Water from fire

19 08 2021

In remote Disappointment Valley, partnerships not only are valuable, they can be life-saving.

Our Spring Creek Basin mustangs got a boost in the water department from three different “departments” of wildfire-fighting crews recently. They had water left over from fighting a small fire (thank you!), and they very graciously offered the remaining water in two engines to the horses, pumping about 900 gallons of water onto one of the aprons at the main catchment.

On behalf of our mustangs, thank you VERY MUCH for your firefighting and for the gift of water for our mustangs!

From Cortez Fire Protection District: Matt and Brad.

From the Angelina, Sabine and Davy Crockett national forests and National Forests and Grasslands in Texas: Paul, Aurora, Danny, James and Jonesy – and Tracy (sp?), who’s working here as a dispatcher. They’re “on loan” to the Forest Service here in Colorado (Dolores Public Lands Office), replacing the previous crew (hi also to Matt, David and Marie!). Their connection is a firefighter named Bear, who came with a small crew to tackle a small fire I reported a few years ago. Bear now is serving in Texas with the U.S. Forest Service. Small world!

From the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control: Chris, Jim and Cory.

Big shout out to all of these fine men and women who work long hours in back-of-beyond places. … I bet they don’t often get to see (and help!) wild horses while out on assignment! Thank you, thank you, thank you … from all of us who love the mustangs!


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19 08 2021
Maggie Frazier

What a wonderful thing for these brave men & women to do – after all their hard work & threats to their safety – to help out some wild creatures! We all owe them gratitude & our prayers.

19 08 2021
TJ

Agreed!

19 08 2021
Karen Ann Schmiede

Thank you to all the great people who work so hard!

19 08 2021
TJ

It’s amazing how hard they work!

19 08 2021
Pat

Thanks to Fire Fighers and you, TJ who keep our beautiful wild land safe. What and adventure and 900 gallons!

19 08 2021
TJ

I really meet the best people out here on our wild lands. 🙂 It’s awesome.

19 08 2021
Sue E. Story

What a great use for that leftover water! Whoever thought of that was very clever. Thank you to all of them for the hard work they do in their “normal” jobs – fighting wildland fires – but a special thanks for going above and beyond to bring precious water to our mustangs! This is just cool!

19 08 2021
TJ

It was THEIR idea, specifically Matt’s from Cortez! Cool, right!?

19 08 2021
Trish

One never knows sometimes where a gift will land. So glad it landed there. Yes, a big shout out to all emergency workers for their selfless help, expertise and dedication.

19 08 2021
TJ

Very glad, indeed!

20 08 2021
baileytan

Thank them and God Bless Them!

20 08 2021
TJ

Amen. 🙂

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