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...and just in time for all those summer wildfires, too. I am truly amazed every year as I watch reports from the network news drama-mill about folks who refuse to leave homes and property threatened by wildfires. Understanding that every home is a man's castle and we'd all fight to keep ours, it's comments like "I'm can fight it off myself" and "I'm not asking anyone to save me" that really wrinkle my diamond-plate! Because we all know as soon as reality settles in and ol' man wildfire is licking at their back door, who they're going to call to rescue them at the last minute. And of course, we do, because that's what we do.

I'm preaching to the choir with this one, but hopefully it will be worth a laugh, if not a well timed sigh.

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Comment by Bobby Halton on May 14, 2010 at 10:45am
Paul, It is a very interesting topic given the attention California officials have been paying to the Australian stay and defend program, where residents were actually encouraged to stay and protect their own property in wildfire. I can not of hand recall how many Australians died during a major conflagration there a year or two ago but I think it was upwards of twenty. Yet there are still some who feel this could become a tactic here in the US. I would rather continue to evacuate all from the path of these monsters.
Comment by Jeff Schwering on May 13, 2010 at 3:00pm
Great work Paul, how true! I have to go with Chief Murphy and Darwin on this one!
Comment by John K. Murphy on May 12, 2010 at 11:59pm
Great illustration and how true. People have the wrong idea about fire like they have about moving water. Once you’re in it, it's hard to get out. People die from ignorance and stubbornness. Darwin is right – sometimes its time to let our maker receive the weak ones and not kill the rescuers.

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