Goal Accomplished!!!! - Stacia Naquin
Updated: 2:48 PM - I finally did my pull up!!! It was a New Year’s Resolution that took me ALL YEAR! But I did it.
11 News talked Monday with a commander of the Pike Hotshots: local firefighters who do the same job as the ones lost in Arizona. News of 19 firefighters killed is a terrible shock.
A job with the Hotshots is nowhere close to easy. The 20-person crews are called wherever they’re needed to the front lines in rough terrain, cutting fire breaks face-to-face with wildfires
“I've fought a lot of fire in Arizona,” said Pike Hotshot superintendent Kevin Neiman.
"The reality is any time when these things happen it is a natural act of nature like a tsunami,” Neiman said. “You need to know when not to stand in its way."
Neiman said Monday crews like his and the one lost in Arizona are well-trained and equipped for the job. They've seen terrible fires, but never one so devastating to a crew Neiman's team has worked alongside through the years.
"They're a good crew,” he said. “It's incredibly difficult."
The loss, Neiman said, is a shock to the firefighting community that now faces the toughest job yet.
“You have to focus and deal with that grief, but then you have to move forward and go to work and make quality decisions,” he said.
The Pike Hotshots are currently working on a wildfire in western Colorado.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Updated: 10/11/2013 - I'm SO CLOSE to being able to do a pull-up. So my trainer introduced something new into my training.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - Even if you don't plan to workout on your vacation, you may be surprised at the calories you're burning without even trying!
Updated: 06/18/2013 - We did a quick helicopter tour of the Black Forest burn area. Someone asked why the video looks shaky.
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!