In the Spring 2021 issue of Connections, Dahlia Park resident and CERT Team 9 leader Bob Otis wrote about his concern for wildfire threats in our area and provided tips on how you could begin to prepare for a potential wildfire emergency at home. To explore this topic more deeply, I spoke with Battalion Chief Dave McDaniel of Eastside Fire & Rescue (EFR) and asked him if Issaquah Highlands residents should be concerned about our forested community borders. What should we do as homeowners to prepare for a wildfire threat? Chief McDaniel also answers questions about how EFR prepares for wildfires, their training, and the equipment EFR owns for this type of emergency.
Christy Garrard is the executive director of Highlands Council and a Dahlia Park resident.
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