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Aug
2002
  • 08/19/2002
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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Hi MDA….welcome to the list. We are all family here of one kind or another. Some are mom’s, some wives and girlfriends etc. We are all in the same boat, waiting on word from the lines and hoping and praying our loved ones are safe. We know they love their jobs. It is really hard for us sometimes to be able to explain this lifestyle to other people
I find that most of the time I keep my feelings and stresses to myself because no one can know how we feel but another one living the life. I can’t tell you what they encounter because I have never been there and all I hear are the stories when they come home. (and I get to see the messy packs that are brought back full of ucky things) It is a job that is highly addictive, run on adrenaline, and a lot of down time so I guess they go from bored to mach10 within a few minutes. It is definitely another family to them, they eat, sleep, work and play together. I know they depend on each other for creature comfort and their safety. Nope, I can’t explain it ,I just wait like everyone else. If you have specific questions I’m sure we will try to answer them…… usually someone from the They Said list will help us if it is a technical ??????…….. stay safe and calm and we will be here also…

Sammi

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