“For wildland firefighter Anne Veseth, the danger came not from out-of-control flames, but from above: She was struck by a falling tree on Sunday, ending her life at just 20 years.” (more)
I know several, perhaps you do as well, young kids who want to become a fire fighter or do something seemingly epic. The ones I know, are fully aware of the dangers. Most have also done volunteer fire fighter work for smaller towns. Always dangerous. The Feds can come do their due diligence and studies after the fact. In the meantime the kids are out there. A very dangerous undertaking and exhausting. Harsh Summer.