Brian Anderson

Hotshot Superintendent | Interviewed April, 2014 | California
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How does Brian view the role of fire in the environment?

“I’ve been raised in a southern California environment and have always been raised under the pretense that our mission is to suppress it at all cost because we have other values to protect…But I’ve also come to realize that fire has been here for thousands and thousands of years.  It’s been here much longer then man and it is when man started to suppress it, that we started to see some bigger issues…I actually have a bit more appreciation for using fire in the environment to do what it is designed to do…renovate and rejuvenate the ecosystems.”