Reframing Our Relationship With Fire Through Mentorship And Stewardship With Dr. Sasha Berleman
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4M ago
People have lived collaboratively with fire, and fire has brought and supported life since time immemorial. This was something Dr. Sasha Berleman heard when she was a young adult enrolled in an educational program at a nature reserve that her grandmother used to take her to. This sent her on a lifelong journey to explore and educate others on living harmoniously in a fire-prone environment.   Known as the Fire Poppy, Dr. Berleman shares insights on wildland and prescribed fires, stressing their vital role in fire-adapted ecosystems. She talks about the challenges of using fire and changin ..read more
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On The Line And In The Ring: Fighting For Strong Relationships With Chase And Sammy Worthington
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by The Anchor Point Podcast
4M ago
Explore the thrilling intersection of firefighting and professional boxing in this captivating episode. On today's show, Chase and Sammy Worthington stop by to talk about what it takes to make a strong, lasting relationship through their personal experiences with a wildfire career and a professional boxing career. Chase Worthington, a Squad Leader on the Folsom Lake Veterans Crew and a US Navy Veteran, brings the perspective of a wildland firefighter. Meanwhile, Sammy "The Heat" Worthington, a renowned professional boxer and UBO women's Super Lightweight World Champion, adds the exhilarating w ..read more
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The Humanity Behind Wildland Firefighting Through “Hotshot” With Gabriel Kirkpatrick Mann
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by The Anchor Point Podcast
10M ago
When discussing or covering wildfire situations, most people and media outlets focus more on their destruction rather than the humanity behind it. In this episode, Brandon Dunham sits down with Gabriel Kirkpatrick Mann to discuss the making of his cinematic masterpiece documentary "Hotshot," which tells the story of some of the most elite, the most hardened, and the most skilled men and women on the fireline. He talks about the movie’s six-year filming process, which involved catching firefighters in action and getting in the middle of the most dangerous wildfire areas. He explains how the doc ..read more
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The Humanity Behind Wildland Firefighting Through “Hotshot” With Gabriel Kirkpatrick Mann
The Anchor Point Podcast
by The Anchor Point Podcast
10M ago
When discussing or covering wildfire situations, most people and media outlets focus more on their destruction rather than the humanity behind it. In this episode, Brandon Dunham sits down with Gabriel Kirkpatrick Mann to discuss the making of his cinematic masterpiece documentary "Hotshot," which tells the story of some of the most elite, the most hardened, and the most skilled men and women on the fireline. He talks about the movie’s six-year filming process, which involved catching firefighters in action and getting in the middle of the most dangerous wildfire areas. He explains how the doc ..read more
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All Hands, All Lands: Stanislaus National Forest’s Decade-Long Journey To Confront The Wildfire Crisis With Benjamin Cossel
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by The Anchor Point Podcast
11M ago
It’s high time we confront the wildfire crisis head-on while looking at forest health from a holistic point of view. In this episode, we talk with Stanislaus National Forest Public Information Officer, Benjamin Cossel, about the MASSIVE undertaking of a historic fuels reduction and prescribed fire project called the "Initial Landscape Investments to Protect Communities and Improve Resilience in America’s Forests." This massive initiative spans a decade, covering millions of acres, and aims to address hazardous vegetation, enhance forest health, and confront the wildfire crisis. Benjamin takes ..read more
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How Technology Can Save Lives In Fighting Wildfires With Andy Bozzo
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by The Anchor Point Podcast
11M ago
Wildfires are getting bigger and bigger every single year. Those 100-year fires are now happening at intervals of five or ten years, and they are much deadlier to handle. Andy Bozzo wants to arm wildfire fighters with the right technology to give them a much safer time eliminating this kind of fire, saving many lives in the process. This is where Tablet Command comes in. Andy joins Brandon Dunham to discuss how the tool optimizes resource management and increases situational awareness for those running around on the fire line. He shares how its concept was born out of a game of Words With Frie ..read more
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Green Buffalow: ChangingThe One-Size-Fits-All Game Of Wildland Firefighting PPE With Korena Hallam And Summer Hurd
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by The Anchor Point Podcast
1y ago
Despite the changes we have made, would you believe that PPE hasn’t been changed in 30 years? It continues to be governed by antiquated rules that no longer best serve what we need today. In this episode, Korena Hallam and Summer Hurd from Green Buffalow dive deep into the changes we need to see, especially when it comes to the different needs between men and women in the field. They explain the complex and technical nature of creating a wildland firefighting PPE that fits and performs WAY better. Plus, they let us in on what it’s like starting a small business, how they’ve grown it, and what ..read more
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Saving Lives: Gear, Skills And Training For Worst Case Scenario Readiness With J.T. Sohr
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by The Anchor Point Podcast
1y ago
If you happen to be a bystander as an emergency situation takes place, would you rather be the person who just stands by helpless and clueless, or the person who happens to be trained and equipped enough to save the day?   Today we’re talking about saving lives, and we have the perfect person to talk to us about the importance of having the right gear, skills, and training to respond to emergency scenarios.   A little about our guest...   JT Sohr is a 21-year veteran of the wildland fire service with the BLM, USFS, NPS and ODF... He has recently been in the news for making a swi ..read more
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"From: Drop Out - To: Tanker Pilot" With Zach Sullivan
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by The Anchor Point Podcast
1y ago
Its not too often you hear about someone who's made a career path from being a front line wildland firefighter, to someone who is dropping fire retardant on wildfires, to someone who is coordinating the whole aviation show as an Air Attack... That's why we have Zachary Sullivan on the show today - To tell his story of his unique experience of his career path into fire aviation! "Zachery Sullivan took an unconventional path from being being a wildland firefighter to becoming a tanker pilot. After dropping out of high school, Zachery made a career our of running heavy equipment for various excav ..read more
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Saving Lives: Gear, Skills And Training For Worst Case Scenario Readiness With J.T. Sohr
The Anchor Point Podcast
by The Anchor Point Podcast
1y ago
If you happen to be a bystander as an emergency situation takes place, would you rather be the person who just stands by helpless and clueless, or the person who happens to be trained and equipped enough to save the day?   Today we’re talking about saving lives, and we have the perfect person to talk to us about the importance of having the right gear, skills, and training to respond to emergency scenarios.   A little about our guest...   JT Sohr is a 21-year veteran of the wildland fire service with the BLM, USFS, NPS and ODF... He has recently been in the news for making a swi ..read more
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