Smoke Monitor Kits: Ordering

ABOUT THE NATIONAL CACHE

The Rocky Mountain Area Support Fire Cache (RMK) hosts the National Incident Smoke Monitor Support Cache (NISMSC). NISMSC has 35 smoke particulate monitoring kits available for deployment to wildfire and prescribed burn incidents. There are 26 E-Samplers (NFES 005840) and 9 EBAMs (NFES 005841).

Smoke Monitor Kits should be requested through ROSS as a Supply request through Dispatch. Dispatch should place the order directly to RMK and not placed to up to a local GACC or NICC. Contact RMK at 303-202-4940 to confirm that the smoke monitoring kit request was received successfully. Prior to ordering an EBAM, please contact the National Smoke Monitor Coordinator (720-347-5565).

A physical shipping address which includes a street name and number, city, state, and zip code is required. A receiving incident phone number should be included on the resource order. A valid US Forest Service charge (job) code must be provided.

Subject to kit availability, weekday orders processed by 1400 MT will be shipped that afternoon Next Day Air. If a weekend delivery is requested, make certain that UPS delivers to that location on the weekend. Weekend orders processed prior to 1100 MT on Saturday can be expected to arrive on Monday, while anything afterwards may not be received until Tuesday. In certain circumstances, arrangements can be made for expedited shipping after these general cut-off times. Contact RMK at 303-202-4940 if this is necessary.

All smoke monitoring kits should be returned immediately to RMK after each assignment for rehabilitation. Smoke monitoring kits should not be reassigned unless pre-approved by the National Smoke Monitor Coordinator (720-347-5565).

The incident or unit charged with custody of the smoke monitor kit is responsible for a complete inventory of that equipment upon return from the incident. NISMSC kits should be packed properly in their shipping cases and returned promptly to RMK. Do not stockpile kits. Incidents are responsible for ensuring all smoke monitor kits are returned or accounted for on a Property Loss Statement.

Return Shipping Address:

Rocky Mountain Interagency Support Cache

Denver Federal Center, BLDG 810, Door N27

Lakewood, CO 80225 5 303-202-4940

For a complete list of kit components, refer to the NWCG National Fire Equipment and Supplies Catalog, Part 1, NFES 000362. For technical support contact information and program history, refer to the Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program.

HOW TO ORDER A KIT

Smoke monitoring kits are ordered using an NFES Supply Request. Requests should be placed directly to the RMK and not placed to up to a GACC or NICC. Contact RMK at 303-202-4940 to confirm that the smoke monitoring kit request was received successfully.

To place a smoke monitoring kit supply request to the Rocky Mountain Incident Support Cache (CO-RMK), after pressing the action item, choose the “PLACE TO EXERNAL CACHE+”.

Select the drop down arrow and scroll until you find the CO-RMK Rocky Mountain Area Incident Support Cache and click on it. Once you press the OK button, the order will be sent directly to CO-RMK to be processed. Please follow up with a call to CO-RMK to confirm that they have received your order - 303-202-4940.

A physical shipping address which includes a street name and number, city, state, and zip code is required. A receiving incident phone number should be included on the resource order.

A valid US Forest Service charge (job) code must be provided.

COSTS TO REQUESTING UNIT

The requesting unit is expected to pay for shipping costs, typically UPS Overnight Air unless other arrangements are made. It is recommended that values be declared on each shipping box ($8,000 for each rectangular box, $1,000 for the tripod case). Normal maintenance costs (done between deployments) are not currently charged to the requesting unit.

In addition, any costs due to damage or loss are expected to be paid by the requesting unit as they occur. Total kit replacement cost is approximately $14,600 and a detailed price list is on the Smoke Monitor Kit page.

SHIPPING

Subject to kit availability, weekday orders processed by 1400 MT will be shipped that afternoon Next Day Air. If a weekend delivery is requested, make certain that UPS delivers to that location on the weekend. Weekend orders processed prior to 1100 MT on Saturday can be expected to arrive on Monday, while anything afterwards may not be received until Tuesday. In certain circumstances, arrangements can be made for expedited shipping after these general cut-off times. Contact RMK at 303-202-4940 if this is necessary.

All smoke monitoring kits should be returned immediately to the RMK after each assignment for rehabilitation. Smoke monitoring kits should not be reassigned unless pre-approved by the National Smoke Monitor Coordinator (720-347-5565).

The incident or unit charged with custody of the smoke monitor kit is responsible for a complete inventory of that equipment upon return from the incident. NISMSC kits should be packed properly in their shipping cases and returned promptly to RMK. Do not stockpile kits. Incidents are responsible for ensuring all smoke monitor kits are returned or accounted for on a Property Loss Statement. It is recommended that values be declared on each shipping box ($8,000 for each rectangular box, $1,000 for the tripod case).

Return the Kit via Overnight Air to:

Rocky Mountain Interagency Support Cache

Denver Federal Center, BLDG 810, Door N27

Lakewood, CO 80225

It is recommended that values be declared on each shipping box ($8,000 for each rectangular box, $1,000 for the tripod case).

For a complete list of kit components, refer to the NWCG Fire Supplies and Equipment Catalog, Part 1, NFES 0362 (http://www.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NFES-Catalog-May-16-2016_1.pdf)

Smoke Monitor Kit Contact Info

The primary contact is Mike Broughton, Smoke Monitor Cache Lead.

Messages are best left at:

michaelbroughton@fs.fed.us

(720) 347-5565


While these contact methods are typically monitored 24/7, the best hours for contact are:

Monday through Friday: 8am-5pm Mountain time.