California Fires: The Dead Can Wait, The Prepared Act

Neighborhood On Fire At Night Wild Fires
California Fires: The Dead Can Wait, The Prepared Act

Ft Collins, CO –-( “When it’s least expected….”

From a friend and student in CA:

“The fire here in Ventura, CA erupted suddenly, like an earthquake. There was scant warning!

On extremely short notice, we were forced to evacuate from our home late Monday. As we departed, we could see a literal ‘wall of fire,’ from our driveway, huge flames advancing relentlessly like charging infantry!

As we drove away, I was astonished to see clueless people parked on the side of the road, just watching motionlessly, mesmerized, indeed paralyzed, by the sight of advancing fire, as though it were some form of entertainment!

A simultaneous power-failure meant no traffic lights, no street lights, no ambient light except for the fire itself.

As I write this, fire continues to rage.

A city wide emergency-curfew is (predictably) being ignored by looters and other criminals.

As you often note, we are ‘on our own.’

Fortunately, we are alert, mobile, resilient, and ‘armed and ready!’”


My friend knows how and when to “act,” without hesitation.

Many, like the clueless mentioned above, don’t.

For them, it is already too late!

“The dead can wait. The quick dare not!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan


Defense Training International, Inc

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

  • 3 thoughts on “California Fires: The Dead Can Wait, The Prepared Act

    1. I don’t understand how there was no warning . With regulations against cutting and burning what do you expect . I read where some were smart enough to try to keep a burn free zone around their homes.

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