Corpsmember Story: Frankie Perez

Corpsmember in full wildland fire apparel drops his left knee to the ground to use a chain saw to cut brush at ground level.

Camarillo Corpsmember Frankie Perez practices cutting brush at ground level during field day exercises in Santa Paula, CA.

Frankie Perez says the CCC gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

The offer? Getting paid to train—with no prior experience—as a wildland firefighter.

From chain saw work to basic first aid, at the CCC Camarillo Center Frankie is learning job skills he plans to turn into a career.