What are fireline archaeologists and what is their role in firefighting and other disaster management? We learn about this profession on today’s episode with guest Dave Lowe, who works for the US Forest Service and is one of two fireline archaeologists in the state of Wisconsin. Over the course of the hour, he and Patty discuss the particular hazards of his job, the recent fire in Paradise, California, public education about fire-resistant design and landscaping, the role of prescribed fires, the effect of the current government furlough on potential natural disasters, and much more.
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