Prescribed fire video from Texas

texas prescribed fire

Above: screen shot from the video.

The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife has distributed a six-minute video about prescribed fire with an interesting title: The Business of Burning. It is beautifully photographed and is apparently intended to introduce good fire to those who are unfamiliar with the concept.

Some may think the repeated use of the term “grunt” to describe young firefighters is politically incorrect.

Chris Schenck, the department’s Statewide Fire Program Leader, said the video has been in production for a year. Their goal is each year to treat with prescribed fire 30,000 acres of Public Lands Wildlife Management Areas.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Prescribed fire video from Texas”

  1. In the film–Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Wesley Evans, formerly FWS, who would never toot his own horn, so I will complement his quals and experience…a great guy.

  2. Kid drags a tourch for 4 hours and claims he needs ” a few days off to recover”…… Kids these days.


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