Thurston County Fire Protection District 17 Logo
Steve Slater, Deputy & Acting Fire Chief
Lts. Rod McClennan, Dale Bamford, Ron Smith, Stu Linde
Fire Commissioner Bill Owen has informed the Yelm Community Blog that Thurston County Fire Protection District 17, Bald Hills Fire Dept. will again in 2010 offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR and First Aid classes.
These classes are open to the public and satisfies the requirements for teachers, health care workers, etc. to be current in these skills.
Unlike community colleges which charge $50-$70, these classes are FREE to District 17 residents, $25 for all others.
Bald Hills Fire Station
16306 Bald Hill Road SE
Yelm,, WA. 98597
7:00 to 9:00 PM on the following dates;
CPR: Feb 10, May 12, Aug 11, Oct 13
First Aid: Mar 10 Jun 9, Sept 8 Nov 1
Call the fire station, 360.894.2517, to register.
The Bald Hills Fire Dept. service area comprising 38 square miles with a population of almost 3,000.
Commissioner Owen said, “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.”
This writer & his wife (and our dog) have visited these gatherings several times and love our interactions with these fine people, many are familiar faces that are your friends & neighbors.
The Fire Dept also suggests every residence have the street address posted in a prominent area at the entrance to their property to save time in an emergency. The rural residences are often-times difficult to locate. More to come on this from the Bald Hills Fire Dept.
WON’T YOU STOP BY AND TELL THESE FINE PEOPLE YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!