Friday, September 7, 2007
The board of fire commissioners for Yakima County Fire District #5 would like to take this opportunity to thank the career staff and volunteers of our district for their dedication to the protection of the patrons of District 5.
We know this can sometimes be a daunting task as the district covers over 700 square miles in an area from White Swan to Grandview.
We have 204 volunteers and 21 paid people who work hand-in-hand with each other to protect and serve the district.
We couldn't ask for better people and would like them to know that we appreciate all of the hard work they do and the amount of time they put into training and responses. We know this sometimes takes you away from your families and your commitment to the district is beyond compare.
Thanks once again for all of your dedication.
/s/ Ernie Charvet, Mabton; Todd Lunning, Zillah; Kevin Riel, Harrah.