By on April 8, 2020

Today’s Coloring Sheet: Johnny Stowe, Fire-Lighter

The Photograph:

Each coloring sheet is created from a real photograph. This photograph was a selfie taken on a prescribed fire.

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We hope you enjoyed coloring your sheet. How does it compare to the photo above? Does the photo make you think differently about the picture? Did you use different colors? We can’t wait to see everyone’s finished coloring, so be sure to share below or on social media (with your parent’s permission, of course)!

More about Johnny.

Johnny sits as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF). The IAWF is a really cool independent organization whose membership includes experts in all aspects of Wildland fire management from around the globe. How cool is that?

Johnny prefers to be called a “Firelighter” instead of a “Firefighter.” He believes that the term “Firefighter” evokes the idea that by “fighting” fire we are trying to command and control it (or fight an “enemy”) and wildland fire isn’t an enemy. In fact, wildland fire is often very good for our ecosystems. On the other hand, the term “Firelighter” (with an “L”) is much more accurate and reflects working to facilitate, not control, a natural process. Here are some photos of prescribed fires Johnny’s facilitated:

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