About the Book
When the author was twenty years old, intrigued by stories told by a hotshot crew, she leaped into an unusual job for a woman in the 1970s—a U.S. Forest Service firefighter. She describes her unique experiences fighting wildfires, providing an insider’s peek into the life of a young woman working with an all-male crew.
After seven years, the author’s career abruptly ends from a life-changing injury, forcing her to reinvent herself. While firefighting takes physical strength and courage, nothing tested her inner strength and courage as much as the events that followed after her beloved career ended.