Documentaries & Specials

Fire Chasers: Minnesota Wildland Fire Fighters

Special | 25m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

Fighting wildland fires were once thought of as a job that “anyone could do.” As knowledge, experiences, and nature itself has changed, so has the way these fires are fought. Learn how the major fires in Minnesota’s early years, which leveled communities and took lives, became the impetus for the creation of the Minnesota Forestry Service and professional firefighting services.

Aired: 04/01/23

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Documentaries & Specials is a local public television program presented by Lakeland PBS.

The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund helped support the making of these documentaries.