Raging Wildfires Continue in the West

Friday, 30 August 2013 | A Public Affair

As wildfires continue to spread throughout the west, on Friday August 30th, our host Esty Dinur had an in-depth conversation with Rich Fairbanks, who has been working in forestry for 41 years and is also a part of the Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology, and Debbie Miley the executive director of the National Wildfire Suppression Association to discuss the history and underlying politics of fighting wildfires and why the problem has escalated.

As firefighters continue to fight one of the largest fires in California’s history, the issue that Dinur and Fairbanks discussed needs to be fixed in order to stop these fires from destroying homes and our national parks. Fairbanks informed us that there is still more to learn about how we’re going to extinguish these wildfires and how to prevent them. Fairbanks also shared with us the importance of the organization, (FUSEE) and what role they air playing in the fight against these wildfires as well as educating people about what they can do to protect themselves from wildfires. Miley also informed listeners about what the NWSA, a non-profit, private organization, represents and their role in suppressing wildfires.

To learn more and to view the live news feed of the Rim Fire in CA from the click here.

 

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