Prison Inmates Are Being Used To Battle California Wildfires

© Noah Berger/AP An inmate firefighter walks along Highway 299 as the Carr Fire tears through Shasta, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

 

Seen as expendable, prison inmates are on the front lines, fighting some of the worst fires ever seen. In the above picture is an inmate fighting a fire who is most definitely not trained to fight a fire of that magnitude.

The Carr Fire, now the sixth most destructive fire in California history, has consumed 121,000 acres and killed six people.

Dr. Craig Clements of San Jose State University’s Fire Weather Research Laboratory said there have been few observed firenadoes of this magnitude before. He says the conditions have to be perfect for something like this to occur.

Firenadoes are formed from a fire’s intense heat, causing the air to heat up quickly and rise rapidly. That, combined with surface winds that are obviously quite strong, creates a vortex similar to a dust devil.

Clements says aside from the potentially damaging winds, a firenado like this can even pull fire in different directions.

Now, I had heard of a movie called, “Sharknado,” but I had never heard of  a ‘firenado’. That’s a new one on me and apparently, also on researchers who claim to research this type of phenomenon. I guess next, fire-breathing dragons will also appear and hurl themselves out of these ‘firenadoes’ since life is truly imitating art. It would seem that what has been viewed on the big screen is coming to life as we have never before seen such anomalies as what is occurring today.

But not one news story that I have read or video that I have watched, stated that inmates were battling blazes all across America. Regardless of what you may think of prison inmates, getting burned alive because you don’t know what you are doing as it pertains to fighting fires is no way to die. It should be against the law to even ask inmates to volunteer for fire fighting duty as firefighters have to be properly trained before being allowed to put on that uniform and go fight fires and I am quite sure that inmates are not given the training that non-inmate firefighters receive. And with the knowledge that there are over 2 million Black inmates, I can just guess as to who makes up the majority of inmate firefighters. Ever the expendable ones, we Black folks are.

Our lives are meaningless since the homes of whites are worth more than our lives because make no mistake, the majority of what is burning in California and elsewhere belongs to whites. Black folks homes are not burning down in the wilds of California and yet Black inmates are being used to preserve the homes of whites from firenadoes. The callous disregard for the lives of these prisoners is just beyond the pale.

If I was one of those who had been forced into fighting fires to save dwellings of whites, I would make sure that my contribution consisted of nothing. I would refuse to lift a finger to assist in the saving of one white motherfucker’s belongings. So you’d better be glad that my ass is not locked up and was recruited to save your damn house and car. Material possessions should be meaningless and left to burn, but instead, mostly Black prisoners are being forced to put their lives on the line for some rich white shits possessions. Those fires would eventually burn themselves out and if not, what’s the big deal? You want to build in mountainous regions? Fight the fires your damn selves because it was your choice to build in areas that are prone to fires each and every year and because whites initiated global warming, they have no one but themselves to blame for the fact that the shit is now out-of-control. But who gets to fight to save their shit and their ass? Black folks, as usual. Well count my Black ass out because your shit can burn into the next century for all I care and you along with it. Think I’d lift a finger to help you out? I wouldn’t even piss on a fire engulfing your house to help put it out. Count on that! In fact, I’d stand at a distance and laugh!

You worthless shits deserve everything you are getting and also what’s to come. I am just sorry for my Black brothers and sisters who will lose their lives thanks to your filthy, no account, worthless white asses because you ARE your possessions. Take that shit away from you and you’re nothing and that is why you will use Black humans as shields against damage to your possessions because how many times have you rebuilt in the same fucking areas that are prone to fires only to have the very same thing happen and Black inmates were brought in to beat back the flames that were threatening YOUR fucking possessions? Times too numerous to count, that’s how many. Well you won’t make use of this Black human as a shield against the burning of your fucking precious possessions. I wouldn’t even spit on your shit to protect it! Burn baby burn, firenado style!

 

 

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