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RTB 2 miunute CPRHO CPR Dawson 2015Update March 3, 2015 —  Our crews handed out more than 600 reusable grocery bags on Saturday!  Many citizens also took advantage of the opportunity to actually practice Hands Only CPR.  Stay tuned for more demonstration dates this month.Got2Minutes 2015 CPR Blitz 2011 smallFirefighters from Lacey Fire District Three will be providing citizen training on life-saving CPR at several supermarkets throughout the District. You only need 2 minutes to receive instruction on how to properly deliver “hands only” CPR using mannequins. Please join us at a supermarket near you!  grocery bag And while you are at the supermarket, would you like your very own LFD3 reusable grocery bag? We will be glad to give you a FREE bag just for stopping by and saying “Hi” to our firefighters. They’re looking forward to getting to meet you!CPR demonstrations will be held Saturday, February 28th, from 10 am – 1pm at the following locations:

  • Fred Meyer on Sleater-Kinney
  • Safeway on Pacific Avenue
  • Walmart on Yelm Highway

Additional dates and locations will be posted as they become available. Call the Headquarters Station 31 at 491-2410 if you have any questions.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 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/DdVHvt6IiMJust 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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