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How Fighting Wildfires Works

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Wendover Productions (2 months ago)
I hope you guys enjoy this video! It's obviously quite an enormous topic that people will spend years studying condensed down into a ten-minute video so this isn't the comprehensive guide to stopping wildfires but for those that know nothing about wildfire suppression techniques I hope this will be interesting and informative!
Zach Mason (1 month ago)
Great video. Love the amount of research you put into your videos. I was thinking about the supply chain logistics of meal kit services. I would love to see you take on that topic. Maybe compare to the traditional supermarket model? Dunno just thought of Wendover when thinking about that kind of stuff. Thanks for the great content!
anko Mitarashi (1 month ago)
Can you do a video on modern agriculture, especially relating to the subject of GMO's
THE DECO LORD (2 months ago)
Hi Wendover Productions At school we are learning about bushfires and this really help thx
Kyle Lester (2 months ago)
Wendover Productions could we have someone about Australia
Cee Jay420 (12 hours ago)
I think he means hotshots! The first 1 was a smoke jumper and there job is much different from a hotshot
ALEX hehaw (13 hours ago)
If we all knew how to stop wild fire we wouldn’t be dealing with California wildfire right now
Adam (13 hours ago)
Christopher Austin (16 hours ago)
Nice Episode!!
cullen purcell (16 hours ago)
Maybe trump should watch this video
Malaysian 001 (16 hours ago)
Remember Planes: Fire & Rescue
Random. (21 hours ago)
Thanks for also including kmph. Not many Americans do that....
Solo Phats (1 day ago)
So let me get this straight. By setting more fires this keeps the brush down to a min. and allows humans to live in these areas. And firefighters don't put out fires unless they are about to directly intersect a town or homes. Therefore, the thickest and fastest burning brush will only exist around towns and homes. Wait...what...
Kamron Martinez (1 day ago)
How to stop a fire 10000 years ago: you don’t
lil jinxer (1 day ago)
Lies!!!! You know it was a hillbilly smoking who got lost in the woods! *Tell what's TRUE!!!*
Dream (1 day ago)
What do you do with about a 100 firefighters when you have a fire going through a whole state and ruined two towns? *DOUBLE KILL! MANIAC!*
ckxrs (2 days ago)
1:04 ryanair landing. ok jokes aside, that does look like a painful landing though.
Manchu Ratt (2 days ago)
64k for 3 miles fire line is expensive? There are some Prada bags that cost more.
tryceo (1 day ago)
it's nothing compared to a single 1200 ft house that costs $1 million.
Wyvern Apalis (2 days ago)
Someone needs to make trump watch this
Trash Panda (2 days ago)
Got any advice now?
Joshua Rathbun (2 days ago)
why not just walk up and ask it nicely to vacate the premises?
The toad (2 days ago)
Just start a fire around the fire take out the fire u started and then the fire is trapped then take it out boom done but I’m not saying it’s easy I’m saying for let’s say the example he had in the vid not in real fires cuz they really hard to take out
Gavin Grey (3 days ago)
My Dad is a firefighter and he has to go out and fight them, so during fires I can never see him. (We live in Southern California so we always have fires
Cordon Kalis (3 days ago)
i dont think that it is a good idea to start a new fire....
Seokho Ko (3 days ago)
Perhaps, with some controllable small fires big forest fire could be prevented by removing fuel. Do they need some private or town-sized fire barriers for preventing next big fires?
johnny llooddte (3 days ago)
sad... EVERY ONE of those fires and all others ,,, COULD have and should have been put out in ONE DAY with ONE PLANE , easily, on DAY ONE.. but its policy to NOT do it in 50 states
henwry (3 days ago)
wendover, more like BENDOVER
iTripReport (3 days ago)
Genius by Design (3 days ago)
it is simple !!! TOO many incompetence & indifference !!! My opinion.
thegamer 2004 (3 days ago)
DjTruchas (3 days ago)
Triggered Californians.
Coca_cola (3 days ago)
I had to be evacuated in the Malibu wild fire
SkariKillz (3 days ago)
50,000 subscribers with 161 videos? (3 days ago)
Y cant they just tell the fire to stop
50,000 subscribers with 161 videos? (2 days ago)
+B. Rippy Y cant you just know what sarcasm is
B. Rippy (2 days ago)
Y can't you not be an idiot?
Thesavage marshmello (3 days ago)
how to stop a wild fire: Step one: GET WATER! step two:EVACUATE EVERYONE NOT WHEN THE FIRE IS 100 FEET AWAY
B. Rippy (2 days ago)
Really? Thats it? So you're saying that simply warning people sooner so they can leave sooner? How the fuck does that stop a fire?
voetbal12 (3 days ago)
Stop shooting lasers at it.
B. Rippy (2 days ago)
What the hell are you talking about dumb ass?
jessica jones (4 days ago)
Ok I'm gonna do this in California
Jancee Villamor (4 days ago)
They didn't use dozers to clear the ground
B. Rippy (2 days ago)
It's California, they proably have some asinine law that prevents it. Ya know, to save nature an such.
ME Myself And I MMAI (4 days ago)
U didn't mention the one in Fort McMurray alberta Canada, may 3 2016. The one that was the biggest in Canada ever recorded. It burned like 1000 hectares or somthing and most of my town burned down. It was so big cause they were putting fires out for years instead of letting them burn.
CaliRail (4 days ago)
People before they watched this video: fire retarded
PAPACHULO (4 days ago)
Why not use military grade technology to STOP fire propagation regardless of modifying landscape terrain?
MunchiePow (4 days ago)
Ever thought of a face reveal?
You are breathing (5 days ago)
Now I know what those firefighters are going through in California right now.
CameronSellsIce (5 days ago)
Praying for the lives lost in the California wildfires R.I.P ❤️
amazing_dude (5 days ago)
why not just burn all the trees so fires won't start?
gurgy3 (5 days ago)
Part of the problem is that private individuals are prohibited from collecting fallen trees as wood by the all-knowing omnipotent politicians for no fukin reason whatsoever. Is there a wood lobby paying you off? Maybe if you let people clear out the brush for you, the fires wouldnt be as bad.
It's Arthur (5 days ago)
never knew that fires would good for the world good to know!
Average Cube (5 days ago)
Wow, gate keeping fires
Jun hee Bae (5 days ago)
If u have like 10 helicopters, 2 for water drops and 8 for dirt drops, or 2 large plane water droppers and 8 dirt copters... California got them plastic recycling bins for trash. California can easily make large strong durable containers holding a lot of powdered dirt as a standby. U can have 2 crafts drop water on a certain spot, then the 8 crafts drop dirt on it. Everyone knows water and dirt makes mud. A sticky thing that can snuff out flame. California should make large plastic bins around certain mountain areas that hold a lot of dry dirt
Maxime K-G (6 days ago)
At least California is always "on fire"🔥🤣💯
Shubham Singh (6 days ago)
Well who knew California would witness wildfire again in November this year And te deadliest till now God help them
Shadow Destiny (6 days ago)
Really relevant right now man
Carter P (6 days ago)
How wide should a fire line be ?
Wendell Goode (6 days ago)
I was a Helitack firefighter for US FS, good video.
D Hawk (6 days ago)
Spookily - this fire example resembles the dimensions and directions of the camp fire and paradise CA
travers114 (6 days ago)
That Phoschek number seems high, no? Would that not be $3/gallon for the concentrate that is mixed with water?
Migdalia Colon (7 days ago)
protección a los animales en california y la gente dios mío amén
Troy Baker (7 days ago)
Basically, this video is a waste of time, because it serves no practical use whatsoever.
Anchor BRO (7 days ago)
I have an exam tomorrow why am I watching this?!
AL PESH (7 days ago)
Who is here after cali fire🔥
Robert Smith (7 days ago)
Excellent video. Worth watching a number of times.
US (8 days ago)
Between this video and HAI, even though this is an “educational video” i half expect to hear sarcastic snark. Hurting credibility at times when he uses the same tempo and tone of voice for both.
US (8 days ago)
Damn this was good timing for this video.
Morpheus (8 days ago)
Bullshit. *Bull.* *Shit.* The simple truth is that nobody has yet figured out how to fight wildfires. Tinkering at the edges of a wildfire is like a two-year old trying to stop an NFL linebacker. That's not exactly "fighting" now, is it? This is all a joke, which is why every single year many dozens of gigantic wildfires burn in California alone, destroying thousands upon thousands of homes, burning tens of thousands of acres, and most of them burn until they either run out of fuel or the wind changes direction or dies down. They're not stopped by "firefighting", though "firefighters" take credit for it anyway, never mind that the fire burned for weeks.
Sara Klassen (8 days ago)
why cant thay pour cement so it wont spread
Francoi Budingo (9 days ago)
5:20 "evolutionary adaptation" HAhaha, again the propaganda confusing Natural Selection and Evolution.
Francoi Budingo (9 days ago)
+Sumel_Kharku nice strawman youve got there
Sumel_Kharku (9 days ago)
Francoi Budingo that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Educate yourself, just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
Les Brown (9 days ago)
How to fight a wildfire: You can’t.
Cornelius A.D. (10 days ago)
Who is starting these fires..
ammm zeee (10 days ago)
Malibu California fire lead me here
Caliduchey (10 days ago)
How can you not notice a fire at night? The only light in the darkness...
HKNX (12 days ago)
This is one of your best videos so far
Gigastar (14 days ago)
why not just do a fireline around all towns?
Panzerfan93 (15 days ago)
Here in switzerland we often call in the military to help stop these fires, mostly the helicopters of the air force. Does the US National Guard not do this? i think i've never seen a picture of a NG helo fighting fire
Hex (15 days ago)
Take a shot every time he says “fire line”
UnscriptedRex (16 days ago)
Call of Duty: Fire warfare
theGamingJanina (16 days ago)
My dad is a Canadair pilot in Croatia
Ape X (17 days ago)
Squirtle to da rescue
punjabijattful (18 days ago)
Thank you. Now i know what to do just in case
Finn Johnson (21 days ago)
7:10 the DC-8 supertanker 😍
Bellcrank (24 days ago)
Daily life in summer Australia.
thanks (26 days ago)
"since 1885" Jesus lmao
Eduard Vasile (28 days ago)
Just eat the fire
Barış Doğukan Karakoyun (28 days ago)
Let's watch Only The Brave, a related movie.
Oceiota (1 month ago)
How fighting wildfires works in Greece: Send an inadequate number of helicopters and volunteers and hope it rains soon because you can't direct your firefighters properly and you failed to evacuate the people living near the wildfire. After it does rain and the fire is completely extinguished, have your picture taken inside burned houses to show sympathy for the victims. That's enough consideration; no need to help any further.
Eliran (1 month ago)
never knew there is so much strategy involved in wildfires.
Syed Jaffar (1 month ago)
I came here because of one movie called "Only the Brave"... rip all those fallen heroes.
stephen duarte (1 month ago)
I live in Redding and I’ve been in the smoke jumpers planes before, it was really cool!
Tristan Möller (1 month ago)
“While forest can survive wildfires, humans can not.” Thanks I didn’t realize
ILoveCostcoPizza (1 month ago)
Wow, they should make a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game based on stopping wildfires. It would be a fun game to play because you would have to out smart the fire.
PangsBricks (1 month ago)
Wildfire suck. The PNW is like a nuke hit
Jonathan D. Machado (1 month ago)
I can see this becoming a very fun strategy/management video game.
Michael Crossley (1 month ago)
I’m from Redding. Makes me proud!
ratelslangen (1 month ago)
Haha, "redding" means rescue in dutch.
tsartomato (1 month ago)
planes 2
ThatMLGDorito (1 month ago)
I live 30 miles from one of the fires
sucheng zhu (1 month ago)
In Canada 2018 summer, There where a lot of forest fires because of the greenhouse gases and how often people use CFC`s.
sucheng zhu (1 month ago)
A good video, I did not even know how effective a plane/helicopter would do.
Andrew Hang (1 month ago)
Bloody good video!
Lamexx .-. (1 month ago)
I am a Californian *Wow, fires. Nothing new. Didn’t learn ANYTHING*
AuthenticLogic (1 month ago)
Lit video
GreaterGood510 (1 month ago)
Let the mofo burn
CIVILISED degenerate (1 month ago)
How do you classify your channel?
Itsme Alex (1 month ago)
I believe my home state of California needs to build a wall to keep the wildfires out 🤔. In all seriousness, very interesting video. We had a bunch of those smoke jumpers in my town during the Thomas fire
Shahbaz Sheikh (1 month ago)
I watch a lot of youtube videos and this is by far the best one i've seen this month. Well done.