Hotshot Trucks Spotted at Goleta Beach

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Hotshot Trucks Spotted at Goleta Beach
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By Michael Ford

On my bike ride home Friday evening, I saw that some of the firefighters fending off the Whittier Fire made camp at Goleta Beach. I noticed that a few of these lime-green trucks had the word "Hotshots" plastered across the side along with a designation of where they traveled from. Hotshots are considered experts in fighting wildfires, taking on exhausting work up and down the state. 

Sleeping under the stars, some of these guys had hammocks stretched between their trucks; some placed sleeping pads right on the parking lot asphalt; and others pitched tents on the beach. Probably a well-deserved break.

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Bug Girl Jul 24, 2017 07:54 AM
Hotshot Trucks Spotted at Goleta Beach

It always amazes me how these brave folks will run towards danger to try and save others. A friend of mine was a hotshot in OR and would get dropped off in the middle of nowhere next to the fires by helicopter with just a shovel, a radio, a map, some rations and water, and a fire shield tent. Scary stuff.

a-1571499141 Jul 24, 2017 01:50 AM
Hotshot Trucks Spotted at Goleta Beach

A wonderful attribution to the Hot Shots! Thank you, fire fighters. (I'm sure you can find an email to send these photos to them)

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