A film about Rowdy Muir

A District Ranger and Area Commander

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Rowdy Muir
Rowdy Muir. Screenshot from the video below.

Near the beginning of the video below, Rob Morrow, a retired Fire Management Officer, said we don’t put enough effort into honoring those in the wildland fire profession that deserve recognition.

I don’t know why we don’t have a book about our General Pattons … our Abe Lincolns. Rowdy is one of those in our outfit. We need a story about leaders in the Forest Service and the wildland fire community. Rowdy will be truly a shining star in that book.

Rowdy Muir came up through the ranks in the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and currently is a District Ranger on the Ashley National Forest in Utah and is an Area Commander on one of three existing Area Command Teams.

A third person featured in the video is Steve Jackson a retired “FOS”.

You may remember reading Mr. Muir’s initial thoughts about the 19 fatalities on the Yarnell Hill Fire that was written several months before the first official report was released.

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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 “A film about Rowdy Muir”

  1. Thank you for posting this about Rowdy Muir. He was one of the top mentors I counted on during my wildland fire career. He inspired me to be always be a competent and safe firefighter and supervisor, leading by example and following the core supervisory principle of ensuring the safety and welfare of those we supervised, no matter what …

  2. Thank you very much for producing this film. Rowdy is an outstanding individual and fire professional, and I am glad he is getting the recognition he so rightly deserves. I was lucky to be able to spend some quality time with him over the years, and I know others were able to gain as much knowledge and wisdom from him as I was. Hopefully they will continue to mentor new folks with many of the things Rowdy was able to pass on….


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