Los Diablos Fire Crew
An International Partnership
Over 30 men participate in a wildland firefighting program that began in 1990 and expanded in 1997. In 2002, a “breakout” year, El Programa Los Diablos provided crews for eight wildland fires/severity incidents covering 103 days.
Firefighters are assigned to hand crews named for their original promise to "fight fire like devils". (Diablo is Spanish for devil.) This program has served as an example of cooperation between agencies of the two countries.
Did You Know?
Poisonous snakes found in Big Bend National Park include the western diamondback rattlesnake, the Mojave rattlesnake, the blacktailed rattlesnake, the rock rattlesnake, and the Trans Pecos copperhead. The most commonly seen snake is the nonpoisonous western coachwhip, or red racer. More...