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PRRD moves forward with FireSmart campaign

Campaign will target Electoral Areas B, C, D, and E
Charlie lake firefighters work to contain a fire just below Ken and Darby Forest's home on Brown Road on Monday, April 18, 2016.

The Peace River Regional District is moving forward with a Fire Smart campaign, approving last week a seven-month $107,600 contract to Mammoth Forestry.

Funding comes from the Union of BC Municipalities, and will help pay for a co-ordinator to run a campaign for Electoral Areas B, C, D, and E. 

According to an April 15 to the board, the co-ordinator would be required to conduct hazard assessments and attend sites by request, and attend home and garden shows as well as farmers markets as part of informational outreach.

A portion of the funding will also go toward organizing a yard debris roundup this spring in collaboration with the PRRD’s environmental services department. 

“Mammoth Forestry Ltd. scored highest based on their extensive experience and qualifications in Wildfire, and Wildfire Urban Interface in the Peace River region, along with their methodology of approach to the project,” wrote Protective Services Manager David Sturgeon in the report.

“It was felt that they were the best equipped to perform the service on behalf of the Regional District.”

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative. Email Tom at