A light wildfire season allowed the Cariboo -Chilcotin fire base at the Williams Lake airport the opportunity to put on a remarkable two-day open house aimed at educating area elementary students and local residents alike.
The event was put together by nine-year veteran fire-fighter George Warr, who says education is important and he was thrilled with the turnout…
“this event’s been incredible, we’ve had 400 kids yesterday and 500 kids today and we’re just kind of showcasing forests and everything foresty for Williams Lake and the whole of the Cariboo-Chilcotin, so I’m really pround of how all came together, it’s been great”.
The event included several static displays from diverse groups including logging companies Scout Island, the Invasive Species Council of B.C and Interior Helicopter, whose display of Bell Jet Ranger 3 chopper was a big draw.
The Wildfire season was extremely light in the area with just 105 fires destroying less than 825 hectares and that is why the base could do this educational event at this time of the year.