Character Profile: Hot Shot Sawyer (by mkatsafar)
About a year and a half ago, Carl Matthes, a Hot Shot Sawyer for the Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shot Crew, was kind enough to let me interview him and show me around their Hot Shot base. Fortunately, Carl broke his arm and could not be a part of the team this year. I say fortunately because I’ve just heard that 19 members of his crew died fighting a wildfire in a forest northwest of Phoenix.
By watching I hope you not only gain a better understanding of what a Hot Shot does but also how much of a family those brave firefighters are to each other.
They loved their job; they loved to serve their community.