We had to have people from the DNR with our firefighters making sure they didn’t dig up some protected grass. Not only that but other times we have been prevented in fighting fires because of things like frogs that were “protected.”
Anonymous – PHARC Ham Club Meeting
[We listened to one of the local deputy fire chiefs who also happens to be involved with ICS in Spokane. He was discussing a wild land brush fire where they were prevented from properly fighting the fire because of the status of some grass and a frog in the area. See they were protected and thus you couldn’t dare disturb them or do anything that might disturb them. This included trying to head the fire off. To which I replied:
“So it was better to just let them all burn to death instead of stopping the wild fire and possibly saving a bunch… Our government at work.”
Yeah, that’s about par for the course. –B]
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.