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RTB Commissioner vacancy       The Lacey Fire District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners is seeking letters of interest from District voters to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Fire Commissioner Dennis Jones.   Fire Commissioner Jones, who was elected to the five member Board in 2013, resigned in January citing health and personal reasons.

The remaining Board members, led by newly appointed Chair Judy Wilson, discussed options for filling the vacancy at their regular meeting on January 15th.  The Board decided to accept letters of interest for the Fire Commissioner position until 5:00 p.m. on February 18th, and then review the interest letters to determine if interviews are necessary prior to making an appointment in March.  A background check will be required prior to appointment.

State law requires a Fire Commissioner to be elected at the next general election to serve the remainder of the term for the vacated position.  There are four years remaining of the six year term for this position.   The appointed Commissioner will serve only until the General Election this November, at which time voters will elect a Fire Commissioner from those on the ballot.

Interested individuals must reside within the Lacey Fire District 3 boundaries, which includes the incorporated city limits of Lacey and be registered to vote.  Letters of interest need to describe any experience with other Boards or Commissions, and your specific interest in serving on the Lacey Fire District 3 Board.  Information packets for interested applicants are available by clicking  BoFC Vacancy Info Packet 2015 .

Please send your letter of interest to the attention of the Board of Fire Commissioners either to the District Headquarters at 1231 Franz St. SE, Lacey, 98503 or electronically via email to info@laceyfire.com.

Questions regarding the appointment process can be directed to Fire Chief Steve Brooks at (360) 528-2318.

 RTB Winter drivingwinter driving 3in2015HNY2 RTB if the lights go outlight and cook safely 5x5RTB power outagePower 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.  Follow the link for a short, informative video from FEMA.  https://t.co/DdVHvt6IiMThe Fire District recently completed its annual audit of the 2013 financials AND the first-ever Federal audit for grant compliance.  The Federal audit was required due to the value of the two SAFER Grants the District received to fund volunteer and career staffing.We are excited to report that both audits came back very clean and the auditors reported that the District’s accounting and financial practices were some of the best they’ve seen among Fire Districts statewide.  The official report is provided below.Federal and 2013 Financial Audit Report Just a reminder that each month we post a newsletter to our community highlighting activities and news that we hope will be of interest to you.  Be sure to click on the Community Dispatch link in the column to the right to view current and past issues.  If you have questions about the newsletter or story suggestions for us, please feel free to email info@laceyfire.com.  We really like to hear from you. We would like to share with you the top ten questions asked most often about LFD3.    If you have more questions, we would welcome them to info@laceyfire.com.  We will find the answers and add them to these frequently asked questions (FAQs).  Then it can become the Top Twenty, or Top Fifty, or Top . . .  After all, inquiring minds want   to know!  Click here to read the Top Ten FAQs.

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