Hi, my name is Scott Rupe. During the summer of 2014, I became employed by the U.S. Forest Service as a Wildland Fire Technician. Not only was I being hired to help suppress wildfires in northern Utah, I was also there to educate the youth on the subject of fire. During the course of the summer, I gained a great understanding of fire management through classes, hands on experience, and being engulfed in the fire environment. Overall, this career experience was very worthwhile and something I may continue to do even after I'm done with college. It really helped me find some of my interests and where I would like to end up in the future. I believe that every student should have an experience at least similar to mine.