It seems that every year wildfires seem to get worse. Fires cause millions and sometimes billions of dollars in damage to infrastructure and communities.
It seems that every year wildfires seem to get worse. Fires cause millions and sometimes billions of dollars in damage to infrastructure and communities. Extinguishing a fire is an arduous task even with enormous human efforts. Even if a community manages to be spared from direct contact with the fire, the community will likely lose power due to the damage in the surrounding areas. People are left without power, and thousands of linemen from across the country get the call to leave their families to help those in need and get the power back on, so the communities can begin to rebuild.
Just because a fire has moved out of an area doesn’t mean there aren’t dangers for the linemen and emergency relief crews. Structures can’t be trusted after being exposed to intense heat. The rebuild can be a dangerous task.
We’ve put together a list of what linemen should consider for staying safe:
We’ve put together a packing list to help you be prepared for working on your next fire. First, make sure you roll your clothes and secure them with a rubber band.
We are so grateful for the linemen, wildland firefighters, and emergency crews that leave their families and risk their lives to help these communities in need. Thank you to all the crews helping people, animals, and communities in these natural disasters. We’re grateful for these unsung heroes!