USFS Mexican border fire prevention crew

The Cleveland National Forest, just north of the Mexican border in California, has a unique crew–a border fire prevention crew. Their job is to hike the trails used by illegal immigrants in order to put out still-burning camp fires.

Fire Department Network News has a video report on the crew, the first of a two-part series.


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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “USFS Mexican border fire prevention crew”

    1. I did some GPS surveying there with Whittaker and could hear spanish spoken all around my location while waiting for my GPS survey receiver to finish the session. I would opt for a Rx burn 1/2 mile wide all along the border. Fuels reduction, hazmat reduction, and optimize safety for the crew.


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