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SCV Outdoor Report: Fire Retardant “Shaving Cream”

SCV Outdoor Report: Fire Retardant “Shaving Cream”

We’ve all seen the recent news videos: fixed-wing aircraft swooping down to drop a load of fire retardant alongside the smokey edge of a wildland fire.  But did you ever wonder what those fire retardants are made of and how they work?   First, let’s start the composition of fire retardants.  Fires are classified by the fuels they consume.  Wildland ...

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Are You Prepared If A Disaster Hits Your Neighborhood?

Are You Prepared If A Disaster Hits Your Neighborhood?

Local officials are urging residents of our county to prepare now for natural disasters and other emergencies. Earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters can affect many people over a wide area, but even a train derailment or plane crash can knock down power lines in a smaller area, creating blackouts, blocking streets, spreading hazardous materials, and making it difficult for ...

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