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Mark Gregory, Fire Chief
The Bald Hills Fire Dept. has a new brush truck (free from the Air Force) that they will use as a “satellite” vehicle to be stationed at the home of a member pulling a shift. This added vehicle should cut response times out in the Bald Hills area, especially if folks in those outlying areas volunteer.
The department’s average response time for October, 2008 was 7.5 minutes!!!
That is much faster than even Yelm/Rainier, and is approaching Lacy’s response time.
The Bald Hills Fire Dept. service area comprising 38 square miles with a population of almost 3,000.
Information about the Bald Hills Fire Dept. can be found on Firehouse.com.
Information about the funding of the Bald Hills Fire District through a 2007 property tax levy is found on the Thurston County website.
Bald Hills gets grant
“The Bald Hills Fire Department is presented a $1,800 fire prevention grant by a representative from FM Global. The grant will be used to assist the department with fire prevention activities designed to educate
the community and reduce the number of fires,” quoting the Nisqually Valley News.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED & WELCOME TO VISIT THE FIREHOUSE & STAFF TUESDAY EVENINGS.
WON’T YOU STOP BY AND TELL THESE FINE PEOPLE YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!
From Bill Owen, Fire Commissioner:
“Thanks for the nice “plug”. We would love to have anyone interested in either helping us out, or who have questions or ideas drop by for a visit.
We have a dinner on the first Tuesday of the month, and are open all other Tuesday evenings (7-10 PM). Also the Chief is in during “banker hours” most of the time.
The fire commissioners meet at 8 AM on the second Thursday of the month and we welcome visitors, especially if you come with suggestions how we can serve the community better.
Too many folks think that we are only interested in those people who want to volunteer as fire fighters. In fact there is a place here for everyone.
The fire house is a community facility an is available for community activities, meetings etc.
We’ll even make the coffee.