Jan 19 • 1HR 37M

The Supt Series: A Conversation With Shawn Borgen, Superintendent of the Flathead Hotshots. With 30 Years of Wildfire Experience, Shawn Brings a Wealth of Knowledge to the Table.

We cover everything from advice to new firefighters, mental health, drones, dirt bikes on fires, to life after wildfire.

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On today’s episode:

  • We talk with Shawn Borgen, Superintendent of The Flathead Hotshots. His journey into wildfire.

  • The Crew’s history culture, and beginnings.

  • We discuss the Deer Park incident which took place in the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho. He takes us step by step through the medical extraction that was anything but routine and the $2,500 can of chew that resulted from it.

  • As someone heavily involved in the CISM world we discuss his experience with that and mental health in wildfie.

  • We cover new tech that’s coming into the wildfire world and the pros and cons of that.

  • Plus much more.

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