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MFB Is Out To Teach Fighting Wildfires With Less Water And Less Toxic Run Off

Fire Defense Commentary    Steve Conboy    March 19,  2022   

Mighty Fire Breaker™ Has Been Re-Defining A Safer More Environmentally Friendly Wildfire Defense Program That Uses Less Water With No Toxins To Shut Down Fires Ability To Multiply
Cities and farms across California will receive even less water this year than the meager amount they had been promised two months ago from the State Water Project, a massive system of dams, pipes and canals that typically provides water to 27 million people from Silicon Valley to San Diego. The administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that because of record-dry conditions in January and February, the State Water Project will provide only 5% of the amount of water cities and farms have contracts to receive, down from 15% in mid-January. “We are experiencing climate change whiplash in real time with extreme swings between wet and dry conditions,” said Karla Nemeth, director of the state Department of Water Resources. “That means adjusting quickly based on the data and the science.” The cuts will reduce the amount of water delivered from about 650,000 acre feet to 350,000, after accounting for adjustments for “health and safety” concerns in some areas, state water officials said.

The federal agencies that employ firefighters to suppress wildfires have struggled to hire enough personnel in recent years, but especially in 2020 and 2021 in California. Today the San Francisco Chronicle(subscription) reported that after having 5,000 firefighters for multiple years in California the number working for the U.S. Forest Service dropped from 5,000 in 2019 to 3,956 in 2021, more than a 20 percent decline.

The five federal agencies that have significant wildland fire programs have a total of about 15,000 positions related to fire. In the last few years the number of vacancies has been growing due to difficulty in hiring and experienced firefighters leaving the organization for better pay and working conditions.

Maybe the heads of the fire departments and the political folks are finally ready to let Mighty Fire Breakers founder prove it to them. They are dealing with a radical drought and a shortage of firefighters seems to be the perfect time to adjust and change.