Each coloring sheet is created from a real photograph. This photograph was taken by an awesome wildland firefighter and photographer named Jake Lang, who works on the Wyoming Hotshot Crew. Hotshot crews are a type of specially trained hand crews in the United States of America.
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)!
“Working side by side, hand crews’ main responsibilities are to construct “firelines” – which look a lot like trails – around wildfires to contain and control them by removing fuel that wildfires need to spread. To do this, handcrews use tools like Pulaski’s, shovels, and chainsaws to clear flammable materials and scrape or dig to mineral soil. Hand crews also burn-out fire areas, and mop up after fires.” – USDA
Here is a short video showing a small handcrew digging fireline.
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