Episode 2

Published on:

25th Jul 2023

S4 Ep2 The Power of Staff Rides: South Canyon Fire Eric Hipke and Jim Cook

Preston converses with Eric Hipke and Jim Cook on the power of staff rides in the South Canyon Fire.


1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain


Highly recommended report to anyone interested in the fire behavior and firefighter movement on the fire. 

Fire Behavior Associated with the South Canyon Fire (1998)




Staff Ride Library: https://www.nwcg.gov/wfldp/toolbox/staff-ride/library


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About the Podcast

Mission Critical Team Institute Teamcast
Preston Cline, Coleman Ruiz, and the Mission Critical Team Institute share research and explore the questions vexing the most elite teams in the world, from Special Operations soldiers to Firefighters, from Trauma Medics to Professional Athletes, and from Astronauts to Tactical Law Enforcement.

About your hosts

Coleman Ruiz

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Co-Founder and Director of Performance, Mission Critical Team Institute

Preston Cline

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Co-founder and Director of Research and Education at the Mission Critical Team Institute
Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania