Hotshot Senior Firefighter | Interviewed May, 2014 | Oregon
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Erin Kimsey, Hotshot Senior Firefighter, talks about what she enjoys most about Hotshotting and her perception of the characteristics of an ideal Hotshot. Interviewed: 5/2014
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How does Erin view the role of fire in the environment?
“I think that fire is completely necessary to the environment and I personally view homes as another fuel type. I think that, especially in places like region five where I just came from, down in Southern California for instance, that area is tremendously fire adapted. It’s just part of what all of the plants in that environment are designed to do. I think that’s a situation where, not only does it belong in the environment, but we’re never going to be able to subtract it from that environment…”