People of Forestry: Patricia Stockett of Georgia

People of Forestry: Patricia Stockett of Georgia


[Male Voice] What’s your location, Pat? We’re down here by the grassy pond. [Male Voice] Be there soon. When fires break out, it really is all hands
on deck. We use our bulldozers, helicopters, air tankers. Our jobs are dangerous as well as rewarding. I love protecting the people, those in my
squad, the forest, and the animals. I really wish everyone could see what I see from a bulldozer seat. There are some unique challenges being a female on the fire line. But we as women are held to the exact same standards as the men. I enjoy the challenge, the tactical part of
it, the equipment operations, and I do enjoy my time on a bulldozer. It’s not just a solo job. We are a big family. It is a very rewarding career path for anyone. I am Patricia Stockett, and I love my job
as a wildland firefighter.

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