Lewis County Fire District 6

7th Grade CPR Instruction

February 2nd & 3rd, 7th grade students at Adna Middle School were given a non-certifying CPR course from Fire District 6. Nearly 40 students participated. Each student was given homework to take what they learned and teach 5 other people. The potential for 200 people to learn CPR was a reason the Fire District was able to secure funding for the CPR kits from Cardinal Glass TG Chehalis, who also supported our next generation learning such a valuable tool. 

In addition to Cardinal Glass TG Chehalis, the Fire District would also like to thank the teachers at Adna Middle/High School for their support in this project and willingness to make it work in their lesson plans!
 
 
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Congratulations, Kyle DePriest!

FF/Paramedic Kyle DePriest has completed his probationary period at Fire District 6! On January 26, the Board of Fire Commissioners hosted a badge pinning ceremony which he was recognized for his training accomplishments and completing his new-hire probation period. 
 
 
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Fire Prevention Day at Adna Elementary

On Friday, October 9th, Lewis Co. Fire District 6 hosted students from Adna Elementary School for a day of education in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Week. This years theme is “Hear the ‘BEEP’ Where You Sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.”

Approximately 260 students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade participated in smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector education, which
emphasized where the alarms should be placed in their home and the importance of having working alarms.
Students were also given tours of a fire engine, ambulance, and Station 62.
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Mentorship Day

On February 3rd, firefighters from Lewis 6 participated in the Rotary International Mentorship Day by hosting two students from local high schools. During the day, the students has the opportunity to gain a better understanding of our Fire District and how we serve our community.

While shadowing our firefighters, the students were able to participate in activities including apparatus and station inspections, public education, and firefighter training. We'd like to thank the students for taking an interest in our Department and look forward to next year's Mentorship Day!

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Engine 65 Conversion

In accordance with Fire District 6's apparatus replacement plan and to better serve its citizens, the Fire District has began a process of converting Engine 65 (serving the North Fork area of Chehalis) into a water tender which will be placed in service first-due for the Newaukum Hill area of Chehalis (Station 64). Reusing an exceptional chassis and repurposing the equipment mounted to the chassis to meet the needs of the department saves the department (and in turn, taxpayers) money.
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2015 Extrication Class
 

Fire District 6, in cooperation with the Puyallup Extrication Team, hosted a one day basic extrication class on Spetember 26th. Members from Lewis 6, Lewis 2, and Clallam 4 participated in the eight hour class. The classroom-based session of the class was held at Lewis 6’s headquarters in Chehalis, and then moved to B & R Auto Wrecking in Napavine for the hands-on application session.

Students who were interviewed stated they enjoyed the informational and hands-on practices of the class and would like to have the team back again as instructors.

The Fire District would like to thank the Puyallup Extrication Team and Matt Phillips from B&R Auto Wrecking (Napavine, WA) for the support they gave during the training.

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