From (Left to Right): Rocio Macias, Rosa Wiedenhoft, Alma Caballero, and Guadalupe Ruiz, members of Yosemite's Crew 2, working on the County Line Fire on July 14, 2021
NPS photo by Al Golub
July 21, 2021 - Yosemite National Park officials report this summer, Yosemite National Park is hosting the Yosemite's Women in Fire Internship Program. Participants in this program are members of Yosemite's Crew 2, a California Conservation Corps all-women fire crew based inside the park. This program is a partnership project between the National Park Service, the California Conservation Corps (CCC), and the National Park Foundation. During a 10-week internship program, 6 women in the California Conservation Corps were selected to work side-by-side with Yosemite fire staff, learning the ins and outs of wildland fire.
This program is a special career development program that provides hands-on experience in firefighting within the National Park Service. Upon the completion of the program, participants will be on track to pursue a firefighting career within the National Park Service or they will have a variety of other doors open to them.