Prior to arriving at the MAFFS base:
         a. Frequency Management. Assign frequencies in coordination with the NIICD
            CDO and order them through the local dispatch office. MAFFS activations
            typically require one air-to-ground (A/G) VHF-AM frequency. MAFFS
            Training frequency requirements typically require one VHF-AM A/G, one
            VHF-FM A/G, and three VHF-AM air-to-air frequencies. During all
            deployments, assign an appropriate number of tactical frequencies for MAFFS
            base needs (e.g MAFFS OPS, Security, Facilities, etc.). Tactical frequencies
            are not ordered though the dispatch system. Coordinate with the lead DoD
            MAFFS unit on assigning a DoD UHF frequency. Upon arrival at the MAFFS
            base, publish a MAFFS Communications Plan (ICS-205).

         b. Radio Equipment Management. Coordinate with the MLO on MAFFS
            communications equipment needs. Order this equipment through the
            appropriate dispatch center for delivery at least 24 hours prior to the MAFFS
            base becoming active. Program MAFFS incident radios as needed to meet the
            MAFFS Communications Plan. Issue and account for MAFFS assigned
            communication equipment. Set-up MAFFS base stations (TAF-550) and
            instruct DoD MAFFS OPS personnel in its use. Instruct MLO, or designee, in
            NIICD communications equipment issue, accountability, and tear-down in the
            event an Avionics Safety Inspector is not present during continued MAFFS
            operations or deactivation.
     6. The NIICD Avionics Manager, or appointee, will accompany all international
        MAFFS deployments regardless of the number of units sent. NIICD Avionics
        Manager accompaniment of international deployments is dependent upon the
        deployed use of MAFFS VHF-FM radios.

B.   MAFFS Communications Equipment
     MAFFS communications will be supplied from the NIICD cache. The NIICD has
     several communication kits available in addition to those listed below.
     1. MAFFS Radio kit. There are three MAFFS Radio kits assembled. The MAFFS
        radio kit consists of two boxes along with three sets of antenna poles. Each
        MAFFS radio kit will normally provide all of the radio equipment necessary for a
        2- 4 aircraft activation. A MAFFS Radio kit contains:

         Box 1 TAF-550 Base Station: One multi-frequency radio base station (VHF-FM
              and VHF-AM) with microphone, headset (general aviation type), antennas,
              antenna cable, antenna masts, etc. The TAF-550 requires 115 VAC.
         Box 2 Handheld Radios and Accessories: Ten King/BK VHF-FM handheld
               radios, four dual impedance headsets (helicopter/military type), six King-


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               to-headset (U-94A/U) adapters, two U-92A/U (female) to general aviation
               (male) headset adapters, and four speaker microphones.
     2. VHF-FM handheld radios (additional to above handheld radios). Order
        Command/Tactical Radio Kit (NFES 4381) if needed. This kit contains 16 VHF-
        FM handheld radios, four radio speaker microphones, and four magnetic mounted
        antennas.
     3. VHF-AM handheld radios (ICOM IC-A3). These radios are ordered individually.
        Adapters for use with headsets are available.
     4. All handheld radios use AA batteries. Order a case of NFES 0030 AA batteries
        through the local dispatch office. Standard AA battery cases typically contain 12
        packs of 24 batteries (288 total AA batteries).
     5. NIICD will furnish each of the four MAFFS capable units with two VHF-FM
        radios. The C-130H units will receive Technisonic TFM-138B radios. The C-
        130J unit will receive Technisonic TDFM-136 radios. These radios will be loaned
        to the MAFFS capable units during spring training or prior to fire season. All
        VHF-FM radios must be returned to NIICD annually for testing and upgrades.
        Basic operating instructions for these radios are included in Section XXV.
     6. MAFFS pilots (C-130J unit) and navigators (C-130H units) must be able to
        successfully operate the NIICD supplied VHF-FM radios prior to MAFFS
        assignment. These MAFFS VHF-FM radio operators must be trained by a NIICD
        Avionics Safety Inspector at least every two years.
     7. Communications equipment is available from the NIICD. Listed below are
        suggested communications equipment for various MAFFS needs.
        a. Two to Four MAFFS Aircraft.
            One MAFFS Radio kit
        c. Five to Six MAFFS Aircraft.
            One MAFFS Radio kit
            One MAFFS Radio kit (Box 2 only) (provides additional portable radios
               and headsets)
        c. Seven to Eight MAFFS Aircraft
            One MAFFS Radio kit
            One MAFFS Radio kit (Box 2 only) (provides additional portable radios
               and headsets)
            One NFES 4381 Command/Tactical kit
        d. MAFFS Reload Bases.
            One MAFFS Radio kit
        e. All MAFFS Bases (optional equipment).
            One NFES 4410 Public Address kit
            ICOM VHF-AM portable radio(s)

XX. MAFFS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
    A. MAFFS Systems

      1. All maintenance and repair of the MAFFS systems are the responsibility of the
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       2. When systems are deployed to a MAFFS activation the MAFFS mechanics are
          ordered and tracked by the MLO.
       3. During an activation, all maintenance and repair of the systems shall be
          communicated to and coordinated with the MLO by the MAFFS mechanics on
          site, as soon as practical.

       4. MAFFS mechanics are limited to a 16 hour duty day and shall have 2 days off in
          any 14 day period. The days off do not have to be consecutive.
       5. The MLO shall report when mechanics are ordered as well as their weekly duty
          time to the FS National Aviation Maintenance Officer or their designee.
    B. MAFFS II Systems shall be maintained in accordance with the Service Level
       Agreement with Aero Union Corporation MAFFS II contract (#54-024B-1-2159).
       For each activation the MLO shall be given Project Inspector designation for this
       contract. Any issues on availability and maintenance will be reported by the MLO
       to the FS National Aviation Maintenance and Logistics Officer.
XXI. MAFFS PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

    A. MAFFS Capability
       1. Lay a continuous retardant line ¼ to ½ mile long, depending on pressure
          settings.

       2. Variable pressure control produces a coverage level of 1- 4 gallons per 100
          square feet and also minimizes impact damage to ground personnel or property.

       3. System capacity is 3,000 gallons of retardant. Currently downloaded to 2,700
          gallons for system operation.

       4. C-130 is a high performance aircraft. Cruise speed is approximately 285 knots.

       5. Incremental dropping is available, in all 8 units. This configuration is primarily
          used in the pilot training program.

    B. MAFFS Limitations
       1. Higher retardant coverage levels not available.
       2. Airport must accommodate up to 165,000 pounds of gross weight of aircraft.
          Large ramp area required and a minimum of 6,000 feet runway.
       3. Aircraft has low visibility paint design. High visibility markings are added to
          wing tips and vertical stabilizer.

    C. MAFFS II Additional Capability
       1. Lay a continuous line up to ½ mile long, or multiple incremental drops.
       2. Pressure controlled system produces coverage level 1 through 8 as needed per
          drop.
       3. System capacity 3,300 gallons. Currently downloaded to 2,900 gallons for
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XXII. JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS

The following table provides a general job hazard analysis. Personnel shall review applicable
sections of the table for tasks and procedures, identify potential hazards, and implement hazard
abatement actions.
                        MAFFS GENERAL JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS

                                                                                    FS-6700-7 (2/98)
 U.S. Department of Agriculture 1. WORK                    2. LOCATION               3. UNIT
                                PROJECT/ACTIVITY
          Forest Service           MAFFS General
                                   Operations
 JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS 4. NAME OF ANALYST                    5. JOB TITLE              6. DATE
              (JHA)                                                                  PREPARED
 References-FSH 6709.11 and -
                12                                            MAFFS Safety
    (Instructions on Reverse)                                 Officer                    2009
       7. TASKS/PROCEDURES             8. HAZARDS               9. ABATEMENT ACTIONS
                                                           Engineering Controls * Substitution *
                                                              Administrative Controls * PPE
 GENERAL
 (a.) Direction and Standards      Unsafe practices   1. All related MAFFS activities will be in
                                   and operational    compliance with current:
                                   environment            Modular Airborne Firefighting
                                   due to                  Systems Operating Plan
                                   noncompliance          Interagency Base Operating Guide
                                   with accepted         National and Regional Mobilization
                                   national and             Guides
                                   agency                National Fire Protection Association
                                   standards                (NFPA) Publications
                                                          Federal Aviation Regulations
 (b.) Plans                        Lack of planning   1. Develop and document plans and
                                   and                communications points of contact. The
                                   communication      following issues should be subject to
                                                      planning activity:
                                                          Emergency procedures (Lightning
                                                               Plan, Medical Plan, etc.)
                                                          Fuel and Retardant spill
                                                          Communications
                                                          Safety
                                                          Security
                                                      2. Brief agency, DoD and contract
                                                      personnel on plans and courses of action.
                                                      3. Plans will be posted or located on site
                                                       so that the information is available for
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(c.) Communications   Compromised          1. Establish a reliable method of
                      ability to          communication with dispatch and Fire
                      communicate          Department / Aircraft Crash Rescue (if
                                          available),
                                               Land line telephones or cell phones
                                                  are operational
                                               Radios are operational, appropriate
                                                  frequencies are programmed, and
                                                  personnel are briefed on
                                                  appropriate radio operations and
                                                  protocols.
                                           2. Ramp radios convenient for use and
                                           capable of being heard while wearing
                                           hearing protection.
                                           3. Agency, DoD and contract personnel
                                           will be proficient in the use of ramp hand
                                           signals. Clear and deliberate hand signals
                                           will be used in conjunction with radios or
                                           in the absence of radio communication.
                                           4. For line of sight communication, keep
                                           area clear of visual obstructions between
                                           retardant pump operator / compressor
                                           operator and aircraft.
                                            5. Aircraft radio communications are
                                           required for safe mission
                                           completion. An aircraft radio
                                           malfunction must be corrected as soon
                                           as practical
                      Personnel un-        1. A thorough initial briefing will be
                      informed on          provided to agency, DoD, and contract
                      protocals and        personnel. This briefing should include
                      local hazards        operational and/or contractural
                                           requirements (i.e. flight and duty
                                           limitations, flight following procedures,
                                           retardant delivery guidelines, local flight
                                           hazard maps, etc.).
                                           2. Familiarize personnel with
                                           operational protocals, mechanism of
                                           communication, roles, and
                                           responsibilities. This is of particular
                                           importance with retardant contractor
                                           and DoD interface during retardant
                                           loading operations.
                                           3. Brief and de-brief on a daily basis.
                                           4. Flight hazard maps, plans (i.e.
                                           Operations, Safety, Security,
                                           Emergency, etc.) policy documents and
                                           job hazard analysis shall be immediately
                                           to all personnel supporting MAFFS
                                           operations.
                      Excessive and         1. Keep all radio communications brief
                      distracting radio      and concise.
                      traffic               2 Sterile cockpit procedures will be
                      Noncompliance          maintained within a 5 mile radious of
                      with sterile           the airport. No radio or cockpit
                      cockpit                commmunications will be performed
                      procedures             during that time that is not directly
                                             related to safe flight of the aircraft.




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(d.) Safety   Personal injury,   1. Persons working on or near the
              damaging and       aircraft ramp will wear appropriate
              disruptive noise   personal protective equipment. This
                                 includes:
                                         Hearing protection
                                         Shirt
                                         Long pants
                                         Eye protection and gloves are
                                            recommended
                                  2. A supply of disposable ear plugs
                                   should be readily accessible to all
                                   personnel.
                                 3. First aid kits will be stocked and
                                 readily available
                                 4. A method for emergency shower &
                                   eye wash should be available at
                                  the work site.
              Unsafe practices   1. A Safety Plan should be developed
              or situations      and implemented.
                                 2. Communicate with aviation safety
                                 officers assigned to the local geographic
                                 area and/or fire incident.
                                 3. Persons supporting MAFFS operations
                                 will promote and execute safe work
                                 practices. Exercise situational and safety
                                 awareness.
                                 4. Persons supporting MAFFS operations
                                 will correct unsafe situations.
                                 5. If an unsafe work situation cannot be
                                 corrected at the lowest level, it will be
                                 reported to an appropiate authority for
                                 correction.
                                 6. Unauthorized personnel will not be
                                 allowed in the MAFFS operations area.
                                 This includes:
                                      Aircraft ramp
                                        Retardant mixing and storage
                                          areas
                                      Fuel truck parking
                                   Persons authorized to be present in
                                 MAFFS operational areas are
                                  agency , DoD and contract personnel
                                   whose participation is
                                   necessary for the mission.
                                 7. Personnel conducting retardant
                                 loading or fueling operations will
                                 normally remain behind the wing.
                                 8. If ground guidance is required, the
                                 person marshalling aircraft will be in
                                 front of the aircraft and in full view of
                                 the pilot.
                                 9. Contract personnel or vehicles will
                                 not be allowed to approach aircraft
                                 until it has come to a full stop and
                                 propellers have stopped turning.
                                 10. Do not walk behind the MAFFS
                                 aircraft when the retardant tubes are
                                 being moved into the down position.
                                 11. All incidents will be reported as soon
                                 as possible.


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Increasing             1. When possible, request a service visit
number of              from the Forest Aviation Officer,
aircraft incidents     Regional Fixed Wing Specialist, or
                       Regional Aviation Safety Officer.
                       2. Provide Aviation Safety Alerts and
                       Safecom’s to pilots and contract
                       personnel.
                       3. Address issues identified in Aviation
                       Safety Alerts and Safecom”s in daily
                       briefings.
Fire hazards           1. Designate smoking areas. NO
Ignition sources       SMOKING rules posted and enforced
                       where applicable. Note:Smoking is
                       prohibited within 50 feet of fueling
                       operations and 15 feet from building
                       entrances.
                       2. Communications equipment (i.e. cell
                       phones, radios) shall not be used within
                       10 feet of any fueling operation.
                       3. Do not over use electrical wall outlets
                       through the use of extension cords and
                       power strips.
                       4. Fire extinguishers will be in
                       operational condition and readily
                       available. Note: At a minimum,
                       extinguishers should be placed adjacent
                       to each aircraft loading pit, and in the
                       light aircraft parking area.
                       5. Contract, DoD, and agency personnel
                       should be briefed / trained on
                       deployment and use of fire
                       extinguishers.
Ground crew            1.Enforce the duty limitations identified
and pilot fatigue.     in the Modular Airborne Firefighting
                       Systems Operating Plan.
                       2. Monitor personnel for indicators of
                       fatigue and notify persons with
                       appropriate authority.
                     3. Decrease stress-induced fatigue by
                     reducing exposure to excessive
                     heat, noise, wind, and dust through crew
                     rotations and/or shelter. If possible,
                     consider establishing shelter away from
                     but, convenient to, the operations area.
                     4. Provide a variety of nutrious meals to
                     personnel when they cannot be released
                     for meals.
                     5. Release personnel in shifts for meals
                     and breaks when staffing and activity
                     allows.
                     6. Provide power snacks and hydration to
                     include water, juices, recovery drinks, and
                     ice.
Regional or          1. Stinging insects, spiders, reptiles, or
geographic           other native species may conflict with
environmental        personnel and aircraft. Local
concerns             exterminators or specialists may be
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                                  Tours, media        1. All authorized guests will receive a
                                  and/or              Safety Briefing prior to accessing the
                                  dignitary visits    MAFFS operations area. MAFFS Safety
                                                      Officer and MLO will provide the briefing.
                                                      2. Guests will be escorted at all times.
                                                      Span of control should be considered
                                                      when large groups visit a MAFFs site and
                                                      additional escorts may be needed.
(e.) Security                     Unauthorized        1. A Security Plan will be developed and
                                  persons             complied with.
                                  accessing base      2. Order additional security personnel to
                                  facilities or       maintain security measures as the
                                  aircraft            aviation operation grows.
                                                      3. Interface with any existing local
                                                      security personnel and procedures.


                                  Harm to             1. Persons who do not have immediate
                                  personnel.          business with base or
                                  Damage or            contract personnel should not be in the
                                  theft of            operations area.
                                  property            2. Persons who have not made prior
                                                      arrangments to enter the base will not be
                                                      admitted until authorized.
                                                      4. All visiting personnel will be escorted.
(f.) Staffing                     Inappropriate       1. Staffing and supervision of MAFFS
                                  ratio of agency     operations will comply in accordance with
                                  staff to aircraft   the Modular Airborne Firefighting
                                  Non-                Systems Operationing Plan.
                                  compliance
                                  with
                                  interagency
                                  policy
                                  Unqualified         1. Personnel performing duties specific to
                                  personnel           MAFFS operations will meet the training
                                                      and qualifications standards identified in
                                                      the Modular Airborne Firefighting
                                                      Systems Operating Plan and/or the
                                                      Forest Service Handbook 5109.17 Fire
                                                      and Aviation Qualifications and/or PMS
                                                      310-1 Wildland and Prescribed Fire
                                                      Qualification Guide.
                                                      2. All agency MAFFS personnel and
                                                      trainees must have a their qualifcations
                                                      displayed on their agency’s fire and
                                                      aviation qualification documentation
                                                      card. A current qualification / “Red card”
                                                      specific to that individual should be
                                                      immediately available
                                                      while supporting MAFFS operations.
                                                      3. MAFFS Trainees will be under the
                                                      supervision of a qualified MAFFS
                                                      personnel at all times.
(g.) Miscellaneous project work   Hand tool and       1. Observe safe operations pocedures
                                  power tool use      and/or manufacturer’s instruction
                                  Lifting             1. Proper form should be utilized when
                                                      lifting objects .
                                                      2. Mechanical assistance or additional
                                                      personnel should be recruited for lifting
                                                      or manipulating large, heavy items.


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XXV. RADIO QUICK GUIDES


TDFM - 136
                                                                August 16, 2005
____________________________________________________________________________
1. Change To A Previously Programmed Channel:
     1) Press            or              .

     Or
     1) Press        .
     2) Press desired preset channel number such as                         for channel 34.
     3) Press        .

2. Load New Frequency:
     1) Set MN/GD switch up for Main (MN) programming and down for Guard (GD)
        programming.
     2) Press        .
     3) Push keys corresponding to desired receive frequency (omitting the 1) and press                   .
     4) Push keys corresponding to desired transmit frequency (omitting the 1) and press
               .


3.   Load Tone:
     1) Set MN/GD switch up for Main (MN) programming and down for Guard (GD)
        programming.
     2) Press        .
     3) To enter a receive tone, follow the below instructions. Otherwise press                   .
          a. Press            to toggle between receive no tone (Rx) and receive CTCSS tone (Rt)
             and press               .
          b. If “Rt” was selected, press the               and       keys scroll through CTCSS tones
             and press               .
     4) To enter a transmit tone, follow the below instructions. Otherwise press                      .
          a. Press            to toggle between transmit no tone (Tx) and transmit CTCSS tone (Tt)
            and press            .
          b. Press            and            keys scroll through CTCSS tones and press        .




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4.   Change Bandwidth:
     1) Set MN/GD switch up for Main (MN) programming and down for Guard (GD)
        programming.
     2) Press       until narrowband “n” or wideband “w” is displayed. The “D” is for P25
        digital. Default is “n” for all frequencies.
     3) Press        .

     Note: All federal VHF-FM frequencies are 12.5 kHz (narrowband) as of January 1, 2005.
     Operating on an effected federal frequency in the wideband mode after this date relegates the user
     to a “secondary”, or non-interference, basis. Additionally, wideband and narrowband
     compatibility issues may inhibit effective communication.


5. Load A New Channel Into Memory:
    1) Set MN/GD switch up for Main (MN) programming and down for Guard (GD)
       programming.
     2) Press         then       .
     3) Enter 3 digit channel assignment such as                       , for channel 34, then press
              .
     4) Press        . This skips the SCAN options which are disabled.
     5) Change alpha/numeric display.
         a. Press     to toggle between upper case (AZ), lower case (az), numbers (09), and
            special symbols (/) as indicated in lower right corner of display window.
         b. Press        and         keys to scroll through alpha/numeric selections.
         c. Press         and        keys to move curser left or right.
         d. When completed with entire alpha/numeric display entry, press                  .
     6) Press       to toggle between narrowband “n” or wideband “w” and press                         .
        Default is “n”.
     7) Enter receive frequency (omitting the 1) (Rx displayed) and press             .
     8) Enter transmit frequency (omitting the 1) (Tx displayed) and press                .
     9) To enter a receive tone, follow the below instructions. Otherwise press                .
        a. Press         to toggle between receive no tone (Rx) and receive CTCSS tone (Rt)
            and press        .
        b. If “Rt” was selected, press the          and       keys scroll through CTCSS tones
            and press        .
     10) To enter a transmit tone, follow the below instructions. Otherwise press                  .
        a. Press         to toggle between transmit no tone (Tx) and transmit CTCSS tone (Tt)
            and press        .


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        b. Press       and       keys scroll through CTCSS tones and press       .

6. General Information: The TDFM-136 is programmed in layers (levels) similar to a
Windows based computer operating system. Pressing              moves you up a level and
moves you down. After 5 seconds the radio reverts to level 1 (normal with no 1 displayed) if
no user action is taken. The radio’s level is displayed on the bottom line by “GD1” display.
Tones are assigned by channel. Never use a tone on a receive frequency unless operationally
required. The guard receiver is independent from the main receiver; however, they both use the
main transmitter. Set guard to 168.6250 MHz (Air Guard). No P25 Digital information is
included on this basic instruction sheet. There are 230 possible main pre-set channels.
Adjust display brightness with      (brighter) and     (dimmer) while on level 1.

Some NIICD radio features are disabled and the radio will display “Command Disabled” when
access is attempted. Disabled features are seldom used and/or will cause confusion during
normal radio operation.

Visit the NIICD website for the complete TDFM-136 Operator’s Guide at:
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                                                                                           September 22, 2005
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1. Change To A Previously Programmed Channel:
      2) Press           or        .
      Or
      1) Press           .
      2) Press desired preset channel number such as                               (for channel 24) and press

                   .

2. Load A New Channel Into Memory:
      11) Press      then      .
      12) Press keys corresponding to desired receive frequency “RX” (omitting the 1) and
          press      .
      13) Press keys corresponding to desired transmit frequency “TX” (omitting the 1) and
           press        . Radio automatically copies receive frequency settings to transmitter
           setting as a default.
      14) Press         or        to select 12.5 (normal) or 25.0 bandwidth and press               .

      15) Press         or        to change left most “MN” display character (A-Z, +-/ (etc.), and 0-9

           available) and press            . Continue step 5 until all nine spaces are filled. You may also

           skip this step by pressing           nine times. Blank space located between 9 and A. Press

                   to backup curser (F14 only).

      16) Set scan as either scan off “LOCKOUT” or scan on “SCAN”. On older TFM-138B
          radios, the scan is either on or off. Scan on newer F14 radios can be off or in any of
          the five scan banks.
             a. Older TFM-138B radios: Press                    or        to change from scan off
                   “LOCKOUT” or scan on “SCAN” and press                       .
             b. Newer F14 radios: Press                 for scan off “LOCKOUT” or one or more of the
                   scan banks          ,        ,       ,      , or        and press          .
      17) Save settings to a preset channel by pressing keys representing where you want
          information saved to such as                (for channel 6) then press        .
      18) Program GD frequencies and display (no bandwidth capability here) if desired and
           press         .

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     1) Press       then       .
     2) Press keys corresponding to desired frequency (omitting the 1) and press           .
     3) Press        or       to select 12.5 (normal) or 25.0 bandwidth and press          .

4.   Load CTCSS Tone:
     5) Press      then      .
     6) Receive tones are normally set to TONE 64, or no tone. If a receiver tone is desired,
         press        or      until desired receive tone displayed and press        . Some radios
         will skip this step.
     7) Press        or       until desired transmit tone displayed and press        .
     8) Change guard “G1” or “G2” tone, if desired, and press            until radio returns to
        normal operation.
     9) If radio displays “DPL”, enter 000. CTCSS tones and DPL cannot operate
        simultaneously.

5.   Change Bandwidth:
     4) To change a channel’s bandwidth that is already in main memory, follow Section 2.
     5) To change guard bandwidth, you must copy main channel information into a guard
        selection. You cannot change guard bandwidth directly. Ensure radio Configuration
        settings are properly set by:
          a. Turn radio off and set all three toggle switches up.
          b. Press and hold                     simultaneously while turning radio on.
          c. Once “CONFIGURATION” is displayed, release the three buttons.
          d. Press         until “FUNC 7” is displayed and press          or       until FUNC 7
             is “ON”.
          e. Continue to press         until radio starts up normally.
          f. Program guard frequency, bandwidth, display, and tone into any main channel,
             follow Section 2.
          g. Press     then          and main channel information will copy into selected
             guard channel.

6. General Information: Tones are assigned by channel. Never use a tone on a receive
frequency unless operationally required. The guard receiver is independent from the main
receiver; however, they both use the main transmitter. Set guard to 168.6250 MHz (Air Guard)
with a transmitter tone of 110.9 Hz. There are 120 possible main pre-set channels. TFM-138B
radios cannot be programmed through the C-130 SCNS system.
     1) Determine if you have an F14 radio by turning the radio on. Look at the lower right
        display. F14 will be displayed on newer radios. Older radios will not display


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        anything in this area during boot-up.
     2) Adjust display brightness with          (brighter) and   (dimmer).
     3) The radio keypad can be locked out. Lock keypad by pressing          then      .
        Unlock keypad by holding         until “UNLOCK” is displayed.
     4) Channels capable of being scanned are identified with a “+”. Shortcut (F14 only) –
        Clear a channel of all scan data or enter scan data into a main channel by pressing
              then      .
Visit the NIICD website for the complete TFM-138B Operator’s Guide at:
www.fs.fed.us/fire/niicd/documents




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XXVI. AGREEMENTS
      A. Interagency Agreements

                                            INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT
                                                                for the
                             PROVISION OF TEMPORARY SUPPORT DURING
                               WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS
                                                              among the

                             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
                                                                  the
                             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
                                                               and the
                                  UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                                      DOI (BLM-OF&A) Agreement No. 1422RA1050018
                                    USDA (USFS-NIFC) Agreement No. 05-lA-11130206-053

1.0    INTRODUCTION.

       Wildland fire management, suppression, and safety are of national importance and are an ongoing
       concern of the American public. Considerable cooperation and coordination already exists among
       the Department of the Interior (DOI), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department
       of Defense (DoD) for discharging these responsibilities.

       The National Interagency Fire Center (MFC) is jointly managed by the Departments of
       Agriculture and the Interior. It is staffed by personnel from several Federal agencies whose
       facilities are combined to carry out their respective Department's fire prevention, suppression and
       control responsibilities, NIFC is responsible to provide national coordination and logistic support
       for the activities related to the control of forest and range fires within the United States, which
       includes all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and fires on State and private lands, as well as all
       U.S. Territories and Possessions.

       The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense (ASD(HD)), as directed in the Deputy
       Secretary of Defense memorandum, "Implementation Guidance Regarding the Office of the
       Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense," dated March 25, 2003, has responsibility
       for Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) in DoD. The ASD(HD) acts on behalf of the
       Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, and DoD agencies, referred to hereafter as DoD
       Components, and may be requested to provide wildland fire emergency assistance to Federal
       agencies through the NIFC.

2.0. PURPOSE.

       The purpose of this Interagency Agreement is to establish the general guidelines, terms and
       conditions under which MFC will request and DoD will provide temporary support to MFC in
       wildland fire emergencies occurring within all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and all U.S.
       Territories and Possessions, including fires on State and private lands. It is also intended to
       provide the basis for reimbursement of DoD under the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 1535-36) for
       goods and services provided through NIFC to the various firefighting agencies for response to
       wildland fire emergencies.

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AUTHORITY.

        A.      The Economy Act of June 30, 1932, as amended (31 U.S.C. § 1535, 1536)
       B.      Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2001 (P.L. 106-
               291), and Appropriations Act(s) for subsequent fiscal years
       C.      Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. § 1701 et seq.)
       D.      National Forest Management Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-5SS)
       E.      National Park Service Organic Act of August 1916 (16 U.S.C. § 1)
       F.      National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act of June 27, 1998 (16 U.S.C. § 668dd)
        G.      National Indian Forest Resources Management Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. § 3101 et seq.)
       H.      Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-313, 92 Stat. 365 as amended; 16
               U.S.C. § 2101 (note), 2101-2103, 2103a, 2103b, 2104-2105)
        I.     DoD Directive 3025.1, Military Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA), January 15, 1993
        J.      DoD Directive 3025.15, Military Assistance to Civil Authorities (MACA), February 18,
                1997
        K.      Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, Implementation Guidance Regarding the
                Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense (ASD(HD)), March 25,
                2003
        L.      DoDI 6055.6, DoD Fire and Emergency Services Program, October 10, 2000
        M.     DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR), DoD 7000.14-R, Volume 11A
               Reimbursable Operations, Policy and Procedures, September 1997 (with changes through
               May 2001)
       N.      DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR), DoD 7000.14-R, Volume 1 IB
               Reimbursable Operations, Policy, and Procedures - Defense Working Capital Fund,
               December 1994 (with changes through October 2002)

4.0          RESPONSIBILITIES.

       A.      The NIFC agrees to:

               1. Submit initial requests for DoD support through the DoD Executive Secretariat. Once a
                  Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO) has been assigned to NIFC, subsequent requests
                  will be submitted through the DCO.

               2. Provide appropriate agreement or ordering document. The document will describe the
                  DoD capabilities requested, when and where the resources are needed, an estimate of
                  the length of time the resources are required, a funds citation, billing instructions,
                  payment information, and acquisition authority. NIFC will ensure that funds are
                  available to reimburse DoD for goods and services provided, and that the request is in
                  the best interest of the government.

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                     requested support is not in competition with private enterprise.

               4. Provide appropriate personnel, training, equipment, supplies and other resources as
                  required to prepare DoD personnel for wildland fire suppression duties.

               5. Reimburse DoD for the actual costs of the goods and services (e.g. personnel,
                  equipment, aircraft, supplies and fire protection services) provided in wildland fire
                  suppression operations.

                     a.     Actual costs include all direct costs attributable to providing such goods or
                            services regardless of whether DoD's expenditures are increased. Actual costs also
                            include indirect costs (overhead) if the personnel, equipment, aircraft, supplies
                            and fire protection services are provided for the benefit of DOI or USDA.

                     b.     Reimbursement will be in accordance with DoD Financial Management
                            Regulation (FMR) 7000.14-R, as amended. A summarization of the rules for
                            determining the reimbursable amounts to be collected by DoD Components are
                            found in the FMR in Volume 11 A, Chapter 1, addendum 1, addendum 2 and any
                            subsequent related addenda.

                     c.     Provide a summary by fire number of the cumulative DoD approved billings,
                            DoD reimbursements, and an estimate of the outstanding billings based on DoD
                            obligation estimates by DoD Components for the prior calendar year by February
                            15 of each calendar year. This summary will prepare the NIFC and DoD
                            Components for the post-fire season reimbursement workshop referenced in C.3.
                            below.

                     d.     Transfer of funds will be made directly to the appropriate DoD Component via the
                            Intra-governmental Paying and Collection (IPAC) System.

          B. DoD agrees to:

               1. Provide assistance in the form of personnel (both military and MFC-certified DoD
                  civilian firefighters), equipment, aircraft, supplies and/or fire protection services on a
                  reimbursable basis when a request for assistance complies with the requirements of this
                  agreement and DoD is able to provide the requested resources.

               2. Provide Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS)-capable aircraft, MAFFS-
                  trained aircrews and appropriate support personnel to conduct aerial dispersal of fire
                  retardant for fire suppression on a reimbursable basis when requests for this type of
                  assistance comply with the requirements of this agreement and DoD is able to provide
                  the requested support. The USDA, Forest Service (USDA, FS) owns and will provide
                  MAFFS units for deployment on DoD MAFFS-capable aircraft.


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               3. Ensure servicing DoD Components provide NIPC with an obligation estimate for DoD
                  resources at rime of request, including updates as needed. DoD will coordinate closely
                  with NIFC and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) (as prescribed by
                  DoD FMR, Volume 11 A, Chapter 3) to ensure appropriate billing procedures are
                  followed. DoD will also provide a single point of contact within each DoD Component.

               4. Provide NIFC invoices from each DoD Component for goods and services using a
                  Standard Form 1080 billing document.

                     a.      Submit invoices to: USDA Forest Service, Financial Manager, 3833 South
                             Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho, 83705.
                     b.      Invoicing for actual expenditures reimbursements (performance of work or
                             services, payments to contractors, or delivery from inventory) shall begin within
                             thirty- (30) calendar days after the month in which performance occurred. Final
                             billing invoices shall be submitted within ninety- (90) calendar days of the
                             termination of the supported event.
                     c.      Invoices shall identify the DoD point of contact (POC), POC commercial phone
                             number, the fire incident name, the fire incident number, the fire incident date,
                             and whether the invoice is a partial or final billing.
                     d.      Supporting documentation is required for each billing invoice for reimbursement
                             and shall include a copy of all requests for assistance, e.g. Resource Orders and
                             Agreements. Backup documentation will identify the fire incident name, the fire
                             incident number, the document number from the Agreement (USDA form AD-
                             672), and the costs incurred by each major item listed in the NIFC Resource
                             Order.
                     e.      DoD Components will cite the NIFC obligation Agreement document number
                             after MFC approves the SF 1080 billing document and submit it to the
                             appropriate DFAS paying station.
                     f.      Acceptable methods of transmitting the SF 1080 billing document and back-up
                             documentation to MFC include a printed copy via standard United States mail or
                             overnight service, fax, or e-mail.

               5. Retain the right to disapprove or modify any request that interferes with the
                  Department's operational readiness, or DoD is otherwise unable to provide the
                  requested resources.

          C. The DOI, USDA, and DoD mutually agree to:

               1. The USDA, FS - NIFC will be the cognizant agency responsible for the payment and
                  reconciliation of DoD expenditures under this Agreement. The DOI will make transfers
                  of funds to the USDA-FS by arrangements separate from this Agreement, as warranted
                  and appropriate.

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               2. Conduct an annual coordination meeting or conference call not later than May 1, as
                  well as a post-season meeting or conference call not later than December 10, to share
                  plans and to review lessons learned, current procedures, Department policies, and to
                  make any revisions, as necessary.

               3. Conduct a post-fire season reimbursement workshop with appropriate DoD Commands
                  and Components and NIFC. The individuals involved will select the date, location and
                  agenda for the workshop. The purpose of this meeting will be to ensure all DoD support
                  to NIFC has been fully reimbursed for the previous fire season, to complete outstanding
                  reimbursement transactions, if necessary, update points of contact, and to train new
                  personnel on the reimbursement process. Reimbursement procedures will also be
                  reviewed for the upcoming fire season.

5.0     TERMS OF AGREEMENT.

       A.      The terms of this Interagency Agreement will become effective and will remain in effect for
               a period of five (5) years commencing on the date of the last signature on this Agreement,
               unless otherwise agreed, modified or terminated by mutual agreement. The Agreement shall
               be reviewed by all participants to determine suitability for renewal, revision, or termination.
               Extensions will be in writing and signed by all signatories, or authorized representatives, to
               this agreement.

       B.      Any party may terminate its participation in this Agreement by providing thirty (30)
               calendar days written notice prior of such termination to the other parties. The parties
               understand that reimbursement for any expenses properly incurred before the cancellation
               date will be made in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. The remaining parties
               may continue the provisions of this Agreement as long as the DoD remains a party.

       C.      This Agreement does not supersede or modify existing mutual aid agreements, assistance
               agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, or contract procedures between individual DoD
               installations and local communities.

       D.      This Agreement supersedes the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of
               Defense-Army, Executive Agent and the Boise Interagency Fire Center dated September
               13, 1990, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding among the Departments of
               Defense, Agriculture and the Interior, dated June 26,1975.

6.0 CENERAL PROVISIONS.

       A.      All obligations of the parties to this Agreement shall be subject to the availability of funds
               for such purposes.

       B.      This Agreement may be modified to incorporate any changes that are mutually agreed upon
               by all parties. Such modifications will be in writing and will identify the specific activities
               affected by the modification, the total amount of funds applicable to the modification, as
               appropriate, and any other pertinent details of the modification. DOT, Bureau of Land


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               Management (BLM) is designated as the agency responsible for administrative oversight
               and preparation of modifications to this Agreement. A modification will not take effect
               until signed by all parties to the Agreement

7.0 RESOLUTION OF DISAGREEMENTS.

       In the event of a disagreement in the interpretation of the provisions of this Agreement, or
       amendments and/or modifications thereto, that cannot be resolved at the operating level, the
       area(s) of disagreement will be stated in writing by each party and presented to the other parties
       for consideration. If agreement on interpretation is not reached within thirty (30) days, the parties
       will forward the written presentation of the disagreement to their respective more senior officials
       within their respective organizations for appropriate resolution.

8.0 PRINCIPAL CONTACTS.

       A.      For the National Interagency Fire Center:
               TECHNICAL CONTACT                                        AGREEMENTS CONTACT
               NICC Manager                                             Grants and Agreements Specialist
               National Interagency Fire Center                         National Interagency Fire Center
               3833 South Development Avenue                            Bureau of Land Management
               Boise ID 83705-5354                                      3833 South Development Avenue
               208/387-5400 - office                                    Boise ID 83705-5354
               208/387-5414 - fax                                       208/387-5360 - office
                                                                        208/387-5574 - fax
               ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT
               Administrative Manager
               National Interagency Fire Center
               U.S. Forest Service
               3833 South Development Avenue
               Boise ID83705-S354
               208/387-5608 - office
               208/387-5394 - fax
       B.       For the Department of Defense:
               ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT
               Director of Civil Support
               Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense of Homeland Defense
               Room 5D337
               2600 Defense Pentagon
               Washington, DC 20301-2600
               703-697-5822 - Office
               703-697-5991 - Fax


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                                                 Modification No, 01
                                            INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT
                                                                for the
                              PROVISION OF TEMPORARY SUPPORT DURING
                                WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS
                                                              among the
                             UNTIED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
                                                                  the
                             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
                                                                and the
                                  UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                                      DOI (BLM-OF&A) Agreement No. 1422RA1050018
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     PURPOSE.

     The purpose of this modification to the Interagency Agreement is to amend the language in the
     following sub-section. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement remain in full force and
     effect:


     4.0       RESPONSIBILITIES.

               A.     The N IFC agrees to:

               3. Ensure that oil available or suitable civilian resources have been committed, and the
                  requested support is not in competition with private enterprise.

               3. Ensure that requests for utilization of DoD aviation or other assets will be reviewed and
                  compliant with the Economy Act of June 30,1932, as amended (31 U.S.C. § § 1535,
                  1536), the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and any other applicable laws and
                  regulations, as appropriate.




Provision of Temporary Support During Wildland Firefighting Operations
Modification No. 01
DOI (BLM-OF&A) Agreement No 1422RA1050018
USDA (USFS-NIFC) Agreement No. 05-IA-11130206-053
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B. State of California Agreement

                            COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT AMONG
                                 STATE OF CALIFORNIA
                                MILITARY DEPARTMENT

                                                 AND

                             STATE OF CALIFORNIA
                  DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION

                                                 AND

                       UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
                           BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
                              CALIFORNIA STATE OFFICE

                                                 AND

                    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                        FOREST SERVICE
                                  PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION

                                                 AND

                         UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
                                NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE
                                     PACIFIC WEST REGION

                                                 AND

                                    STATE OF CALIFORNIA
                               OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

As authorized by Acts of Congress of April 24, 1950 (16 USC 572 and 580), December 15, 1975 (16
USC 565a), the Reciprocal Fire Protection Act of May 27, 1955 (69 Stat 66; 42 USC 1856), the
California Public Resources Code Section 4141, and the California Military and Veterans Code
(CMVC) Section 146 and memorandums of understanding between the Department of Defense and
Department of Agriculture and Interior, this agreement is entered into January 1, 2000 by and between
the State of California, Military Department (MILITARY), the California Department of Forestry and
Fire Protection (CDF), the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management,
California State Office (BUREAU), the Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service,
Pacific Southwest Region (FOREST SERVICE) the United States Department of Interior, National
Parks Service, Pacific West Region (NPS), and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES).

                                                 RECITALS

1.      Pursuant to Section 4125 of the Public Resources Code (PRC), CDF has the primary
        responsibility for preventing and suppressing fires occurring on certain lands within
        California that have been so designated by the State Board of Forestry.



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2.    Pursuant to certain Acts of the Congress of the United States the BUREAU, NPS, and the
      FOREST SERVICE have the responsibility for preventing and suppressing fires occurring
      on Public and National Forest System Lands within California.

3.    CDF has entered into a cooperative agreement with the BUREAU, NPS, and the FOREST
      SERVICE that provides authority for those agencies to assist each other in wildland fire
      protection.

4.    It has been determined that a wildland fire may constitute a public disaster.

5.    CDF, the BUREAU, NPS, and/or the FOREST SERVICE, hereinafter collectively referred
      to as FOREST AGENCIES, during wildland fire emergencies, may have urgent need for
      additional equipment and personnel.

6.    Pursuant to Section 146 of the CMVC, the Governor may call the MILITARY into
      emergency service to participate in the suppression of fires threatening life and property.

7.    Pursuant to Section 8586 of the California Emergency Services Act the Governor shall
      assign all or part of his powers and duties under the Emergency Services Act to the Office
      of Emergency Services.

                                      TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                                          GENERAL POLICIES

8.    The terms and conditions of this agreement apply to a state activation of the MILITARY,
      including state activations and alerts of MILITARY Modular Airborne Fire Fighting
      Systems (MAFFS), by the Governor, in response to a request by CDF. This agreement
      does not apply to Federal activations of MAFFS. The use of MILITARY resources in
      combating wildland fires shall be based on the premise that sufficient civilian resources are
      not available to adequately cope with the wildland fire emergency, and that a Proclamation
      of Emergency has been issued by the Governor or a Mission Number has been assigned to
      MILITARY by OES for wildland fire duty.

9.    Under the terms and conditions established in this agreement, CDF shall contact OES to
      dispatch MILITARY resources to any fire occurring within the State of California,
      regardless of which agency has the responsibility for controlling the fire. BUREAU, NPS,
      or FOREST SERVICE will submit all requests for MILITARY support through the
      appropriate CDF region command center to Sacramento OES to MILITARY. Exhibit A
      contains additional special agreements and procedures for the State activation or alert of
      the MAFFS.

10.   MILITARY resources will not be employed in support of fire suppression activities outside
      of California, except for the employment of the MAFFS utilizing C-130 aircraft and crews
      from the California Air National Guard (ANG) in a Federal Duty status, as directed by the
      Forest Service at the National Interagency Fire Center unless specifically authorized by the
      Governors of California and the supported state.

11.   Whenever a formal request for MILITARY assistance is being considered, CDF shall
      notify OES of any wildland fire occurring within California which could potentially
      require the commitment of MILITARY resources.

12.   Whenever MILITARY resources are placed in temporary wildland fire suppression support
      of FOREST AGENCIES, the supported agency shall notify the MILITARY Field
      Commander of the desired objectives to be achieved by the MILITARY forces. The


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      agency shall also provide technical direction to the MILITARY Field Commander who
      shall then employ the MILITARY forces to accomplish the general or specific objectives
      desired. The command and control of the committed MILITARY forces, however, shall be
      left solely to the designated MILITARY Field Commander.

13.   MILITARY is responsible for setting minimum qualification standards for personnel,
      including aircrews, that support wildland fire operations. MILITARY is also responsible
      for ensuring that MILITARY personnel are qualified for the duty positions to which they
      are assigned.

14.   MILITARY personnel and equipment will be used only as long as an emergency exists.
      MILITARY personnel and equipment should not be used during mop-up operations where
      the supported agency could provide the necessary support.

15.   Members of the MILITARY, who are performing duty pursuant to 32 USC 502, are not
      within the scope of TITLE VI of the Civil Rights (CR) Act of 1964. MILITARY agrees to
      abide by the principles of TITLE VI, and to process any claims of discrimination under
      applicable Army and National Guard regulations. Likewise, persons performing State
      Active Duty, pursuant to the CMVC, who have similar claims will be processed according
      to State law and regulations promulgated to guarantee civil rights and equal opportunity.

16.   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 to arise there from, unless it is made
      with a corporation for its general benefit.

                                    Operational Procedures - Dispatch

17.   It shall be the responsibility of OES, in conjunction with FOREST AGENCIES and the
      MILITARY to determine that the use of MILITARY resources is appropriate and required.

18.   For requests by BUREAU, NPS, or FOREST SERVICE, orders will be placed with CDF,
      who will then place the order through Sacramento OES, except ANG MAFFS support,
      may be ordered directly from the FOREST SERVICE when required for federal support in-
      state or out-of-state.

19.   OES will notify the Governor, of any request/commitment of MILITARY resources.

20.   CDF shall request from the Governor, through OES any additional MILITARY resources
      beyond those previously approved.

21.   OES will advise MILITARY when they have approved employment of MILITARY resources
      to support wildland firefighting operations.

22.   All requests for MILITARY resources shall be within any limitations expressed in an
      authorization by the Governor.

23.   All requests for MILITARY support to include command and control will include the
      following:

      a) order number and request number,
      b) incident name/support function,
      c) location,
      d) mission to be performed,
      e) date and time MILITARY resources are needed (minimum of 24 hours of advance
      notice is required),


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      f) name, location, and telephone numbers of point of contact for MILITARY resources,
      g) projected duration of mission,
      h) any special conditions to include required helicopter rescue/medevac periods of
      coverage and response time,
      i) agency that will provide logistical support (fuel, subsistence) at the mission site.
24.   CDF will confirm in writing through CDF Form FC-112, “National Guard Resource
      Request”, any oral requests made to MILITARY within 12 hours of the oral request.

25.   MILITARY shall be responsible to evaluate all requests for assistance to ensure that the
      most appropriate MILITARY resources are assigned.

26.   MILITARY shall promptly issue all necessary orders for personnel and equipment required
      to accomplish the mission to be performed.

27.   MILITARY shall advise CDF and any supported agency of the identification of the MILITARY
      resources assigned by Order Number and Request Number, the name and rank of the assigned
      Military Field Commander, the amount and type of equipment assigned, the total number of
      personnel assigned, and the dates and times of departure from home station and of arrival at
      assigned destination.

28.   The assigned Military Field Commander shall be the designated agency representative for
      MILITARY at the assigned incident.

                                  Operational Procedures - Equipment

29.   Only qualified MILITARY personnel shall operate MILITARY equipment.

30.   If qualified, MILITARY personnel may be permitted to operate nonmilitary ground
      equipment, when directed by the Incident Commander and with the approval of the
      MILITARY Field Commander.

31.   MILITARY shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of MILITARY equipment,
      while such equipment is assigned to a supported agency. The supported agency shall
      provide reimbursement for all MILITARY maintenance and repair costs incurred as a
      direct result of supporting the wildland fire operations. MILITARY will bill for post-
      incident aircraft and equipment maintenance at established Department of Defense
      emergency rates based on the number of hours of flight time or equipment use attributable
      to the incident. MILITARY will not bill for personnel performing post-incident aircraft or
      equipment maintenance. It is the joint responsibility of the supported agency and the
      MILITARY facility to ensure that aircraft (rotor and fixed-wing) are cleaned. If necessary
      this may entail hiring of contractor services to remove any painted markings. Cleaning of
      aircraft is chargeable to the supported agency.

32.   FOREST AGENCIES shall be responsible for providing fuel for MILITARY aircraft and
      equipment while at an incident.

33.   The agency managing the maintenance operations for the incident is responsible for the
      proper collection, storage, packaging, manifesting, and disposal of all hazardous waste
      generated as a result of MILITARY maintenance operations at the incident, command post,
      base camp, staging area, or mobilization center. Such collection, storage, packaging,
      manifesting, and disposal shall be in conformance with all applicable federal, state, and
      local laws, rules, and regulations.




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                                   Operational Procedures - Personnel

34.   MILITARY shall provide, where appropriate sufficient personnel to operate all
      MILITARY equipment on a 24-hour basis.

35.   The organization of MILITARY resources provided will include essential supervisory,
      maintenance, liaison, communications and relief personnel. MILITARY will determine
      the number of personnel and staffing levels based upon the specific mission to be
      accomplished and the equipment involved.

36.   MILITARY will bill the supported agency for MILITARY personnel provided in support
      of wildland firefighting operations at the daily fire pay rate specified in the annual
      “Military Positions and Daily Fire Pay Rate Letter for Support of Forest Agencies”, based
      on the MILITARY position filled. The daily rate will be billed regardless of the amount of
      time worked on a given day by any personnel. In the event MILITARY personnel are
      assigned to more than one incident during a calendar day, MILITARY will only bill the
      first incident. MILITARY will bill the supported agency its actual costs for any federal or
      state civil service personnel, or other non-military personnel, used in direct support of fire
      operations provided their salaries are not included in MILITARY’S indirect cost base
      calculations.

      When MILITARY helicopters are utilized in an initial attack role from a permanent or
      temporary helitack base that is not a part of a specific incident, MILITARY will bill the
      agency managing the helitack base for all billable MILITARY costs so assigned regardless
      of whose fire is flown. The agency managing the helitack base will then bill the FOREST
      AGENCY whose fire was flown on a pro-rated basis for personnel costs and on a flight
      time basis for flight and post incident maintenance. The assignment as an initial attack
      helicopter will be terminated in the event a helicopter is assigned to a specific incident in
      excess of 48 hours.
      The baseline daily fire pay for the Military Field Commander is a Lieutenant Colonel with
      15 years of service, one dependent and married. Future increases in the daily fire pay are
      tied to MILITARY pay increase percentages. MILITARY will notify CDF of any
      MILITARY pay raise, and the percentage that applies to the baseline rate annually by
      February 15th. CDF will notify FOREST SERVICE, BLM and NPS of proposed rate
      changes and initiate negotiations, if necessary. Daily pay rates will be adjusted in
      accordance with (IAW) FOREST AGENCIES’ concurrence or pursuant to negotiations if
      negotiations are held. The Annual Military Positions and Daily Fire Pay Rate Letter for
      Support of Forest Agencies will be published by April 1st and distributed to MILITARY
      and FOREST AGENCIES by CDF.

37.   MILITARY will pay personnel a daily rate (calendar day) based upon the positions
      established per paragraph 35 above.

38.   MILITARY will pay the daily rate beginning and ending on the first and last day of duty at
      home station.

39.   The agency managing the incident shall provide MILITARY personnel with food and
      lodging while at the scene of an incident and ground transportation to and from lodging for
      flight crews. Other than State activations of MAFFS and flight crew personnel,
      MILITARY personnel will not normally be provided motels at incidents. Any motels
      provided to authorized MILITARY personnel will be coordinated with the incident’s
      logistics section. Subsistence while in travel status to and from incidents, shall be arranged
      and paid for by MILITARY not to exceed State Department of Personnel Administration
      regulations for non-represented employees. The supported agency shall reimburse
      MILITARY for subsistence in accordance with paragraphs 42 and 48 of this agreement.

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40.     In the event a canteen/commissary is established by FOREST AGENCIES at the incident
        base, MILITARY personnel shall be allowed access on a cash basis IAW the procedures in
        effect at the time.

41.     MILITARY personnel will not be permitted to use privately owned vehicles to travel to or
        from the scene of wildland fires. MILITARY will ensure that sufficient MILITARY
        vehicles are available to provide necessary transportation for MILITARY personnel with
        the exception of ground transportation to and from lodging for flight crews which is to be
        provided by the agency managing the incident.

42.     MILITARY personnel shall, at all times, remain under the command and control of
        MILITARY.

                                 Administration - Costs and Reimbursement

43.     Supported agencies will be responsible for all costs incurred by MILITARY for the
        assistance requested by them and provided by MILITARY. MILITARY will provide
        separate billings to each supported agency. Each supported agency will process these
        billings in a reasonable time period. If MILITARY will experience a cash flow problem,
        MILITARY may request an advance payment on an expedited basis. Billings, other than
        advances, will be submitted in duplicate and identified by fire name and appropriate order
        number and request number. Billings will be adequately documented. Adequate
        documentation has been agreed to by the State and Federal Agencies, and is defined in the
        billing support documentation instructions provided separately to each billing unit.
        Payments will be for actual expenditures incurred unless identified as an advance. Any
        necessary adjustments will be made IAW paragraph 49.

All bills for services provided to the CDF will be mailed to the following address:
        California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
        Accounting Office, Room 1555
        P. O. Box 944246
        Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

All bills for services provided to the FOREST SERVICE will be mailed to the following address:
        USDA Forest Service
        Incident Financial Services
        100 Forni Road
        Placerville, CA 95667

All bills for services provided to the NPS will be mailed to:

        National Park Service
        Pacific West Region Office
        Division of Finance
        600 Harrison Street, Suite 600
        San Francisco, CA 94107-1372

All bills for services provided the BUREAU will be mailed to:

        Bureau of Land Management
        Branch of Fire and Aviation Management
        2800 Cottage Way, Room W-1834
        Sacramento, CA 95825


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Questions regarding MILITARY billings, cost estimates, etc. will be directed to:
        California Military Department
        Comptrollers Office
        9800 Goethe Road
        Sacramento, CA 95826

44.     Personnel costs will include the daily fire pay for MILITARY personnel called to duty in
        support of wildland fire operations, pay system management costs, and the daily fire pay of
        MILITARY full-time employees not normally assigned to positions that support
        emergency operations, who are diverted to administer fire support operations whose
        salaries are not included in MILITARY’S indirect cost base calculations. The “Military
        Positions and Daily Fire Pay Rate Letter for Support of Forest Agencies”, shall be the
        source document to compute the daily rate for MILITARY personnel costs. The personnel
        costs shall also include the costs of premiums under MILITARY Department’s State
        Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) policy #107101. This premium shall be computed
        by the SCIF rates and modifications in effect at the time. The rate will be applied to the
        MILITARY Department payroll activity for any given incident and charged to the
        supported agency or agencies.

45.     The supported agencies and the MILITARY hereby waive all claims between and against
        each other, arising in the performance of this agreement, for compensation for loss or
        damage to each other’s property, and personal injury, including death, of employees,
        agents and contractors. Supported agencies shall reimburse the MILITARY for costs
        incurred by the MILITARY resulting from damage to equipment directly caused by the
        wildland fire being suppressed, where MILITARY, its employees, and/or operational
        failures in the equipment are not a contributing factor to such damage, upon which there
        will be mutual agreement between MILITARY and supported agency. Loss or damage to
        MILITARY equipment occurring on an incident is to be reported to the incident finance
        section to ensure proper documentation and investigation. MILITARY will initiate an
        Incident Report, CALFORM 190-40, which will be made available to the FOREST
        AGENCIES.

46.     Supported agencies will reimburse MILITARY for all expendable materials and services
        procured by MILITARY in support of specific wildfire operations, IAW paragraphs 43 and
        49 of this agreement. This includes fuel, lodging, and subsistence costs for MILITARY
        personnel/units deploying to or from home station to incident bases. Any procurement of
        materials, supplies, or services made by MILITARY while at an incident will be
        coordinated with the incident logistics function.

47.     Order numbers will be requested by MILITARY as required to activate MILITARY Joint
        Operations Center (JOC) or special support functions as necessary. The MILITARY will
        charge supported agencies for all costs associated with providing command and control
        elements conducting statewide operations to include special support functions.
        MILITARY will advise supported agencies upon deactivation of personnel and incident
        closure.

48.     Supported agencies will reimburse MILITARY for indirect costs and Central Services Cost
        Recovery at the approved rate in existence at the time of the incurred costs, IAW approved
        indirect cost rate proposal, approved by the State Department of Finance. Costs shall be
        computed IAW SAM 8752 and 8752.1. Nothing herein contained shall preclude advance
        payments by CDF pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 3, Part 1, Division 3, Title 2, Government
        Code.

49.     Supported agencies and MILITARY will reconcile advances and actual costs, and will
        adjust advances to actual costs within one hundred twenty days of an incident's closure.

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      Incident closure is the date the last resources are released under the order number. If
      supported agency resources on the order number are placed on a normal workday status,
      that date will be the date of incident closure.

50.   Nothing herein shall be interpreted as obligating the FOREST AGENCIES to expend funds
      or as involving the United States or the State of California in any contract or other
      obligation for the future payment of money in excess of appropriations authorized by law
      and administratively allocated for the work contemplated in this agreement.

51.   MILITARY and FOREST AGENCIES shall be subject to examination and audit for three
      years after final payment under the terms of this agreement. Examination and audit shall
      be confined to those matters connected with the performance of this agreement including,
      but not limited to, the cost of administration.

                Previous Agreements Canceled, Amendments and Term of Agreement

52.   This agreement supersedes and cancels the agreement CDF # 7CA61361, Forest Service #
      MOU-5-96-20-097, entered into on August 1, 1996, as amended September 26, 1996,
      between CDF, FOREST SERVICE, BLM, NPS, MILITARY and OES.

53.   This agreement may be amended at any time by written mutual consent of the parties
      hereto. All amendments must be written and signed to be effective.

54.   The term of this agreement shall commence on January 1, 2000, and shall continue through
      December 31, 2004 unless otherwise terminated with 60 days prior written notice between
      the parties.

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this agreement.

      STATE OF CALIFORNIA                             STATE OF CALIFORNIA
      DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY                          MILITARY DEPARTMENT
      AND FIRE PROTECTION
      By:                                             By:

      /s/ Glen Newman                                      /s/ Paul Monroe
      GLEN NEWMAN                                     PAUL MONROE
      DIRECTOR                                        THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

      Date: March 9, 2000                             Date: March 22, 2000


      REGIONAL FORESTER                               STATE DIRECTOR
      USDA, FOREST SERVICE                            USDI, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
      PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION                        CALIFORNIA STATE OFFICE
      By:                                             By:

      /s/ Roberta A. Moltz                            /s/ Al Wright
      ROBERTA A. MOLTZ                                AL WRIGHT
      REGIONAL FORESTER                                       STATE DIRECTOR

      Date: March 21, 2000                            Date: March 17, 2000




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       REGIONAL DIRECTOR                            STATE OF CALIFORNIA
       USDI, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE                  GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF
       PACIFIC WEST REGION                          EMERGENCY SERVICES
       By:                                  By:


       /s/ John J. Reynolds                         /s/ Dallas Jones
       JOHN J. REYNOLDS                             DALLAS JONES
       REGIONAL DIRECTOR                                     DIRECTOR

       Date: August 2, 2000                         Date:


       STATE OF CALIFORNIA
       DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

       /s/Theresa Boren

       THERESA BOREN

       August 18, 2000



                    COOPERATIVE FIRE PROTECTION AGREEMENT

                                         EXHIBIT A

                    MODULAR AIRBORNE FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEMS

                              STATE ACTIVATIONS AND ALERTS

The procedures contained in this exhibit apply to state activations and alerts of MAFFS.
Federal activations of MAFFS are covered in “Operations Order Coronet Forest” and the
current Forest Service “MAFFS Operating Plan”.

A.   ASSUMPTIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND LIMITATIONS

       1. The FOREST SERVICE maintains MAFFS equipment for use in fire suppression.
       If not being used for a federal activation, the FOREST SERVICE is willing to loan the
       MAFFS units to CDF in its fire suppression efforts.

       2. CDF will only request the use of the MAFFS equipment and FOREST SERVICE
       services in an emergency situation when life and/or property is immediately threatened,
       when civilian resources are not reasonably available, or when it has been determined
       that other available resources are not appropriate, or would not be effective, for the
       conditions of the fire.

       3. State activation or alert of MAFFS includes all the necessary personnel, equipment,
       and aircraft of the California Air National Guard's Channel Islands Air National Guard
       Base (ANGB).



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       4. Missions involving support of national security contingencies will have precedence
       over state emergency response.

       5.   One or both of the MAFFS units, being the property of the FOREST SERVICE,
            may be recalled for federal activations.

       6. The CDF will reimburse FOREST SERVICE for all costs, including overhead,
          related to its providing services of the Airtanker Coordinators, the FOREST
          SERVICE MAFFS Liaison Officer, and for any additional costs that are incurred
          that are a direct result of providing support to CDF.

 When CDF, during fire emergencies has determined that the California Air National Guard
aircraft are required for MAFFS, the following procedures shall be followed:

B.   THE FOREST SERVICE SHALL:

       1. Loan two Channel Island based MAFFS to the CDF in emergency situations. When
          BUREAU, NPS or FOREST SERVICE has need of the MAFFS, FOREST
          SERVICE will redirect it to federal service through the National Mobilization Plan.

       2. Furnish qualified MAFFS Liaison Officers for each activation request by state, until
          state can provide qualified personnel.

       3. Furnish qualified Airtanker Coordinators to CDF at each activation request. The
          Airtanker Coordinator will be the FOREST SERVICE leadplane pilot, if available.
          If no leadplane pilot is available, a CDF Airtanker Coordinator (non-pilot) will be
          assigned to the (MAFFS) coordination until a qualified Airtanker Coordinator is
          available. The FOREST SERVICE Airtanker Coordinator positions are highest
          priority and will be activated as soon as possible.

       4. Bill CDF for all costs, including overhead, related to its providing the services of the
          Airtanker Coordinators, MAFFS Liaison Officer, and any maintenance service
          requested IAW paragraph B. 1-3 of this exhibit.

C.   THE CDF SHALL:

       1. Upon presentation of a bill for collection, reimburse the FOREST SERVICE for all
          costs defined in paragraph B. 4. of this exhibit. Reimbursement to FOREST
          SERVICE shall be made payable to the United States Department of Agriculture,
          Forest Service, for deposit to the appropriation originally obligated. Mail to:

                              USDA, Forest Service
                              Pacific Southwest Region
                              Fiscal and Public Safety
                              1323 Club Drive
                              Vallejo, CA 94592

       2. Use only FOREST SERVICE approved retardants.




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      3. Return MAFFS units to the FOREST SERVICE in the same condition as received.
         All maintenance and operating costs incurred during CDF operations will be paid by
         the State.

      4. Notify FOREST SERVICE through the Southern Geographical Area Coordination
         Center (GACC), immediately upon activation. The Southern GACC will notify
         Region 5 Aviation and Fire Management and National Interagency Fire
         Coordination Center.

      5. Provide maintenance service during operation through use of FOREST SERVICE
         maintenance contractors or FOREST SERVICE approved personnel.

      6. Be liable for the cost of repair or depreciated value of either MAFFS unit lost,
         damaged, or destroyed while in the possession or under the control of CDF unless
         such loss, damage, or destruction is the result of an intentional tort by a FOREST
         SERVICE employee.

D.   SPECIAL PROCEDURES:

      1. The CDF will study what suitable and available aircraft are located within two hours
         of the Channel Islands ANGB, California area.

      2. When multiple structures are involved, or immediately threatened, and all local area
         (two hour time frame) airtankers are committed and other contract aircraft (outside
         local areas) cannot be moved into the local area within two hours, the Director of
         Forestry can order the MILITARY'S C-130's at Channel Islands activated for
         airtanker assignment IAW this agreement. The FOREST SERVICE agrees that
         when this activation takes place, the two MAFFS units assigned and located at
         Channel Islands, California will also be included in the activation order.

      3. The CDF (Sacramento) will be the principle unit to approve the activation request
         after they assure themselves that the contract airtanker fleet (CDF, BUREAU, NPS
         and FOREST SERVICE) is committed and/or unavailable.

      4. Any additional MAFFS requests will come through normal channels, and requested
         from National Interagency Fire Coordination Center.

      5. Media releases will be jointly issued by CDF and FOREST SERVICE during
         activation.

      6. In the event a MAFFS unit becomes inoperative and a replacement is needed, CDF
         will request the Regional Director for Aviation and Fire Management to provide a
         replacement unit.

      7. If the fire situation continues to worsen after State activation, CDF may request
         national mobilization of MAFFS, at which time the program will be operated as a
         federal activity. CDF will request that any MAFFS on State activation be
         retroactively placed under federal activation when an out-of-state (national
         mobilization) MAFFS is/are assigned to California.




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      8. The CDF and MILITARY may use MAFFS units for training purposes upon
         notification of Southern GACC.

      9. The CDF will assign an Airtanker Base Manager and Safety Officer upon
         activation.

      10. An operational Command Center will be identified for the MAFFS operation
          (Region Command Center).

      11. The FOREST SERVICE will provide an Agency Representative during activations.

      12. Only personnel essential to the mission will be transported aboard aircraft during the
          fire missions.

      13. The assigned qualified MAFFS Liaison Officer is the person in charge of the
          MAFFS operations.

      14. The CDF will adhere to all applicable parts of the current National MAFFS
          Operating Plan.

E.   MAFFS “ALERT” PROCESS

      The two MAFFS at Channel Islands may be STATE ALERTED when the FIRE
      DANGER RATING program for prediction of major fire potential indicates a rating of
      “EXTREME” for the FIRE DANGER RATING zone where the use of MAFFS is
      contemplated, AND current and/or predicted fire weather forecasts include any red flag
      warnings within or adjacent to the FIRE DANGER RATING zones rated as
      “EXTREME.” ALERT in this procedure is defined as the period of time it takes to
      assemble all necessary resources and personnel from the time of request from OES to
      MILITARY to the time of deployment. This is predicated on all non-MILITARY
      resources being in place to meet the same time of deployment as the MILITARY.

      MAFFS ALERT PROCEDURES FOR MILITARY

      1. CDF places an order for an ALERT of the two Channel Islands MAFFS through
         normal dispatch channels to the CDF Sacramento Fire Protection Duty Chief. (See
         CDF Procedure 8100-009.) The alert request must clearly indicate if a possible
         activation would require deployment to a location other than Channel Islands.
         Deployment to another location requires a minimum of two additional aircraft and
         flight crews.

      2. Once the CDF Sacramento Fire Protection Duty Chief receives Director’s approval,
         he will advise the CDF Region Command Center to request Sacramento OES to
         issue a mission number and ALERT the Channel Islands MAFFS.

      3. OES notifies the MILITARY Emergency Operations Center. (MILITARY JOC).

      4. MILITARY JOC notifies key staff of mission approval and acceptance.

      5. MILITARY JOC notifies 146th AW.


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6. 146th AW notifies key staff.

The above notifications constitute about one hour.

7. 146th recalls required personnel to the base to prepare for mission:
       Flight crews (Support Aircraft if necessary)
       Maintenance and supply personnel
       POL and aerial port personnel
       Command and control personnel

 Time required for recall: three hours.

8. Aircraft are prepared for MAFFS mission by removing external fuel tanks and
   painting aircraft IAW FOREST SERVICE directives.

Time required: Four hours.

9. Aircraft pre-flighted and fueled.

Time required: Three hours.

10. Load and test MAFFS.

Time required: Two hours.

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 13 Hours
The estimated 13 hours for these activities is based on ideal conditions and are
dependent on the time of day or day of week (duty day/hour vs. non-duty day/hour) that
the request is submitted.

RESOURCE/PERSONNEL REQUIRED AND ASSOCIATED COSTS:

A. No additional resources are required which would incur any cost to maintain Alert
   Phase.

B.   Initial minimum personnel required to maintain Alert Phase are as follows:

Aircrew: Three officers and three enlisted per aircraft.

Ground Crew: Ten enlisted per aircraft.

Command and Control: Three officers and four enlisted.

11. The MAFFS placed on ALERT status will be staged ONLY at Channel Islands.
    Once ACTIVATED, MAFFS may be moved to another base closer to the point of
    intended use. Deployment to another location requires a minimum of two additional
    aircraft and flight crews.

12. Region Command Center initiates requests for the following personnel and
    equipment to respond to Channel Islands:


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       A. One CDF MAFFS Liaison Officer (MLO) (request one from the FOREST
          SERVICE if no CDF MLO is available). Liaison Officer will respond with MAFFS
          if they are later dispatched to operate from another base.

       The following should be requested and instructed to respond to the base where it is
       anticipated that the MAFFS ships will be operating from:

       B. One CDF MAFFS Air Tanker Base Manager and One Safety Officer (request one
          from the FOREST SERVICE if no CDF Air Tanker Base Manager or Safety Officer
          is available).

       C.   One retardant vendor Technical Representative and portable mixing base.

       This procedure provides the ability to respond MAFFS to fires in California in a
       relatively short period of time (four hours or less), and yet keeps expenses to a
       minimum. As the situation develops, the MAFFS could go to a full state or federal
       activation with all of the necessary MAFFS support staff. The operation could be
       relocated, as the situation develops in order to reduce turnaround times.

       MAFFS are placed on ALERT status based on an anticipated need, not a planned need.
       The MAFFS cannot fly without an MLO present at the MAFFS operation site, and a
       MAFFS Air Tanker Base Manager is required to run the MAFFS air tanker base. Thus
       the need for these positions in the initial ALERT.

F.   MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS

       1. The United States of America shall not be liable for any damage incident to the
          performance of work under this exhibit to CDF or MILITARY or any landowners
          for any damage, personal injury, or death occurring in consequence of the
          performance of this agreement, and to the extent authorized by law, CDF and
          MILITARY agree to defend and hold harmless the United States of America from
          any claims arising as a result of this Agreement.

The following reimbursement rates apply to the Cooperative Agreement among the State of
California, Military Department, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the
United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, the
Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region and the
United States Department of Interior, National Parks Service, Pacific West Region, and the
Governor's Office of Emergency Services entered into on January 1, 2000.




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                         RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2000 ARE:

                    MILITARY POSITIONS AND DAILY FIRE PAY RATES
                          FOR SUPPORT OF FOREST AGENCIES


    MILITARY POSITION TITLE                MILITARY GRADE          DAILY FIRE PAY
Military Field Commander                       Off (O4-O6)             $251.12
Liaison Officer (CalMAC)                       Off (O4-O6)             $251.12
Agency Representative (Forest level and
                                               Off (O4-O6)             $251.12
higher)

Physician (MC/MD)                              Off (O1-O6)             $251.12
Veterinarian                                   Off (O1-O6)             $251.12

Assistant Military Field Commander             Off (O3-O6)             $231.80
Registered Nurse                               Off (O1-O6)             $231.80
Physician’s Assistant                     WO/Off (W1-W4, O1-O6)        $231.80
Senior Command Representative (Home
                                               Off (O4-O6)             $231.80
Station)
Chief Nurse                                    Off (O4-O6)             $231.80
Pharmacist                                     Off (O1-O6)             $231.80

Operations Officer                             Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Hospital Wardmaster                            Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Clinical Specialist (LVN)                      Enl (E5-E7)             $222.14
Hospital Senior Enlisted                       Enl (E8-E9)             $222.14
Incident Base Camp First Sergeant              Enl (E7-E9)             $222.14
Meteorological Analyst (Air)                     WO/Off                $222.14
Meteorological Technician (Army)                 WO/Off                $222.14
Truckmaster                                    Enl (E7-E9)             $222.14
Heavy Special Equipment
Operator/Driver, Includes: Bulldozer
                                               Enl (E3-E8)             $222.14
Grader, Roadgrader, Scooploader,
Crane
Microwave Communications Team Chief       Enl/Off (E7-E9, O1-O6)       $222.14
Logistics Officer                              Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Administrative Officer                         Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Communications Officer                         Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Air Operations Officer (Air/Army)              Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Public Affairs Officer                         Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Personnel Officer                              Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Comptroller Officer                            Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Maintenance Officer                            Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Medical Maintenance Officer                    Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Supply Officer                                 Off (O4-O6)             $222.14
Finance Officer                                Off (O4-O6)             $222.14

Moral Services Officer                         Off (O4-O6)             $216.94
Survey Officer (Ground)                        Off (O4-O6)             $216.94
Mess Officer (Food Service)                    Off (O4-O6)             $216.94
Transportation Officer                         Off (O4-O6)             $216.94
Chaplain                                       Off (O1-O6)             $216.94
Casualty Officer                               Off (O4-O6)             $216.94




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MILITARY POSITION TITLE                         MILITARY GRADE                   DAILY FIRE PAY
Heavy Equipment Operator (vehicles over
                                                                                     $212.48
5 tons, 5-ton tractor/trailer, 20-ton dump or             Enl (E3-E8)
larger)
Site Supervisor Microwave
                                                          Enl (E6-E8)                $212.48
Communications
Air Crash Rescue Specialist                                Enl (E3-E8)               $212.48
Food Service Advisor (Mass Care)                           WO (W1-W4)                $212.48
CCTV Team Chief                                            Enl (E6-E8)               $212.48
UPAC Technician                                            Enl (E7-E8)               $212.48
Medical X-Ray Technician                             Enl/WO (E4-E9, W1-W4)           $212.48
Biomedical Equipment Repair Technician                     Enl (E3-E7)               $212.48
Air Traffic Controller                                     Enl (E3-E7)               $212.48
Logistics Officer/NCOIC                          Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Administrative Officer/NCOIC                     Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Operations Officer/NCOIC                         Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Communications Officer/NCOIC                     Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Air Operations Officer/NCOIC (Air/Army)          Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Public Affairs Officer/NCOIC                     Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Personnel Officer/NCOIC                          Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Maintenance Officer/NCOIC                        Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Medical Maintenance Officer/NCOIC                Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Supply Officer/NCOIC                             Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Mess Officer/NCOIC (Food Service)                Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Transportation Officer/NCOIC                     Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Casualty Officer/NCOIC                           Enl-Off (E7-E9, W3-W4, O1-O4)       $212.48
Vehicle Dispatcher/NCOIC                                   Enl (E7-E9)               $212.48
Food Service/NCOIC                                         Enl (E7-E9)               $212.48
Comptroller/NCOIC                                          Enl (E7-E9)               $212.48
Finance/NCOIC                                              Enl (E7-E9)               $212.48
Moral Service/NCOIC                                        Enl (E7-E9)               $212.48
Survey/NCOIC                                               Enl (E7-E9)               $212.48

Wrecker Driver/Operator                                    Enl (E3-E7)               $183.50
Equipment Inspector (Technical)                      Enl/WO (E7-E9, W1-W4)           $183.50
Medic (91B) (EMT-II)                                       Enl (E3-E7)               $183.50
Pharmacist Specialist                                      Enl (E3-E8)               $183.50
Electronic Technician                                      Enl (E3-E8)               $183.50
Survey Section Chief                                       Enl (E3-E8)               $183.50
Aviation Refueler                                          Enl (E3-E8)               $183.50
MAFFS Aircraft Refueler                                    Enl (E3-E8)               $183.50
IDT Coordinator                                      Enl/WO (E7-E9, W1-W4)           $183.50
Logistics Officer/NCO                            Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Administrative Officer/NCO                       Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Operations Officer/NCO                           Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Communications Officer/NCO                       Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Air Operations Officer/NCO                       Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Public Affairs Officer/NCO                       Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Personnel Officer/NCO                            Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Comptroller Officer/NCO                          Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Maintenance Officer/NCO                          Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Maintenance Team Leader Officer/NCO              Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Mess Officer/NCO (Food Service)                  Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Medical Maintenance Officer/NCO                  Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Supply Officer/NCO                               Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Transportation Officer/NCO                       Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50




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MILITARY POSITION TITLE                         MILITARY GRADE                   DAILY FIRE PAY
Finance Officer/NCO                              Enl-Off (E6-E8, W1-W2, O1-O3)       $183.50
Moral Services NCO                                         Enl (E5-E6)               $183.50
Survey NCO (Ground)                                        Enl (E5-E6)               $183.50
Casualty NCO                                               Enl (E5-E6)               $183.50
Vehicle Dispatcher NCO                                     Enl (E5-E6)               $183.50
Mess Sergeant                                              Enl (E5-E7)               $183.50

Driver Medium Vehicle (2 ½ to 5-ton
                                                          Enl (E2-E7)                $173.85
cargo/dump with/without trailer)
        st      nd
Cook (1 and 2 )                                           Enl (E5-E7)                $173.85
Bus Driver                                                Enl (E3-E7)                $173.85
Chaplain Assistant                                        Enl (E3-E8)                $173.85
Veterinarian Assistant                                    Enl (E3-E8)                $173.85
Vehicle Dispatcher                                        Enl (E3-E4)                $173.85
Programmer NCOIC                                          Enl (E5-E7)                $173.85
Assistant Mess Sergeant                                   Enl (E4-E6)                $173.85
Convoy Escort Driver                                      Enl (E3-E7)                $173.85
SDO/NCO                                                     Enl-Off                  $173.85
Logistics NCO/Specialist                                  Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Administrative NCO/Specialist                             Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Operations NCO/Specialist                                 Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Communications NCO/Specialist                             Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Air Operations NCO/Specialist (Air/Army)                  Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Public Affairs NCO/Specialist                             Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Personnel NCO/Specialist                                  Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Maintenance NCO/Specialist                                Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Medical Maintenance NCO/Specialist                        Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Supply NCO/Specialist                                     Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Finance NCO/Specialist                                    Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Morale Services NCO/Specialist                            Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Survey NCO/Specialist (Ground)                            Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Transportation NCO/Specialist                             Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Casualty NCO/Specialist                                   Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Vehicle Dispatcher NCO/Specialist                         Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Food Service NCO/Specialist                               Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Maintenance Team NCO/Specialist                           Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Shower Operator/Mechanic                                  Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Laundry Operator/Mechanic                                 Enl (E3-E6)                $173.85
Water Tank Operator/Driver                                Enl (E2-E7)                $173.85
POL Specialist (Ground)                                   Enl (E2-E7)                $173.85

Driver Light Vehicle (1/4 to 5/4-ton vehicle)             Enl (E2-E7)                $164.19
Administrative Specialist                                 Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Radio Operator/RTTY                                       Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Wire/Telephone Chief                                      Enl (E4-E6)                $164.19
ATC Maintenance NCO                                       Enl (E5-E7)                $164.19
Generator Operator/Mechanic                               Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Medic (91A)                                               Enl (E3-E7)                $164.19
Vehicle Mechanic                                          Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Vehicle Lubrication Specialist                            Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Survey Instrument Operator                                Enl (E2-E5)                $164.19
Survey Computer/Recorder                                  Enl (E2-E5)                $164.19
Meteorological Crewperson                                 Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Finance Specialist                                        Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Public Affairs Specialist                                 Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19
Radio Operations (Aviation)                               Enl (E2-E6)                $164.19




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MILITARY POSITION TITLE                   MILITARY GRADE                   DAILY FIRE PAY
Administrative Assistant (Clerk Typist)              Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
Cook Helper                                          Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
Supply Specialist                                    Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
Radio Operator                                       Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
Switchboard Operator                                 Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
Subsistence Specialist                               Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
TAMMS Clerk/Specialist                               Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
TOPO Instrument Repairman                            Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
Console Operator                                     Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54
Medical Equipment Repairman                          Enl (E2-E5)               $154.54

Aircraft Pilot                               WO/Off (W1-W4, O1-O6)             $237.16
Aircraft Co-Pilot                            WO/Off (W1-W4, O1-O6)             $237.16
Maintenance Test Pilot (Qualified)           WO/Off (W1-W4, O1-O6)             $237.16
Air Observation Pilot                        WO/Off (W1-W4, O1-O6)             $237.16
Navigator (Overwater Flight)                 WO/Off (W1-W4, O1-O6)             $237.16
Aircraft Relief Pilot                        WO/Off (W1-W4, O1-O6)             $237.16

Aircraft Flight Engineer                             Enl (E3-E9)               $212.48
Loadmaster (Includes MAFFS)                          Enl (E3-E9)               $212.48
Para-Rescue Team                                     Enl (E3-E9)               $212.48

Crew Chief (Flight Status)                        Enl (E3-E8)                  $193.17
Aviation Technical Inspector                 Enl/WO (E5-E9, W1-W4)             $193.17
Aviation Radiological Person                 Enl/WO (E5-E9, W1-W4)             $193.17

Aircraft Mechanic (Fixed/Rotor)                      Enl (E3-E8)               $183.50
Aircraft Crewman (Fixed/Rotor)                       Enl (E3-E9)               $183.50
Flight Observer (NCO/Specialist)                     Enl (E3-E9)               $183.50




Approved by:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY                              MILITARY DEPARTMENT
AND FIRE PROTECTION
ON BEHALF OF THE FOREST AGENCIES
By:                                                 By:


/s/ Glen Newman                                     /s/ Paul Monroe
GLEN NEWMAN                                         PAUL MONROE
STAFF CHIEF                                         THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

Cooperative Fire Programs

Date: March 9, 2000                                 Date: March 22, 2000




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C. North Carolina Agreement

                        AGREEMENT BETWEEN
     NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND
                     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
                   DIVISION OF FOREST RESOURCES
                                AND
FOREST SERVICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


This agreement, made and entered into by and between the Forest Service, United States
Department of Agriculture, hereinafter referred to as the Forest Service, and the North Carolina
Division of Forest Resources, hereinafter referred to as the State, under the provisions of the Act
of April 24, 1950 (16 U.S.C. 572 and 580 and MAC operation order 36-85, Volant Forest).

WITNESSETH:

      WHEREAS, the Forest Service maintains Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System
equipment Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) for use in fire suppression, and

      WHEREAS, the State desires to utilize the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System
equipment and services of the Forest Service in emergency situations, and

        WHEREAS, it is the desire of both parties to minimize response time in the deployment
of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting system equipment.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above premises, the parties hereto agree as follows:

THE FOREST SERVICE SHALL:

        1.      Provide two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting systems for temporary use by the
State in wildfire emergency situations. When the Forest Service has need of the Modular
Airborne Fire Fighting System for its own use, the Forest Service will redirect it to Federal
Service.

       2.     Furnish qualified United States Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting
System Liaison Officers and Airtankers Base Managers for each activation request by the State.
State may provide qualified airtanker base managers.

        3.     Upon request, furnish qualified Airtanker Coordinators to the State at each
activation. A qualified State Airtanker Coordinator may be assigned to the Modular Airborne
Fire Fighting System units.

       4.      Retain ownership of the two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems.

        5.     Bill the State for salaries and expenses of the Forest Service Liaison Officer and,
when assigned, Airtanker Coordinator, Airtanker Base Manager, maintenance personnel and
other assigned staff.



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THE STATE WILL:

        1.      Notify the Forest Service, Region 8, Fire and Aviation, immediately upon
activation of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System.

       2.      Use only Forest Service – approved retardants.

       3.      Acquire updated communications (radios and harness) to meet joint Forest
Service/State airtanker radio communication requirements.

       4.      Return the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System units to the Forest Service in
the same condition as received. All maintenance and operating costs will be paid by the State, to
include salary and expenses of MAFFS maintenance personnel.

        5.      Upon presentation of a Bill for Collection, reimburse the Forest Service for
salaries and expenses, including overhead, of the Liaison Officer, maintenance personnel, and
when applicable Airtanker Coordinators, support staff and Airtanker Base Manager.
Reimbursement to the Forest Service shall be made payable to the USDA Forest Service, for
deposit to the appropriation originally obligated. Mail to: Collection Officer, USDA Forest
Service, Room 890, 1720 Peachtree Road, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30367.

       6.      Ensure that the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Operating Plan is
followed.

        7.    Operate the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System under all conditions outlined
in the CINCMAC Operation Order 36-85 Volant Forest or as updated by Modular Airborne Fire
Fighting System Operating Plan.

       8.     Use only qualified maintenance personnel identified in the Modular Airborne Fire
Fighting Operating Plan.

       9.   Designate a Division of Forest Resources representative to coordinate with
Mission Commander and Forest Service Liaison at base operations.

IT IS MUTUALLY AGREED:

       1.      Forest Service/State will jointly determine what suitable and available aircraft are
located within two hours of the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

        2.      When multiple structures are involved or immediately threatened and all local
area (2 hour time frame) airtankers are committed and other contract aircraft (outside local area)
cannot be moved in to the local area within 2 hours, the Governor of North Carolina (State
Forester), through the Division of Emergency Management, may order the Carolina National
Guard C-130’s at Charlotte, North Carolina activated for airtanker assignment under the State
Mutual Aid Agreement. Forest Service agrees that when this activation takes place, the two
Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System units assigned and located at Charlotte, North Carolina
will be included in the activation order.

        3.       The Raleigh, North Carolina, Division of Forestry Headquarters will be the
principle unit to approve the activation request after they assure themselves that the contract
airtanker fleet (State and Forest Service) is committed and/or unavailable.

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       4.    Any additional Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System requests will come
through normal channels and be requested from National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).

        5.     Media releases will be jointly issued by the State and Forest Service during the
activation and any event prior to activation.

        6.        Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems liaison will be established during all
activation.

       7.      The State and the North Carolina Air National Guard may use the Modular
Airborne Fire Fighting System Units for non-fire training exercises upon request and approval of
US Forest Service Director of Fire and Aviation, Atlanta.

MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS:

        1.      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 may arise therefrom; but
this provision shall not be constructed to extend to this agreement if made with a corporation for
its general benefit.

       2.     Either party may terminate the agreement by providing 30 days written notice:
Unless terminated by written notice, this agreement will remain in force indefinitely.

        3.     The United States of America shall not be liable for any damage incident to the
performance of work under this agreement and the State expressly waives any and all claims
against the United States of America for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring in
consequence of the performance of this agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this agreement as of the last date
written below.

July 13, 1988
/s/ Director, (State Forester) Division of Forest Resources

July 28, 1988
/s/ Regional Forester, Southern


              (Signatures on File with FS, National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, ID)




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D. Wyoming Agreement

                            COLLECTION AGREEMENT
                                    BETWEEN
                       WYOMING STATE FORESTRY DIVISION
                                      AND
                  FOREST SERVICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
                                  AGRICULTURE

                                           97-CC-109


This Collection Agreement is made and entered into by and between the Wyoming State Forestry
Division, hereinafter referred to as the State, and the Forest Service, United States Department of
Agriculture, hereinafter referred to as the Forest Service, under the provisions of the Department
of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944, (16 U.S.C. 580) and ACC operations order 36-95, Coronet
Forest.

The Forest Service previously entered into an Interagency Cooperative Fire Protection
Agreement (#1102-0005-96-013, April 9, 1996) with the State of Wyoming in accordance with
Acts of Congress and Wyoming Revised Statutes. That agreement remains in effect.

    I.   PURPOSE

The purpose of this instrument is to initiate an agreement whereby the Forest Service will make
available its Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) to the State air National Guard
unit.

Both the State and the Forest Service have a strong interest in the control of wildfire emergency
situations. Both parties wish to minimize response time in the deployment of the MAFFS
equipment. The State desires to utilize the MAFFS equipment and the services of Forest Service
personnel in support of MAFFS equipment in emergency situations

   II.   THE STATE SHALL:

         1. Notify the Forest Service, Fire and Aviation at the National Interagency Fire Center
(NIFC), to request activation of the MAFFS.

         2. Use only Forest service approved retardants.

         3. Maintain up-to-date communication equipment (radios and harness) to meet joint
Forest Service/State Airtanker radio communication requirements.

         4. Return the MAFFS units to the Forest Service in the same condition as received.
All maintenance and operating costs will be paid by the State, to include salary and expenses of
MAFFS maintenance personnel. The point of return will be the base from which the stored
MAFFS units were mobilized.

         5. Upon presentation of a Bill for Collection, reimburse the Forest Service for salaries
and expenses, including overhead, of the Liaison Officer, maintenance personnel and, when
applicable, Airtanker Coordinators, support staff, and Airtanker Base Manager. Reimbursement

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to the Forest Service shall be made payable to the USDA, Forest Service, for deposit to the
appropriation originally obligated. Mail to: Collection Officer, USDA, Forest Service, Rocky
Mountain Fiscal Officer, PO Box 25127, Lakewood, CO 80225. Any Forest Service bills for
collection will be sent to the State Forester at the address listed under Part IV, number 15,
Principal Contacts.

         6. Ensure that the MAFFS Operating Plan is followed.

        7. Operate the MAFFS under all conditions outlined in the ACCOPORD 36-95
Coronet Forest, 12/95 or as updated by the MAFFS Operating Plan.

      8. Use only qualified maintenance personnel identified in the USDA, Forest Service
MAFFS Operating Plan prepared by NIFC.

      9. Designate a State Forestry Division representative to coordinate with Mission
Commander and MAFFS Liaison at base of operations.

       10. Hold Harmless. The State hereby agrees to defend and hold harmless the USDA,
Forest Service, its representatives or employees, from any damage incident to the performance of
the work resulting from, related to, or arising from this instrument.

  III. THE FOREST SERVICE SHALL:

          1. Upon receipt of a request through the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC),
provide two MAFFS for temporary use by the State in Wyoming in wildfire emergency
situations. When the Forest Service has need of the MAFFS for other emergency uses, the
Forest Service will redirect to Federal Service through established channels.

          2. Furnish qualified MAFFS Liaison Officers and Airtanker Base Managers for each
activation requested by the State. The State may provide qualified Airtanker base managers.

          3. Upon request, furnish qualified Airtanker Coordinators to the State at each
activation. A qualified State Airtanker Coordinator may be assigned to the MAFFS units.

         4. Retain ownership of the MAFFS.

         5. Bill the State for reimbursement of salaries and expenses of the Forest Service
Liaison Officer and, when assigned, Airtanker Coordinator (leadplane pilot and aircraft),
Airtanker Base Manager, maintenance personnel, and other assigned staff as outlined in the
Operating Plan ordering procedures.

     IV.  IT IS MUTUALLY AGREED AND UNDERSTOOD BY AND BETWEEN
THE PARTIES THAT:
           1. This agreement can only be activated when multiple structures are involved or
immediately threatened and all local area (2 hour time frame) airtankers are committed and other
aircraft (outside local areas) cannot be moved in to the local area within 2 hours. In these
circumstances, the Governor of Wyoming, through Wyoming’s Emergency Management, may
order the Wyoming National Guard C-130’s at Cheyenne, Wyoming, activated for airtanker
assignment under the current Memorandum of Understanding. Forest Service agrees that when
this activation takes place, the two MAFFS units assigned and located at Cheyenne, Wyoming
may be included in the activation order.

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          2. Forest Service at NIFC in coordination with the State will jointly determine what
suitable and available aircraft are located within two hours of the Cheyenne, Wyoming area.

          3. The State Forestry Division Headquarters will be the principle unit to approve the
activation request after they assure themselves that the contract Airtanker fleet (State and Forest
Service) is committed and/or unavailable.

         4. Any additional MAFFS requests will come through normal channels and be
requested from NIFC.

         5. All media releases involving MAFFS will be jointly issued by the State and Forest
Service during, or prior to, activation.

         6. MAFFS liaisons will be established during all activations.

          7. The State and The Wyoming Air National Guard may use the MAFFS Units for
non-fire training exercises upon request and approval of the Forest Service Director at NIFC.

          8. Only aerial Combat Command personnel and Forest Service authorized personnel
essential to the mission will be transported aboard the aircraft during training or fire missions.

         9. In accordance with the MAFFS Operating Plan, use of a MAFFS qualified
Airtanker Coordinator (leadplane) is required for all fire operations.

       10 MODIFICATION. Modifications within the scope of the instrument shall be made
by mutual consent of the parties, by the issuance of a written modification, signed and dated by
both parties, prior to any changes being performed. The Forest Service is not obligated to fund
any changes not properly approved in advance.

         11. ACCESS TO RECORDS. Give the Forest Service or Comptroller General, through
any authorized representative, access to and the right to examine all books, papers, or documents
relate to this instrument.

        12. PARTICIPATION IN SIMILAR ACTIVITIES. This instrument in no way restricts
the Forest Service or the Cooperator(s) from participating in similar activities with other public
or private agencies, organizations, and individuals.

        13. RESTRICTION FOR DELEGATES. Pursuant to Section 22, Title 41, United
States Code, no member of, or Delegate to, Congress shall be admitted to any share or part of
this instrument, or any benefits that may arise therefrom.

        14. COMPLETION DATE. This instrument is executed as of the last date shown
below and expires on April 1, 2002, at which time it will be subject to review, renewal, or
expiration.

       15.   PRINCIPAL CONTACTS. The principal contacts for this instrument are:

       National MAFFS Liaison Officer                  State Forester
       USDA Forest Service                             Wyoming State Forestry Division
       National Interagency Fire Center                1100 West 22nd Street

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       3833 S. Development Ave.                       Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
       Boise, Idaho 83705-5354                        (307) 777-7586
       (208) 387-5604

       16. REFUNDS. Contributions authorized for use by the Forest Service, which are not
spent or obligated for project(s) approved under this instrument, will be refunded to the
cooperator or authorized for use for new projects by the cooperator.

       17. TERMINATION. Either party(s), in writing, may terminate the instrument in
whole, or in part, at any time before the date of expiration. The Forest Service shall not incur
any new obligations for the terminated portion of the instrument after the effective date and shall
cancel as many obligations as is possible. Full credit shall be allowed for Forest expenses and all
non-cancelable obligations properly incurred up to the effective date of termination. Excess
funds shall be refunded within 60 days after the effective date of termination.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this agreement as of the last date
written below.



                       04/21/97                                       1/25/97
DENNIS W. PENDLETON, (Date)                  Administrator,
National MAFFS Liaison Officer               Wyoming State Forestry Division
USDA, Forest Service


               Note: Signatures are on file with the USDA Forest Service - NIFC




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