Excellent skills taught for any job. Makes you appreciate the small things in life.
Crew Leader (Former Employee) – Dryden, ON – 17 October 2013
Wild land fire fighters are responsible for the prevention, containment and suppression of wild land fires. They are employed on a permanent or seasonal basis by several provinces. All duties are physically demanding and undertaken outdoors, often in extreme conditions.
Although I have done this job for 17 years it was time for me to leave the one job that gave me the greatest skill sets ever. This job, although physically demanding, as I stated was the best job a young person could ever have.
I worked this job for 17 years and seen almost everything you can think of. I survived a tornado as my crew and I camp out in the woods fighting these wild land fires for up to 21 days straight possibly. My crew rescued down aircraft, drowning victims, people lost in the woods, finding illegal grow ops and most of all the one thing that is the most gratifying is saving lives, property and the environment.
I had to leave the job only because it is not a family persons job with a young family. I was fortunate to have to job I do now.
Excellent life skills taught
Gone all summer away from family