Katie is a wildland firefighter for the National Park Service in Everglades National Park, and a new mother.
Katie and her fellow firefighters use specialized tools and techniques like drip torches and aerial ignitions to manage prescribed burns – fires started and controlled by firefighters, designed to stimulate natural plant growth and reduce the risk of a larger, uncontrollable burn.
In this film, Katie works with her team to burn 10,000 acres. And we filmed from the air and the ground. I coordinated the production of a multi-camera crew in Florida for Hover.