Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The youth worked at one site today and it was also the site for the 'Cow Creek Fire' Headquarters. The youth did some work cleaning up the Middle School and High School-whiped down counters, tables, desks, chairs, vacuumed, and other manual labor like washing windows.
After lunch the youth were able to get a tour of the headquarters and find out what's happening. They got to see the many classrooms that were retro-fitted to be offices for various logistical aspects of this emergency: like medical, communications, maps and imagery, lodging, food/catering, and even a place to shop for more fire-retardent clothing and whatever else they might need.
We found out that sometimes the firefighters are on the mountain for three days at a time-they go in shifts and even go daily for 10 hours, ,when it isn't a three day rotation.
Be sure to check out the article link above and find out what's been happening here to the community.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates and we look forward to your blogs. Keep up the amazing work you're doing during the day and in the evenings.
Tell Megan hello and that we miss her. We're thinking about all of YOU and telling everyone what you guys are doing. Love, Sattlers

shereen said...

Enjoy reading about your "missions". Enjoy the beauty of the mountains during your last days in Colorado & be safe!
Shereen & Tom