FireSmart group gives demonstration

Residents met with the committee and were shown some very useful tips.

Residents met recently with members of the Anarchist Mountain FireSmart committee members.

The Anarchist Mountain FireSmart initiative is a fire prevention program started in 2013 to help residents of the mountain protect themselves against forest wildfires.

Last Saturday, the residents met with the committee and were shown some very useful tips on how to make their properties less susceptible to damage during a fire.

Committee members demonstrated how to minimize the spread of a fire by taking steps such as trimming lower branches of trees to prevent escalation of flames and keep them at a much more manageable level.

Also in attendance was MLA Linda Larson, who praised the initiative and promised to support the committee’s efforts in expanding the training to other areas in need of fire prevention.

For more information, visit the community website at anarchistmountaincommunitysociety.com.