“Over the past three years membership in the Bald Hills FD continues to grow. The Board of Commissioners recently recognized the outstanding effort the members and their families have made to support the fire dept. and the community at the annual banquet. Many hours away from home are needed for training, testing and responding on calls. Thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers the Bald Hills FD has some of the best response times in Thurston County. Response times are almost half of what they were three years ago.
Among the members, the department recognized Ron Smith as the Volunteer of the Year for 2009. He has been very active in training and responding to a majority of calls. He was selected as a Lieutenant in December 2009 and continues to pursue advanced training.
The annual banquet is held at the Cascades Camp & Conference Center and was attended by over 70 members, family and friends this year.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact the department at (360) 894-2517 and visit our website at www.baldhillsfire.org,” quoting the Bald Hills Fire Press Release.
Bald Hills FD (officially Thurston County Fire Protection Fire District #17, TCFPD #17) was established in 1975 and serves the greater Cougar Mountain and Clearwood communities. The department members are volunteers who cover the 70 square miles providing fire, EMS, and rescue services to the growing community.
Steven L. Slater
Deputy Fire Chief
P.O. Box 783
Yelm, WA 98597