This week we are honored to welcome Sean Robertson, chief of Humboldt Bay Fire, for a cuppa and a nice natter!

Robertson tells us about what drew him to firefighting as a career, the bureaucratic challenges he and other fire chiefs face these days (recruitment, interdepartmental cooperation, the growing risk of wildfire) and about his upbringing in South Africa during the last days of apartheid. It’s a good one.

Our conversation was hosted, as always, by the fine folks at the Eureka Visitors’ Center. Today’s official teatime snack is Rooibos-Infused Milk Tart. Get down to your nearest fancy food store before they sell out of rooibos.

Click the video above when you’re all set. We’ll wait!