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Willoughby Lane Ribbon Cutting

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR NEW WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS

ALL OF THEM COMPLETED THE COURSE AND PASSED ALL THE WRITEN AND PRACTICAL CERTIFICATION TESTING!!

THANKS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK!


Instructor: Mark Markum

wildfiretrain - Video Maker

Slideshow from the course.

ENGINE TRAINING IN MONTICELLO

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 day
and a half of intensive fire training in Monticello.
Firefighters attending were,Bob Lippman, Lesley Craig, Jazmin Duncan,
Mitch Stockton 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.

 

 

 

 

 

CHIPPER DAYS

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.





TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS

Road Manager 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, they
disturb the flow of water which can cause flooding. They also make you itch.