Friday, September 30, 2016

American Heroes

Today I got the opportunity to take a few pictures of some true American heroes. They are not taking fire from bullets but taking on fire itself. E-344 for the Stanislaus National Forest has been on several fires this fire season, one of which was the Soberanes. They teamed up with 4 other engines to form a strike team. After they were told that they would be on night shift to “hold the burn” and make sure that no fire crossed there holding line. The shifts were long and several nights was packed full of catching spot fires. The steep hillside was full of homes that the firefighters fought every night to keep safe. After 14 grueling days the crew from E-344 returned home safely to recharge and get ready for the next one.