The 2016 Annual Report is provided to the citizens served by West Thurston Fire as a means of evaluating the fire departments (2016) performance. The 30 page document reviews our successes and challenges, services delivered, response time criteria and performance goals. If you have questions about the report please cotact Chief Russ Kaleiwahea.
The 2015 Annual Report and 5 year Strategic Plan (2016-2020) is provided to the citizens served by West Thurston Fire as a means of evaluating the fire departments (2015) performance and better undertsand our (2016-2020) goals and objectives in an effort to better serve you. The 79 page document reviews our successes and challenges, services delivered, response time criteria and performance goals. If you have questions about the report please cotact Chief Russ Kaleiwahea.
Released March 20, 2017
Administrative Assistant (part-time)
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority (WTRFA) is looking for a dependable and skilled Administrative Assistant (half-time) to provide support to our Office Manager. This position will greet the public and provide important back-up functionality for critical financial tasks in the department. Records and facility management will also be key support functions provided by this position.
Work hours are 12:00–4:00 PM, M-F (may be flexible; subject to change dependent on department need.) Position is eligible for service credit in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and department contributions to the state Deferred Compensation program (in lieu of Social Security contributions). Sick and vacation leave benefits are also provided. The position does not qualify for medical, dental, or vision benefits.
Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or GED certificate, at least one year of fiscal-related work or 15 quarter/10 semester hours of college level accounting.
Download the Job Announcement: Administrative Assistant (part-time)
Download an employment application: Administrative Position Employment Application
Firefighters saved an unconscious dog named Scooter from a mobile home fire in the 6400 block of 201st Avenue SW in the Rochester/Grand Mound area Monday morning, according to the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.
There were two occupants in the single-wide mobile home at the time of the fire, a man and a woman. The man awoke about 6 a.m. to a “strange sound,” and went to the bedroom where the female occupant was sleeping, the man smelled smoke and saw fire there, and he awoke the woman and they fled outside.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, the occupants said they believed their dog Scooter was still inside. The West Thurston crews began searching for the dog, and found her hiding under a bed. The dog appeared to be unconscious and dying.
After the West Thurston Fire Fighters rescued the dog and brought her outside, Firefighter Kylie Kavanaugh began using a child-size “bag valve” mask, and an oxygen mask to revive Scooter. Within a minute Scooter began to breathe on her own. Scooter was momentarily reunited with her owner before she was taken to the hospital.
Crews quickly knocked down the fire and damage was confined to the bedroom and its contents.
The woman who was sleeping at the time of the fire was treated at Providence St. Peter Hospital for minor burns to her legs and abrasions.
According to Fire fighters the rented mobile home had no smoke detectors.
Scooter was taken to a veterinary clinic to be checked out for smoke inhalation.
Mutual Aid also responded to the fire with McLane/Black Lake Fire and Riverside Fire Authority.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Red Cross has been contacted to help with temporary shelter for the family.
The family is reportedly struggling with vet costs. Scooter was on an IV drip Monday and was getting special drops in her eyes. The dog has also had her blood drawn and her chest x-rayed.
If anyone knows of any local organizations that can help with the expense of Scooter’s treatment and rehabilitation they call or e-mail Lt. Lanette Dyer at 360-352-1614 or .
Watch the King 5 News Report HERE: http://www.king5.com/news/pets-and-animals/Dog-saved-by-firefighters-oxygen-improving-208395661.html
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority was selected as the recipient of the first place award for management excellence from the Washington State Fire Commissioner Association. The Management Excellence Award is based on multiple criteria including governance, administrative and operational management, public services, public education, financial management and leadership. A non- fire service affiliated selection committee reviews and compares the criteria to other similarly sized organization in Washington State and selects the winner. The award was presented at the annual Washington State Fire Commissioners Association Conference last week in Yakima, WA. The award is given to recognize agencies that have demonstrated innovative ideas and progressive achievement. West Thurston Regional Fire Authority is the consolidated agency of Thurston County Fire Districts 1, 11, & 14 (Rochester, Littlerock & Grand Mound).