Rosanne Grier is in her fifth year as a Seasonal Firefighter I for CAL FIRE. As a seasonal firefighter, Rose only works for nine months out of the year and is proving herself in her new assignment. Earning the respect of her supervisors and fellow firefighters can be challenging, but Rose puts it all on the line everyday.
Rose spent nearly five years working as a seasonal firefighter in Ramona before transferring to Lyons Valley, a mountainous region in San Diego County that has the potential to be devastated by wildfires. Rose actively engages in all types of firefighting duties and specializes in wildfire suppression, laying hose lines and constructing fire lines to help protect Southern California from some of the country's biggest vegetation fires. She is an experienced firefighter who knows how to get the job done!
Rose's ultimate goal is to become permanent, but it is a tough mission as hundreds of people compete for every position. So Rose is doing everything she can to build her resume and experience to give herself the best chance of promoting – including changing station assignments, extra training, volunteering, and taking additional classes in her off-time.