For your vigilance and hard work in one
of the worst fire seasons on record!
The Fire Department wished to recognize Colin Moon, DNRC Fire Management Officer at the Clearwater Unit as well as a volunteer, for his work in staffing the department here with extra help from out of the area and coordinating the actions of firefighters at the local and state level during the high level alerts.
Some of the Seeley Lake firefighters who helped man the station this summer: from left, Kurt Lovejoy, Jim White and Nino Robinett.
Pat Swan Smith, fire department
October 12, 2000
Authorities described Seeley Lake as a town that "could disappear in an afternoon," given the right set of fire and wind events.
Everyone will remember it as a summer of anxiety, a summer when the Bitterroot fires were a constant reminder of how precarious our situation here could become.
Always at the top of any list of volunteers are those who serve without pay in the Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Their devotion, training and alertness in responding to a large number of fires, and controlling those fires, saved Seeley Lake from possible tragedy. Many of these firefighters put in 12 to 16 hours a day answering 17 calls during the long weeks of July, August and September.
These are volunteers of the highest order:
Thank you Volunteers ...
Pat Swan Smith
Suzie Allen, a special worker at the Fire Station, practices using a water hose with help from Jason Meranvill.