The U.S. National Fire Protection Association has a video http://bit.ly/1eXo1id
which discusses the extremely high cost of wildfires.
In 2012, the U.S. government spent $2 Billion just fighting wildfires. However the video suggests that the total costs are from
2 to 30 times greater. The extra costs include rebuilding homes and infrastructure, damage from flooding from burned forest runoff, and forest restoration costs.
I am developing a Hose System with an embedded wire that supports a digital network. The system can be used to fight grassfires and small wildfires. If wildfires can be stopped in grass or when they are small, they won't reach homes and large trees, and then become megafires.
The system can be deployed and then operated by radio control by firefighters who have moved to safer locations.
The hose system can also be used to insure that prescribed fires don't get out of control.
Experts say that we need more prescribed fires, but the dangers of them escaping reduce the number of days that they can be done.
I would appreciated any comments and feedback on the proposed system.
Category: Climate/natural disasters: Disaster risk