The Kimberley Fire Department has done a lot of fuels management work in the past few years, all in an effort to reduce the risk of interface fire.
If you’d like to take a look at work that has been done and find out what’s planned for the future, you will have an opportunity at an open house on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m., Centennial Hall.
Fire Chief Al Collinson says that there will be a lot of information provided on interface fuels management including goals /objectives, description of fuels before and after treatments, and lessons learned.
There will also be a Fire Smart Canada Booth with information on how home owners can do some fuel management on their own properties in order to reduce risk of interface fires.
It is the hope of the Fire Department that neighbourhoods in Kimberley will get together with a plan to fire smart an entire block or more. The City has a chipper that would be available to assist a work party thinning trees and underbrush on properties.
The Fire Department hosted a work shop last November hoping to get some neighbourhood committees started. They are hoping to get more residents involved at Tuesday’s open house.