EPIC Collaborates on Fire Story

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Fire season has kicked in with multiple wildfires in the northern CA region. The public only gets a fraction of the wildfire suppression story in the media. To shed some light on the subject EPIC is proud to share this story map, created by our partners at Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology (FUSEE), which provides details on California’s largest wildfire, the Mendocino Complex. EPIC’s contribution provides a small glimpse of the nearly 700 miles of bulldozed fire line that was constructed during the fire. That’s over a mile of bulldozer line for every square mile of the fire. We have great appreciation for all that firefighters do for us, yet the decisions made by incident commanders are often dangerous, ineffective and deleterious.