Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Feb. 10, 2016
The small community of Rushmere has taken some big steps to protect residents from harm, using FireSmart principles to proactively reduce wildfire threats on private land on the west shore of Windermere Lake.
FireSmart Canada acknowledged all that hard work on Feb. 9, 2016, with the official presentation of a Community Protection Achievement Award and the installation of a FireSmart sign at the entrance road to Rushmere.
The award presentation was attended by BC Wildfire Service staff, a provincial FireSmart
Canada representative, Regional District of East Kootenay staff, the fire chief for Columbia Valley
Rural Fire and Rescue Services and other guests.
Read the story (pdf) how they accomplished this.