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United States Department of the Interior
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669

March 11, 2009

9210 (MT9250) P
Information Bulletin No. MT-2009-
To:           State Management Team
                Attention:  Fire Management Officers
From:       State Director
Subject:    Montana/Dakotas Post/Preseason Fire and Fuels Meeting
The Montana/Dakota’s Post/Preseason Fire and Fuels Meeting is scheduled for April 22 and 23, 2009. The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn, 5110 Southgate Drive, in Billings (across from the State Office). A block of rooms are reserved under the name “BLM Fire Meeting.” The phone number for the Hampton Inn is 406-248-4949. Please make your reservations early.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. On Thursday, April 23, the meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude around 3 p.m. Focus of this year’s meeting will be on taking care of our employees and operational issues associated with the upcoming fire season. 
Deputy State Directors, Field Managers and/or actings, Resource Advisors, Zone FMOs, and other fire/fuels/aviation representatives should plan to attend both days. The first day is mainly designed for managers followed by an M2 Aviation training for managers on the second day. After the aviation training, the second day will focus on operational issues and additional fire personnel are strongly encouraged to attend.
Any questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Ken Schmid, Assistant State Fire Management Officer, at 406-896-2919, or Phil Gill, State Fire Management Officer, at 406-896-2914.
Signed by                                                                    Authenticated by: 
Gene R. Terland                                                          Janie Fox
State Director                                                              Staff Assistant (MT9200)
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