Northwest NEWS

December 4, 2000

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King County Fire District 45, Duvall, seek help from citizens

DUVALL - The fire department in Duvall is hoping that the citizens of Duvall - King County Fire District 45 will again show their support and become volunteer responders.
   The voters recently approved a bond issue that will allow the building of two new fire stations.
   However, according to Fire Chief John Lambert, "That is only one phase of the overall plan."
   Chief Lambert went on to say that there are currently about 22 active fully-trained volunteer fire fighters, with a few more still in training.
   The department needs at least 40 volunteers to realize its goal of two staffed fire stations within Fire District 45.
   "The voters approved the building of a new, more-centrally located station in the eastern part of the district, but we need more people to complete the staffing of that station," says Lambert.
   Being a volunteer takes time and effort, but if you ask current volunteers they will tell you that the sacrifices are rewarded by a sense of community and knowing you can make a difference in a person's time of need.
   Chief Lambert is asking for people in the Duvall area to step forward and become volunteer fire fighters. Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 26.
   If you would like to help but don't want quite that large of a time commitment, Chief Lambert has started a program for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) only. These people respond to medical calls and help transport injured people to the hospital, but they don't fight fires.
   This program is accepting applications until Dec. 29.
   If this is interesting but you want more information you can call Duvall - King County Fire District 45 at (425) 788-1625.