March 19, 2018 – Spring has sprung! If you’re finding yourself in home and yard spring cleaning and upkeep mode, keep these safety tips in mind.
- Plan to get on a ladder? Use the 3-point rule. Two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand should be on the ladder at all times.
- Protect your eyes and ears. When using power yard tools, wear safety glasses or goggles to shield your eyes from flying particles, and earplugs to muffle deafening decibel levels of some power equipment.
- For spring cleaning projects, be informed and careful while using cleaning chemicals. Did you know...some products can be toxic, especially if not used properly? Read warning labels and keep these products out of the reach of children.
Capital Facilities and Equipment Plan
The Board of Fire Commissioners formally adopted the District’s Capital Facilities and Equipment Plan during their January 19th regular meeting. The finalized plan can be viewed by clicking Here.
Lacey Fire District Board Receives Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Lacey Fire District received a $21,600 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase new bunker gear. Read our Media Release Grant Award from Firehouse Subs
Capital Metro Fire Girls Camp a Success!
September 1, 2017 — On August 26th and 27th, one of the warmest weekends of the year, 79 fire service personnel from 27 agencies volunteered their time to help 43 young women experience the fire service at the CAPITAL METRO FIRE GIRLS CAMP at Olympia’s Mark Noble Regional Fire Training Center.
The campers, ranging in ages 14-18, donned the protective gear of the trade and learned how to cut open a roof with a chainsaw; open a fire hydrant, get water to the fire engine then pull a hose line to flow water and attack the fire; perform CPR; force open a door using service tools; rappel from a 3rd story window; climb a 100-foot ladder; raise a 16 foot ladder against a building; and without being able to see, search a building for victims.
Through these experiences they leaned teamwork, experienced camaraderie, and found confidence in doing something they perhaps never dreamed they were capable of. For more photos, visit the camp’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cmfiregirls/
LFD3 Launches New Public Service Video
March 3, 2016 — LFD3 Paramedics and Firefighters have produced a video that they want to share with you. They want you to know that by learning the simple 3 step procedure for “hands only” CPR, you can help in a cardiac emergency until the rescue crews arrive. Your help can make a significant difference in the outcome.
Thurston County Now Has “Text to 911”
CALL IF YOU CAN – TEXT IF YOU CAN’T
TEXT TO 9-1-1Text to 9-1-1 is not a replacement to a voice call to 9-1-1 in an emergency situation, but rather as an enhancement to reach 9-1-1 services in specific situations such as:
- The caller is hearing/voice impaired
- A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech
- When speaking out loud would put the caller in danger, such as a home invasion, domestic violence situation or an active shooter scenario
- Any other emergency that makes it impossible to speak out loud
For more important information about this new service, Click Here.
Am I Having a Heart Attack?
First Signs of a Heart Attack may include…
- Chest pain or pressure that lasts for more than a few minutes
- Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms
- Jaw pain or toothache
- Lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, or shortness of breath
Not all of these signs occur in every attack. They may disappear and come back. If they return, call 9-1-1 immediately. The important thing is to act fast. Don’t wait!
Heart attack signs in women can be harder to detect. In addition to the typical symptoms listed above, some women may experience any of the following:
- cold, sweaty skin
- unexplained anxiety or nervousness
- weakness or overwhelming fatigue
- swelling in the lower legs or ankles
Because women tend to view heart attack as a man’s illness and don’t consider themselves to be at risk, many minimize their symptoms and place themselves at greater risk by delaying treatment. Again, the important thing is to act fast!
Be Prepared for Power Outages
Power outages can happen anytime of the year. Make sure you and your family knows the steps to take during a blackout. Above all, BE PREPARED. Pleave view the FEMA video below.
Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit our website. We hope you will find the information here to be both informative and helpful. Lacey Fire District Three is proud of its sixty-seven year history of providing quality fire and emergency services to our citizens . . . read more >>- Chief Steve Brooks
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