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Junior Forest Rangers


Dylan is a First Year JFR Crew Member on the Fort McMurray Crew!

Why did you apply to the JFR program?

I wanted something to do this summer instead of sitting at home. I’ve never done anything like this before. I enjoy forestry and I’ve always wanted to see a wildfire.

What are you most excited about for the upcoming summer?

Wildfire! I want to see what Wildland firefighting is actually like, not just a clip on TV.

What is your dream job? 

I don’t know. I really like math. My goal is to keep doors open and open new doors and see what happens from there. I hope I find something that I’m interested in here.

What do you like most about your crewmates?

I love their sense of humour - including the leaders! Laughing is really important to me.

What is one thing that you have learnt or completed through JFR that you never thought you would?

I never expected how to use a brush saw. It’s like an adult weed whacker!

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