The MYSTERY RANCH Fire Line is founded on the backs of a professional workforce whose primary duties are the suppression and management of wildland fires.
These men and women are trained and built for their mission. They ask for very little yet serve the American public, lead from the front, and risk their lives to protect public lands, lives, and private property. To recognize the efforts of these men and women, MYSTERY RANCH would like to introduce the Backbone Series.
The Backbone Series will highlight the backs behind the packs – the faces that put on the packs and boots on the ground – the backbones of which the MYSTERY RANCH Fire Line and the Federal Fire Response has been built.
Our intent is to educate and inform the public of what makes this job so fulfilling and where challenges lie for those who have chosen this profession. We will recognize the men and women who wear our packs daily and those who have for the last time – our valued fallen.