Subject: Acknowledgement of FAA's Participation in Fire Season 2000
I would like to find some way to acknowledge the FAA's participation in Fire Season 2000. Our fire season had an extraordinary impact on their staffing and facilities.
I request that we find some way to honor the FAA's complete commitment to our airspace program. Their support is a way of honoring the intent of 91.137 (a) 2 to "provide a safe environment for disaster relief aircraft". They are often the forgotten partner in our airspace and aviation program.
I propose that we find a way to acknowledge both the agency and the many individuals involved. If there is a poster/lapel pin/certificate made for Fire Season 2000, would it be possible to set aside an estimated 270 for FAA personnel? The FAA could handle distribution.
The FAA's involvement includes the following (not a complete list):
I contacted the FAA for the # of FAA personnel involved and they gave me the following statistics involving 265 FAA Employees: There are probably a few other FAA folks that have been missed but this is our current best estimate (Julie 12/6/00)
|Flight Service Stations|
|Wash DC Hqtrs||2|
|US NOTAM Office||8|
NOTE - Salt Lake ARTCC carried 85% of the Nations TFR's throughout Fire Season. The FSS's were inundated with TFR briefings to pilots that involved extremely complicated TFR's.
The Temporary Towers were at the following locations:
TFR Advisory Units (Staffed by FAA)
Extended Hours in Tower
Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I can be reached at 503-808-6728.....