Dan Mallia, Superintendent of the Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew (a developmental crew based out of Northern California), talks about being a young Superintendent and what it feels like to be among other, more experienced Superintendents when developing tactics and strategies on the fireline.
Jeff Locke, current Hotshot Superintendent, talks about the unexpected risks that come with fighting fire. He tells a story about the circumstances around a flash flood that almost took out the crew while on a fire in central California.
Brian Anderson, Hotshot Superintendent, tells about the 4-4-40, a classic fireline challenge that entails drinking four quarts of water in four minutes and holding it down for forty seconds (it usually results in spectacular vomiting). This tale took place his rookie season and his one of his favorite memories.