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By Joann Wallenburn
DARLOA Fire Safety Committee 

Double Arrow Ranch Observes Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

 

Joann Wallenburn

Volunteers pose for a photo after removing downfall along one of Double Arrow's main evacuation routes. Residents moved and chipped the brush after Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation sawyers limbed and bucked the deadfall. Pictured (L:R) Allen Sawitzke, David Wallenburn, Joann Wallenburn, Chad Martz, Marko Weitzel, Paul Aleksic, Arlene Sawitzke, Mike Boettcher, Carla Schade, Cory Calnan. Others who helped: Colleen Hunter, Peter Dayton, Kristin Baker-Dickenson.

SEELEY LAKE - The Double Arrow Ranch Fire Safety Committee organized a community clean-up day in observance of the National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5th. The committee was awarded a $500 grant from the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm to assist with the project. NFPA and State Farm sponsor the national Firewise Community program.

The Double Arrow Ranch is a certified Firewise community and must host outreach events such as this each year as part of the requirements to maintain certification. The Double Arrow Ranch will be recognized for its 10 year annive...



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