We arrive in the chaos that wildfire creates, but we have a purpose. we have a job that needs to be done...
Through the commitment to make a difference, we've made the decision to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
The work challenges our grit, and through our perseverance and determination we find the strength to rise...
...And in this job you'll quickly discover that we RISE everyday before sun.
The shifts are an arduous undertaking starting before dawn and concluding well beyond dusk.
This is our vacation, but there are no days off. We don't get sick leave. We don't go home after shift.
We live the assignment. We stay as close to the fire as possible and this is our primary focus until we time out.
The only promise for us is the heat and the smoke, and the type of work that requires you to consume gallons of water and thousands of calories everyday.
We put our personal problems behind us in order to move forward as a collective force.
Our team is our foundation as we strive to build our vision. The tools we use are only as strong as the trust we have in one another.
As we push ourselves beyond the barriers of fatigue, we achieve personal and professional success as a singular unit.
We fight adversity. We fight exhaustion. We fight fire.
By the time you’ve finished breakfast, loaded your pack, refurbished your tools, and received your first orders of the day… most of your friends back home haven’t even found their way out of bed.
After a few days you won’t even know if it’s a weekday, a holiday, or a weekend. And you won't care.
Once you get on the fire you’ll complete your 40-hour work-week before the end of your third working shift.
Your uniform will consist of a hardhat, Kevlar pants, Nomex shirts, Vibram soled work Boots, and a 40lb pack.
You will see the places that people talk about going to and you will work in conditions they cannot even begin to imagine.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.