“The most essential element of successful wildland firefighting is competent and confident leadership.”
...It has the power of tiger and can be trained like a well behaved dog. Plus, it makes my job a lot easier and entertaining...
Considering that the pine beetle epidemic has spread through Rocky Mountain National Park, there majority of the 50 acres being treated are dead or dying trees.
...My best training days were the nine day detail with the Alpine Hotshots to the Duckett Fire near Westcliffe, Colorado, and the two week trip with the module to Chiricahau National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site in southern Arizona...
It was obvious after the first attempt that the dog had more training to go through as it hesitated to release its death grip.
Out of all the jobs I’ve had, this crew has more respect for themselves and others than anything I’ve been a part of before.
With three bed rooms, a large living room, and a decent sized kitchen for amateur cooks (usually ready-to-cook meals), it is a perfect fit.
this internship will allow me to network with progressive people in the fire field and solidify a position with Module 32 for the next few years. What I want to happen after working for Rocky Mountain National Park for a few years is still a question not answered. The paths seem infinite and the possibilities endless, all I know is that I will grow more as a firefighter and a person in the years to come.