Fighting Wildfires, Scaling Bridges & Making Snow

Don fights fire in Florida, gets a behind-the-scenes look at the New Year's Eve ball in Times Square, explores a military fortress inside a mountain, makes snow in California, disarms an IED, and saves a bridge in Kentucky.

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Don and US Army members with a EOD TALON
Don and US Army members with a EOD TALON

Don and US Army members with a EOD TALON

Don visits one of the most cutting-edge military research and development centers in the country. He and US Army soldiers observe TALON, a robot that helps disarm explosive devices. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and a CROWS system

Don Wildman and a CROWS system

Don jumps up to check out the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS) on top of the tank. It allows a soldier to direct and fire the mounted machine gun from inside the tank. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and Justin Edwards at Big Four Bridge

Don Wildman and Justin Edwards at Big Four Bridge

Don meets construction expert Justin Edwards in front of the Big Four Bridge in Louisville, KY. Justin is going to show Don the ropes. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman on Big Four Bridge

Don Wildman on Big Four Bridge

Don scales the Big Four Bridge in Louisville, KY. The bridge is part of an urban renewal project and will be turned into a pedestrian walkway. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and the crew on the Big Four Bridge

Don Wildman and the crew on the Big Four Bridge

Don helps the restoration crew remove an old railroad fixture from the Big Four Bridge. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and a firefighter in Florida

Don Wildman and a firefighter in Florida

Don discusses how the controlled burning process works with a firefighter from southern Florida. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman controlling a fire

Don Wildman controlling a fire

Don helps to maintain the fire. Firefighters use a method called "Take a Lick and Go" to control how it burns. 960 1280

  

Firefighter caught on camera by Off Limits crew

Firefighter caught on camera by Off Limits crew

An Off Limits crew member captures a firefighter as he tries to handle the controlled burn. 960 1280

  

Controlled fires in Florida
Controlled fires in Florida

Controlled fires in Florida

"What happens when flame hits fuel, and feels its oats. Fight or flee? One's higher mind reports. One's primitive nature means to flee." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman in Army uniform

Don Wildman in Army uniform

"Picattiny Arsenal. Always sheepish about wearing a soldier's uniform when I'm only visiting but bomb disposal required it." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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robot at Picattiny Arsenal

robot at Picattiny Arsenal

"That's a robot without the arms and the smile. Someday." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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CROWS at Picattiny Arsenal

CROWS at Picattiny Arsenal

"The CROWs that are on top of newer SUVs … operated from the backseat. What happens when we get the driverless vehicle? Driverless wars? Yes please." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Big Four Bridge pedestrians

Big Four Bridge pedestrians

"Big"Four Bridge pedestrians. Soon the Louisville public will be joining them along with a few Ohioans."
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Top of Times Square

Top of Times Square

"Top of Times Square to visit the TS ball … our iconic New Year's symbol. Lived in NYC for 20 years and never imagined I'd stand at the very top."
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Times Square in NYC

Times Square in NYC

"The very definition of 'traffic artery' since if you cut it off, NYC would bleed to death." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman in a Sno-Cat

Don Wildman in a Sno-Cat

"The comfort of a warm Sno-Cat. I could have curled up and gone to sleep -- but how awkward for Wade, if I had." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Snowmaking fan-gun

Snowmaking fan-gun

"A snowmaking 'fan-gun,' coated in crystals of its own creation. Try standing in front of one of these while it's working. On second thought ... don't be stupid like me." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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