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Category Archive: Enough is Enough Campaign

Lewis and Clark County Resolution Raises Discussion…

Here is the latest article on the discussion of the County Resolution passed by Lewis and Clark County published in the Helena Independent.  Please check it out

http://helenair.com/news/local/officials-clarify-county-s-firefighting-policy/article_0bcd29ac-7371-11e3-beaf-001a4bcf887a.html#comments

Stephen Pyne’s Enough is Enough Editorial: Facing the Flames

This editorial was written in support of FireSafe Montana’s Enough is Enough Campaign.

FireSafe Montana’s Enough is Enough campaign is an effort to provoke discussion around the issues surrounding wildland fire and the urban interface.  Comments and suggestions can be made below each article.  Click here for downloadable document.

Facing the Flames by Stephen Pyne

Three strategies for wildland fire presently compete in the American West. One is regressive, one proactive, and one reactive. All are in play, and the odds favoring each are roughly equal. Click here to read more »

How likely is your home to burn in wildfire? New scale rates the risk

In the Missoulian 11.18.2013:

As winter’s snowflakes start falling on the scorched hillsides above Lolo Creek, researchers around the nation are pondering how they might prevent the kinds of disaster that burned five homes there last August. See more of the article click here. Click here to read more »

Enough is Enough!!!

Enough is Enough!

By Sonny Stiger: TriCounty FireSafe Working Group, (retired) Type 1 Incident Commander, Fire Behavior Specialist. Click here for a downloadable document

“How many lives have to be lost, both firefighter and civilian, before we refuse to take an assignment in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) unless we can treat homes as just another pine tree?” ( E.M. “Sonny” Stiger, 2012.) Click here to read more »

Enough is Enough: Just Leave the Line

This editorial was written in support of FireSafe Montana’s Enough is Enough Campaign.

FireSafe Montana’s Enough is Enough campaign is an effort to provoke discussion around the issues surrounding wildland fire and the urban interface. Please check out http://firesafemt.org/category/library-center/enough-is-enough/  for other articles by guest authors.  Comments and suggestions can be made below each article.  Click here for downloadable document.

Just Leave the Line

By Robert Mutch: Chair, Painted Rocks-West Fork FireSafe Council

On the Dude Fire in Arizona, 1990, 6 firefighters died in their fire shelters while trying to save homes.

On the Esperanza Fire in California, 2006, 5 Forest Service firefighters from Engine 57 died while trying to save the unoccupied Octagon House.

On the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, 2013, 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots died in or near their fire shelters while trying to save homes. Click here to read more »