Wildland Fire Stories

“I would encourage anyone with the passion and drive to push themselves to pursue a challenging and rewarding career in federal wildland fire. You will work hard and have the opportunity to visit some of the most remote and rugged territory in the country, all while earning a wage and investing in your future.” 

-Jesse Harris, Wildland Firefighter, US Forest Service

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What does a Wildland Firefighter Do?

Most say its a lifestyle where you develop unbreakable bonds. 
Watch this video to find out what it is to be a wildland firefighter

Fire is Calling?

Nov. 24, 2021- Becky Shufelt shares a story about her first fire experience.

What is a Hotshot? Part 2

Nov.10, 2021- This episode, the second of a two-part series, continues the conversation with the Eldorado Hotshots. Learn how a longer, more intense wildfire season can impact wildland firefighters as they protect communities and natural resources from high-intensity wildfire.

What is a Hotshot? Part 1

Nov. 9, 2021- In this episode, the first of a two-part series, catch up with the Eldorado Hotshots to learn what a Hotshot crew is and how they protect communities and natural resources from high-intensity wildfire.

What is Fire Camp Like?

Oct.13, 2021- Wildland Fire Public Information Officer Becky Shufelt explains what it takes to make a village that supports wildland firefighting efforts on large incidents.

Sun Star Community Saves Its Own

Sept. 29, 2021- Discover how people from with differing backgrounds came together to save their small community.

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