Fighting California forest fires
Brooksville’s John Cousins has 18 years with the Maine Forest Service, and recently led a crew of 19 to fight forest fires in northern California, his fourth mobilization outside of Maine.
Maine Forest Ranger John Cousins carries his 45-pound pack up hill while fighting forest fires in California, where he said the terrain poses the greatest difficulty.
Maine Forest Ranger John Cousins and his crew wait for a helicopter drop during firefighting in the northern California forests.
Selfie on the bus
On a charter bus for mobilization to California, Maine Forest Ranger John Cousins snaps a selfie, with his crew behind him.