Objective 1:

Create an accessible compilation of oral histories that is available as a body of research for other professionals/academics/historians, as well as accessible to the public as representation of wildland firefighting culture.

Methods: Ethnographic and oral history interviewing

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Sample Questions:

  • How do you perceive the role of fire in the environment?
  • How do you perceive the value of your work?
  • Do you have a favorite Hotshot story? What was the fire behavior doing during that shift?
  • Describe an example of your favorite aspect of wildland fire.
  • When have you felt the most proud of your actions on the fireline?
  • Tell me what you would like people to know and understand about wildland fire. What experiences led you to want people to know/understand that?

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