Welcome to Obadiah’s Wildfire Fighters!
We are a wildland firefighting team with equipment dispatched out of Missoula, Montana. Our equipment is as diverse as our services: We have everything from a Mobile Communication Center to Skidgens, Engines, and Water Tenders, all operated by experienced personnel with up-to-date certifications.
At a Glance:
Our solar powered Mobile Command Center is unique in the sense that it is fully self-contained. From here, we provide a Mobile Incident Command post that has an onboard MotoSAT Datastorm self seeking satellite dish, Nortel Norstar digital phone systems, companion portable phones, and its own AccuWeather forecasting system. Whatever you need, our Command Center is ready and able to help you manage your next incident.
Our Skidgens have a diverse set of uses as well: Few people realize that the SoftTrack version of the Skidgen can also be used for disaster clean up after hurricanes, tornados, and even earthquakes. Anywhere there is a large amount of debris littering the roads, our SoftTrack Skidgens can get in, often where other rubber tired emergency equipment cannot. Made by FMC and originally developed for military tanks and APCs, these Skidgens have soft tracks with rubber pads, allowing for great maneuverability. In fact, the SoftTrack Skidder is often used in logging operations, as they can get in and harvest logs without damaging the environment like rubber-tired skidders would. This is what makes them perfect for use in disasters and other urban interface operations.
Our Reclamation Skidgen is capable of carrying a six ton payload and up to four people can sit abreast within the cab, which is fully enclosed and protected by a specially designed ROPS system. It is one of several units that allows us to be diversified and ready to be of service in other types of disasters. Whether it be hurricanes, Tornados, floods or earthquakes, the Reclamation Skidgen can prove very useful. It’s even amphibious!
We also provide wildfire engines: We have a Type-6 engine, Type-3 engine, and a Tactical Water Tender, made famous by Northtree Fire. Tactical Tenders are becoming more common on the fire line. Developed by Northtree for use by ex-military all-wheel drive units in disaster management operations, the Tactical Tender is designed to be more versatile than regular fire tenders or water tenders. Our Tactical Tender is also set up with CAFS (Compressed Air Foam Systems), uses twin water cannons which are remote controlled, can be used for dust/weed abatement, is great for Helitac and Aviation crash truck duty, and can of course be used as regular water tender as well. It’s also capable of pulling a 30′ 20 ton tag trailer or 53′ drop deck trailer, helping to ensure that Obadiah’s equipment is always mobile and ready to go.
So what are you waiting for? Give Obadiah’s Wildfire Fighters team a call at 1-800-968-8604, or visit our contact page. If it burns, we deal with it!