During our third week, the Assistant Fire Management Officer, Jason, assigned us to Prescott’s hand and engine crew, Crew 2. After teaching us S-212 (Wildfire Chain Saws), they certified us as “A fallers”, which is the apprentice level of the three certifications: “A, B, and C fallers”. The “A faller” is proficient in limbing and bucking. Limbing is the practice of sawing branches off trees and bucking is the practice of sawing fallen timber in to smaller pieces. The members of Crew 2 were extremely helpful and patient. They took us into the Prescott National Forest on various recreational trails and supervised chain saw operations. It was good to meet them, work alongside them, and learn from them.