Turning Wood Into Art
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia
I am home safe and sound now, enjoying a week of over 100° F (ok maybe enjoying is not the word)
As far as firefighting is concerned this last one was a good experience in that we were able to be effective in what we were doing and kept busy. Many were able to gain new experience which will make us better at we do for future fires.
On the last night we had an adrenaline rush .....
There we were poised at the top of a hill with the fire across the valley below. We had backburned a good 100 - 200 foot line and even deeper in places. As we were 'blacking' out what remained the glow over the tree canopy suddenly got bigger. Then the flames were shooting right up above the trees and this was less than 1/2 a mile away in the bottom of the valley heading towards us.
It caused a few nervous moments for some and the radios came to life with chatter all over our particular section. Whatever, why ever, where ever ... it died down and remained contained.
I dont consider myself unusually brave - I just do what I can
Dave The Turning Cowboy
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood into Art