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Clipper
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Fire fighters

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Interesting but way too complicated for Canada.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/sp ... efighters/
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Re: Fire fighters

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Clipper wrote: Jun 7th, 2024, 7:27 am Interesting but way too complicated for Canada.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/sp ... efighters/
according to my father, conscription for wildfire fighting was a thing in the 50s and 60s... police would go to the bar. , and take everyone for the cause.... and my uncle, who worked in corrections, said they would send work gangs from the prison
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Re: Fire fighters

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mullyman wrote: Jun 12th, 2024, 12:00 pm
Clipper wrote: Jun 7th, 2024, 7:27 am Interesting but way too complicated for Canada.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/sp ... efighters/
according to my father, conscription for wildfire fighting was a thing in the 50s and 60s... police would go to the bar. , and take everyone for the cause.... and my uncle, who worked in corrections, said they would send work gangs from the prison
This was a thing, but much more important was the establishment of community militias after WWII known as Civil Defense. These were mostly ex-military personnel who were primarily tasked with preparing communities for nuclear attack during the early cold war, given equipment and funding by the federal government but composed of locals. However, they were eventually tasked for being the first line of disaster response in general, including wildfires.

But what happened over time is that emergency response was centralized under provincial bureaucracy while anything police/military was centralized under federal. It eventually evolved into what we have now: a provincial bureaucracy that asserts total control over all mitigation and response while prohibiting it for anyone else, and a federal government that sends in police and military to actively intimidate and harass locals trying to protect their communities. It's all backwards.
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^^^^

Government fifedoms protecting their “turf”

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