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October 5, 2021

IT’S FIRE PREVENTION WEEK!  Make sure you and your family know what to do when a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector sounds off. Plan and practice the steps to take for a safe and swift exit.

 

October 2, 2021

Update: Hwy 12 is now open. Be aware East bound Hwy 12 at the Brady intersection is closed. WSP investigating fatality incident.

 

September 19, 2021

Grays Harbor Fire District 2’s Training Division always works hard setting up training for our members. Our volunteer and career staff took time this past Saturday in Olympia to work on firefighter skills. It is imperative that our firefighters continue to better themselves. Today’s training = tomorrow’s performance.

 

August 18, 2021

Update: Hwy 12 Westbound and Eastbound are currently closed down to one lane each way East of Central Park. The driver was transported to Aberdeen with nonlife-threatening injuries.

July 21, 2021

Great night of wildland training with our firefighters and DNR partners. This wildland season we will need to rely not only on our firefighters, but the assistance of Washington State Department of Natural Resources and our mutual aid partners.

July 7, 2021

Your Grays Harbor Fire District 2 firefighters, with assistance from our neighbors at Fire District 5 and 10, responded to Black Creek Rd. for a chimney fire. The chimney fire extended into the roof and crews were able to get a quick knock down and save the structure. No injuries and Grays Harbor Fire District 2 units are still on scene.

July 2, 2021

This afternoon Grays Harbor Fire District 2 responded to a two-car MVA on Hwy 12 just West of Montesano. Minor injuries and one transported to the hospital. Traffic should be clearing as the tow truck arrived on the scene minutes ago. This weekend, please drive safe and be aware of the extra traffic out this holiday weekend.

June 14, 2021

Attention Grays Harbor Fire District 2 Citizens!

Our Fire District just received it’s updated Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) and we have improved from a 6 to a 5.

What this means to you is your insurance rating will drop. Please CLICK HERE for more info.

June 3, 2021

Tonight we welcome 9 new Grays Harbor Fire District 2 volunteers to our organization. The Regional Academy included firefighters from Grays Harbor Fire District 2, City of Hoquiam Fire Department and City of Aberdeen Fire Department. Tonight’s graduation recognized the end of their initial training and acceptance into the Fire Service. The Fire District would like to thank the instructors and families of the recruits for the incredible support throughout the last 4 months.

May 26, 2021

Early this morning your Grays Harbor Fire District 2 firefighters mutual aided to Grays Harbor Fire District 5 to assist on a structure fire. Medic 2-11, Engine 2-21, Tender 2-21 and Chief 201 assisted our mutual aid partners. Neighbors helping neighbors.

May 25, 2021

Our Volunteer Firefighters out of Fire Station 2-2 in Brady today took time away from there families to provide a service for the Brady Community and Grays Harbor Fire District 2. The firefighters take great pride in there Fire Stations and took time to pick up garbage along the Highway. You will notice the grounds around Station 2-2 look amazing thanks to the men and woman who respond from there. Our volunteers not only donate there time to the Fire District but to the communities they protect.

May 25, 2021

You will notice some changes here at Grays Harbor Fire District 2. Now that Fire Station 2-1 is complete, we need to give our Administration building a facelift with siding and roofing. Work will be going on for the next couple of months to get the exterior of the building repaired and painted. We know you utilize our sign to keep up on information, time, and temp. We will get it back up after the project is complete. Thank you for the community support as we upgrade your facilities. We plan to have an Open House in August to see the changes you have provided for us. Thank you again!

May 22, 2021

Early this afternoon your Fire District 2 Paramedic/Firefighters responded to a car vs tree on Middle Satsop Rd. One patient had to be extricated out of the vehicle and airlifted to Harborview in Seattle. Sheriffs Department is stil on scene. Please avoid the area as they investigate.

May 13, 2021

Your firefighters with the assistance from Montesano and Aberdeen extinguished a early morning garage fire on Lois Lane Court. No injuries and the fire extended into the house and was knocked down. Excellent work from our firefighters and great working relationship with our mutual aid partners.

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.

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March 6, 2021 at 5:39 PM

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.

March 2, 2021 at 4:24 PM

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.

March 1, 2021 at 10:36 AM

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.

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February 13, 2021 at 3:34 PM

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.

February 11, 2021 at 9:35 PM

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!!!

February 11, 2021 at 7:57 AM

It’s snowing!!!!

Lynn Briscoe

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.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

13 JUNE 2019

Subject:        Fire Engine Ride to School

Contact:        Leonard Johnson
Fire Chief
johnson@ghfd2.net
(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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