TY for the link to the Statesman article; interesting reading. Timely too, since NIFC * NIIC are overrun with brass now. Hopefully better fire shelters will be available next year (not gonna happen this yr).
To the family members who have loved ones on the fire line, I double my prayers for their safety. Those on engines are probably in much less danger of a burn over situation; I hope the groundpounders keep a good watch for danger signs.
Me thinks there is a groundswell effort to do whatever politicing necessary to ensure that changes are made to improve the safety of all. Afterall, if the US govt can “forgive” the debts of other countries, how much longer can it ignore the safety of those at home?
Everyone reading here, please check theysaid to keep up with firefighter safety issues. I may miss crossposting some messages.