FIRE CREW: Stories from the Fireline
By Ben Walters
Published: November 9, 2011.
Every year, thousands of young men and women think they would like a job as a wildland firefighter. And every year, tens of thousands of them do it — they fight the summer battles of wildfire on the forests and grasslands of the West. Some die. Some have the times of their lives. And many forge lifelong friendships and collect the memories of a lifetime.