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  • 09/26/2001
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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Hi everyone….
Hope we are all settled in a bit and at least the shock of the past few weeks is easing. It has been very hard for anyone to think or talk abt anything but the disasters but, as with life, we have to move ahead even if at a slower pace for a while
I plan to start up the discussion on the shelters soon but I am sure the terrorist took our steam away on that for a while.
The fire school our g’son went to is Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Wash. They have a 3 mo program for high school seniors (he earned $450.00 and had a blast.) and then a two yr program for people wanting careers in the Fire Service. Apparently it is a very successful program and has a high placement rate. I recommend also starting out as a volunteer in a dept locally and getting a part time job to support themselves. We called that “cheap college” and have two kids that went on to full time careers….one does wildland in season and structure in winter and the other is full time structure. If you want to e-mail me that is fine…

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