Forest fires like this one destroy 4 million acres each year. We train with the elite force in charge of putting them out.
By Trevor ThiemePosted 04.22.2002 at 4:35 pm 0 Comments
Ten minutes. That's all it takes for the fire to jump from the far ridge to within spitting distance. With no time to escape, and little chance of rescue, the order comes: "Deploy fire shelters!" I drop my pack and rip open my one-person heat shield as the fire closes in.