November 6, 2018
U.S. Forest Service Image, Public Domain,

Trailblazers: The Women of Wildland Firefighting

The fire chief at Yosemite National Park walked into the dining hall and was taken aback. “It was just, like . . . stunning ..."
October 18, 2018

Wildfire Defense System Saves Residence from Raging Roosevelt Fire

On September 18, the fast-moving Roosevelt Fire was raging across Wyoming, consuming ...
October 9, 2018
National Interagency Fire Center,

Into the Fire: A Smokejumper’s Life

The alarm sounds and the team of 10 firefighters scramble to board the plane, loaded down with their 85 pounds of gear. Two parachutes...
September 25, 2018
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Some Evacuation-Weary Californians Refuse to Budge

As the Ranch Fire raged through California’s Lake County earlier this year, about 27,000 residents evacuated per fire officials’ orders. Others did not...
September 10, 2018
U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Preston L. Cherry, Public Domain

Exhausted Firefighters Gear Up for Peak Season

“These firefighters never regrouped. They never went back to the station...They went from one fire to the next to the next to the next. Usually after a major incident..."
September 4, 2018
Natoinal Park Service Photo, Public Domain

Wyoming on Foot: Exploring the Backcountry

So you’ve decided you’re ready for the full backcountry experience! You’re gonna take the plunge...