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Wildland Fire School March 12-16, 2018

Friday, 02 February 2018 by

Instructor: Jon Maxwell


This one week class is on basic firefighting techniques.

Students will learn:

  • How to use basic firefighting tools
  • Fire behavior and Weather
  • What the LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones) system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders and Watch Out Situations.
  • Construct a fire line to required standards using various methods.
  • Strengthen, reinforce, and use holding actions on a fire line.
  • Extinguish the fire with or without the use of water.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Factors in a particular wildfire environment which could impact safety.


Students will receive the following certificates:

L180 – Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service

S190- Introduction to Wild Fire Behavior

S130 – Firefighter Training

and all training needed for applying to the federal government as a firefighter. Additional homework assignments will include IS-700 ( Introduction to National Incident Management System) and ICS-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System)



Friday, 02 February 2018 by

United Indian Health Services Native Tobacco Project teamed up with the California Tobacco Control and Emory Rollins School of Public Health to provide brief over the phone counseling, consisting of three calls, as well as educational materials, to help families with smokers create a smoke-free home rule. This program is different from smoking cessation or quit smoking classes, in that its main focus is creating a smoke-free home, rather than focusing on quitting, although we are happy to help you with that, as well.
Secondhand smoke can have significant negative health effects on children, non-smokers, pets, and the home environment. Creating a Smoke-Free Home Rule—not allowing anyone to smoke in the home at any time or anywhere—reduces the dangers of secondhand smoke for everyone living in and visiting the home.
Thirdhand smoke is a relatively new term for a problem that has been silently affecting people worldwide for more than a century. This term refers to the residual contamination from tobacco smoke that lingers in houses and cars long after a person is done smoking. It sticks to clothes, curtains, carpets, walls, and all exposed surfaces. The offensive smell that smoking leaves behind isn’t harmless, it is an indicator that tobacco toxins are present in the area. Tobacco smoke is composed of many carcinogens and heavy metals, like arsenic, lead, and cyanide. Sticky, highly toxic particulates, like nicotine, can cling to walls and ceilings. Gasses can be absorbed into carpets, draperies, and other upholsteries. A 2002 study found that these toxic brews can then remit back into the air and recombine to form harmful compounds that remain at high levels long after smoking has stopped occurring.
In an effort to reduce second and thirdhand smoke exposure in the home, the Smoke-Free Homes: Some Things are Better Outside program was developed and tested through funding from the National Cancer Institute’s State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initiative and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Emory Prevention Research Center collaborated with university, United Way 2-1-1, and tobacco control partners to develop and test the program, which aims to help families create smoke-free home rules.
If you smoke inside, or someone you live with smokes inside your home, you could be eligible to participate in this program and receive $30 in gift cards. Gift cards for Safeway, Dutch Bros., ITunes, Subway or Pem-Mey are provided as an incentive to eligible participants who sign up for the program. Please contact Elizabeth Jackson or Stone Wallace, at (707) 825-5070, for more information.

Tree Pruning Workshop

Monday, 22 January 2018 by

On Saturday, January 27th there will be a fruit tree pruning workshop held from 1:00-2:30 at the Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Chee-ne’ Tetlh-tvm (Food Forest) located at the Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Early Learning Center.  Join us to learn how to prune your fruit trees for shape, health, and production.  This is the best time of year to get this task done, while your trees are dormant.  Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested and let me know if you have any questions.


Shu’ shaa nin-la!
Erika Party

Food and Garden Coordinator
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation
Office:  707 487 9255 x 1132
Cell:  707 954 9167


Stalking Awareness Month- January 2018

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 by

In recognition of Stalking Awareness Month- January 2018, the Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the thousands of people across the nation in raising awareness about stalking: the prevalence, the lethality, and the impact.
With the dedication of local agencies and the continued community support we can all help to create a brighter future free of violence and fear.
Shu’ ‘aa-shii nin-la ( thank you, I really)


While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time.


If you or a loved one is being stalked and you would like to speak to someone, please contact:

Community & Family Services Dept. of Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation

Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program

110 W. First Street, Smith River, CA 95567 | Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24-Hour Crisis Line: (707) 487-3175


If you would like more information about stalking and Stalking Awareness Month:


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