Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Base Camp

So I told you about Bryce working on his Forestry Badge for Cub Scouts.  One of the items on his list to learn is about the effect of fires on a forest habitat.  Well, wouldn't you know, we are in the midst of a massive forest fire, and we found out that the Forest Service was giving tours at the fire fighter's base camp this afternoon.  To top that, today is our day to go to Wenatchee for drum lessons AND the tour was after our lesson.  SCORE!!

 About 30 people showed up from the young to the old to get questions answered and to see what was happening at the base camp.
 Every day new maps are made to show everyone where the fires are currently burning.  The forest service personnel who were conducting the tour let all of us on the tour take home any of the old maps.
Believe it or not, this is Main Street.  All the large tan tents are actually offices.  They are all filled with tables, computers, and lots of paper work.  Here is where all the strategizing  happens. 

 There are 2000 fire fighters camping out here.  Why that is the whole city of Leavenworth!
I tried to get a picture of the banner on the building behind the truck.  It says "Thank You Fire Fighter"

I agree....Thank You Fire Fighters!

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