TO ALL OUR NEW WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS
COMPLETED THE COURSE AND PASSED ALL THE WRITEN AND PRACTICAL CERTIFICATION
THANKS FOR ALL
THE HARD WORK!
Instructor: Mark Markum
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Slideshow from the course.
On the weekend of May
2nd and 3rd, four firefighters and two engines from
the Castle Valley Fire Department joined about 60 other firefighters
and about 25 engines from the Southeastern Region of Utah for a
and a half of intensive fire training in Monticello.
Firefighters attending were,Bob Lippman, Lesley Craig, Jazmin Duncan,
and Bob Russell with engines 31 and 35.
Both engines and firefighters got exercised. We had lots of hands
on practice using our own equipment under the guidance of highly
experienced firefighters from the region, as well as from the state
,BLM,and Forest Service.
This is an annual event
sponsored and conducted by the Fire Wardens of the 5 counties involved
and financed by federal and state grant money.
We always come back from
these events with new information and skills to better protect ourselves,
Castle Valley people and our property.
Stay fire wiser and keep
up the support of your volunteer fire department.
As part of 2014 Wildfire
Prevention Day, and Castle Valley's 10th year as a Firewise Community,
the Castle Valley Fire District organized two chipper days on
May 6 and 7. The number of lots serviced by request totaled 21.
The chipper, crew and budget were provided by the Utah Division
of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, and the crew was Glen Stewart
and Heber Heider,
Bob Lippman and new wild land firefighter Jeff Fink assisted the
State crew. Lot owners were very grateful for the service and
the chipped mulch,
and look forward to the next chipper opportunity.
Greg Halliday and Mark Roth have been
cleaning up tumbleweeds in the Castle Valley Town Cemetary.
Tumbleweeds are a severe fire safety hazard in our valley,
especially when they pile up against fences or buildings.
The weed displaces crops and native plants, they dry the soil and
create driving hazards. When the weed accumulates in drainage ditches,
disturb the flow of water which can cause flooding. They also make