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Celebrating Heart Health Month

February 1, 2018 – Did you know?  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  But here’s the good news: heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

We care about our citizens and want you to Keep Your Heart Healthy!  Learn more about what you can do today to lower your risk for heart disease by clicking here


Executive Recruitment – Deputy Chief of Operations

February 6, 2018 –  Lacey Fire District 3 is recruiting for an experienced professional to fill the position of DEPUTY CHIEF OF OPERATIONS.  Under direction of the Fire Chief this position leads, supervises, plans, coordinates and directs the emergency operations of the District.

To be considered, candidates must be knowledgeable of current methods and standards of contemporary fire service and emergency response, as well as pertinent laws and standards.  Candidates must also be skilled in directing personnel and the Incident Command System and meet District standards for customer service and teamwork.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm PST on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

To access the recruitment announcement and application materials, click the link below (or copy and paste into browser).

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I1yPJ1Iw-aAhGkdqreLSJ3dXqNphR6Aa?usp=sharing 


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/ 

 

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


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”

TEXT-TO-9-1-1CALL 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?

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.


 

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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