Dan Pickard, a Hotshot Squad Leader, talks about the value of his work as a Hotshot, including building life-long friendships and the general crew atmosphere, as well as focusing on having a positive impact everywhere the crew works.
Dan Pickard, a Hotshot Squad Leader, describes a significant event that continues to shape his career, the story of a crew sawyer who was severely injured by a falling snag while preparing for a burnout operation. He talks about the importance of re-evaluating decision-making processes - both in terms of small unit leadership and in terms of fighting fire as a whole.
Dan Pickard, a Hotshot Squad Leader, describes a fun fire assignment in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, including capsized canoes, scenic spike camps, and the overall experience of fighting fire in a remote area surrounded by water.
Dan Pickard, a Hotshot Squad Leader, talks about who positively influenced his career early on, and discusses some of the leadership attributes and philosophies he's witnessed (and taken away to apply during his own career).