By: Bethany Hannah, Founder of The Smokey Generation
What does it feel like to jump out of a plane and fight a forest fire with only your tools and your wits about you? Or work a year’s worth of hours in only six months, sleeping in the dirt alongside twenty other people? How about felling a burning tree 150 feet tall? Can you imagine working alongside flames taller than your average office building?
Short of quitting your job and starting a new career in firefighting, the best way to experience wildland fire is to hear it from the experts—from firefighters themselves—and The Smokey Generation makes that possible. It is a celebration of wildland firefighters telling stories that ignite the imagination, provide intriguing perspective, and highlight the fascinating culture of the wildland fire community.
The Smokey Generation – TheSmokeyGeneration.com – is a passion project I founded as a former wildland firefighter and owner of Wildland Fire Careers. The website was created as part of my thesis project for my Master of Arts degree in Environmental Studies – with a concentration … READ MORE >