On September 10th the Board of Commissioners and staff of Benton County Fire District 6 met with members of the Plymouth community at the Plymouth fire station. This meeting was the first of three meetings planned throughout the Fire District. During the meeting the Commissioners and staff were able to inform the public on current State requirements, staffing issues and budget. Participants were able to ask questions, voice concerns and discuss issues directly with the Commissioners. The meeting was very helpful in identifying expectations and options for the future of BCFD6.
The next meeting will be held at the Paterson fire station, 48001 Prior Ave in Paterson, Monday – September 22 – at 6:00 pm. It is our sincere hope that all citizens and business representatives of the District will attend and take part in guiding the future of this District.
The third meeting will be held at the Sunheaven Station on Gwinn Road – Monday- October 06 – at 6:00 pm.
On September 11 the Paterson School students performed their annual “9/11 Community Service Day” at the Paterson fire station and throughout Paterson. Some of the kids washed fire trucks, swept the bay floors, mopped and cleaned windows at the station. Others, picked up debris around the community. The kids do a great job and BCFD6 is honored to be a part of this annual event.
Future Service Planning – Public Input Needed
The Board of Commissioners for Benton County Fire District 6 are requesting citizen input on the future needs and expectations for BCFD6 fire and ambulance service. To facilitate public input the Commissioners will be hosting three (3) public meetings in an effort to solicit as much public participation as possible. The meetings will be held each evening at the following locations and dates:
MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6:00PM AT EACH LOCATION
September 10th – Plymouth Fire Station – 190901 Nunn Street Plymouth, WA 99346
September 22nd – Paterson Fire Station – 48001 Prior Ave Paterson, WA 99345
October 06th – Sunheaven Fire Station – 107401 S 292 PR SW Prosser, WA 99350
Items to be discussed:
Fire District Statistics
Current Budget and Budget History
Volunteering and Requirements
Current Issues and Challenges Providing Emergency Response
Emergency Medical Service – Advanced Life Support vs. Basic Life Support
Public Expectations for Ambulance and Fire Service Levels
These meetings are your opportunity to hear the current issues that are affecting your local fire and emergency medical response. Your input will help the Commissioners form a community expectation and identify any concerns for future budgeting and emergency response. Please Join Us! Your participations is vital for the future of Emergency Medical Service and Fire response in our area.
Questions, please contact Chief Rolland Watt – (509) 875-2029 (M-F 8-5) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Board of Commissioners for Benton County Fire District 6 has postponed its regular session for Monday – August 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The new meeting date has been scheduled for Monday – August 18th at 7:00 pm.
Questions: contact Chief Watt (509)875-2029 or email@example.com
Benton County Fire District 6 will be conducting a surplus equipment sale on Saturday, August 02nd at the Paterson Fire Station. Equipment will be sold “As Is” and all sales are final. The equipment will be available for view and bidding between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Bid awards will begin at 2:00 pm. Successful bidders do not need to be present at bid opening, however, all items must be paid for and picked up within 7 days. Click on the following link to see a list of equipment for sale: Advertise 2014 Surplus Sale