|I want to thank all the fire personnel working
on the Kootenai River Complex fire. I personally
interacted with all levels of personnel working on
the fire and they were all very knowledgeable,
hard-working and professional. The contracted
engine crew we had staying on our property
extended for an extra week just to make sure we
Their hard work kept us from
having to evacuate which we really appreciated. We
were sorry to see them leave. They went out of
their way to explain to us what was going on each
day and what we could expect from the fire.
There are not many engine crews left and they
are now responsible for not only checking and
maintaining the hose lines, sprinklers, etc. of
the homes along Westside Road, but they are
physically walking the fire lines. I am thankful
that they are still here everyday making sure the
fire does not damage my property.
to all the fire personnel whether contracted or
our local district personnel or the Idaho
Department of Lands crews. They spent time away
from their families sleeping on the hard ground at
night just so we were safe.