Photo 20 Sep 44 notes simplegearl:

(via On the frontline with California firefighters battling out-of-control Sierra Nevada blaze – in pictures | World news | The Guardian)
via NoCoEMT.
Photo 14 Sep 3 notes pachecocali:

Dog bar fire california

pachecocali:

Dog bar fire california

via I Get By.
Photo 3 Sep 112 notes Photo by Wes Schultz

Photo by Wes Schultz

Photo 3 Sep 2 notes Tires on fire.

Tires on fire.

Photo 2 Sep 55 notes fuck-yeah-firetrucks:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanemtl/
Video 2 Sep 1,404 notes

instagram:

Fighting Forest Fires with @GreggBoydston

Earlier this month, 19 hotshots—firefighters that specialize in containing forest fires—were killed while battling a fire that destroyed hundreds of homes and thousands of acres of forest near the small Arizona town of Yarnell. All across the American west, these small, elite units are dispatched to contain and extinguish fires before they spread to inhabited areas.

Gregg Boydston (@greggboydston) is one such firefighter stationed in Oregon who has been sharing photos and providing insight into his job through Instagram.

Initially, it was the beauty of his surroundings and his love of nature that inspired Gregg to post photos from the field. “It was really hard not to share, mainly because of some of the gorgeous places we get to go. Our 20-person crew is available through the entire fire season to go anywhere in the nation.” As others began to find and comment on his photos, however, Boydston realized Instagram was “a good way to share what hotshot crews are all about.”

"This is definitely the hardest yet most rewarding job I have ever had," says Gregg. "Shifts often go 16 hours a day with less than five hours of sleep." Despite the demands, working with a small crew builds camaraderie, and Boydston is excited by the opportunity to share his experiences and passion with others all around the world: "I can give people a behind the scenes look at fighting fires for the Forest Service and protecting the landscapes people love so much."

Photo 2 Sep 163 notes fanofdoom:

Extinguish Hell

fanofdoom:

Extinguish Hell

Photo 2 Sep 111 notes fanofdoom:

I’ve got your back.

fanofdoom:

I’ve got your back.

Photo 2 Sep 22 notes deltacubed:

Mopping up (by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)
Photo 2 Sep 703 notes fdnyguy:

"The Best Job in the World"

fdnyguy:

"The Best Job in the World"


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