Sorry I haven’t been on line in a long time. I have training before the fire season, if that’s possible since fire season has started in region 2. We have a 3500 acre fire in Northern CO. that has burned 1 home and has been strange in that it seems to grow at night. We are at April 1 when we should still be talking about skiing not fires, seems like 2002 all over again.
Welcome to SMZ, I hope that this site can help you during the fire season. I just want you to know that you just have to have faith in the people that your boyfriend is working with. I have a daughter and a son plus a boyfriend who all fight fires. Being a dispatcher and in the same fire family I worry about them but I trust not only their judgment out on the fireline but their fellow firefighters. I know in my daughter’s case the guys that work with her treat her like their sister and would not let anything happen to her and she has their back also. I usually hear about accidents or fatalities before the news has reached the outside world and it is never easy. That is why I take my job so serious in that whoever is working on the forest fighting fires is my number one priority. They come first no matter what and I try to make them feel safe. Your firefighter will be okay but he needs to know that you are okay in order for him to do his job safely so if this site and the wonderful people here can keep you with happy thoughts this fire season by all means keep the emails coming.
Taz Girl: Hope everything is working good. Keep in touch! I would love to meet you in person if you make it up to region 2 you have my email.
Hope everybody is doing fine and I will try to be better in writing in.