Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Hotshot's Return

Rich Briggs
Originally uploaded by P_Linehan
Rich Briggs '07 addressed the Forestry Club on December 11 on his experiences working this past summer on a hotshot firefighting crew. Rich was based in Arizona, outside Phoeniz, and also worked on fires in Georgia and Idaho. Firefighting is incredibly hard work. You have to be able to climb a mountain and spend all day digging fire lines in smoky, hot conditions. Although the crews do everything to work safely, danger is always present. Yet, Rich really enjoyed the challenge and plans to return to firefighting next summer.