Butte Fire Center's Readiness Drill

Butte Fire Center crew leader Fernando Herrera looks for more brush to cut as his crew works to cut fire line behind him during the 2020 Musty Buck Exercise in Richardson Springs, CA.

A four-mile hike up 900 feet will exhaust just about anyone.

Imagine adding another hour of back breaking work of digging a fire line the length of a football field.

It’s the test CCC Corpsmembers must pass to qualify as a Type I wildland firefighting hand crew.

CCC Butte’s crews passed their drill this week and are now ready to take on the task of protecting our property and most importantly, our people.