Gravity feed tank for Slocan Valley fire
The fire departments of Winlaw and Passmore have another tool in their arsenal.
The regional district’s regional fire chief, Tery Swan, had recommended two departments — part of the Slocan Valley Fire Service — receive $5,000 to fund the installation of a 3,000-gallon gravity feed water tank.
The board of directors approved, creating a tank that will now allow approximately two loads of water to be quickly loaded onto the department’s fire trucks without pumping or tank set up.
The operation was deemed critical in the area of the valley because there were no water sources that were considered accessible. Currently, the two departments must go to the Passmore Bridge or Winlaw Bridge to refill with water.