Obama lauds coordinated response to Colorado fires

Jun 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston.com

President Barack Obama is praising the coordinated government response to wildfires in Colorado, saying times of tragedy and emergency bring Americans together.

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Mothra

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"We're going to continue to make sure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Forest Service, our military and National Guard and all the resources that we have available at the federal level are brought to bear in fighting this fire," he said.

--Washington-based Human Events magazine reported in September of 2011 that nearly half of the federal government’s air tankers sat idle at a California airport, as wildfires ripped through national forests throughout California, Texas, New Mexico, and other states.

It turns out the Obama administration ended a long-standing contract, leaving the Forest Service with only 11 tankers to battle 50 wildfires that were burning nationwide. A decade ago, the Forest Service had 40 firefighting tankers.

The Obama administration canceled the government’s contract with Aero Union — a company with 60 employees that had been under contract with the Forest Service for 50 years. Though it canceled that contract, the administration had no plan for an immediate replacement. Aero Union CEO Britt Gourley told Human Events the administration provided no details on why the contract was ended.

“They didn’t want to talk about it,” Gourley said of Obama administration officials.

A Forest Service official said the contract was cancelled over safety concerns, but the company had recently passed its annual inspection.

We can try connecting dots and presume the Obama administration is more enthused with environmental activism than effective fire suppression. That would be speculation, as it is impossible to know any person’s true motive. We know for sure that our country’s fleet of firefighting aircraft has diminished during Obama’s reign. Meanwhile, fires are igniting all over Colorado, far exceeding government’s ability to quickly contain them.

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Your Ex

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Jun 30, 2012
 
The backbone of any wildfire firghting effort is the
VOLUNTEERS
People who don't get paid
but find a higher purpose
in the service to their
COMMUNITY
Thank Rural Fire Dept volunteer
or support us with $$ or donations.
Thanks!!
http://northrouttfire.org/#group=aboutus&...
Ken

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Nothing but another Photo op for the Incompetent Boob

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

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Jun 30, 2012
 
Did ya see those fires raging on the mountainsides..OMG!! They were devastating..called my pals there in Colorado..to check on them..WHY THE FREAK..didn't he show up when the fires were burning the homes at record speed..At least then, he could have have witnessed this horrible sight and could could have offered "hope" for the folks who were watching their homes engulfed in flames RIGHT in front of their eyes..Yes. I agree it was the VOLUNTEERS and Local businesses WHO came forward to offer ANY AND ALL sorts of help..God Bless Them All!

Since: Mar 09

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Jul 1, 2012
 
I can see the press release now. Obama authorizes fire fighters to fight fire. Decision saves Colorado.
Lonewolf

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Jul 1, 2012
 
Next thing you'll hear:Obama single-handedly put out wildfires.
NoBama

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Jul 1, 2012
 
RustyS wrote:
I can see the press release now. Obama authorizes fire fighters to fight fire. Decision saves Colorado.
And after he authorizes them to fight the fire, he'll impose a new tax on them, I mean penalty.
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