Listen as a group of wildfire veterans discuss the several hot topics in wildland operations.

Guests include Assistant Fire Chief Brian Crandall and Captain John Culbertson of the Central Valley Fire District in Belgrade, MO; retired Los Angeles County Battalion Chief John “J.P.” Harris; and Chief Thomas Kuntz of the Red Lodge City/Rural Fire Department in Montana.

The veteran wildfire officers talk about the dire need for LCES and the controversial “defend in place” and “shelter in place” tactics as one guests shares his personal experiences as he worked a fire that forced his family to flee their home.