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RTB Love Rocks at CentennialApril 20, 2015 – Earlier this month Lacey Fire District 3 participated in the Centennial Climbing for Kids event in where nearly 500 students competed to raise money for charity.  The children asked private sponsors to donate money for each point they earned on the rock climbing wall.

LFD3 firefighters had the opportunity to score the event, act as spotters for the kids as they climb on the wall, and offer encouragement to the kids as they climb.We are proud to participate in this event and the firefighters want to thank the school and especially the kids for all the fun they had.

Firefighters participating included Adam Tumblin,  Steve Crimmins, Scott Santhuff, AJ Paulsen, Robert Gottbreht, Ryan Sundberg, Jake Fouts, Jake Hunter, Eric Sapp, Brian Brown, Jess Moore, Dustin Hulbrock, Kelly Perry, Kevin Davenport, Bernadette Pellegrino and Jason Roberts.

Ultimately, the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County is the winner in this event with the kids raising over $5000 to support this non-profit organization.

Please click on the video link below to watch our fire fighters and the kids in action (make sure to watch the guitar solos at the end!).

http://youtu.be/dXUpIyM9umk

RTB welcome new commissionerApril 7, 2015 — At the regular April 2nd meeting, the Board of Fire Commissioners (BoFC) selected Sylvia Roberts to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dennis Jones.

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Sylvia Roberts (left) takes the Oath of Office administered by Finance Director Nola von Neudegg.

Sylvia Roberts is a Lacey native, graduating from St Placid High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor degree from Gonzaga, a Master degree from the University of Washington, and administrative credentials from Seattle Pacific University. She has spent her career in education as a teacher and principal, retiring from the Snohomish School District as the Deputy Superintendent.

Mrs. Roberts’ experience includes extensive involvement in school district levy and bond campaigns, and as a caregiver advocating for the elderly in our communities. Having recently moved back to the Lacey community, she is looking forward to meeting with and addressing the needs of all patrons of the fire district, including employees and citizens.

Nine community members applied for the position, and Commissioners held a special meeting in March to interview these prospective leaders.

The next Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 16th at 5:30 pm at the Headquarters Station, 1231 Franz St SE.   The public is always welcome – please join us!RTB GraduatesMarch 31, 2015 — Our four newest Career Firefighters graduated from the Bates Firefighter 1 Academy on March 26th.Recruit graduation 032015

Pictured above (left to right) are Deputy Chief Gary Pearson, FF/EMT Gilbert Eliason, FF/PM Oscar Adams, FF/EMT Jessica Johnson, FF/EMT Iver Nitz, & Fire Chief Steve Brooks.

All four recruits received excellent performance reviews throughout their time in the academy. Of special note is that two of them received awards bestowed by their peers and instructors:   FF Nitz was awarded the “Most Inspirational Recruit” Award by the rest of his class and both he and FF Johnson were selected by the instructor cadre for recognition as members of the elite “Chiefs’ Company”.

Another very fitting and moving element of the Graduation Ceremony was a dedication of the class video in honor and memory of our own FF Ken Martin. Ken’s widow, Diane, was on hand and got the opportunity to pin FF Nitz’s badge; an honor that Ken had hoped to perform personally.

These firefighters will join their shift assignments in late April, after they complete the FF 2 Academy and a few days assigned to our Training Division for some final “polishing”.  We are very excited to add yet another group of outstanding new members to an already excellent team.  
RTB save insurance money      dollars  Just a reminder that the unincorporated areas of Lacey Fire District 3 have recently received an improved insurance rating after the District voluntarily sought a new evaluation from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau. Homeowners may want to check with their insurers to see if they will realize a savings on their insurance coverage due to the improved fire protection rating.RTB 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 skinHeart3
  • 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!

RTB 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/DdVHvt6IiM       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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