Thurston County Fire Protection District 17 Logo
Mark Gregory, Fire Chief,
Steve Slater, Deputy Fire Chief
The Bald Hills Fire Department (Thurston County Fire Protection District 17) has reported to this Blog they have acquired a 3,000-gallon water tender, incorporating a 750-gallon-per-minute pump with expanded equipment-storage capacity. This will be a modernization replacement for one of the department’s two aging tenders, at a cost of $202,000.
The Fire Department will hold a naming contest with Lackamas Elementary School students casting their votes when school resumes in September. The winning student will receive a ride to school adjacent the Fire Department in the new truck.
The Bald Hills Fire Dept. reports they have also lowered their Public Protection Classification fire rating, “which should reduce homeowners insurance in our district”, due to improvements in training, response times and staffing, according to Fire Commissioner Bill Owen.
ABOUT THE BALD HILLS FIRE DEPT.
Our volunteer department is located in the rural southeast corner of Thurston County. We serve a local community of approximately 3,580 citizens. We provide fire suppression and basic life support emergency medical services. We also provide and receive mutual aid from neighboring fire districts within Thurston County. Our primary station is located along Bald Hill Road in front of Lackamas Elementary School…
Three elected officials who comprise the Board of Fire Commissioners govern our Fire District. They serve as policymakers and provide guidance to the Fire Chief…
The department is lead by a full-time paid Fire Chief. The Fire Chief is responsible for administration and operations of our Department…
The foundation of this department is our volunteers and their families. Our department is and shall remain a volunteer organization.”
Read more on the Bald Hills Fire Department’s fine Leadership.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE STAFF & VOLUNTEERS OF THE BALD HILLS FIRE DEPT.!
Read more – Posted on KOMO-TV 4 News in Seattle July 14, 2011.