During the weekends, I work with the volunteer fire department, however around this part of the nation, it is really necessary to have all types of volunteers.
When there is a fire, it is all hands on deck.
I was working last weekend when a call came to the fire station. There was clear evidence of a fire burning on the north side of the area and my friend and I had quite a few calls. I was on the fire truck that was sent out to the call. The blaze was straightforward to contain. We had access to water closeby, so my friend and I did not need to worry about using the emergency tanks on the truck. It took about half an hour to completely douse the section with water and get rid of any evidence of burning or smoke. My buddy and I were blessed that a good amount of people called about the fire. Sometimes no one will call and the blaze will be out of control before we find out there is a problem. My buddy and I were unquestionably blessed that more of the park wasn’t burned in the accidental fire. I was talking to the fire chief the next afternoon after the scene of the fire was surveyed. A lit marijuana joint turned out to be what caused the fire. There are actual signs all over the parks and the areas near the north side of the neighborhood letting people know how dangerous it can be to have a forest fire or throw cigarettes out of the vehicle. The lit marijuana joint was easily found in a patch of lawn near the main road.