October 9, 2018
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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...
August 22, 2018
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1 Million California Acres Lost to Wildfire So Far This Year

One million acres of California real estate have been lost to wildfire so far ...
August 7, 2018
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Private Firefighters: A Growing Trend

As the firefighting crew moved in, they quickly removed dry brush, patio furniture and all other flammable objects. Then they cleared ...