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Firefighting Budget

Postby jamapple » Jun 23rd, 2015, 11:27 am

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby jamapple » Jun 23rd, 2015, 11:33 am

So, 1847 fires last year, 500 so far this year, and spent 55mil of 63 mil budget. That's less than 1/3 of the annual fires so far, and yet more than 2/3 of the budget is spent?
They even say it sometimes doubles or triples, so why not just budget more for fighting these, or spend the money working on eliminating some of the fuel source in the forests like it looked like you were starting to do last year?
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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby Glacier » Jun 23rd, 2015, 11:58 am

jamapple wrote:So, 1847 fires last year, 500 so far this year, and spent 55mil of 63 mil budget. That's less than 1/3 of the annual fires so far, and yet more than 2/3 of the budget is spent?
They even say it sometimes doubles or triples, so why not just budget more for fighting these, or spend the money working on eliminating some of the fuel source in the forests like it looked like you were starting to do last year?

The $63 million budget seems really low, and totally ridiculous because the average over the past 10 years is $159 million.

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby gman313 » Jun 23rd, 2015, 1:14 pm

Well they give it a low budget so they can 'balance' the budget and make themselves look good knowing full well it isn't enough. Then, when the fire season arrives they talk about how bad it is this year and fork over the money.

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby rookie314 » Jun 23rd, 2015, 9:45 pm

Christie up to her old tricks again. Maybe she can blame it on the teachers!

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby logman » Jun 26th, 2015, 8:06 pm

Being involved in many of the valley fires the governments answer to put out fires is to throw money on it. The only thing that stops large fires is mother natures rain. To be honest , they don't want noninterface fires to go out. It is thier bread and butter for the year.
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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby vegas1500 » Jun 26th, 2015, 9:20 pm

I might be wrong but regardless of the budget their still going to fight the fires. We get the same thing every year with snow removal in Edmonton. If we have a lot of snow their quick to say the budget is used up by January......but low and behold they still clean the streets the rest of the winter....as they will keep fighting fires the rest of this summer. Not even sure why they mention the budgets.

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby GordonH » Jun 26th, 2015, 9:25 pm

vegas1500 wrote:I might be wrong but regardless of the budget their still going to fight the fires. We get the same thing every year with snow removal in Edmonton. If we have a lot of snow their quick to say the budget is used up by January......but low and behold they still clean the streets the rest of the winter....as they will keep fighting fires the rest of this summer. Not even sure why they mention the budgets.


Exactly, fire fighting is just something that needs to be done. Be it a few during the season or many / 1 hectare or thousands.
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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby sobrohusfat » Jun 30th, 2015, 1:53 pm

BEAUTIFUL:

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Somewhere near LaRonge Sk.


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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby maryjane48 » Jun 30th, 2015, 2:22 pm

kinda reminds me of a a10 letting loose in the west bank :)
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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby sobrohusfat » Jul 21st, 2015, 10:33 am

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby Always Sunny » Jul 21st, 2015, 6:43 pm

sobrohusfat wrote:BEAUTIFUL:

near LaRonge Sk..jpg

Somewhere near LaRonge Sk.


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Nowhere near La Ronge, Sk.

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby GordonH » Jul 21st, 2015, 7:46 pm

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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby rookie314 » Jul 21st, 2015, 7:48 pm

Her plan is pretty simple, budget low, if you run out go to the Feds for more money. Her books look good and the media circus will feed her ego.
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Re: Firefighting Budget

Postby Always Sunny » Jul 21st, 2015, 7:54 pm


I was referring to the water bomber picture captioned "near LaRonge Sk"
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