Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on Front Line of CA Wildfires



Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Line of California Wildfires, by Jaime Lowe. California’s fire season gets hotter, longer and more extreme every year, with fire season now lasting year round. Of the thousands of firefighters who battle the blazes year round, roughly 30 percent of the on the ground woodland crews are inmates earning a dollar an hour. Approximately 200 of those firefighters are women serving on all-female crews. This book offers an up close view of how these female fire camps actually work and the emotional and physical intensity of firefighting. Hardcover.