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- 1) Locates and reports forest fires and weather phenomena from remote fire-lookout station: Maintains surveillance from station to detect evidence of fires and observe weather conditions.
- 2) Locates fires on area map, using azimuth sighter and known landmarks, estimates size and characteristics of fire, and reports findings to base camp by radio or telephone.
- 3) Observes instruments and reports daily meteorological data, such as temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and velocity, and type of cloud formations.
- 4) Relays messages from base camp, mobile units, and law enforcement and governmental agencies relating to weather forecasts, fire hazard conditions, emergencies, accidents, and location of crews and personnel.
- 5) Explains state and federal laws, timber company policies, fire hazard conditions, and fire prevention methods to visitors of forest.
- 6) Maintains records and logbooks.
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Job Number: 3998