Remember when Trump was busy blaming forest management and even threatening the state of California with withholding aid and such?
From California Professional Firefighters President Brian K. Rice:
"The president’s message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is Ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines.
"At a time when our every effort should be focused on vanquishing the destructive fires and helping the victims, the president has chosen instead to issue an uninformed political threat aimed squarely at the innocent victims of these cataclysmic fires.
"At this moment, thousands of our brother and sister firefighters are putting their lives on the line to protect the lives and property of thousands. Some of them are doing so even as their own homes lay in ruins. In my view, this shameful attack on California is an attack on all our courageous men and women on the front lines.
"The president’s assertion that California’s forest management policies are to blame for catastrophic wildfire is dangerously wrong. Wildfires are sparked and spread not only in forested areas but in populated areas and open fields fueled by parched vegetation, high winds, low humidity and geography. Moreover, nearly 60 percent of California forests are under federal management, and another one-third under private control. It is the federal government that has chosen to divert resources away from forest management, not California.
“Natural disasters are not “red” or “blue” – they destroy regardless of party. Right now, families are in mourning, thousands have lost homes, and a quarter-million Americans have been forced to flee. At this desperate time, we would encourage the president to offer support in word and deed, instead of recrimination and blame”
That and Trump has a long history of anti union practices within his person business. Nothing triggers the Orange Popsicle more than people telling him they like someone other than him.
Smokey the bear and community fire departments are a tough duo. People still don’t want to chance fires near towns located in dangerous areas. Hopefully we keep on the wet trend we had this year for years to come and enable some fire control.
But let’s get real about some of these fires (SoCal), they are not in areas that have anything to do with management. Chapparel presents its own special problems.
Firefighters are union controlled leftists who survive by suckling at the taxpayer’s teat. The profession needs to be privatized and run by efficient corporations so they can weed out these anti-American subversives.