What rangers do when they aren't fighting fires


 Rangers Brian Ryles (on foot) and Arron Sumpter construct a waterbar on control lines in preparation of conducting a prescribed fire at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture near Poteau.  Careful planning and lots of advance preparation work go into every prescribed fire conducted by Oklahoma Forestry Services.



Rangers Doug Morgan, Harley Johnson, Brian Ryles and Arron Sumpter change the oil and filters on their assigned equipment. Each transport holds 34 quarts of oil. It's a big messy, all day job.



Ranger J.W. McCuistion educates Locust Grove students about fire prevention.


Rangers David Hill and Steven Scantling, from the Heavener Unit in the East Central Area,  are building up the tracks on their dozer in preparation of the next fire season.


Ranger Johnny Warren,  from the Poteau Unit, is hanging gypsy moth traps at popular camping and tourist areas around LeFlore County.