A 5-part series exploring the work of managing wildland fire to protect and conserve wildlife and the lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Managing wildland fire is tough and dangerous work. Do you ever wonder what really happens to deer, bears, and other wildlife in the path of a wildfire? Who keeps controlled burns under control, and how they do it? What it takes to do the job of a wildland firefighter? Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a glimpse into the world of wildland fire management to see what this important work is all about.
With wildfires already bearing down on national wildlife refuges in the Southeast, and a large wildfire still burning from last year at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, this timely videocast is 3rd in a 5-part series A Look Inside Wildland Fire. This series explores the work of managing wildland fire to protect and conserve wildlife and the lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. How does someone work long, hard hours next to flames and smoke, without being worse for the wear? In this 3:00 minute video, fire crew member Kaili McCray, provides an in-depth view of the personal protective equipment worn by all wildland fire personnel on the fireline.