Well I thought I might be headed to California but Colorado is burning so I might just be staying home instead. I put my firefighter on a plane back to Florida on Saturday and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. He doesn’t think we well make it apart for 8-9 months so he will be sending for me sometime this winter unless they start burning and he doesn’t get time off. I’m keeping busy this winter by taking more fire classes. This should make me more desirable in the fire program besides the dispatch side. I honestly love dispatching but I want to do more aviation so that’s where the classes come in.
The fires in S. Cal. are just plain scary to me. I can’t even think what the people are going through. I will be praying for all your firefigters that they will be taken care of.
TazGirl: We have some very reputable Hotshot crews in CO. We have a hotshot crew in Southern Colorado that has been in place for two years and the rest have been in place for years. One crew is a BLM crew. Most dispatch centers would even love for you to be a seasonal if that is your calling. Would love to talk to you about it if you would like. I think that you would be an asset to dispatching.
To the mothers on this site: Mercer Mayer books are wonderful. They all have a good theme to them. I have a collection for all my kids, started one for my niece and now have started a collection for my firefighters grandson. Well gals and guys hope to email you soon. Take Care!