Lewis County Fire District 6
Emergency Medical Services

Lewis County Fire District 6 started providing basic life support (BLS) medical assistance to it's citizens and visitors in the 1980's. In 2000, the Fire District began providing advanced life support (ALS) medical assistance with the addition of EMT-Paramedic level certified staff. Approximately 80% of the calls for service for Fire District 6 are requests for medical assistance. Delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical services requires a high level of skill and expertise, and as in the hospital setting, medical technology changes frequently. Fire District 6 strives to keep abreast of these changes through continued medical education and reviewing and testing the newest and most up-to-date equipment. EMT-Paramedics and EMT-Basics provide some of the most advanced pre-hospital emergency care known to the world. EMT-P and EMT-B's can provide many of the high-tech treatments administered in hospital emergency rooms, in the field.  

EMS Levies

EMS levies have been an essential element to the growth of Fire District 6. Voting residents of the Fire District recognize the need to fund improvements to the EMS division of the Fire District. Since 1995, there has been an EMS levy in place. 
  • In 1995, voters approved the first EMS levy of $0.25 per $1,000 of assessed value for a six (6) year term;
  • In 2002, voters re-approved the levy for an additional ten (10) years at the same $0.25 per $1,000 of assessed value rate.
  • In 2012, voters re-approved the levy for an additional six (6) years at the same $0.25 per $1,000 of assessed value rate.
Approval of the EMS levies have enabled the Fire District  to improve the level of care to the citizens through training, technology and equipment advancement, and supporting additional responders.

Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement Programs

In order to progress as a Fire District and meet the growing needs of the community, staff are constantly evaluated and reevaluated on the quality of service provided. For this purpose, the Fire District has developed a strong quality assurance (QA) and quality improvement (QI) program. The Fire District listens carefully to the feedback it receives from its citizens and those who have used its service. If you have recently used Fire District 6 in a medical emergency and would like to provide feedback, please contact us.