Strategic Plan

District 5 Strategic Plan and Annual Report

2018-01 EMS levy Request

On the ballot for August 7, 2018 is a request for $.49 EMS levy.  Emergency medical services provided by Lewis County Fire District 5 are supplied through a contract for paramedics with American Medical Response along with our EMT firefighters.  Lewis County Fire District 5 works hard to provide the best service at the least cost.  We have provided this service without the benefit of EMS funding for many years.  Per WAC EMS levy funds must be used to provide Emergency Medical Services and would provide the funds to support current staffing, purchase necessary medical equipment, and continue the service at the current level.  For more detailed information, please contact our office.

The cost of the levy to a homeowner with property valued at $250,000.00 would be approximately $122.50 annually or $10.00 per month.  If adopted the levy would be in effect for the next six years.  A 60% voter approval is necessary for passage. 

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Public Education

Risk assessment is a tool used to create and implement public education programs.  Tailored to the community, programs use data, best practice methods, and research as the platform for program development and delivery.   Partnerships, time, and personnel are necesssary components to provide consistent and relevant public safety programs.  Lewis County Fire District #5 is committed to providing public safety education within the community, utlizing as many delivery methods and programs as possible in order to meet community needs and expectations.  We appreciate our local partners who assist with staffing, safety products, and provide opportunity. 

Lewis County Fire District 5 personnel participate in the following:

·        Fire Prevention Week Activities

·        Southwest Washington Fair – Old Town Firehouse Booth staffing

·        Safety City

·        Distracted Driving Prevention

·        Fall Prevention

·        MVA Prevention

·        Car Seat checks

·        Drowning Prevention

Prevention education is a means and opportunity to improve lives in our community and assist with reduction of preventable accidents.


Locating addresses in a rural community can be difficult for a number of reasons.  Poorly addressed private roads can cause a delay in response during an emergency.  Proper lighting and visible address signs can improve the ability of responders to locate the correct address in an emergency.  Please call our office and ask about address signs.  The Lewis County Fire District 5 Firefighter’s Association