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Oct 28, 2019

Although only about the size of a mouse turd, Dendroctonus ponderosae, also known as the Mountain Pine Beetle, has been responsible for what is being called the largest insect blight ever recorded in North America. Millions and millions of trees have been killed through infestation, which has led to massive...


Jun 11, 2019

Relationships are tough enough as it is to maintain successfully. With wildland firefighters, factors like unpredictable work schedules, absences, and communication challenges due to remote work environments can complicate matters even more. And yet, beside many firefighters stand strong, resilient partners who are able...


May 28, 2019

Transitions can be a challenging time, whether they be when a fire is changing classification type, or when firefighters are moving into retirement. The former transitions are talked about a great deal. The latter, not so much. Recently retired Missoula Smokejumpers Mitch Kearns and Keith “Skid” Wolferman join...


Oct 18, 2018

This is it, the tenth and final podcast of Season 2. Critical Incident Stress Management, or CISM, is a process designed for helping those who have experienced traumatic events be able to share their perspectives with others, learn about common stress reactions, express emotions, and obtain information about follow...


Oct 2, 2018

After a somewhat lengthy Season 2 hiatus, “On The Line” is back with a brand new podcast. United States Senator Jon Tester from the state of Montana joins the program from Washington, D. C. to talk about the importance of funding for wildland fire, what is happening right now in DC that might be relevant to...