Central Mason Fire & EMS held its annual banquet on Saturday March 17th at the Shelton Yacht Club. Several members were honored during the banquet for achievements during 2017.
Firefighters from Mason County designed and created a Christmas Tree for the 23rd Annual Mason General Hospital Foundation’s Fantasy Forest. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC spoke with Firefighter/Paramedic Don Entus, one of the designers, Thursday after the “First Responder Tree” was set up at Alderbrook Resort and Spa in Union.
The Foundation’s Holiday celebration is the fundraiser that supports the purchase of medical and healthcare related equipment for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. Other trees on the auction block this year have themes including Seahawks, bird houses and a dream catcher.
Firefighters responded to a brush fire between Phillips Lake and Timberlakes Monday night. The three-acre fire was first reported around 10 PM. Crews from Central Mason Fire & EMS, Mason County Fire District 3 and 11, and the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) contained the fire overnight. However, smoke is still visible in the area. At last report, crews were still on scene mopping up.
This is the second brush fire in the area in as many days. Sunday, firefighters from Central Mason and Fire Districts 4 and 11 extinguished a brush fire behind the Fred Meyer store on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard in Shelton.
The commissioners from Mason County Fire District 6 and 11, and Central Mason Fire & EMS are meeting as the Tri-District Fire Commission Monday at 6:30 PM. The commissioners are meeting at Fire District 11’s station, 130 E. Island Lake Road in Shelton. The purpose of the meeting to review and get updates on the collaborative services agreement signed by the three fire districts last year.
This meeting is considered a special meeting for each commission and follows Fire District 11’s regular commission meeting.
Firefighters from Central Mason Fire & EMS, Mason County Fire District 6 (Union Fire Department) and Mason County Fire District 11 participated in live fire training Saturday at a house next to the former Bayshore Golf Course. Tim McKern, Central Mason Fire & EMS Chief, explained the purpose of the training for MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
To provide water for this training, firefighters ran hoses from a hydrant on the west side of Highway 3 between John’s Creek and John’s Prairie Road to the house at 2480 State Route 3, which is more than 900 feet.
Central Mason Fire & EMS will have a training burn Saturday, April 22, 2017. Firefighters will be lighting an old building on fire around 9:30 am. The donated building is the old Bayshore Golf Course groundskeeper housing located at 3480 State Route 3. The building is derelict and needs to be razed.
Central Mason Fire & EMS responded to a fully involved structure fire off Libby Road Monday night. According to a news release, the call came in at 8:45 PM. Upon arrival, the first crews found a single family structure fully involved. Firefighters decided their best plan of action was to protect the near by garage and make an offensive exterior attack on the house. Once power was cut, crews were able to enter the structure and do a full search of the residence. No one was home at the time of the fire.
The Commissioners from Central Mason Fire & EMS, Mason County Fire District 6 and Mason County Fire District 11 signed a collaborative services agreement Thursday night. Under this agreement, Fire District 6 (which serves the Union area) and Fire District 11 (which serves the Island Lake area) will still operate their departments as they have in the past but are now members of Central Mason Fire & EMS.
The agreement also establishes a Joint Executive Committee consisting of each Fire Department’s Chief (Tim McKern from Central Mason; Barndon Searles from District 11; and Clint Volk from District 6) and Central Mason’s Deputy Chief Mike Patti.