I agree 100% but there is only one answer. Cost. They are always afraid of spending money even though it will cost way more in the end. This is fort mac were talking about, if they acted as if money was not an issue, they could have had 100 cats there with operators in a matter of a day or two. How long would it take to clear an area around the city with that many cats? Or at least on the side of the city with the fire. It's always easier to justify reactive spending instead of proactive. You always get some Douche from the budget saying " just hold off on writing that check for more bombers, maybe it'll rain in the next day or two".