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Old 21st Nov 2018, 11:30
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Join Date: May 2002
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In Gordy's photo....the dust trail rising behind the running firefighters tells me they were in a hurry!

Those kind of folk are used to being very close and personal with Wild Fires....and too often pay a steep price for doing so.

Once you undergo Fire Shelter Training...and crawl into that flimsy bit of kit....and contemplate what it would be like to have a Fire burn over you.....NO THANKS!

Riding in a helicopter even with the likes of Gordy and myself is the far better option!

First Link tells of the loss of Nineteen Firefighters who deployed their Shelters during the Yarnell Fire.

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