http://www.graybackforestry.com

Grayback Forestry, Inc.

Wildland Firefighter

April - September 2020 • Medford, OR

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

I strongly believe everyone should do things that challenge them and force them to grow. If you're not sure what that looks like for you - there's a pretty good chance wildland firefighting will check both of those boxes (and so many more). It's the experience of a lifetime and one that cannot be simulated.
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Wildland firefghter

April - September 2019 • Merlin, OR

What I liked

I loved working in the forest on a daily basis. The work was extremely rewarding and I met a bunch of great people.

What I wish was different

The management of Grayback forestry is not the best. It is a great job to get your foot in the door, but the ceiling is very low for promotions.

Advice

Be ready for hard work.
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Wildland Firefighter

June - September 2018 • Medford, OR

What I liked

It was an amazing challenge and really honed my teamwork and communication skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been a little more prepared physically and mentally.

Advice

It is worth it to stick it out through the summer. The start will be very tough but you build great relationships and learn a lot about your own limits.
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Wildland Firefighter

June - August 2018 • Medford, OR

What I liked

Incredible team and strong camaraderie, beautiful workplace, fast paced, high risk work environment, hard work.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've done it longer.

Advice

If you want to find out what you're made of, come spend next season in the mountains with me.
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