In the beginning of the week, we started class at the ASU Polytechnic Campus where we learned how to capture reptiles through pit traps. This was a ﬁeld day for our biology class. We found an Arizona pocket mouse in one trap and released it shortly after. We examined four species of lizards: zebratail, whiptail, side blotch, and desert spiny. They had fallen into the pit traps, and the research gives us information about the population of reptiles in this desert area. On Tuesday, we began our Wildland Fireﬁghting classes: S-190, S-130, I-100, and L-180. We are now all certiﬁed as Wildland Fireﬁghters. Our instructors Ken, Dan, Rob, and Dean spent four days teaching us about wildland ﬁreﬁghting. Dean made us do 50 push-ups to wake us up. He deﬁnitely made us pay more attention. We spent three full days at the BLM in classes, learning everything we could. On our ﬁeld day on Friday, we learned how to create a ﬁreline. We learned about the tools used by the ﬁreﬁghters and how they customize their own tools. We also got a tour of the ﬁre truck and Matt, Stephan, and Rocky got to ride on it. We then had a chance to practice how to properly deploy our ﬁre shelter. It was an extremely hot and uncomfortable situation. We hope to never have to use one in a real ﬁre emergency.