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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 our history of providing quality fire and emergency services coupled with active community outreach and education to our citizens since 1948 . . . read more >>

- Chief Steve Brooks

Back to School Safety

The beginning of the school year is a good time to refresh your memory on rules of the road around school zones and buses.    Here are some safety reminders:

  • The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph, unless posted otherwise.
  • Many students walk or ride their bicycles to school, so please pay special attention at crosswalks and in bike lanes.
  • You must stop for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing whether it is on your side of the road, the opposite side of the road or at an intersection you are approaching.
  • When are drivers not required to stop? When the stopped school bus with red lights flashing is traveling in the opposite direction and the roadway and:
    • has three or more marked traffic lanes,
    • is separated by a median, or
    • is separated by a physical barrier.

Summertime Burn Ban

Have yard debris?  The annual burn ban from July 15 – September 30th applies to burn piles and yard debris fires.  Recreational fires are still allowed (unless a statewide ban) and certain areas have other rules that must be followed:

Within City limits (Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater) only charcoal or gas barbecues are permitted.  These cities have a permanent outdoor burn ban.

In the Urban Growth Area (UGA) – recreational fires are allowed all year, and a permit is not required.  A recreational fire is limited to:


  • charcoal or gas barbecues
  • outdoor fire pits (designed for small patios)
  • Campfires (maximum of 3 feet in diameter)
  • Chimineas

Burning yard debris is NOT considered a recreational fire and is prohibited in the UGA.

Outside the UGA recreational fires are allowed year around, and a permit is not required.  Burn piles of yard debris require a permit, and are allowed during the burning season.  NO burning  of yard debris between July 15th and September 30th.

Want more information?  Contact Olympic Clean Air Agency at 360-539-7610  or www.orcaa.org.  To make an online burn complaint:  https://www.orcaa.org/public-records/online-complaint

CPR – Public Service Video

April 2018– Originally launched in 2016, this video produced by LFD3 is worth revisiting!  Our Paramedics and Firefighters want you to know that you can help in a cardiac emergency until rescue crews arrive by learning simple 3-step “hands only” CPR. Please watch and share with others.

“Text to 911” Available in Thurston County

CALL IF YOU CAN – TEXT IF YOU CAN’T    –   TEXT 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 service, click here.

Plan now. Your family may not be together when a disaster occurs, plan how you will contact one another and test your emergency communication plan.    

Plan now. Your family may not be together when a disaster occurs, plan how you will contact one another and test your emergency communication plan.

 Prepare an Emergency Kit

Am I Having a Heart Attack?

heartFirst 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.


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We Have a Policy App! 

LFD3 is proud to announce that we have a policy app providing quick access to current LFD3 policies and procedures.  Members, and persons interested in getting a copy of one or more policies, can now download the app for free and peruse to their hearts content.   The app is our District Logo – hard to miss!

You can also go to https://www.acidremap.com  and click on “Washington” in the state list on the left side of the screen, then choose “Lacey Fire District 3” to get the appropriate link.

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