Episode 5 – Understanding The Firefighting Perspective of Wildfires

We are excited to announce the latest episode of the All Things Wildfire podcast, where we dive into the world of wildfire protection and property safety! In this brand-new episode, our host O.P. interviews Rich Snyder, a firefighter with 36 years of experience in various roles, including fire marshal, engine captain, and station captain.

Show Notes:

  • Host O.P.  is joined by special guest Rich Snyder, a 36-year veteran of the fire service with experience as a fire marshal, engine captain, and wildland engine boss.
  • Rich discusses his experience with long-term fire retardant use at fire stations, a method that began at the Rose Bowl in 1990 as an experiment by the Forest Service.
  • The application of fire retardant was used to protect the community from stray fireworks during the 4th of July celebrations.
  • Rich explains how he helped organize and develop a more scientific approach to applying fire retardants, which he has been doing for over 30 years.
  • Fire retardants have been proven effective in preventing the spread of fires in various situations, including cases of vehicle fires near brush and incidents involving stray fireworks during the 4th of July.
  • Overall, the episode explores firefighting techniques and the use of fire retardants to protect properties and communities from wildfires.

Thank you for joining us on the journey of fighting wildfires. We understand that we are in a constant battle with mother nature and things seem hopeless when we have to evacuate, leave our homes and not know what we will come back to. 

On our podcast, we bring experts to educate homeowners, communities, and businesses on what they can do against wildfires. Our team consists of wildfire prevention specialists, retired fire captains, and fire marshals. 

If you’re trying to get educated, find a solution to the wildfires, and do everything you can for your property then you have arrived at the right place!

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