Re: [Scouter_T] Re:Campfires
Noticed you're a New Jersey fire warden. I have a canoeing buddy in
Pleasantville who's also a fire warden and he had occasion to demonstrate it earlier
We had just put in at Hawkins Bridge on the Wading River when we smelled
smoke. At first, we thought it was up on the hill in one of the campsites there,
but as we rounded a bend we could see that it was right alongside the river.
As I was the only one who'd brought his bailer along, I started scooping water
and throwing it on the fire while my friend pulled out his radio and called
the nearby forest service fire crew in Chatsworth. While I was able to quench
most of the obvious fire, we waited until the fire crew arrived and doused it
completely with a high pressure line. It was an interesting start to an
otherwise uneventful, but very pleasant, day on the river.
Ralph V. Balfoort, UC
I used to be a beaver (NE III-135)
In the Beaver Patrol as a Scout
And still Ktemaque (Beaver) Chapter,
Kittan Lodge #364, OA
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- Yes, Pat, I am from North Carolina. Actually live in Germanton, on
the edge of Forsyth County. Winston-Salem, also in Forsyth County,
is the home of Old Hickory Council, #427.
I checked with our local Forest Ranger and found that the post that I
passed on was for coverage in North Caroline. Until very recently,
the generally accepted definition of the "Burning Ban" allowed fires
for cooking or heat. As you read, the lawyer representing the NCDNR
thought that the ban needed to be more explicit.
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