Update about President Obama’s visit to Waldo Canyon Fire

President Obama at Waldo Canyon Fire
President Barack Obama views fire damage with firefighters and elected officials at the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 29, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza; click to enlarge)

When we posted the article about President Obama visiting the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs July 29, 2012, we searched for photos of the President meeting with wildland firefighters, but only found pictures of him with structural firefighters… until today when we ran across the photo above.

The fire burned 18,247 acres and destroyed 346 homes.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Update about President Obama’s visit to Waldo Canyon Fire”

  1. Hi Bill, The president met with a S/T of engines from the Eldorado and Tahoe Basin at the Waldo Canyon Fire. Looking at a couple of the guys in the picture and what I was told about the presidents visit that looks like it might be members of that S/T. The S/T by accounts given to me did an outstanding job of saving houses-structure protection not structure suppression.

  2. Its February, the elections are over and? Is any one putting 2 and 2 together? I just heard that the approval rating of our elected officials in Washington (probaby other levels of state goverment) is NINE (9%) thats incredible. It can’t be that high. Make sure your defensible space is ready and it would be a very good idea to invest in a external fire sprinkler system. R-3, sixty days to blast off.


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