I am thankful for the firefighters that gave it their all to help squash the fires burning in our area. While the fires are still burning, those great professionals have it under control. The emergency response team tried their best to keep communications as ideal as possible, despite the lack of cell and inter-organizational communications.
I would like to urge all those who are going to relax in the great outdoors this long weekend, to make sure they comply with the local parks, municipalities, and fish and game regulations in respect to open fires. There are bans in effect in many areas, and while this may take away from the experience of camping out, the memories you would have losing someone to a wildfire would linger longer.
In the words of Smoky the Bear – “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!”