February 11, 2014
Monday evening the Montana Disaster & Emergency Services Coordinators Association voted to support the FireSafe Montana movement directed at firefighter safety. The resolution, originally passed by Lewis & Clark County and Jefferson County, directs that prioritizing fire protection during wildland fire will not be dictated by the mere presence of structures.
FireSafe Montana is currently working through it’s “Enough is Enough” project to spread the Resolution to each County in the state. A primary component of fire suppression planning, the Resolution goes further to support training in practical Fire Behavior for every firefighter in the County, and continued support for mitigation of the fuel hazard.