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"At first i am calm because the bushes fall. yet without notice a rat's nest of wooden, bent horizontal and cribbed into the bushes above us, comes down in a hurry of 100 desktop gun snaps. timber stuck within the nest flail round sooner than hitting the floor. Our eyes dart in every single place, attempting to hold music of each second. timber cut loose and swing themselves like catapults. Splintered chunks of wooden diminish during the air like propellers... Falling bushes is the main harmful task in North America."

--Aaron Williams

British Columbia's climate and geography--hot dry summers, steep terrain, and inhabitants density in forested areas--make it probably the most tough areas on this planet to struggle wooded area fires.

Chasing Smoke is a charming insider-account of ways a fireplace season unfolds. skilled firefighter Aaron Williams bargains a tangible window into the intensely actual, high-adrenalin way of life shared through his group of eccentrics, all desirous to be at the entrance line. Williams stocks what it truly is prefer to paintings sixteen-hour days in an apocalyptic panorama, the place the smoke is so thick your snot runs black and also you have to drink ten litres of water an afternoon. What it really is prefer to make a silly mistake and singe your beard in entrance of your workforce, or spend hours hosing a place the dimensions of a queen bed and nonetheless no longer extinguish the burn. What it really is wish to pay attention a tree fall, a co-worker's shout, and picture the worst.

From the "curated gauntlet of abuse" that makes up rookie week, till the final size of hose is rolled up on the finish of the burn season, Williams chronicles the seasonal life of a firefighter, all whereas reading the broader international of firefighting--interweaving the historical past, mechanics and politics--as good because the micro-world of the small staff who willingly placed their lives at the line.

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Chasing Smoke: A Wildfire Memoir

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