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Documentary gives personal account of wildland training

Filmmakers Alex Jablonski and Kahlil Hudson documented what it’s like to go through the grueling and treacherous training to become a wildland firefighter

By FireRescue1 Staff

NEW YORK — A documentary gives an in-depth look at what it’s like to go through the training to become a wildland firefighter.

Wildland” follows the journey of a group of men in Grants Pass, Oregon, including filmmakers Alex Jablonski and Kahlil Hudson, who are determined to give meaning to their lives through the fire service.

The documentary was filmed over two fire seasons and documents the “grueling and treacherous training period and then actual life-threatening moments battling live wildfires,” according to the press release.

“It’s during these vulnerable moments that filmmakers were able to capture each man’s personal story revealing a deeper motivation to pursue employment as a wildland firefighter,” the release said.

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