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9 Reasons Why Preppers Should Join their Volunteer Fire Department

Preppers Join Volunteer Fire DepartmentIf you are a prepper who lives in a smaller community, you should join your Volunteer Fire Department. This morning I was watching the news on the large wildfire that is currently burning in Southern California. It has already destroyed over 51 square miles and forced over 20,000 people from their homes as of the date of this article.

Now, this seems like a large fire, and it is, but I believe that after TEOTWAWKI, wildfires could be much larger and more frequent. The other day I had a discussion with some other retired wildland firefighters on this subject. We agreed that without any proper fire suppression efforts, a fire that started in the spring, say early June, could burn until October or November.…

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Droughts and Wildfires

wildfiresSummer is fast approaching and due to the drought, the grass is dry and ready to burn early this year.  Now I know this does not affect everyone, but I am sure that many of you live in fire prone areas.  Wildfires occur in every state.

Having been involved with the fire service for so many years I get concerned when I see people ignoring the dangers around them.  A while back, I saw a prepper building a cabin in the mountains and to conceal it he tied the brush back with ropes while he built the house.  His idea was that he could then let the brush snap back into place and it would make his cabin harder to see. …

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The Dangers of Wildfires

As I hear about all the fires in the news, I am concern about how many people do not have a good understanding of the dangers of wildfire.  I have spent many years in the fire service and have fought Wildland fires.

I see people building retreats in remote areas without taking the terrain and fire load into consideration.  Houses build on ridgelines and hills need larger firebreaks surrounding them.  Remember heat rises and fires that are coming uphill will be faster and hotter.  This causes more preheating.  Current fire suppression methods have prevented fires in many areas for long periods of time. …

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