Now retired for a few years, I really enjoyed my years in the fire world. I was carded from 1968 untill I retired in 2013.Flew mostly type 2 machines and even enjoyed that shiny mystry meat in the USFS lunches. If you sliced up an apple, the slices made those sandwiches taste pretty good.
Some of the folks in that world were really great people and I did fly with some great pilots. My last twenty years were with a county aviation unit still involved in fire work. That transition is one that provided a good retirement and should be considered by those with utility experience. I must say that snarky responses to questions like the one posed by the OP do not represent the kind of good people with whom I worked along side for those years.