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RTB 2016 Budget HearingOctober 9, 2015 — The Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing in conjunction with their regular meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The meeting is held at the District’s Headquarters Fire Station (1231 Franz St. SE), and will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of the Hearing is to seek public comment on the proposed 2016 Fire District budget. This is the first public hearing for this issue, and the Board expects to take action at the regular November 5th Board meeting.

The public is invited to attend and comment. Draft copies of the budget are available by contacting info@laceyfire.com and will be available at the meeting.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call Fire Chief Steve Brooks at 239-8593, check our website www.laceyfire.com, or find us on Facebook at Lacey Fire District Three.


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JJ helmet pancakesRTB Scam alertAugust 27, 2015 – Unfortunately, there have been calls in our community asking for donations for the wildfire victims and the caller identifies him/herself as being with Lacey Fire District.  THIS IS A SCAM.   Lacey Fire District is not collecting donations.  If you would like to make a donation, kirotv.com, krem.com and the seattletimes.com all have listings of agencies that are accepting donations.RTB Back to SchoolSchool-Bus-Safety-Tips-1RTB triathlontriathlon 2015 560     July 14, 2014 —  A big shout out goes to those LFD3 members who completed the Black Hills Sprint Triathlon. These guys and gals finished an 800 meter swim followed by an 18 mile bike ride and 3.2 mile run!!!!  Most of this group had never done a triathlon before, so this is a huge accomplishment.  The event organizer also gave LFD3 a big shout out in front of everyone for having such a large fitness-minded group.  Great job everyone – we can’t wait to see who takes this on next year!!RTB Burn Ban

Fire officials strongly discourage fireworks   

June 25, 2015 — Thurston County officials are issuing a countywide burn ban that took effect at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, until further notice. The burn ban covers all of unincorporated Thurston County. Thurston County cities and designated urban growth areas already have a permanent outdoor burn ban in place.

The burn ban decision comes as weather forecasters predict record high temperatures coming later this week along with the possibility of lightning strikes, but little or no precipitation.

“This weather pattern of high temperatures combined with lightening but no rain is expected to last through the Fourth of July weekend. That means the burn ban is a critical part of protecting lives and property. Our local firefighters will have their hands full as it is,” said Resource Stewardship department director Scott Clark, who also serves as the county’s fire marshal.  Read more at  Burn Ban 06232015.

RTB BoFC mtg change noticeJune 16, 2015 –  The Lacey Fire District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners will hold their regular June 18th Board meeting at Yelm High School, 1315 Yelm Ave W.   The Board meeting will commence at 5:30 P.M and conclude in time for the Commissioners to attend the Thurston County Firefighter Recruit Academy and EMT class graduations.     Members of the public are welcome.If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call Fire Chief Steve Brooks at 239-8593, check our website www.laceyfire.com, or find us on Facebook at Lacey Fire District Three.RTB Congrats and Farewell

Administrative staff shares a farewell lunch with Sharon Kirk ("thumbs up" center)

Administrative staff shares a farewell lunch with Sharon Kirk (“thumbs up” center)

April 30, 2015 — It is with strongly mixed emotions that we share today is Sharon Kirk’s last day of employment here at LFD3 as she moves on to full retirement. Sharon has faithfully served the members and residents of the District for over 27 years

From the Fire Marshal’s Office to keeping Chief Pearson and company in line in Operations to most recently making certain we all got paid accurately and on time, Sharon has proven to be a true “utility player” who exceeded expectations in any role she filled. Her infectious smile and listening ear were always welcome bright spots on the most difficult of days.

She is still determining exactly what all her next chapter in life will involve but has promised not to be a stranger and to keep us posted on her future adventures.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!).


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.

Roberts swear-in web

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 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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