More Than 170 U.S. Firefighters Adapting to Australia’s Bush Fires

Wildland Firefighting

Helping their Australia counterparts, these American firefighters have been adjusting to a unique firefighting culture, unusual lingo and landscapes that, while similar in some respects, differ from those of the U.S., reports Government Tech.

While these firefighters will bring home anecdotes about everyday oddities — lounging koalas, kangaroos standing by the roadside, brightly colored birds and huge insects — they have been doing the manual labor that comes with an “arduous crew” label, which is how the Angeles National Forest men and women have been categorized while in Australia.

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