Lightning Fire Management

Lightning Fire Management (LFM) is a subsidiary of the Deisleen Development Corporation and holds an annual service contract for Fire Suppression with the Yukon Government’s Wildland Fire Management (WFM). The contract is to provide a Type 1 Initial Attack Crew, proudly called the Teslin Echo Fire Crew, comprised of a crew leader, 3 crew members/trainees and their transportation. Wildland fire management remains a territorial-managed service and the crew is deployed by WFM to fight fires where and when needed.

Teslin Echo Fire Crew is comprised of firefighters who are physically fit, highly trained and skilled individuals. Initial attack firefighters operate as part of a three-person (in Teslin Echo Crew’s case a 4 person crew) and are usually the first on scene of a new wildfire. Once there, the initial attack crew works quickly to set up water pumps, remove fuel from the fire’s path and dig fire guards to control or extinguish the blaze. The majority of fires in Yukon are responded to by initial attack crews who perform initial attack and sustained action activities on wildland fires.

Teslin Echo Fire Crew 

In 2019 Teslin Echo Fire Crew was comprised of: 

Kevin Welin who has shown his competence in fire suppression as a Type 1 Crew Member with over 50 fireline days, on fires in which rotary wing and air tankers have been utilized in the suppression effort. This is the 5th summer that Kevin has worked as an Initial Attack member and the first as a Crew Leader.

Roan Evans-Ehricht has experience on at least 7 fires or a minimum of 60 hours of fireline duty as a Type 1 crewmember and is in his second summer as an Initial Attack crew member. Roan also has his Emergency Medical Responder Certificate.

Thomas Dewhurst joined LFM as an Initial Attack Crew Member Trainee. Thomas passed the WFX-FIT fitness test and the 10 day CIFFC S-131 Type 1 Crew Member Course. Tommy was deployed to the Haines Junction Fire and got his minimum of 60 hours of fireline duty as a Type 1 crewmember with satisfactory performance appraisals and is now a Certified Type I Crew Member.

Trenton Dupont joined LFM as an Initial Attack Crew Member Trainee. Trenton passed the WFX-FIT fitness test and the 10 day CIFFC S-131 Type 1 Crew Member Course. Trenton was deployed to the Haines Junction Fire and got his minimum of 60 hours of fireline duty as a Type 1 crewmember with satisfactory performance appraisals and is now a Certified Type I Crew Member.

If you could be interested in training to become a firefighter, please contact us at 867-390-2310 to learn more about opportunities with Teslin Echo Fire Crew and other First Nation and Yukon Government crews throughout the Yukon. 

REPORT WILDFIRE TO 1-888-798-3473 (FIRE)