News Release

Posted: October 3, 2022

Board of Fire Commissioners Special Meeting

The Board of Fire Commissioners are hosting a special meeting at 7:00 PM on October 4, 2022 to consider exercising the District’s option to purchase a third ambulance as provided in the Braun NW bid documents and to consider the purchase of two replacement ATV’s.

Posted: August 27, 2022

How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan

Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan. Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 

 

Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.

Posted: July 15, 2022

Thurston County Communities Natural Hazards and Resiliency Survey
 

How can we make Thurston County communities more disaster resilient?

Over 20 local government agencies including the county, cities, schools,

emergency services, transit, and other special purpose districts will evaluate

strategies to reduce community risks from natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, severe storms, and wildfires.


Your feedback on this survey will inform actions to be adopted by local governments to reduce losses. All responses will remain confidential.

Posted: June 27, 2022

Warm Days Are Upon Us, But The Water Is Still Cold

Even when the outside temperatures are high, water temperatures in the Thurston County area can be cold enough to overwhelm even the strongest swimmer.

If you plan to be in or near water this summer, follow these recommendations:

Learn to swim, including water safety and survival skills — To enjoy the water safely, learn swim strokes, water safety, survival skills, and becoming comfortable in the water.

Wear a life jacket — Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket when boating, tubing, rafting, swimming or other activities in or on lakes, rivers, salt water, or pools without a lifeguard. 

Swim where there is a lifeguard — Swim in areas with lifeguards when possible. Wear a life jacket while swimming in unguarded waters or until the guards start their service.

Supervise children in or near water — Always provide close and constant attention to children you are supervising in or near water. Stay within touching distance of young children at all times.

Do not use alcohol or drugs during water activities — Never use alcohol or other impairing drugs during water and boating activities or while supervising children around the water. Alcohol affects balance, coordination, and judgement. Exposure to sun and heat worsen these effects.

 

Learn first aid and CPR — Learn first aid and CPR. Seconds count—the more quickly lifesaving CPR is started, the better the chances of recovery. Dial 911 in an emergency.

Posted: April 26, 2022

District Accepting Names of People Interested in Proposition Pro and Con Committees

McLane Black Lake Fire Department is placing a proposition

before the voters on the August 2, 2022, ballot authorizing the

District to restore its 2022 regular property tax levy to $1.50 per

$1,000.00 of assessed valuation for collection in 2023. The Fire District is accepting names of people interested in participating in voter pamphlet statement pro and con committees.

 

The deadline for appointing the committees is May 13, 2022. Citizens interested in participating on either committee can call (360) 866-1000 by May 11, 2022.

Posted: March 30, 2022 

Board Meeting Update

The Board of Fire Commissioners meetings will return to in person at Station 91 beginning with the April 14, 2022 meeting. The Zoom meeting option will still be available.  

Posted: March 28, 2022 

Special Board Meeting

On March 29, 2022, the Board of Fire Commissioners shall convene for a special meeting to review District finances and discuss the potential need for a Levy Lid lift. The public is invited and encouraged to attend in person or on Zoom

Posted: March 13, 2022 

Spring Forward and Check Your Smoke Detectors

As we "Spring Ahead," remember to check those batteries in your smoke detectors. While you're at it, check the date on them as well. It is recommended that they be replaced every 10 years, especially those that are used to determine when dinner is done!! Those that come with a "10 year" lithium battery still need to be tested as well!

 

Posted: December 31, 2021 

Happy New Year!

Your McLane Black Lake Fire Department wishes you a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year!

Posted: December 25, 2021 

Merry Christmas!

Your McLane Black Lake Fire Department wishes you a safe and happy holiday season! Do your part to keep it a hazard free holiday.

Posted: December 20, 2021 

Recruit Firefighter Academy and EMT Graduation

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, we congratulated seven of our newest members and one new EMT as they graduated from the Recruit Firefighter Academy and EMT Class:

  • FF/EMT Ben Collins

  • FF Tanner Alderman

  • FF Christopher "Ryan" Boeger

  • FF Grady Broumley

  • FF Jackson Martin

  • FF Evan Pulse

  • FF Austin Stine

  • FF Cole Tilton

As well, we had some members receive recognition: Firefighters Alderman, Martin, Pulse, and Boeger were selected as members of the "Top Engine Company" (4 of the 6 selected were MBLFD Members), and Firefighter Tanner Alderman was recognized as the "Most Outstanding Recruit of the Academy." These members have been putting in some long, hard hours since August studying and practicing their craft. We are very proud of their accomplishments and are excited to have them at members of our agency. They will be joining our crews pulling shifts and responding on calls to serve our community immediately! Congratulations to all of our graduates!!

Posted: November 25, 2021 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your McLane Black Lake Fire Department would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 23, 2021 

Santa Sleigh is Coming to Your Neighborhood!

Santa Sleigh is a long tradition of McLane Black Lake Fire Department and we are excited that Santa will join us again. This will also be our annual food bank drive and we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items. 

Posted: November 11, 2021 

Veteran's Day: Honoring All Who Served

For generations, millions of Americans have answered the call to serve — taking the sacred oath to defend and preserve our Nation’s ideals of liberty and democracy.  These patriots represent the best of us.  On Veterans Day, we honor their service, dedication, and valor and are forever grateful for their sacrifice.

On Veterans Day, we honor our Nation’s veterans, who have given so much to protect our freedoms and the freedom of others around the globe.  They represent the highest ideals of our country.  While we can never fully repay the debt we owe these heroes, we will honor their service and provide them the care and support they deserve.  We also salute and show gratitude for all who ensure our Armed Forces remain strong, united, and unmatched.

McLane Black Lake Fire Department would like to say a sincere “Thank you,” to the veterans in our community.

Posted: November 5, 2021 

Fire Claims Two Lives

Firefighters from McLane Black Lake Fire Department responded with Olympia Fire Department to an early morning fatal structure fire in the area of French Rd. NW. on November 5, 2021. Read the full release and see the video story.

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