Kaweah Crew 91 - Wildland Fire Module
Meet Crew 91
Crew 91 is a 10-person wildland fire crew stationed in Ash Mountain in Sequoia National Park. Their primary responsibility is preparing and conducting prescribed fire and other fuels projects throughout Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. However, they are fully qualified as wildland fire crew that can respond both locally and throughout the nation.
Crew 91 assigned to initial attack at Big Bear Lake on the San Bernadino National Forest in 2013.
Crew members fall a dead tree which ignited near the perimeter of the Hockett fire on Sequoia National Park in 2013. While standing, this tree threatened firefighter safety and was a source of burning embers with the potential to start new spot fires.
Crew member ignites a prescribed burn near the Ash Mountain Visitor Center. Periodic burning by fire management in areas surrounding park buildings protects visitors and park infrastructure from potentially damaging, unwanted wildfires.
Crew Lead Pedro Gutierrez points out a mule deer while working on a park fire.
NPS photo/Ariane Sarzotti