Hotshot Lead Firefighter | Interviewed April, 2014 | Arizona
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Rigo Flores, a Lead Firefighter currently detailed into a Hotshot Squad Boss position, describes what it feels like to work your way up into positions of increasing responsibility and expresses the importance of continually being a student of fire. Interviewed: 4/2014
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How does Rigo view the role of fire in the environment?
“It’s definitely a part of the environment and it needs to continue to be part of it…your forest isn’t supposed to look super thick and dense, there is supposed to be space between the trees (for them to grow)…Definitely the prescribed burning, the thinning, it’s definitely a good thing to do with the forest…”