If you’re a wealthy California elite you might be able to save your million-dollar home from the rash of wildfires that are once again turning the liberal-run state into ashes.
Poor forest management and wacko environmental agendas have given way to mass wildfires in California.
Many of the states uber-rich residents are trying to beat the system and Mother Nature by paying in upwards of $3,000 dollars per day for private firefighters to protect their homes.
However, if you don’t have the money to combat failed and dangerous liberal policies, your home will likely be turned to ash.
Private firefighting companies are offering “on-call” wildfire protection to wealthy Californians as more wildfires pop up. Several fires that are currently burning in the state are threatening pricey homes in the wine country and affluent areas around Los Angeles.
A majority of the private crews work for insurance companies like Chubb, USAA and Safeco that offer mitigation services to their customers, the New York Times reported, but some contract directly with homeowners or neighborhood associations.
Most insurance-contracted crews don’t actually fight fires — they focus on making homes more fireproof by installing sprinkler systems, fire breaks and fire-blocking gels. But other companies do try to douse flames that are threatening their customers’ homes.
Private firefighting was historically used by government agencies like the National Forest Service, which hires crews to fight and prevent wildfires. But now, some firms see a business opportunity in contracting to homeowners.
The practice, while not new, can be problematic, and not merely because of the income inequality issues it raises. The Los Angeles Times reported last year reported that some private crews fail to coordinate with local agencies. That leaves first responders in the position of having to worry about private crews as well as the residents of areas threatened by fire.
It’s also not clear how effective these crews are. Last year, Kim Kardashian claimed her home in Hidden Hills, California, was saved by private firefighters as the deadly Woolsey fire raged, but that turned out not to be true – the hired crews didn’t show up until a day after a team of homeowners and city security guards ignored evacuation orders to protect homes in the wealthy enclave. [New York Post]
Below is a video on the most recent California wildfires:
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