Earlier this year we received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host a block party for the Peregrine, Mule Deer, Falcon and Eagle Place streets. After a lot of planning, delays due to wildfires and smoke, the event was held on September 10th. It was a beautiful day for the Driveway Dinner and the guests arrived for a long table dinner and a chance for everyone to celebrate with members from the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department.
After experiencing the Inkameep Wildfire just two years ago, mountain residents know firsthand the feeling of helplessness that occurs when the community is threatened by wildfire.
The presence of well-trained firefighters and the support of our neighbouring communities made all the difference during our fire on the mountain, and helped us get through the worst.
By Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue – Wildlife Safety Program
One careless act can result in a forest fire that destroys wildlife habitat, homes and personal property, and, in the worst case, could take the life of someone we care about.
Cigarette butts are not only a serious fire risk but are one of the most littered man-made products on the planet.
Residents and businesses of the South Okanagan really stepped up to help out during the Eagle Bluff Wildfire that roared into Canada from the U.S. last month.
One business owner held a “flash tattoo fundraiser,” donating proceeds to the fire departments.
British Columbia is experiencing its worst wildfire season in recorded history, and the impact has been disastrous.
Over 140 wildfires remain out of control in this province.
The recent Eagle Bluff Wildfire, which began in the U.S. in Oroville, Washington, is an example of how quickly a wildfire can ignite and spread in a very short time.
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department and Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society want to remind us that we must be very cautious as to activities that may start a fire. Forest fuels are extremely dry and will easily ignite a fire which could rapidly spread and be difficult to contain.
A huge thank you to everyone that made the Anarchist Mountain Silent Auction another year of success!
The 4-day online auction raised close to $10,000, 100% of which stays in the community.
Did you know that your refundable containers help support the Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society’s specialized rescue and medical teams on the mountain?
Be part of this unique community project! Thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant, we’re going to paint a mural on the storage seacan at the AMFD firehall.
The project entails:
- Design planning meeting tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 @ 6:30 PM
- Preparation and painting will be scheduled for 2 to 3 mornings in August and September
As of this week, Category 1 open fires (campfires) are now banned across the province, excluding Haida Gwaii.
In addition to all open burning, some activities and equipment like the use of fireworks, sky lanterns and more are also restricted.