RT-273. Current Year Outlook for the SEAT Program 2009. 2009 SEAT Updates. Contractors Available for 2009: About the same amount as 2008. May have some contractors drop off. SEAT Aircraft Available for 2009: Will be between 85 – 95.
Current Year Outlook for the SEAT Program
Contractors Available for 2009:About the same amount as 2008. May have some contractors drop off.
SEAT Aircraft Available for 2009:
Will be between 85 – 95.
(All will be turbine, very few M-18T)
(will only see two on the source list).
Three types of SEAT contracts:
Bob Carr retired at the end of 2008 was
replaced by Tina Young
Tina’s phone number is: 208 433 5021
( Tina brings a wealth of experience with her. Has worked with the Dept. of Defense as well as USFS and all DOI agencies.)
Estimated Exclusive Use Contracts for 2009 :
FS: (John Day and Pendleton OR)
State: (Idaho and Colorado)
BIA: (White River and & Omack/ABQ)
Other DOI Agency: (USFW Richland, WA)
Projected Variable Term contracts:
30 Days: ? As needed, where needed, as funding allows.
60 Days ? 2008 there were 7 VT contracts awarded.
90 Days ? 2008 there were 12 VT contracts awarded.
There will be several “Clarifications” for the
2009 FY contract period, such as
mobilization and de-mobilization payments
and Designated Dispatch Points. Look for
“Summary of Contract Changes” on the
National BLM SEAT web site.
SEAT Pilot Academy. ( Required for Level 1 status.)
Position in Boise working for the National SEAT
Program Manager (Mark Bickham) for the 2009 Season !
General time Frame: Mid April to End of September
If interested in an assignment as the National SEAT Coordinator,
please contact Mark Bickham.)
Changes in the 2009 SEAT forms:
No changes on the form !
There is a small adjustment on form number
SEAT-003 “SEAT Cost Summary” with BLM’s
cost coding information.
SEAT Managers still need to make sure to use
only the forms that have the current (2009)
displayed in the left hand bottom corner.
SEAT Triennial Re-fresher = RT-273
New filters have been put into the Interagency Qualifications and
Certification System (IQCS) program to flag individuals who are not
current with their re-fresher requirements.
Heads Up !…..make sure your RT-273 re-fresher certificates are put
into IQCS or your agencies qualification program.
Starting Jan. 2009 RT 273 required every three years to maintain currency…system will flag in 2010.
A new section has been developed on the BLM National SEAT Web
Site for instructors to download course materials for RT-273. The intent
of the new section is to:
1. National season Review
2. New Year Outlook
3. AMD Contracting Updates
4. ISOG Updates
5. Reference Material Updates
6. Safety Review
7. Security Review
8. Retardant Review
Heads Up !Remember….all re-freshers and instructors still need to be approved at a State or Regional level depending on the hosting agency.
New Contract Evaluation Form
When do you use this evaluation ?
Who do you send it to ?
New Cost Coding Guide to help SEAT Managers use the correct Billee codes and cost coding formats for the different agencies.
New helpful information on how to set up information briefing boards.
The downloads show you different products that are available to help assist you with your morning briefings.
Good form to use to quickly check our base and operation!
Don’t forget to use the 2009 forms.
Look for a couple of new reference products in the 2009 ISOG:
The new reference materials can be found in the back of the ISOG under the
appendix section. Take a look !