U.S.F.S.
Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District

Miami Mountain Fire Lookout Volunteer Forms
The Miami Mt. Lookout is useualy open from Memorial Day Weekend through October or Novenber each year.
Those wishing to Volunteer at Miami Lookout should attend and fill out the required U.S.F.S. forms/paperwork 
at the pre-season sign up/orientation meeting which is usually held on a Saturday morning in April each year.
This meeting is currently held at the Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger Dist. Office, in North Fork, CA
The date & time will be published in local newspapers and other media as well as posted on
our General Activitys Calendar and on the Central Sierra Fire Lookout Group and Miami Fire Lookout Facebook pages.
Those who staffed the LO the previous year will also receive an email notification of the sign-up meeting date & time.

Everyone must fill out and sign new Volunteer paperwork and have it approved every year before
driving up to, training, staffing or working at Miami lookout.
Those under 18 years of age must also submit the required paperwork and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Those who CAN NOT attend the annual Lookout pre-season sign up/orientation meeting,
can obtain the required paperwork and related information by
emailing us at info@csflg.org
Please include full contact information* of each person who will be filling out paperwork.
*(Names, primary email address, phone numbers and residential location)*

Paperwork for the 2017 Fire Season is no longer avaiable from CSFLG.

Once you recieve and fill out the paperwork, YOU submit it directly to:
Franny Adams, (Patrol 52) Fire Prevention Technician
with the Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger Dist., North Fork, CA
** Full submisstion information and the approval process will be included with the application.
Once submitted, Please contact Franny Adams directly with any questions regarding your Volunteer paperwork.
*
When you send in your paperwork to the Forest Service, also let us know via info@csflg.org, that you have sent it in. 
This will allow us to help you track your paperwork through the approval process. Plus once we have been notified
that your paperwork has been approved it will also help us to schedule your training and staffing days quicker.
**
PLEASE NOTE: Due to other obligations and duties of U.S.F.S. personal,
Paperwork filled out and submitted outside of / or after the pre-season sign-up/orientation meeting
can take longer to process and may not be approved in time to train or work at the Lookout.
On site training for new Volunteers usually takes one day, depending on how comfortable you and your trainer feel about
you staffing the lookout on your own.  Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian,
who must also fill out and summit the required paperwork for apprivial. Couples may train and staff together if they wish.

Please feel free to email us if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Alice "Ali" Ketman
Miami Mtn. Lookout Volunteer Staff Coordinator

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