One phenomenon we’ve seen lately is all-women marketing departments and corporate offices driving companies like Bud Light and Target into the ground. Well, it looks like the affirmative-action “all-women” flair for destruction isn’t limited to the corporate world. In an ironic twist, an all-female group of firefighter trainees set the world on fire recently—literally. “Girl Power” accidentally started a massive forest fire in Canada during a training exercise. Whoops.
This story isn’t new; it happened back in May, but it’s resurfacing as the left persists in championing “diversity and inclusion,” a concept that’s wreaking havoc globally. Society has shifted its focus away from excellence. Nowadays, climbing the ranks seems more about having the right skin color, sexual orientation, and gender, or even a lack thereof. No wonder the whole world is falling apart.
A prescribed burn highlighted on the agenda of a women’s firefighting conference, held to promote “diversity and inclusion” in a male-dominated field, didn’t go well.
Accidentally setting Banff National Park ablaze wasn’t part of the plan.
The prescribed burn was carried out in Compound Meadows, adjacent to the Banff townsite, by Parks Canada and participants in Canada’s first-ever Women-in-Fire Training Exchange (WTREX).
It raged out of control Wednesday forcing the temporary evacuation of horses from the Banff Light Horse Association and hundreds of area residents and tourists in the Rocky Mountain Resort.
Interchanges were closed. Traffic was backed up on the Trans Canada Hwy. A cemetery was threatened. Trees were scorched. Billows of smoke that could be seen in Canmore polluted and clouded the air.
Three tack sheds went up in flames. Heirloom saddles and chaps belonging to one family were destroyed.
The calvary was called in to help fight the blaze.
Five helicopters raining down buckets of water, firefighters from both Banff and Canmore, Alberta Wildlife, and RCMP were needed to help Parks Canada and WTREX participants stop the fire from spreading further, control the traffic situation, and help with evacuation efforts.
By Saturday, the fire that spread three hectares beyond the predetermined boundary was classified as “being held” while crews worked to snuff out hot spots.
It was updated to “under control” Sunday morning.
The group labeled as “highly-trained firefighters” included around 50 individuals, predominantly women, with a few identifying as “non-binary.” It seems that, in today’s world, freaky identities and weird fetishes are somehow equated with firefighting skills. Ultimately, the cavalry came in and saved the day by putting out the blaze. How much do you want to bet that the team brought in to extinguish the blaze consisted of regular, everyday men? And honestly, if there’s ever a fire at our house, those are exactly the kind of firefighters we’d hope to see.