MEGA-FIRES ARE ON THE WAY (AGAIN)!
By Del Albright
Firefighting professionals (full time and volunteers) are gearing up for another wildfire season in the west -- a bad one in my estimation.
Me, personally, I've had enough of the mega-fire generation here in the west. We used to talk about thousands of acres; now we commonly talk about millions. It is wrong! The "system" is broken, and we need to fix it.
Not only must we elect politicians who understand preventing wildfires while supporting (funding) fire departments, but we must do our part to ensure our homes, property, campsites, whatever, are fire safe and defensible.
Then, yes, there is the part about accountability. When a politician takes away firefighting resources and funding, we must hold them accountable -- at the polls -- in the papers - on the socials.
It's time to say ENOUGH! Let's fix whatever is wrong that lets mega-fires rule our world. And it's coming -- again -- this year. Be ready.
(More on mega-fire generation here: https://delalbright.blogspot.com/.../welcome-to...)