How Action Rentals Manages Fire Danger Risks
When you envision maintenance, you most often think about the vehicle you use in your daily life. Knowing when to change the oil or scheduling tire rotations, for example, is part of a maintenance schedule for a properly running vehicle. While you know and expect that we maintenance our vehicles and equipment, you may not know that part of our maintenance schedule is keeping the trails monitored or that we schedule trail clean-up days, along with keeping watch for fire danger.
Maintenance of the trail is part of being a responsible rider and part of being a responsible commercial operator. We at Action Rentals take this responsibility very seriously. For almost 14 years we’ve been bringing people- to Life, and working hard to create safe, memorable adventures.
Late summer heat, with little rainfall, means fire danger potential increases
We take pride in watching over our forests and reporting conditions as they change, especially when community safety is involved. Every year we gauge the dryness of the routes we use. Sometimes we stop renting long before the forestry divisions shut down the forests to motorized use. We start with backing off our afternoon rentals and encourage our guests to ride in the morning. Sometimes, we shut down our season early. Why? Because we are on the trails every day. We know the grass length, the condition of the trails and their moisture content. We respond to those conditions as is appropriate and responsible to protect the environment, the trails, our neighbors and our guests.
This year the late spring and early summer rains allowed for a much longer riding season than the last couple of years. While it is true that we adjusted our schedules to only offer early day rides instead of afternoon rides, we continue to monitor the trails and watch for deteriorating or relief of those conditions. The recent rains, while helpful, have not given enough rain for us to lift that restriction. We are aware that the fire agencies in the valley have not restricted use but hope you can trust that we really do have the best interest of our forests, our home, at heart.
Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you in the morning 😉
” When recreating, (in the woods) please stay on designated roads and never park on dry brush or grass, as exhaust pipes and vehicle undercarriages can be very hot and easily start a wildfire.” (quoted from DNRC Montana regarding Fire Danger level: Very High)
Rocks on the trail can cause new riders to tip over, and put holes in the tires.
Taking the time to remove them can save money and possibly a life.
No matter what experience level you are, you should be aware of your surroundings.
Don’t wait for someone else to take care of it. If we all just do it, the job will be done and we can all Play