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    Default In search of a crew to volunteer on in So. Cal

    I just moved to the Pasadena area from Colorado. I've got a current Red Card and pack-test and I'm trying to find a wildfire crew I can volunteer on. I'm a professional engineer, but caught the fire bug a few years ago.

    Any advice/references?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRieber View Post
    I just moved to the Pasadena area from Colorado. I've got a current Red Card and pack-test and I'm trying to find a wildfire crew I can volunteer on. I'm a professional engineer, but caught the fire bug a few years ago.

    Any advice/references?

    Thanks
    Another option, is to check out the CAL FIRE website.

    http://www.fire.ca.gov/

    Now if you can locate a station under their umbrella, you can build up a network of contacts, to help you track down opportunities you might be interested in.

    Also... there's the seasonal firefighter option. When I got out of the Marine Corps, I actually thought about that option.

    Frankly, the best first step for you though, might be taken by going to your local fire station and talking with the gang there...

    http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/fire/

    You probably know by now that the fire service 'is' a brotherhood... and in various states, firefighters from all over the state do get to know each other at training opportunities and conventions... so while there may not be the opportunity you want WITH your local fire department, the members there may still be able to point you in the right direction.

    Best of luck!
    Paul

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