Ride-along with Cal Fire as they prep for fire season

LAKE COUNTY, CA — I had the chance to ride along with Cal Fire Lake-Napa Unit for their two-day Crew Readiness Exercise. Read the story here

Capt Warren Parrish

made his way to the line-cutter crew that worked tirelessly to identify high-risk areas and clear the space of shrubs and stubs along the mountains.

Line cutters

continued their trail after cleaning paths, making their way up the mountains for several yards to come in about 30 mins, each member with a specific responsibility. 



operators gather for further instructions during training.


Two rows

are made as they lay under tarps to practice communication/safety procedures.


Cal Fire

Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit