Government Shutdown and Job Fair


The past couple of weeks the Veterans Fire Crew has been pretty busy.  Due to the Federal Government shutdown the Veterans Fire Crew were the only fire personnel left on the Prescott National Forest to conduct burn prep.  We completed 3 fire lines for the Ponderosa Park prescribed burn, Mingus Mountain prescribed burn and Granite Mountain prescribed burn.  The crew used chainsaws, leaf blowers, string trimmers, and other hand tools to complete these lines in rugged terrain.  The Veterans Fire Crew also attended a Veteran Job Fair in Phoenix.  The Job Fair was hosted by Recruit Military at the US Airways Center.  The crew were able to meet with many employers and Universities.  The crew was also able to network with other Veterans and talk about the Veterans Fire Corps.The Prescott VFC also got to collect fuel moisture samples at the Granite Mountain prescribed burn unit.  They took the samples back to the fire station in Chino Valley where they learned how to read and record fuel moisture values.