FFs are a close knit group; those sitting at home worrying – especially in a new situation or relationship – walk a thin line in many ways, especially when they name names. It is good to see other women and men FFs post in here with their perspectives based on their experiences.
Anyone new to wildland fire interested in what it may look like in a complex event in a western lands, be sure to watch the recent documentary repeats if you missed them before. especially the 2 that will be aired (repeats) on CNN Sunday evening. the Women Smokejumper docu shows what it takes to be in “condition”. the companion docu is a wildland fire in timber (similar to those on the line in MT & other western states are facing again this year)…not much about engine crews, but it gives a nice overview.
Anyone considering a dispatcher job, heed the advice recently provided by SL, etc. additionally, listen to your own voice on tape playback: is it well modulated? can you keep it normal to ensure it is understandable at the other end of that phone or radio? in a NOW excited situation? (a high pitched screaming meemie at the other end during an emergency situation will trigger a flee from danger response)
CacheK, BLM, & other men who take time to post in here, TY for your “leveling effect”. when things settle down in the west and the dragon rests for another appearance, maybe others will wander to this link and post their comments – wonder how many who need their perspectives will be planning turkey day party & miss their input… remember the dragon showed in southzone last New Years.
BE SAFE, ALL!
sorry to ramble so long or if I’ve stepped on any toes,
tired in northzone