|EMS:||193 (75%)||165 (72%)||+17%|
|Fire:||51 (20%)||44 (19%)||+16%|
|Other:||13 (5%)||18 (8%)||-28%|
Here are some other services that we offer our citizens and general public.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First-Aid/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes are offered by the fire department. Classes are 8 hours in length. The students are taught CPR, First Aid and AED for adults, children and infants. Cards are issued upon successful completion of the course and are valid for two years. Material is taught to the American Heart Association's (AHA) and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) standards. For more details, or to arrange a class time, please contact the fire station at (360) 569-2752.
Pierce County Fire District 23 suggests replacing batteries in all your detectors once a year. It is also recommended to write the month and year on your batteries so you will know when it is time to replace them. Many people replace them at the end of daylight savings time in October. If your house does not have any smoke detectors, contact the fire department at (360) 569-2752 and a firefighter will install a free smoke detector for your house. There are a lmited number available which will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
The residences of the Upper Nisqually Valley have received a supply of weather radios (Digital Desktop Weather Radio Alert from Radio Shack). These weather radios are designed to provide advanced warning of severe weather conditions and provide flood and weather information continuously around the clock. It also provides an all-hazards warning which is especially important for those of us living around Mount Rainier. The system is tested every Wednesday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
In the event of an emergency, natural or man-made, the radio will sound an alarm. Once the alarm has sounded, you turn the radio to the receiving station and follow the instructions. Be sure to listen to the entire message to make sure it pertains to our area - the radios may pick up warning signals for other regions.
Having your address clearly posted is important when emergency vehicles are trying to locate your home. The fire department can make a green reflective address sign with white numbers and letters to post on your property. The cost is $15 per sign. If you would like an address sign, please call the office at (360) 569-2752 to place your order.
The public is welcome to use the meeting room in either the Elbe or Ashford fire stations for non-alcoholc events. There are no charges for their use. You are asked to leave them clean and not enter the truck bays. The rooms are NOT available for overnight use. If you would like to use one of the rooms, please contact Nancy Adams at (360) 569-2601 for reservations.