Bend , OR
My name is Shane Semenuk and I am a type 2 firefighter.
I have worked as a seasonal firefighter on a hand crew in Tennessee for the spring and fall season of 2015. Each season was roughly 10 weeks long. We not only responded to wildfires but also participated in prescribed burns. During which I used hand tools to dig fire line, and drip torches to back fire for fire suppression.
During the summer of 2015 I was on stand by for the US forest service. I was sent out to Challis, ID on the Eleven Mile Fire, Trinity County, CA on the Fork Complex and Kettle Falls, WA on the Kettle Complex. I was on a hand crew for each of these trips, brushing fire line, digging hand line and mopping up.
In total I am still new to the fire world but I am eager to learn and gain more experience in order to further my career. With my good attitude and hard working nature I am sure to be an assent to your fire crew.