Mind 1. As a member of the Big Canoe Volunteer Fire department and the North Georgia wild land task force I extend my sincerest good wishes and share the sorrow of the loss of 19 wild land fire fighters in Arizona. Many of us are volunteers and give back to our communities. I do not know if any of the members of the lost crew or the other fire fighter lost were volunteers. Bu it really does not matter. The fire that took them didn't care.
Mind 2. As a member of the Big Canoe VFD we are often called on to work in nature, In this case the call came for a rescue. The recued victim is pictured here.
A Red Tailed Hawk Chick was on one of our roads crying. J Thomas is holding him. He ate well at the station and was a local star until a wild life shelter came and got him. I have been involved in a fawn rescue my self. So one side of being involved in fire fighting in the North Georgia Mountains often involves animal recue wild and domestic. Enjoy the photo of this beautiful creature in the mountain community of Big Canoe.