Columbia Breaks

Fire Interpretive Center


What will develop at CBFIC with community support?

Capital Projects:

1. Construct an entry portal.

2. Install a display panel at the north end of the shelter

3. Convert the picnic shelter into a display center

4. Create an interpretive garden of “fire-safe” plants around the shelter

5. Provide water and electrical service to the shelter

6. Finish making the interpretive trail and amphitheater accessible to visitors with physical challenges



Professional staff of paid employees and volunteers, operating in a self-sustaining capacity through cooperation with other public agencies and private partnerships.

Partnerships: Move the Entiat Historical site projects to the CB site

Verbal Interpretation: lectures * forums * panel discussions * tours * special speakers

Multi-media Interpretation: lookout towers * maps * videos * historic photographs * rotating displays/exhibits * historical documentation * research information * reference library

Interactive Interpretation: self-guided tours * antique & contemporary equipment * informative performances * demonstrations * fireside chats

Training: Ongoing training for fire fighting agencies * School field trips *Teacher education