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.
This is the first book to vividly and honestly portray what it's really like — from the spine-chilling fear of a wildfire entrapment to the simple joys of a warm meal and a chilled soda. From the steep mountainsides of Idaho to the sweltering humidity of Florida, Ben Walters tells the stories of the fires he fought and the friends he made during his years as a wildland firefighter.
FIRE CREW: Stories from the Fireline is the real thing, a must-read for anyone who's done it or wanted to.
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Published November 6, 2011
by Ben Walters.
Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Travel, Sports & Outdoors.