Beaver Valley Estates is celebrating its sixth year as an official Firewise Community, recognized by the Firewise Communities/USA program. This shows that community leaders, Beaver Valley Fire Department volunteers and homeowners have worked to achieve significant advances in making the community safer from wildfires.
A Firewise education program, open to the public, is planned for 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31 at the fire station as part of Beaver Valley Day. Guest speakers will be William Brewer and Carrie Dennett of the Arizona State Forestry Division, Phoenix.
Brewer recently helped battle the Doce Fire and Yarnell Hill Fires near Prescott. They will offer tips about how rural communities can reduce risks from wildfires. Free educational materials will be available.
Rim Country residents are invited to attend a pancake breakfast at the fire station ramada starting at 8 a.m. This event helps support the Beaver Valley Fire Department.
Beaver Valley is located 6.2 miles northeast of Highway 87 on Houston Mesa Road. Turn east and continue on Houston Mesa Road, past several communities; turn left at the Beaver Valley Estates sign and continue on Beaver Flat Road to the meadow and the Beaver Valley Fire Station. For more information, call (928) 468-9269.