Rookie training is over, congrats to 6 freshly minted Siskiyou Rappellers. Next generation equipment is in play, lightning is in the air.

Tim Lyda Retired

“Start Off Slow and Taper Off” 

-T. Lyda finally hung up the spotter harness, he’ll still be looking down on Rappellers from the comfort of his own home and the golf course. 

-His sharpness and savage wisdom will be missed.

 -He ends his career on top with some legendary statistics: 

Spots: 168 Operational 765 Total

Rappels: 37 Operational 370 Total 

2018 Rappeller of the Year

Congrats to Corey Favorite.  Well played. 

Last Report Unless Significant Activity Occurs

8HX is still on for Large Fire Support. 

Siskiyou Rappel Base is hosting a helibase for Klondike West. 

-6 are still out on single resource in Southern Oregon. 

-20+ Task Books and counting, 27 Operational Raps. 190 Flight hours.

Hiring Update


Temp Hiring Closes 10-12-18 

Seasonal GS 4

Seasonal GS 5

Perm Hiring Closes 10-15-18 

Permanent Senior GS 4/5

Permanent Squad Leader GS 6/7

Assistant Foreman GS 7/8

Foreman GS 9 

Applied for a Job? Stop by the base and introduce yourself. Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1630. 

Interested in a Detail: Give the base a call, ask for Larrimore 541-471-6891