The effects of one can result in death or serious injury and homes, buildings, or even whole communities. These often affect large areas which allow them to spread so far and be so powerful. Not only just the fire affects people, but the smoke created by it can also give people health problems. Wildfires are most powerful with little to no rain and high wind speeds. Wildfires can kill insects that can spread disease and clean areas with bacteria and scattered pieces of waste. While wildfires do have some positive effects, you can not look towards them when lives are lost. You can not control where a wildfire will lead to and it takes a long time to put one out. In a discussion, someone brought up how your insurance does not cover property that is burned down. I believe this is very absurd considering the fact that you were not responsible for it. Even some planned fire can go out of hand leading to major destruction and injuries. According to npr.org, 60 percent of wildfires in national parks are caused by humans and in all forests human cause 84! Because of this stat, it makes it very hard to debate about this, although I believe instead of debating on the topic, people should try to raise awareness to cause less
Several studies have been conducted to characterize the lasting impacts that wildfires have had on water quality. The Rough Fire that occurred in California during the summer of 2015, was an intense fire and one of the largest that the state has had recently. Since the proposed project is to quantify the degree to which the Rough Fire impaired water quality in the affected area, several water quality parameters will be examined. It has been shown that sediment loads, erosion, and nutrient inputs increase after intense wildfires and that the temperature of water may increase and dissolved oxygen (DO) levels may decrease. To understand the degree to which water quality impairment has occurred in the affected Rough Fire area, four water quality
Wild fires can happen where droughts occur and there are sufficient dry combustibles in the form of foliage, but they are more common in certain areas of the country, so check the records first.
There is a debate about using prescribed fires. Prescribed fires are fires that help reduce the catastrophic damage that wildfire creates. prescribed fires work most of the time, but they can be faulty at some points. That's why some people don't agree with using prescribed fires. Even though they sometimes don't work, they can be really helpful when they do work.
In conclusion, firefighting started from a humble background in ancient Egypt with the simple gesture of building of a pump. From there, ideas grew, and more innovations discovered that has made it an outstanding professionalism it is today. The important role that firefighting plays in the society has seen it transform over the centuries since the third century. Cities have in the past been devastated by fire outbreaks with examples being London and major cities in America. It is safe to say, if those cities had not reconsidered the importance of firefighters, then they would have seized to exist. To prevent such occurrences in the future, innovations that seek to improve the capabilities of firefighting should be
It is important to the environment that there be controlled fires for any number of reasons such as, putting the nutrients back into the soil, and clearing out debris that could be hazardous if a wildfire were to occur. This does not come with out it 's faults, sometimes the fire becomes to big to handle and they become near misses or wildfires. Prescribed fires are great for the ecosystem and the overall well being of forests. They make ecosystems more diverse and replenish the soil for new plant growth.
All over the world, unexpected weather can strike, leaving civilians to decide how to respond both physically and emotionally. In New England, each year brings a new brutally cold winter covering the area with snow. Tornadoes and droughts are unpredictable, yet very dangerous to the people in the Midwest. On the West Coast, especially in California, temperatures and humidity levels are high, resulting in annual brush fires that can can climb up the entire coast. In Linda Thomas’s essay “Brush Fire,” she describes the amazing sight that is involved with each new fire from her own perspective as a native of southern California. Another author who is from California, Joan Didion, writes an essay titled “The Santa Ana,” which is the nickname for the strong winds that cause brush fires in California. She describes each new Santa Ana as a damaging and dangerous moment. Although there are some similarities in content, Thomas and Didion write essays that have contrasting tones, leading to contrasting central ideas about the Santa Ana.
library. There was potential for things to become dire if there was no swift response made. I take pride in the fact that I possibly saved the school some repair cost or even lives.
In 2015 in the middle of summer there was a conflagration.The conflagration was in a small town of M.T Vernon,Oregon and it burned for days and days.Firefighters tell me that it started because of the conflagration in California it started from the small embers that traveled and landed in a pile of hay,and spread to the dry grass.
Earth, the home to humans, animals, and all of biological diversity, experiences changes every second of every day, and these changes are referred to as biological altercations. Biological altercations, like the Santa Ana winds, are commonly disputed among society due to both the positive and negative outcomes of the altercations. The Santa Ana winds are extremely dry winds that affect Southern California and are known to cause wildfires. Individuals like Joan Didion argue that a Santa Ana brings darkness and danger, whereas other individuals like Linda Thomas argue that it brings beauty and value. Each side of this dispute is discussed in Linda Thomas’ essay “Brush Fire”, and Joan Didion’s essay “The Santa Ana”. Despite each piece’s central idea being about the Santa Ana winds, the author of each piece has a different perspective. Each author’s perspective is based on their own personal connection and experience with the biological alteration of the Santa Ana winds.
Forest fires are uncontrolled fires in nature. They happen all over the world. Forest fires may be beneficial to many organisms in the environment.
Thomas, as a native Californian has seen the ups and downs of the Santa Ana winds. She has experienced what good they bring to the deserts and canyons, as well as the bad they bring to the new developments that spring up every year. She sees how the winds blow massive natural wildfires across the deserts scorching the low lying shrubbery that grows there. Thomas knows that these fires are what keep the ecosystem turning and re-growing every year. “The padre’s staff--require the heat of a flame to crack open the seed pods.” The Santa ana winds fuel a fire that aids in the germination of plants. Also, as a native, Thomas knows that every year a new developer is going to try to industrialize the canyon and build schools and homes. She knows that in the fall the fires will make no distinction between what is man made and what is natural and will char it all just the same. Thomas feels a personal connection to the winds and for the natives it has become a leisure activity to go and watch the fires in the
Fire what do you think of fire in our world? destruction, unemployment, light. In this book fire represents so much more than just that. In the book fire shows up many times. why heck the firefighters don’t even stop fires anymore they start them. In real world when there's fire they give hope, in this they just destroy hope. This may be showing that fire is to destroy hope of a better future. there's an old women that died in
The functions and forms of emergency management have virtually changed with every presidential administration (Rubin, 2012). With both positive and negative effects, these changes in policies, federal programs, and grant requirements have motivated and guided state and local emergency management to the roles they play today. Today, with a significant increase in notable disasters, not only in the U.S., but globally, the federal government plays an essential role in emergency management. According to Rubin (2012), Americans expect the government to play a greater role in disaster response. This has led to unrealistic expectations of the federal government, which consequently has led the federal government failing to meet the needs of those affective. Rubin (2012), believes the cause for concern by the public is justified. The past ten years of disaster response by the federal government has cast doubt of the effectiveness and adequacy of the current emergency management system (Rubin, 2012). Many issues have arose, among those issues and most notably, is the lack of smooth and effective interagency relationships and communication on all levels after a disaster strikes. In addition, organizational and logistical issues, as well as, the quality and quantity of personnel and resources needed to respond effectively to an event (Rubin,
One of the biggest problems facing the world today is global warming. It is evident that there is climate change around the world. In recent years, we have so many unusual hurricanes, typhoons, floods, droughts and earthquakes. Plants and animals that lived in the cold climates are now disappearing. Many scientists believe that our production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is having a heat effect on the atmosphere and this could be dangerous for the environment and human life (Hansen, 2011). This article will examine the causes of global warming, its impacts and the remedies we can do to combat global warming. Many problems could result from global warming. Increase