Hey! My name is Rachel and I am a "rookie"!! I just received my S-130/S-190 certs. March 3, 2012!!
I am 16, so I can't "fight" fires, yet! When I turn 18 next year I will already be certified so I won't have to wait, then!! I am in Northeast Florida, serving with a volunteer fire department. I am looking into a career with the Florida Forest Service after I turn 18.
I had to do a speech for a group I am part of-it was on "The Principles of Wildland Fire Behavior". I really enjoyed making and presenting it!!
Just came back from ten days in Gunnison CO. Great group of guys in the Gunnison Dept. that I met. Our wildland fires here are usually grass fires with pasture and cornfields burning. Sure is different here on the flatlands of the midwest! Keep up the great work.