Our California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) members are hard-working California Conservation Corps (CCC) Conservationists dedicating themselves to keeping us safe during wildfire season.
These men and women are currently at 14 different fire locations throughout California. CCC has 40 crews made up of 530 corpsmembers either working initial attack on the fire lines or supporting the fire camps.
"Conservationists throughout California are assisting in the firefight this fire season from the fire line to the chow line," said Association of Conservationist Employees (ACE) President Jim Kastner. "I am proud of their work ethic and dedication to preserve this great state and for the development of the young adults they supervise."
They work long shifts, 14 days straight and are living up to the CCC motto, "Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions." Some of them are in areas without cell service and haven't been able to reach out to their families for weeks.
"It's been a very busy August for our CCC crews and as exhausted as they must be, the real challenge could be September and October when fire season in California, peaks. We can't thank these men and women enough for helping to keep safe both people and property in our state," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.
A big thank you to these dedicated members who truly go the distance! CSLEA & ACE are proud of your endurance, drive and hard work.