Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones are.

Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones are.

Postby SouthernOkanagan » Aug 15th, 2019, 3:41 am

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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby twobits » Aug 15th, 2019, 4:11 pm

SouthernOkanagan wrote:Took a drive yesterday and saw all the nice tents at the Oliver airstrip that the seemingly less privileged forest fire crews are staying in.
Then proceeded down to Osoyoos and saw over 20 Province of British Columbia Forest Fire trucks parked at the Holiday Inn along the main road (highway) out front of the hotel and even more of the trucks in the parking lot itself.
I guess you have to be pretty high up in the B.C. Fire service to avoid staying in a hot, dusty and probably reletively noisy tent like the men and women who are actually out there fighting the fires in our province.

Just an observation, seemed rather unfair.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton ... dfire-camp


Cheap shot. I am fairly certain the job description for seasonal forest fire fighters includes the requirement to be very mobile and live in camp facilities.
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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby fluffy » Aug 15th, 2019, 10:00 pm

What? You mean they don't each get a Martin Mars?
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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby Chyren » Aug 16th, 2019, 7:10 am

Maybe if you had stopped and spoke to those in the camp you would have got an answer...

A LOT of them are actually from out of Canada and come here to work. Its a job. If they want to stay in a hotel with their money that they make then go for it. Often they choose to live in tents because its a way to save money.

This is in no way a two tiered system. Get educated.

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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby fluffy » Aug 17th, 2019, 10:09 am

There's a practical side to this too, fighting forest fires is filthy work.
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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby Bsuds » Aug 17th, 2019, 10:11 am

fluffy wrote:What? You mean they don't each get a Martin Mars?


They can have all the Mars bars they can handle. :biggrin:
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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby twobits » Aug 17th, 2019, 3:22 pm

These guys and gals fighting these fires burn a chit load of calories in a day. Never have I heard a bad thing about the food supply, quantity, or quality in these camps. Well, maybe one. The guy last year that complained about his lack of food choices as he was a strict vegan. Not even baked goods that might contain milk, eggs, or butter.
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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby sobrohusfat » Aug 18th, 2019, 10:17 am

Firefighters from WKFR and BC Wildfire remained on scene overnight...


Whaaat !?! Overnight on the line? Those poor wee flame battling ba$tards don't even get a tent ?? Dang ! Must be torture racking-up all that overtime without access to a hot-tub

i smell more business for the BC human rights commissars
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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby blueliner » Aug 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm

sobrohusfat wrote:
Firefighters from WKFR and BC Wildfire remained on scene overnight...


Whaaat !?! Overnight on the line? Those poor wee flame battling ba$tards don't even get a tent ?? Dang ! Must be torture racking-up all that overtime without access to a hot-tub

i smell more business for the BC human rights commissars

Maybe you should spend a day - night or 2 dragging hose and pulling a grub hoe with those hard working fire fighters .

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Re: Fire crews stay at camp, well, the less privileged ones

Postby sobrohusfat » Aug 18th, 2019, 4:39 pm

lol - yah, maybe i should

The gear we got to overnight with was an insulite ground sheet & sleeping bag under a mozzie-bar & tarps


...but what-do-i-know, that was Initial Attack in the 80s ... :cuss:



Something tells me it's not the grunts doing the complaining tho.

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