This week our crews responded to 50 emergency calls including; A 2 vehicle collision on SR302 at the Purdy bridge in District 5, A single vehicle rollover crash into a power pole on Key Peninsula hwy with no injuries, A single vehicle rollover crash into an embankment on SR302 at Springbrook with no injuries and, A suspicious 20-25 gallon drum found on the roadside on Key Peninsula hwy South. Crews investigated and contacted Department of Ecology who verified that a contractor was conducting soil samples for the property.
I want to make a big shout out to our volunteers. We have the best group I can remember in my time here. Just a quick example is yesterday. We had folks teaching CPR at the Key Center fire station when we were dispatched to the house fire on Herron Island. They continued with their commitment to the CPR class and we had 4 other volunteers staff an engine and respond to the fire. We also had 2 of our Tender Operators respond to the fire and staff stations to be prepared for any other calls. This is just a peek into the great things our volunteers do to help us meet our mission of serving you. If you are interested in joining our team, this is the last week to turn in application packets, which are due September 29th.
Have you ever been in a situation when an emergency vehicle is approaching you from behind while driving? You can help us keep our people safe by following a few simple rules of the road. First, don’t panic! And don’t slam on your brakes. Simply slow down, move to the right safely and never stop in the road in a curve or before a hill in the road. If we can’t see oncoming traffic around the curve or the hill, it makes it difficult to pass you safely.
Until next week!
Guy R. Allen – Fire Chief