FI Conservancy Controlled Burn 2017

Sending a general and deep felt thank you for a job well done. Fishers Island Conservancy is very grateful for the partnership we have with the Fishers Island Fire Department and with the Fishers Island Ferry District, for whom the Conservancy manages the Parade Grounds.
~ FI Conservancy President Tom Sargent

Due to the prevailing N/NE wind direction on April 11, the Fire Department volunteers did the initial burn down at Elizabeth Field Airport. 

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Photos by Jane T. Ahrens

 

The controlled burn at the Parade Ground took place Thursday evening April 13 with the prevailing wind in a SE/E direction.

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Photos by Jane T. Ahrens

Fire Department Volunteers Participating in the 2017 Burn
(2 indicates participation both evenings)

Fire Fighters
Andrew Ahrens 2
Courtney Allan 2
Don Beck 2
John Bergquist
Joe Brock 2
Bob Brooks 2
Dave Denison 2
John Doucette 2
Jeffrey Edwards
Dirk Harris 2
George Horning 2
Bruce Hubert 2
Alex Kardziyak 2
Aaron Lusker 2
Miguel Mego
Penn Sanger
Greg Thibodeau
Jared Toldo

EMTs
Tracy Brock 2
Chris Dollar 2
Kathy Dollar 2
Jess Hall 2
Patty Walker

 

Here, Chief Hubert is back burning around the sign and along the path to control the fire’s direction April 13th.

 

Below is a selection of photos by AEMT Chris Dollar shot April 13, 2017. To see the whole of Chris’s album on Facebook click here: Prescribed Burn April 2017

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Photos by Chris Dollar

Thank you for giving Mother Nature a hand!
~ Joe Henderson, FI Conservancy Board Member

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