The Cape Aflame Project Team

Ryan Heydenrych: Doing Still More

Ryan Heydenrych

“I still wish we could have done more.”

What more could wildland firefighters Ryan Heydenrych and Mike Boyd have done?

What were they doing, at around 03:00, in a suburb in which houses were ablaze, gardens were burning, and hedgerows along the street were spontaneously bursting into flame?

What could they have done that a 12,000-litre all-terrain behemoth of a tender capable of speeds exceeding 140 kph could not have done?

Why does Ryan Heydenrych feel this way today?