Skip to comments.Feds to assume control of Bastrop Co. fire; TX volunteer firemen turned away
Posted on 09/06/2011 9:07:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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ahhhh crap...G’Luck Texans..Pullin for ya.
Must be some good Texas marijuana stands that need to stay hidden and protected.
Insurers and trial lawyers.
We’re her from the federal government and were her to help. Time for a little federal commie payback.
May God bless Texas and all who are being affected by these terrible fires.
They were simply going to let part of the town burn.
The locals defied the "order" and ended up saving their and their neighbors homes. They were willing to, and in fact did, risk their lives to save their property and were successful.
This is something beaurocrats and administrators and those the are marshalling sometimes find hard to understand. The King of England also found it hard to understand how indpendent Americans would stand for their own life and liberty.
There are times to follow evacuation orders...there are times people have to decide for themselves to risk what they will to save their own livelihood. When local people, with the same investment and understanding are at the helm, its a whole lot different than when someone like this comes in, pulls rank, and starts throwing their "imagined" weight around.
The people there in Bastrop seem to face such a situation.
Were here from the federal government and were here to help. Time for a little federal commie payback.
Damn, spelling it wrong once could be overlooked as an accident. But twice?
In nine months every woman in the effected towns will be pregnant and the transfer lists for reassignment to the Pacific Northwest will be lengthy at the US Forest Service.
No problem at all. Good points.
The Station fire was a 160,000 acre fire, almost all of it in Los Angeles county, with elevation of the fire ranging from 700 feet above sea level to 6000 feet, and raged for months. For a lot of people, they lost their homes and livelihoods from the fire, and many to this day still consider the response to the fire to be poor to just plain awful. Unfortunately, two firefighters lost their lives in the fire.
The folk art was obviously created by a local resident, and likely done while they were sheltering on the property with pretty much no hope of leaving for weeks. It was a depiction of a federal firefighter, and eventually it became a dart board for frustrated evacuees.
The most fearful words anyone can hear... ‘I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.’ I've seen the looks on people's faces when those words of doom are spoken, and honestly, for many, that was the instant they realized just how bad the situation was.
Well there you go. what Texas needs is the “Burn baby burn” slogan.
Never fear- the gubment is here.
My sincere sadness for those who have and who will lose their homes and livlihood.
Give me a freakin’ break!! Who invited those morons to the fire!!!
Our volunteers are the backbone of our first responders.
How DARE they!!
Man, we need some rain. It's gonna get worse.
The only thing going for Bastrop is the proximity of local lakes for the helicopter buckets.
and Perry was in Bastrop yesterday, promising help....hmmmm...
Prince John’s minions have made a decision.
The article does NOT say IF another request had been sent for federal aid, but, sure reads like it could have been done. If these fires are on any part of BamBamKennedy lands they would not have to ask to take control.
There does not appear to be any rain coming in the near forecast and so given the drought this year a whole lot of work is ahead.
but to be fair to the Forest Service Fire person, the Incident command structure of a sector fire is modeled after military protocols,.....you don't just dispatch yourself to Afghanistan and start shooting the place up, ....and you dont send crews into hopeless fire skirmishes to get burned up
Yep, can't have 'volunteer' firemen showing up the 'professionals' from FeralGoob.
If they had any idea how stupid they look from here, the feds would crawl back home to DC.
And I'm pretty tired of the fire-fighter/warfighter analogy. Fires suck and are difficult. But they don't shoot back with YOU as the as personal target.