Smokejumpers. Air tankers. Ax-wielding ground crews. Those are just some common images that come to mind when you think about the men and women who fight California’s wildfires. A less popular image in our collective imagination is the team of fire chiefs who oversee the firefighting operations on the state’s biggest fires. Incident Commander Todd Derum explains what it takes to fight a major wildfire.
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