Corpsmember Story: Engracia Cortes

Inland Empire Corpsmember Engracia Cortes learns about the nozzle functions of a wildland fire hose during a CCC-BLM training exercise near Lake Mathews, CA.

Corpsmembers join the CCC for all kinds of reasons. For Engracia Cortes, the motivation was family.

She has a six-year-old son and needs more than what she calls pocket money to give him a good start in life.

So, she’s counting on her year of service as a CCC Inland Empire wildland firefighter to jumpstart her career and let her be the mom that makes her family even prouder.