Dear Mountain Residents,
Our FireSmart program has not only received national recognition (award in 2015), but recently some of our committee members attended a meeting in Kootenay Boundary District with 50 residents attending. Darren Hutchinson and Denis Thomson, who are on our Anarchist Mountain FireSmart Committee led discussions on how we have been working to FireSmart our community. Also at the meeting was Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Deputy Fire Chief Dan Derby, Wildfire Management Fire Protection Officers Alvin Boyer and James Katasonoff, as well as RDKB director Vicki Gee, who helped organize the event.
The event has resulted in the West Boundary FireSmart initiative which will get underway on May 7, which marks the second annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, on which communities across Canada are encouraged to participate in local mitigation projects to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and neighbourhoods. West Boundary residents will tentatively be gathering at Freeman’s Country Supply east of Rock Creek to get practical demonstrations on equipment used in the FireSmart program.
We are proud that the Anarchist and Sidley Mountain residents are leading the way with this beneficial program.
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Mark McKenney, President, Anarchist Mountain Community Society