Boy Scouts from Troop number 5 in Aberdeen earned their fire safety merit badges over the weekend, with the help of some local firefighters.

Tip # 2 Learn CPR & First Aid

Courses are offered for free online and many are available locally through fire departments, the Red Cross and Public Health Agencies for a nominal fee ranging between $15 – $35. World First Aid Day – September 12, 2015 It’s more than a skill — it’s an act of humanity. Given without discrimination, it helps empower […]

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  • Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal

    Outdoor Burning Restricted in Grays Harbor County

    Effective 12:01 A.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and Fire Departments in cooperation with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR.) and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), will be enacting restrictions on all outdoor burning. All residential burning, along with land clearing and silvicultural [forest practices] burning will be […]

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  • Raymond & South Bend AHAB sirens begin monthly tests in Pacific County

    South Bend, Wash. – The next monthly test of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) siren system is scheduled for Monday, October 7th at noon. AHAB sirens recently installed at the Raymond and South Bend Fire Departments will join the existing 16 sirens in Pacific County located in the areas of Ilwaco, Seaview, Long Beach, Surfside, Ocean Park, Bay Center, and North Cove. Additionally, there are two AHAB sirens located on the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation.

    Sirens are not designed to be heard indoors and the sound may also be impacted by adverse weather. Residents are encouraged to have alternate methods of warning such as NOAA weather radios, which are tested weekly and can be heard indoors.

    The procedure for the monthly test is for the sirens to sound the Westminster Chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15 second verbal message stating, “The following is a test of the siren warning system. It is only a test. This is a test of the siren warning system. If this had been a real emergency you should tune to your local radio station or listen to this system for further instructions. This was only a test.”

    The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency recommends that residents of Pacific County mark their calendars for the monthly AHAB siren system test which is scheduled for the first Monday of every month at noon. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at (360) 875-9340 or (360) 642-9340.

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  • Aberdeen man ejected from three-wheeler after attempting to share headlight

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A man trying to use another motorcycle’s headlight to ride an off-road three wheeler was injured Monday when the two collided in Aberdeen.
    Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us Just after 9 Monday night, Aberdeen Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of an injury collision in the 1700 block of Chilton Road.  Initial reports indicated that this collision involved a “3-Wheeler” and a male subject was laying in the roadway unconscious.
    Subsequent investigation revealed that 2 motorcycles ( an off road 3-wheeler and a street legal motorcycle) had been travelling E/B on Chilton Road at the time of the collision.  The 3 wheeled vehicle (ridden by a 24 year old Aberdeen resident) did not have an operating headlight and was riding next to the motorcycle (also ridden by a 24 year old Aberdeen resident), using it’s headlight for illumination. 
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  • Washington Fire Marshal reminds residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires’

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – It’s time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.’

     Fire Prevention Week 2013

    According to the latest NFPA research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.

    “Make fire prevention a key ingredient when you cook” says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy. “It only takes a few second for a dangerous fire to start so exercise culinary caution. We hope that Fire Prevention Week reaches citizens before they’ve suffered a damaging lesson.”

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  • Grays Harbor County lifting burn ban Saturday

    MONTESANO, Wash. – Effective 12:01 A.M. Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal’s Office in cooperation with local Fire Districts and Fire Departments will remove the restrictions on the burning of residential yard waste in the unincorporated areas of Grays Harbor County in accordance with the Outdoor Burning Rules: 
    For burning on Department of Natural Resources (DNR) protected lands please contact DNR. For land clearing burns please contact Olympic Region Clean Air Authority (ORCAA).
    The amount of recent rainfall, combined with its projected continuing trend, has reduced the threat of a wildfire to an appropriate level throughout the County. The Fire Marshal’s Office cautions residents to please note that the threat of escaped debris from burning will begin to increase if a dry trend occurs.
    Fire Districts, Fire Departments, Grays Harbor County, and Washington State regulations place importance on following the rules that apply to outdoor burning in your area, and caution all citizens to be careful when burning. Please attend your burn at all times, and make sure that the fire is completely extinguished before leaving it unattended. For more information on outdoor burning on improved property, please contact your local fire protection agency before beginning to burn.

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