FIRE CONTROL

 
FIRE EXTINGUISHING

    30 November 2017

 

Forest and brush fire is absolutely, catastrophically detrimental to biological life.

Fire leaves a desolate, scorched, lifeless environment. Fauna has never been able to adapt to fire except  for a very powerful impulse to evacuate. Vegetation is completely at the mercy of conditions during a fire storm and most often everything is completely consumed.

Because the fire "control" establishments find forest infernos so intimidating a philosophy of "burning is good" has been invoked. Massive, catastrophic fire devastation is simply relegated to being "a natural phenomenon" and the eventual regrowth with its beautiful contrast to the ash desert is held as the justification for that inane philosophy.

The fact is that there is a misinterpretation of the reactions of flora to the effects of fire. Life will find methods of dealing with frequent catastrophic events like raging fires. Areas where fires are much higher in frequency nature finds more innovative methods such as seeds that will activate at flame temperatures and various other anatomical features to reduce the impact of flame blistering. 

These species survival systems are then interpreted by biologists as a "request for annihilation". The academic society interprets fire as an essential component in an eco regeneration system.

This philosophy is absurd.

Fire is one of the primary causes of desertification and it is imperative that the human species reconsiders its obtuse apathy regarding the management of this exquisitely beautiful planetary garden that we have been blessed with.

 

Trees have life spans of hundreds and even thousands of years. A forest that can survive for such periods begins to form the kind of ecological depth that is now only seen in the remaining parts of the Amazon and Borneo. Such enduring forests over large parts of the planetary surface is very desirable for aesthetic reasons and more importantly for ecological and atmospheric regeneration.  

Humans are attracted to forest environments. Beautiful forest is the preferred areas for settlements. In this current era more people are gathered on this planet than ever before in it’s existence. Vast forest areas are being paved over and removed for agricultural purposes. Deforestation is a severely detrimental consequence of this indifferent, exploitative human behaviour. While vast, natural deserts are lying undisturbed in close proximity humans will pave over once beautiful forest areas.

Another very detrimental consequence of human apathy is the increased frequency of fires that humans cause.

In a very well established forest where the canopy is dense and luscious the floor of the forest is usually damp and overgrown with mosses and shrubs like ferns etc. Dead wood also does not have time to dry out and is more easily invaded by all the many species that function in the decomposing process. This entire system is a very affective, natural fire retarding mechanism.

In general, when such forests do have a fire then the flames do not reach to the ground and it will be mostly the leaves and smaller twigs that are scorched off. The trees are then not too severely damaged and will regenerate the forest canopy much quicker and thereby maintaining the natural fire retarding mechanism.

This fire retarding mechanism is even effective in pine forests where the trees produce and ooze flammable oils and gums. In such forests a damp under carpet is essential to protect the trees from total destruction during a blaze.  

In areas where fires occur too often the canopies do not regenerate and soon the forest floor is drying out and fires are much more damaging which then accelerates the overall deterioration of the vegetation leading to ever increasing combustibility and eventually to desertification.  

This is essentially what has been happening in the Los Angeles region.

The solution for California is to immediately stop every single fire as soon as it starts. This intervention must be kept up for at least two or three decades so the natural fire retarding mechanisms can have time to regenerate as wide as possible.   

It is a great tragedy that humanity has allowed, over the last two centuries, a management structure that is attempting to drive this planet into a war scorched, dystopian hell hole that is so often portrayed in Hollywood movies.  

 

 

Protecting forests from fire destructionis not only a necessity to protect the environment but it is a responsibility that humans owe to this beautiful and diverse eco system that we have been allowed to dominate - to the detriment of all of it. 

Forest fire destruction is approached with indifference and very little is ever done to stop such devastation. The sum total of the fire fighting philosophy is to beseech people not to start forest fires.

Forest fires dump millions of tons of carbon  into the atmosphere every year but this carbon source is completely ignored in this rampant “climate change” hysteria being peddled in the media.  

Forest fires do not fit into the agenda being driven by the scoundrel types who have clawed themselves into the political control apex but in reality vegetation is the primary requirement for a healthy atmosphere.   For some indefinable reason there is no real attempt to develop technology to quickly and decisively put a stop to forest fires as soon as it starts.

While unbelievably powerful and expensive machinery, equipment and systems are evoked and conjured up for  adolescent military posturingthe global political establishment completely ignores the ecological disaster that is developing from destruction of the world’s vegetation.

The equipment that have been offered to fight forest fires is generally very poor and unconvincing and “fire fighting” services mostly stand around watching fires burn itself out.

  It really is time that humanity start to grow out of this insane  war mentality and the parasitic, exploitative behaviour, get rid of the insane scoundrels infesting the control apex, and begin to apply the vast resources naturally available and generated by human endeavour to re-establish the famed Garden of Eden on this planet.

Like petulant toddlers humans feel entitled to use, abuse, exploit and discard as if some cosmic servant is always ready to clean after us and change our nappies when our excretions become uncomfortable to us.

The world and Nature is in fact extremely accommodating to us and this amazingly balanced eco system with it’s beautiful atmosphere and oceans deserve our gratitude and our active and directed protection.

 

 

 Machines configured to stop raging forest fires

  Water  is certainly the most practical medium with which to douse vegetation fires. However, a solid stream of water directed at a fire is quite useless as can be seen in every attempt at dousing fires over millennia. Still, the systems are configured to keep on with this exact, impractical method of applying water in fighting fires.

The only way to use water is in a blast of fine spray. This method immediately displaces the air around the fire and then effectively absorb the heat which then causes the water to change phase into steam.

Steam is in fact the best and most powerful antidote to low pressure combustion.  

Delivery of the water spray blast to the combusting area is where attention should focus and as forest fires occur mostly in areas where vehicle access is difficult the most practical approach is obviously by air. The current method of conscripting a military helicopter and strapped with a small bag of water that is haphazardly dumped somewhere in the vicinity of the fire is just absolutely pathetic.

With all the hundreds of Billions spent on war machines and military posturing every year is it so much to ask to have a squadron of powerful, effective, purpose built fire fighting aircraft? 

 If the fire fighting establishment and equipment designers are uncertain as to how an effective fire fighting machine  will be configured here are some ideas........ 

  rotor fire 1      rotor fire 8

               rotor fire 16

This is an idealised concept but it is based on practical, realistic engineering. A very powerful machine that easily drags that 10 cu.m tank out of the water reservoir and then fly as a gyro-wing at 300 km/h to the fire fight.  

                     rotor fire 4

           rotor fire 34   rotor fire 36

The water tank swivels down to a vertical position. A 60 m long hose with a spray head is unrolled. The sprayer flow is up to about 200 liters per second. The water sprayer is guided to soak  the vegetation just ahead of the fire line. At maximum flow rate the water spray will last around 50 seconds which will completely reduce  the combustibility of a substantial  swath of vegetation. In a few cycles of returning with a  filled water tank  the most voraciously raging forest fire will be completely subdued.    

 

 foggblast 2

  

blaster 2 

           fire blaster 1    fire blaster 4  

 Fogg Blaster ground attack force.

 These trucks carry 5 cu.m water tanks into quite difficult terrain and have effective reach of

up to 50 to 70 meters drenching the combusting region with powerful blasts of

high density water spray 

    fire blaster 5

   fire blaster 8 

 .......“Road travelling” obviously only for quick runs to refill the water tank.

  blaster 1

     Powerful fire fighting rotorcraft as proposed here do not have to be an economic drag on the tax cattle. It may very well become a sought after freighter in between fire events.

 

rotor utility 2   rotor utility 3

 

…….......or skycrane type services, etc.

 

                              rotor utility 5