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Mark Gregory, Fire Chief
Report from Fire Commissioner Bill Owen:
The Nov. 6th Fire Levy for the Bald Hills Fire Dept. passed with a 59% approval.
“Unlike the schools, we needed only 50% to pass.
We not only got what we asked the voters for, but due to the whopping jump in property assessments we have a great deal more than we asked for.
Our intention is to be as frugal as we planned originally, but we now have the freedom to consider things that may, in the long run save the district money, such as paying off our bond early, or maybe purchasing property for a future fire station if a really really good deal comes up.
Since I emailed last, the department has purchased a used fire engine from East Olympia’s fire dist. They gave us a sweetheart deal. As soon as we can get it equipped, it will respond out of the Cougar Mt. station. We also got a good deal on some used portable radios, so the chief will know quickly who is responding.
On December 18, a fire fighter will graduate from the Recruit Academy, a responder will graduate from EMT (emergency medical technician) school, and ten ( !!! ) responders will graduate from First Responder class.”
STOP BY AND SAY HELLO TO THE FINE FOLKS AT THE BALD HILL FIRE DEPT.
THEY WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU.