At the top of Mount Revelstoke National Park, this fire tower stands as a reminder of an age of fire spotting that has been passed by technology. These days, fire spotting planes follow routes derived from lightning strike data, increasing the chances of early intervention.
Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.