Recent LA Times Article on Fires and Floods Highlights Pros and Cons for Los Angeles Firefighters, Says Fire Protection Group Inc

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Fire Protection Group Inc. explains how the recent article does a good job of illustrating how certain weather events can help or hurt a firefighter’s job.

Dry air can make brushfires and wildfires more likely.

July’s unseasonable rains, and the anticipated precipitation coming with the phenomenon known as El Niño, will help firefighters when fighting both brush fires and building fires.

According to an article posted July 21 by the LA Times, California has been experiencing, and is set to further experience, an inconsistent climate that affects firefighters in a variety of ways. While most of the talk of climate in the past year has focused around the current, historic drought, recent heavy rainstorms have pointed to the fact that firefighters may be facing a mixed bag in the near future as it pertains to weather. According to Fire Protection Group, Inc., July’s unseasonable rains, and the anticipated precipitation coming with the phenomenon known as El Niño, will help firefighters when fighting both brush fires and building fires.

  • Brush Fires – When the weather is dry, and brush, forests, and foliage lack moisture, a simple spark can start a raging fire that may take hundreds of firefighters to get under control. It makes sense then, notes Fire Protection Group Inc., that an area that experienced recent rainfall will be less vulnerable to the outbreak of a fire. While it is true, adds Fire Protection Group, that muddy or shifting ground can hinder a fire crew’s ability to reach a fire, a less dry climate can also reduce the number of fires.
  • Building Fires – While building fires can certainly be affected by dry air, Fire Protection Group says that there is not as big of an effect as with brush fires. Yet, they note, increased rains means increased water, so fire fighters do not have to think as much about conserving water or water pressure when fighting a fire. Full reservoirs can go a long way toward making fire fighters feel comfortable knowing that building standpipes will be able to deliver fire crews the water that they need, exactly when they need it. Fire Protection Group notes that, in addition to fire sprinkler systems, fire standpipes are one of most popular and vital fire safety systems that they inspect and install.

The Fire Protection Group team has over 200 years of combined experience in the fire safety industry. Their industry leading engineering team, led by head engineer George Saadian, is joined by ex-LAFD firefighters who all bring something different, yet equally important to the table. Anyone interested in scheduling an inspection to see how the fire safety firm can help secure their business from the outbreak of a blaze can call the firm today at (888) 732-4200 or visit it online at http://www.firesprinkler.com. Fire Protection Group, Inc. encourages anyone with an existing system to inquire about a free test of their current fire protection systems.

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