Ep. 4Firefighter Safety and the History of Hotshots With John Maclean

Members of the Tallac Hotshots brush out a road in preparation of a burnout on the North Complex Fire in September.

In this episode, we talk with renowned author John Maclean about the decades he’s spent investigating and writing about fatality wildfires in the West, as well as his latest project, a book about hotshot history and the Yarnell Hill Fire. We also touched on the influence his father—Norman Maclean, the preeminent voice of wildfire fatalities with his book Young Men and Fire—had on his early writing career, and even got a short cameo from the squirrel who lives in John’s attic/workspace.

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