Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Escape Fire: Desperate Metaphor For Desperate Times

"An "escape fire" is a fire set intentionally around otherwise trapped fire-fighters to consume the fuel in a small space in advance of the larger wildfire that will surely kill them. It was proven effective in a famous blaze in the '50s, when several men of a fire-fighting crew, following advice from a member of the party, tried it and lived while others, who fled, were killed.

It's a powerful metaphor, because it evokes such a ferocious crisis, such immediate and mortal danger, and such desperate survival measures."
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Trailer) from Our Time Projects on Vimeo.

HERE's the Link, since they're being pissy about it