Julie Johnston a District 6 Volunteer Captain was honored earlier this month at a banquet in Wenatchee sponsored by the Washington State Firefighter s Association. The award was presented to her for her dedication to the EMS division of our department in the training of our EMTs as well as assisting with the EMS training of members from other departments thought out the county. We are proud of Julie for you accomplishment and very proud that she represents our district.
Badge Pinning Ceremony:
Steven Busz received acknowledgement at the June 10th Commissioner’s Meeting for completing his probationary year. In the photo, Steven Busz’s badge is being pinned on by Commissioner Jeri Lux after receiving and reciting his Firefighter’s Oath from Fire Chief Tim Kinder.
On June 7th LCFD6 hosted the training group "Brothers in Battle". The Brothers in Battle is a training group with is made up of firefighters from Lacey, Portland, and Vancouver and including a former member of FDNY. Firefighters as far away from Kent and Whidbey Island attended this class. This class taught basic forcible entry techniques on both commercial and residential. Another skill taught was "through the lock" techniques which teaches firefighters to attack the lock rather the door. A major issue they pushed was doing minimal damage to our customer's property whenever possible.
Lewis County Fire District #6 recently took delivery of it's new Medic Unit. The new Medic Unit is a custom built ambulance, built by local manufacturer Braun Northwest.
This new Medic Unit has been placed in service for the last several weeks, and is housed at the main station on Jackson Highway.
This Unit is staffed 24 / 7 / 365 by Firefighter EMT's and Paramedics. It's main purpose is to provide a response vehicle to Emergency Medical calls for the on duty staff, and also for transportation of the District's citizens to the hospital in the event they have a medical emergency.
Lewis County Fire District #6 provides both Basic and Advanced Life Support services out of this unit to both the Citizens of the District, as well as, Citizens in the City of Chehalis. LCFD #6 continues to have a dual response with AMR.
We, as the District, appreciate the continued support provided to us by the community in the funding of new apparatus to help us, help you!
Three days in June firefighters from 2nd Due Training LLC which is a firefighting group from Kootenai County Idaho taught 7 of us advanced RIC training. RIC training is an important factor on the ground because you might be called on to save the life of your brother or sister firefighter. It is also dangerous because it is what they call "high risk low frequency". Day two was spent at Station 48 learning new ways to rescue firefighters in the Nance drill, Denver drill, and ladder/window bailouts. Day three was more RIC training with a final exam of a full mock mayday rescue. This was a great class and we will be bringing this training to our other members.
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