Women-in-Fire TREX

Yosemite National Park, California

The second annual Women-In-Fire TREX brought women and men from across the United States, Canada, and Australia together to learn and burn with one another in fall of 2017.  One of the primary goals of this exchange is to connect women who work in the field of fire, provide quality training, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

The Module served as part of the planning committee, led the Fire Effects Module, and participated as an Incident Management Team member.

The group burned 20 acres of grass, and had the opportunity to assist with the Empire Fire, a naturally ignited wildfire managed in Yosemite National Park to reduce fuels, reduce the intensity of future wildfires, and ensure healthier, more diverse ecosystem functions