City of Revelstoke will once again provide fire protection services for nearby CSRD residents

Approximately 250 residents in Electoral Area B will be provided safe, reliable fire suppression services in the new 10-year agreement.

A Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services water tender truck relays water from city hydrants to a fire on the Stella-Jones pole yard property in CSRD Area B in May of 2016. The fire was caused by a controlled debris burn that got out of hand after it was whipped up by winds. File photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

The city of Revelstoke will once again provide fire protection services for Columbia Shuswap Regional District Electoral Area B residents.

The city and the CSRD announced on Aug. 20, 2018 that an agreement had been reached to provide continued fire suppression services to approximately 250 properties in Electoral Area B. The agreement provides property owners within the specified service area boundaries access to safe, reliable fire suppression services which remain on par with the service currently received by city of Revelstoke residents.

The new 10-year agreement is the result of years of complicated conversations which resulted in a court injunction at one point. The agreement was ratified on Aug. 16, 2018.

“CSRD Area B residents have a long history of contributing to shared services with the city of Revelstoke. I am very pleased that the CSRD and the city have reached an agreement for the continued delivery of fire suppression services in Area B. This agreement provides benefits to both Area B residents as well as the residents of the city of Revelstoke, “ said Electoral Area B director Loni Parker.

For more information about the agreement for fire protection services between the city of Revelstoke and the CSRD please read our previous stories here.