Klickitat Fire

Firefighters using a drip torch on the lower Klickitat river to burn out leftover fuels from the fire. Extremely difficult terrain didnt make it easy for them.

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paulkline says ... on Monday, Aug 30 at 9:22 AM

I know allllllllllll of which you speak buddy, infact I did wildland firefighting for the last three years, and it was the toughest job I've had, but at the same time, the most rewarding. Glad to meet a fellow firefighter! Take care man!

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Aug 29 at 7:56 PM

Out just how weak they really are. But we fight as a team, we learn how to help team members so were never alone. So I deeply respect the men and women fighting fires.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Aug 29 at 7:54 PM

You are pushed until you are broken in body , drained in spirit, and just have nothing more to give, then you give it even more. When you collapse and can't move anything, that is when you truly are broken. You learn a lot. big bad tough guys, find

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Aug 29 at 7:52 PM

for a pay of 60 bucks an hour plus hazard. But before you think you can take on a fire something things you need to know. the training is hell. There literally have a week called Hell week. I know, I been through it.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Aug 29 at 7:49 PM

Oxygen and it will stop ant nothing to get it. you lose the fire shelter before the fire passes and you will die or be burned. The heat will sear your lungs as well if you are not careful and if you in hale . These people literally risk life and limb

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Aug 29 at 7:47 PM

burned. the Packs that you see them wearing on there sides are "Fire Shelters "They are deployed incase you get trapped in the fires. Some once described it as being a combination of being body slammed by a wrestler while in hell. the fire wants your

lee98632 says ... on Sunday, Aug 29 at 7:45 PM

Oh I forgot to mention you can literally step through a burning stump. the Uniforms that the fire fighters are specially treated with a chemical called Nomex. it is both on the pants and the shirts. its designed to help reduce your chances for being

lee98632 says ... on Sunday, Aug 29 at 7:42 PM

Drip torching, something you don't want to lose your footing with. back burning is also dangerous cause you can have fuels and other debris roll on top of you. When I was fighting fires, there are "Watch Outs" we have to memorize.

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