Fire coalition to meet Monday
A new wildland fire mitigation program for Ruidoso will be outlined next week. The Ready, Set, Go! initiative would compliment the Firewise program that has been in place in the village for about 10 years.
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#1 Jan 11, 2013
The citizens who had the initative to put this coalition together are to be commended. Their community activism is appreciated but the sad truth is ......they are spinning their wheels. No government, federal, state, or county is going to provide funding for this little community to fireproof itself. If the community cares enough about burning up-it will have to do it themselves...that means raising the taxes on every property owner in the county to provide for fire protection...ie.....planes, helicopters(but don't forget, they cannot fly in high winds and that is when we have devestating fires)
Without ordinances(as in county) and enforcement of such(which the village has chosen NOT to do) for thinning and clearing, your absent neighbor won't do his share to keep you safe.
What happened to Pierce's promises(around election time) to do everything he could to help this community? He seems to be the voice of "no" in congress when it comes to spending now-guess he won't find the money for us there. Wow, after Lincoln County was instrumental in getting him elected.!!!!
The residents of this fire trap are on their own-get the checkbooks out or get into evacuation mode.
Coalition-you better switch into the education and evacuation notices......more roadway signs, brochures downtown, radio spots...remember EVERY devestating fire we have had was human caused...
dope smokin juveniles
Arrogant Altoids who dump hot coals in 50 mile winds
un-supervised juveniles playing with bottle rockets
"homeless" with campfires in 50 mile and hour winds
ignorant Forest Service employees......
And we are worried about the tourist who might throw a cigarette out the window?????
We are burning ourselves up.
#2 Jan 13, 2013
Just wondering if EMNRD Cabinet Sec. will be there discuss the SEAT program....as I've said before SWFFCO,FOREST HEALTH COALITION, GREATER RUIDOSO AREA URBAN INTERFACE GROUP, FIREWISE..LOT's money spent...Where did every body go? Agency Fire Program Managers come and go faster than restaurants do around here...fire "knows no boundaries", has it's "behavior", now add a bunch of new people and see how it goes....
#3 Jan 13, 2013
not to worry. photo shoot director for VOR will be present. nothing new about ready set go either as it has been used in Australia for years and elsewhere in US since 2011 and many folks in LC have already unofficially implemented program without knowing it.
#4 Jan 13, 2013
Will they take this time to explain how harlan, the wayward fire chief was disciplined for letting his mistresses niece strip down at the station? As employees of our village, they work for us.I want to know that these sex maniacs were disciplined.
#5 Jan 14, 2013
Great. A guy that has never fought wildland fire is now going to educate us on how to fight wildland fire.
#6 Jan 20, 2013
Wow-check Pierce's voting record this week-voted against aid for Sandy victims and voted against upgrades to the weather reporting systems.
Let's see-if Lincoln county burns up( no, WHEN it burns again) will Pierce vote NO for aid to us too?
How about upgrades to the weather reporting? We could sure use that in a fire situation.
This guy doesn't seem to be OUR representative....but those tea party radicals sure like him. He doesn't even have to show up to vote-just bring a body cut out of him, set it on the congress floor with a "NO" sign in his hand and a smile on his face.
#7 Mar 9, 2013
I could not help but take notice of the fact that my home owners insurance increased greatly this next year. Ruidoso needs to worry about Ruidoso. As I recall, our acting fire chief has bragged on numerous occasions in our local papers over the past two years ago now that he would rapidly improve our insurance services office rating (ISO), thereby decreasing our insurance rates. As I also recall the last fire chief had secured funding and the city had signed a contract to have our aging fire engine fleet replaced, including two new pumpers with state of the art Class A Foam Capability and also a new 75 foot aerial fire apparatus. After he left the department, and our new chief took over, I have seen absolutely no aerial fire apparatus anywhere in the city (or in the county for that matter) and the fire engines we have now, almost three years latter are even older models than the models that were sold and have less foam capability than the engines we replaced, despite the insistence by a certain outspoken council person that we must have foam on all our engines. No wonder this council person is now moving out of Ruidoso. So what in the hell has happened and why are my insurance rates now on the rise, rather than falling as predicted by our new chief. And go help you if you live in a taller building and it catches on fire.
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