Aging tankers present their own danger. Maintenance costs are high and airframes are under demands that they weren't intended to put up with. Most of these old birds should be in Museums, not flying combat missions against fires. Bring the air tanker fleet up to the 21st century!
Let's get these guys what they need to put these damn fires out.
More tankers! Obama finally did something right. He signed an executive order giving forest firefighters medical coverage. Up until now they were considered seasonal workers with NO benefits. These brave men and women put their lives on the line to save luxury mountain homes. They deserve every respect and benefit they can get.
Billions of buckets of money uhm, our tax dollars, dumped on bull s**t that the government thinks is nessasary, but can't find the cash to put out the fires burning peoples homes? Sounds like a conspiricy. Not naming names (government, insurance comanies... Just sayin....
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We were also evacuated. The first fir was stopped across thr street and the second came within one house. Everything on my street on the left side burned down including the Monestary on top.
Come on President Obama, get your priorities in order. The people of America deserve this and so do all the animals that live in your beautiful forrests! Too late when they are all gone.
Are we Ready OR NOT!
Its time to spend money and reach out to people less fortunate than ourselves, I only fight to get to work on time and day to day life.These people are fighting for their lifes.