I don’t think it’s too much safety, rather trying to eliminate all risk, couple in the lack of experience and the newish reliance of aircraft and we start seeing real problems in IA. It was always beaten into my head “if your plan relies on aircraft, you’ve already failed”. Hot Shot brewery has a great anchor and flank sticker now as a reminder😂. Fight fire having eliminated all risk is never gonna work.
As Ehoss eluded to, lots of people don’t want to do wildland. It’s hot dirty work, takes a lot of effort, and let’s face it, can be very boring. But the boring work is often some of the most important, securing the line.
AJ, we see this actually quite a bit, being in the big red army and getting to run IA all over we see it. Excuses are access (like type 3 only when the only access is chevrolegs), not safe, see what the aircraft can do, I don’t have the experience, etc. So they sit when they could have done something, like securing a flank, the heel.