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What can be done?

I would like to thank every fire fighting professional for doing a great job with what they have to work with. It seems this is going to be another record breaking year and I'm sure this is going to keep getting worst. What can we do to get ahead of these wild fires? Can the crews jump on the little fires quickly before they get out of hand?

Who makes these decisions? I doubt the fire fighters themselves can do whatever they want. There must be government minister that makes the call. A government personnel that pays the bill probably make the decisions.

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think if things were run differently, we wouldn't be loosing our forests. If the industry is staving for workers, then how come I have not seen a single ad for recruitment? This summer heat did not pop up unexpectedly, we can see from past seasons what can happen. Not one ad for recruitment. Maybe it's about budgets and money. The government can find money to fund struggling business due to covid, so why is the firefighting effort look so lame? Yes, the ground crew are doing a great job with what they have to work with, I just wish they had more.


Mick Bell, Kelowna



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