Smoke Monitor Kits: Ordering
As soon as considering ordering, please contact the National Smoke Monitor Coordinator, Amber Ortega (720-595-4909), and if no response call the Smoke Hotline (303-736-9246).
ABOUT THE NATIONAL CACHE
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HOW TO ORDER A KIT - FOR DISPATCH
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. 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.
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, Amber Ortega (720-595-4909, alt: 303-736-9246).
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 the Kit via Overnight Air to:
Rocky Mountain Interagency Support Cache
Denver Federal Center, BLDG 810, Door N27
Lakewood, CO 80225
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 the Smoke Monitor Cache Lead, Amber Ortega.
(720) 595-4909 (fastest response via text)
Alternate Contact Method:
(303) 736-9246 | firstname.lastname@example.org
While these contact methods are typically monitored 24/7, the best hours for contact are:
Monday through Friday: 8am-5pm Mountain time.