Women On The Fire Line

Oct 31, 2016

This has been the year of the TREX on The Exchange. 

Credit Northern California Prescribed Fire Council

We just learned a few months ago about wildland firefighters gathering for training exchanges, which they abbreviate TREX.  Unfortunately, it's pronounced "treks" and not "t-rex". 

Anyway, we get to add a W, to make WTREX, because there are training exchanges for women.  The very first WTREX just wrapped up in Northern California, after giving women firefighters and managers a chance to sharpen skills and compare notes. 

The University of California and The Nature Conservancy were among many partners in this TREX. 

Lenya Quinn Davidson of UC and Amanda Stamper of TNC visit.