DDH_ICONS Wildfire

Daniel Ross

That was my proudest moment, hands down.

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The drought of 2012 spurred wildfires across the western U.S., and prison inmates were part of the team fighting to protect communities from the flames. David Ross, a former crystal meth addict serving time for aggravated assault against a police officer, fought his first fire that year. Despite feeling terrified by the intensity of the fire, the town’s gratitude for the 2-weeks of work the inmates spent protecting them was deeply moving for him.