13 JUNE 2019

Subject:        Fire Engine Ride to School

Contact:        Leonard Johnson
                       Fire Chief
                       (360) 581-9672

This morning two Central Park Elementary students received a ride to school from Grays Harbor Fire District 2.  As part of a recent PTO Auction, Fire District 2 provided a certificate for a ride to school in a fire engine to support the fundraising event.

The certificate raised $1,200 dollars to support the school’s parent teacher organization.  As part of the certificate, the family was given the option of when to schedule the ride.  With the approaching end of the school year the students get to start their summer vacation arriving at school with lights and sirens.  The ride lasted about 15 minutes, traveling through the Central Park neighborhood before arriving at the school.

“Fostering community relationships is important to the Fire District,” stated Fire Chief Leonard Johnson.  “This provided us the opportunity to support our local students, teachers and schools.”  The Fire District works regularly with Central Park Elementary and other local area educators to provide learning opportunities for students and staff for fire and injury prevention.

Fire Commissioners instituted new policy this year to create such opportunities for the fire district and the community.  “Interaction with the local community is essential to our organization being effective,” said Board of Commissioner Chair Mike Hubbard.  “The community has been a long-standing supporter of the Fire District and this is an opportunity to enhance that relationship.”

A second certificate was provided to the Montesano Senior Auction raising $500.00.  Another ride to school in the fire engine opportunity will be coming soon.


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