An all women’s fire crew in western Colorado clears a path for more women in wildland firefighting

  • Source: KUNC-FM 91.5 Greeley
  • Published: 06/10/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: As fire season gets underway in Colorado, local, state, and federal agencies are working hard to recruit wildland firefighters to respond to and prevent dangerous blazes. While it’s a difficult job, many firefighters say it’s rewarding to do work that keeps them outdoors and makes a positive difference. Wildland firefighting is a male-dominated career, but there’s a crew in Western Colorado that’s looking to change that. On Friday, May 31, Raechelle Seil is getting ready to start her work day, unpacking her chainsaw and other tools next to an impressive pile of branches and brush. “I was working an office job before this, and I quickly found out I hate office jobs,” Seil said. “So I started looking for just a little more outdoors… I knew I wanted to do something physical. I want to do something outside.”


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