Author and former Hotshot firefighter Sam Sheridan on why wildfires are getting deadlier
Originally aired: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
A former Hotshot firefighter tells Ron and Don why years of fire suppression policies combined with climate change are causing increasingly deadly conditions for firefighters.
Sam Sheridan is an author and journalist who has written for Men's Journal and Newsweek. His three books are A Fighter's Heart, A Fighter's Mind, and most recently The Disaster Diaries. He also worked as a hotshot firefighter in New Mexico and on hand crews in Washington State.