Brandon Smith started The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program. His group trains currently and formerly incarcerated individuals for careers in the business of fighting fires. Otila Rogers is a participant in The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program and now works in helping to combat the seemingly endless blazes engulfing California.
Humans 2020 is a series honoring scientists, engineers, and visionaries who are changing the world for the better.
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