1. Ken Jordan, retired Hotshot Superintendent, describes his perception of the characteristics that make an ideal Hotshot and talks about the draw of working with good people early on in his career. Interviewed: 4/2014

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  2. Ken Jordan, retired Hotshot Superintendent, discusses his experience deploying his fire shelter and surviving a burnover that occurred on the Big Creek Fire on the Sierra National Forest in 1994.

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  3. Ken Jordan, retired Hotshot Superintendent, talks about how his shelter deployment changed how he approached firefighting and running the crew, including placing emphasis on training and physical agility, changing the culture of after-hours drinking, and "breaking the cool barrier."

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  4. Ken Jordan, retired Hotshot Superintendent, talks about the sense of pride and accomplishment he got from building a hardworking crew. He also describes how he enjoyed working with other Superintendents.

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  5. Ken Jordan, retired Hotshot Superintendent, tells about encountering alligators in Florida during a burnout operation. He also talks about catching a lizard after going several days without food on a fire early on in his career.

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