Phil has over 35 years of experience in wildland fire management with the USFS, BLM and NPS. He began his career with 10 seasons of dirt time on helitack and hotshot crews, and as a smokejumper. Phil has extensive experience in fire behavior, prescribed fire and fuels management, aviation, fire suppression, fire planning and interagency coordination. He has served on Incident Management Team’s since 1982, mainly in operations and fire behavior. He continues to serve as an OSC1 on a Northern Rockies Type 1 IMT.
Phil was the Yellowstone NP fire management officer for 18 years. He wrote the fire management plan and assisted with the EA following the historic 1988 fire season in the park. Phil was part of the team that wrote the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) Planning & Coordination Guide that continues to direct all fire management activities in the GYA.
Current Red Card Qualifications:
- SOF2 (T)