Primitive Hut and Triage Field

Primitive Hut, Triage Field © Pi-Des 2022
Primitive Hut, Triage Field © Pi-Des 2022

According to the California fire service, 2018 was the deadliest and most destructive wild fire season on record, with just under 2 million acres burned, under 8000 wild fire incidents in the state alone, and approximately 100 fatalities recorded. 

On August fourth of 2018, a national disaster was declared in the northern part of the state: by November, strong dry winds aggravated existing fire conditions and CA erupted in a new batch of fires. 

What the 2018 wild fire season made obvious was that we need to adapt to these harsh conditions and respond when climate disasters displace people. 

In the midst of the wild fire destruction in 2018, David Curtis began conceptualizing Primitive Hut, a de-mountable system that can be transported out of the active fire area and reassembled as needed. It acts as a Triage Field that provides an area of refuge should one not have time to evacuate the site. Triage Field is an integral fire suppression device for emergency use. It has other technical capabilities that are currently classified.

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