Posted by A critic, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm
The State, county and Open Space Agencies should be much more prepared for this type of occurrences.
It appeared to take hours to get large number of people on the fire. Quick response is critical to control the size of these fires.
There should be wide fire breaks throughout the forested areas. A grid of 200' wide fire breaks could stop most of the fire from spreading. Critics would say such wide swaths would destroy the forests. Don't thousands of burned areas destroy the forests more?
Also bulldozed roads suitable for fire equipment should be in place at all times either in the fire breaks or near by.
The county fire agencies need their own helicoptors and or smoke jumpers so they can reach a fire in minutes not many hours.
Posted by PA Resident, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on May 23, 2008 at 10:41 am
Carson, thanks for those links -- really interesting.
Fireman, you sound very angry but you also appear to be nearly illiterate. I wish you could spell. It would make it easier to figure out what you're upset about. Near as I can tell, you're still upset about things that happened a year ago, and will drag every possible discussion back there. It's sad that you're still so focused on that.