Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

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Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

Center tracks lightning strikes, organizes air response and calls in the Gatorade
Regional maps are of utmost importance when responding to fires and other emergencies in the sprawling San Juan National Forest. The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center helps coordinate emergency responses across the region.
Pictures of San Juan Hotshot crews from past years hang on a refrigerator in the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center.
Cutouts hang on the wall above Nathalie Woloszy, initial attack dispatcher, in the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center, located in the Durango Tech Center.
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