March 15, 2021
Another busy day in Grays Harbor Fire District 2. Back to back to back to back calls for service. That’s right 4 calls right on top of each other and throw a fire in the middle. We were stretched but answered every call. Want to thank the Aberdeen Medic crew that was returning from a transfer and helped us make the hydrant and the Montesano Fire Chief assisting with safety. Team work! Neighbors helping neighbors.
March 9, 2021
Grays Harbor Fire District 2 personnel with the assistance of Montesano Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Clemons Rd this afternoon. The home was extensively damaged and is still under investigation to its cause. The residence were not home when the fire broke out.
Great day on the training grounds with Recruit Class 2021-1. Grays Harbor Fire District 2 in cooperation with Aberdeen and Hoqium Fire Departments are training future firefighters to answer the call for service for there prospective departments.
Today Chief Hatley promoted Tony Broten from Lieutenant to Captain. Tony has been with Grays Harbor Fire District 2 for the past 23 years and will be a great Captain and leader for our District. Please congratulate Captain Broten on his promotion.
Welcome Josh Warring to Grays Harbor Fire District 2. Josh is our new full-time firefighter who started today. Chief Hatley is presenting Firefighter Warring with his Firefighter Badge. Josh has been a volunteer with District 2 for the past two years and has been added as a floater firefighter to work day shifts and fill in for vacationing and sick firefighters. We are excited to have Josh on our team.
Busy Saturday morning. 2 fire calls and one medical call, all in 2 hours. Crews were stretched thin, but we want to thank our volunteers and crews for answering the calls. We also want to thank our neighbors Montesano Fire, Aberdeen Fire, and Fire District 5 for being available if needed.
Reminder to not leave heaters next to flammable materials.
Tonight at 8:00 while E2-11 was on scene of a rollover accident on Hwy 12, a vehicle struck the engine. All crew members and the occupants in the vehicle were not injured. This is why we block a lane to protect our firefighters and patients. Please slow down and know the stopping distances are extended due to Icy road conditions.
Hwy 12 west bound is open again and DOT is on scene keeping up with the snow currently. Again, SLOW DOWN!!!
Welcome Fire Commissioner Lynn Briscoe to Grays Harbor Fire District 2. Commissioner Briscoe was sworn in at last night’s Fire Commissioner meeting (January 14, 2021) as we had two dependable members of the community that were applying for the opening. Commissioner Briscoe will be filling out the rest of Commissioner Adam Bigby’s position as he is now the new Fire Chief at Lopez Island Fire Department. We want to thank Commissioner Bigby for his leadership and wish him luck in providing leadership to his new department.
Commissioner Briscoe is Grays Harbor Fire District 2’s first female commissioner since its establishment in 1949. She comes to the District with a strong background in public service, management, and supervision as she has worked for the State of Washington for the past 26 years. Commissioner Briscoe is a lifetime resident of the Fire District and is excited about the District’s future and to be apart of its growth.
Please welcome Lynn to the Grays Harbor Fire District 2’s family and know that she represents the citizens of this great District.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 JUNE 2019
Subject: Fire Engine Ride to School
Contact: Leonard Johnson
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.