To say thanks to everyone who has helped make the Gila County Collaborative Fire Program an award-winning success, District 1 Supervisor Tommie Martin is hosting an ice cream social.
The celebration starts at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8 at Ramada 5 in Rumsey Park.
The program was selected as one of the top 18 county community improvement programs in the country.
The program started with the county-placed water tank/bladder setups across the Rim, and blossomed into giving every agency's fire equipment the ability to be interchangeable. This made it possible to clear wildland-urban interfaces with money from the citizens of Gila County, create free brush bins and pits, establish a fire patrol posse, place signage for public education and assist individual homeowners in making sure their property is firewise.
Citizens and officials from throughout the Rim Country made the program a success, Martin said.