28 episodes

A Podcast for Today's Wild Land Firefighters.

On The Line On The Line

    • Education

A Podcast for Today's Wild Land Firefighters.

    Ibuprofen

    Ibuprofen

    A member of the class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), is one of the most widely used over the counter medications in the world. It is quite effective for treating pain, reducing fever, and lessening inflammation in the body.

    • 20 min
    Athletic Training

    Athletic Training

    Athletic trainers (AT’s) are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention and care of injuries. While they’re a familiar presence in sporting environments, they do not have a large footprint working with tactical populations. Although the U. S. military has begun to hire more of them, wildland fire has not followed suit. Yet. Dr. Valerie Moody from the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program and Athletic Trainer Bella Callis join the podcast to talk about the profession.

    • 34 min
    Mountain Pine Beetle

    Mountain Pine Beetle

    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 forest ecosystem changes. Dr. Diana Six from the University of Montana’s joins the podcast to share her world renowned expertise about this fascinating creature.

    • 31 min
    Sack Lunches

    Sack Lunches

    19th Century American bars would often times offer a “free lunch” as an attempt to entice drinking customers in to their establishments. The catch was that patrons usually had to purchase at least one drink, and often times the foods served were high in salt content, thus leading to more thirst and higher beer sales. In response, economists of the era created there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Wildland fire has its own version of the free lunch.

    • 52 min
    Drones

    Drones

    After the podcast episode “Smart and Smarter” came out during Season 2 of On The Line (with guest Drs. LLoyd Queen and Carl Seielstad) firefighter/scientist Casey Teske provided us with some awesome feedback when she suggested we also talk with the guys about drones. Casey, thanks for the great idea! We got one of them (Carl) along with another National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis employee, the uber talented Tim Wallace, to tell us about drones...

    • 41 min
    Running

    Running

    Running. It’s part of the fire culture. Whether it’s to stay in shape, to prepare for the pack test, or just for enjoyment, firefighters run, and far. Yet, how well does running translate to the specific job duties of the wildland firefighter, and what are some strategies for running injury-free?University of Montana professors Matt Bundle and Chuck Dumke join the podcast to answer these questions, and many others. Check it out!

    • 39 min

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