Lewis County Fire District 5 is running a levy on the
2016 November ballots. Click
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currently being developed.
Fire and emergency
medical response needs can be reduced when you know how
to avoid them. Partnerships, time, and personnel are
necesssary components to provide consistent and relevant
public safety programs. Lewis County Fire District #5
is committed to providing public safety education within
the community, utlizing as many delivery methods and
programs as possible in order to meet community needs
Fire Prevention week is
traditionally observed the first full week in October.
Lewis County Fire District 5 personnel provide public
education support at the Southwest Washington Fair in
August, Safety City at the end of October, and during
fire prevention week activities like the county-wide
fire prevention poster contest. FD05 partners with
Sweeney's Ace Hardware, and
provide a consistent public safety message about smoke
alarms, practicing exit drills, as well as "change the
clock - change the battery" emphasis. The
National Fire Protection
Association website includes interactive children's
pages and feature Sparky the fire dog.
USFA has a
website link which also provides coloring pages, fun
family activities, and interactive games.
Public Education in the
fire service encompasses a wide variety of subjects and
includes every age group. Public Safety education
continues to change based upon a number of factors.
Community needs assessments, call types, and funding are
critical elements in providing necessary information and
educational tools within our service area. Fire District
5 has invested time and personnel in providing outreach
related to urban wild fire mitigation by providing
educational materials to facilitate protecting homes and
property in areas with greater danger, risk, and
wildland fire potential. The FIREWISE
program is sponsored by the National Fire Protection
Addresses in a rural
community can be problematic for a number of reasons.
Poorly addressed private roads create unnecessary
difficulty for first responders. Overgrown landscaping,
poor lighting, or lack of address signs can adversely
impact the ability of responders to find an address in
an emergency. Please
call our office and ask about address signs.
Lewis County Fire
District 5 enjoys a lengthy partnership with the
Napavine Elementary students participate in the Fire
Prevention Poster contest annually, and in other Fire
Prevention week activities. Napavine Elementary
students also tour "Safety City", which is a community
program highlighting student safety - This program has
been a cornerstone of public safety education for over
25 years. With recently updated props, Safety City
features a tour conducted by Public Safety officials -
law, fire, EMS, and dispatch through a miniature "City"
with working crosswalks, railroad crossings, and other
easily recognizable buildings and signage. In 2008,
Napavine High School and Fire District 5 partnered to
provide a mock DUI program for High School students.
The leadership class created a video, provided
participants, and helped highlight the dangers and
potential consequences associated with driving under the
influence. Peer support and participation from the
Leadership class was critical in the success of the
program. If you have any questions, or would like to
speak with someone about public safety programs, please
contact our office. Necessary for success in any
public safety program is community business support.
District 5 has appreciated the support of local
businesses who have provided vehicles for the Mock DUI,
and for training. Special thanks to the local ACE
hardware store for assisting with supplies for public
education, and to Energizer, and
for providing batteries for pub ed programs.