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East County Fire District to Seek Voter Support

ELMA, Wash. – East Grays Harbor County residents will be asked for a Levy Lid Lift on the August ballot, Fire District 5 Chief Dan Prater said his department cannot afford to make mistakes with old equipment “We have extremely old equipment. It’s just a matter of time, we’re going to have a failure. I just hope that if that happened it doesn’t cost a citizen, or one of our responders, their life.”
We have extremely old equipment. It’s just a matter of time, we’re going to have a failure. – Fire District 5 Chief Dan Prater
Prater said the district has struggled for funding over the years “Historically Fire District 5 has asked the citizens to approve either an EMS Levy or a Fire Levy and all three times it failed.”
After much discussion last night, District Commissioners voted to request the Levy Lid Lift in August. Prater said he will present a draft to the commissioners at their next meeting.

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