Photograph by Gregg Segal
Firefighter Noah Skinner is one of the several hundred staffers at the ranch. The Skywalker firefighters do more than put out brush fires; they handle overnight guest services for lodgers at the inn, and they often zip guests up to the Main House or Technical Building in one of their smaller trucks. The job has great perks: The ranch has large gym and fitness building that includes racquetball, basketball and ping-pong facilities, as well as a softball field (some of the employee team names: Raiders of the Ballpark, Let the Wookies Win and Rebel Scum). The firefighters have played hoops with Salma Hayek and volleyball with Seth Green.