Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Planting More Hope for Texas Wildfire Victims

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Over 4 million acres burned in Texas wildfires last year, the worst in the state's history. In this photo, Texas State Troopers Aaron Lewis and Greg Sullivan open a gate to allow livestock to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas.

Historic wildfires blazed through Texas last year, burning over 4 million acres and destroying nearly 3,000 homes throughout the state. Over a year later, affected areas are slowly recovering. Donations of seedlings and trees are part of the recovery effort, helping re-grow the area’s lost foliage.

Texas A&M Forest Service with Texas Garden Clubs is joining the effort to replenish the tree population west of Fort Worth. On December 15, they will be handing out a hundred trees to the affected Possum Kingdom-area community.

“We want to give some hope and help them re-green the area surrounding their homes,” Forester Courtney Blevins says in a press release.

Locals will also receive assistance in their replanting efforts. Volunteers have offered to help plant the donated trees. They will assist in planting the trees and use ample spacing to reduce the risk of spreading future wildfires.

A variety of live oak, lacey oak, and cedar elms will be donated. The foresters chose oaks and elms because they can weather the hot and dry conditions better than other species.



  • Eng. Mohammed Shibl

    For achieving More Hope for Wildfire Victims

    New Automatic Fire Extinguishers:


    To prevent repeated wildfires and disasters of the fires and reduction of the devastating consequences of fires and limiting its damages to minimum possible level, The most of present fire protection products are working on thermal effect, such as linear pneumatic heat sensor, and others Thermo devices, the heat detection not
    enough and not suitable for all types of fire especially with extensive
    flammable material which no time between ignition and explosion, All present
    fire extinguishers and fire-fighting systems have many disadvantages,
    including: – all working on the reaction of the fire.

    A most of fire extinguishers major companies are
    competing on the speed of reaction of the fire extinguishers and systems of
    fire to fight fire, while depending on logic and economic terms are the summit
    of success in working to prevent the occurrence of fire to prevent the fire
    devastating results from all aspects, and therefore delay of thy action in a
    certain time leading of the failure manner regardless of the effort, to the
    extent that, the fire transmutation into the disaster, are eating and destroyed
    everything, includes present fire fighting equipment’s . Moreover, most of recent fire-fighting systems contain only one type of extinguishing material, The Flammable explosion products, transportation’s equipment, and electrical equipment yet are
    widespread and interfering our life, anywhere from house, roads, until the petroleum

    Therefore, it is important to strive to found new Automatic fire Extinguishers and new fire fighting system work to avoid Occurrence of the fire in the same value fighting the fire , by using various of “fireexplosion “detectors, switches, cells and sensors to achieve lower minimum of the present acceptable level of safety.

    This is commensurate with an acceptable fire risk,
    and reduces the cost of existing Fire fighting systems installations.

    The main purpose for these inventions are make sure that complete protection in fact aware of the explosion danger and fire hazards, to avoid them, not waiting fire outbreak to fighting it, but combats they reasons and elements of fire from source according to “the protection is better than cure” .

    Therefore, the new automatic fire Extinguishers (all types and sizes) (prototypes has been made) and their Fire Protection Systems have ability to working before-Fire outbreak and to avoid its occurrence; automatically, BY high sensitivity and performance to control fire hazards and explosion, (Fire elements), controlling and observe the release of energy and/or hazardous material to be sure ambient condition at acceptable level of safety.

    New Automatic Fire Extinguishers provided with Early Warning and Control unit, are Suitable for all Extinguishing Materials Such as Dray Chemical Powder, Foam, water,(Inert gases) FM200-500 and CO2 Works by Power supply: 1.5 -24 volts

    Has ability to operate and stop “Off – On” the machines such as fire pumps, energy sources by satellite, and send wireless signals to the nearest fire station and ambulance, before the fire outbreak, they operate on the elements(factors) of the fire, So starting they operation before fire outbreak, because they operation not only depend on the results of fire such as thermal/smoke effects as present Fire Extinguishers.
    Automatic Fire Extinguishers Applications includes:

    1 – New fire protection for Fuel tankers

    2 – New fire protection for Cars all type

    3 – Electric Power stations all types and they
    auxiliaries devices as transformers, panels, control etc.

    4 – Houses, kitchens and buildings

    5 – Factories and enterprises

    6 – Energy pipe lines (gas-oil)

    7 – Petroleum fields and they accessories.

    8 – Airplanes all types

    9 – Ships and ships tankers

    10 – prevention and protection system for Wildfires
    includes early alarm and fire fighting automatically.

    11 – And more

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