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Clark County Fire District 6 is asking voters to return the Fire Levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value during the August 4, 2020 Primary Election.

 

Why is my fire district asking for this?

Call volumes have increased almost 30% in five years – 12.9% alone in the past year. More calls mean added costs to provide service. Voters last approved a Fire Levy of $1.50/$1,000 in 2015. Since then, our Fire Levy has fallen from $1.50 to $1.16 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

A Fire Levy “lid lift” helps us keep up with higher call volumes and the increase in demand for service..

 

How will the funding be used?

If approved by voters, revenue from the Fire Levy lid lift would fund additional personnel to respond to higher call volumes and pay some costs associated with COVID-19. Funding also will be used to improve firefighter training, earthquake-proof our busiest station in Hazel Dell, and add or replace aging apparatus.

 

Is this related to COVID-19?

Our fire district has been educating the community about the need for additional funding prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. These communication efforts are well-documented on our website.  However, the funding request is timely considering higher costs associated with the recent pandemic.

 

How much will the lid lift cost?

The 34-cent lid lift would cost the owner of a $350,000 home (an average for our area) approximately $9.92 per month or $119 per year. If approved by voters, the new property tax rate would start in 2021.  Here’s a chart to help:

 

Assessed Property Value

Annual Cost

Monthly Cost

$100,000

$34

$ 2.83

$200,000

$68

$ 5.67

$300,000

$102

$ 8.50

$400,000

$136

$11.33

$500,000

$170

$14.17

 

Where can I find more information?

More information can be found on our website at www.ccfd6.org/lid-lift-information/.  Fire Chief Kristan Maurer welcomes invitations to speak (virtually) to local service organizations, community groups, and homeowner associations. She can provide an overview of the Fire District, and update on emergency response in our service area, and share information about the fire levy lid lift request. Please contact Chief Maurer at (360) 576-1195 or kristan.maurer@ccfd6.org

Emergency Services: 2020

Thank you for considering our request.

 

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Do you belong to a service organization, community group or homeowner association that is looking for virtual speakers? Fire Chief Kristan Maurer welcomes invitations to provide an overview of the Fire District, an update on emergency response in our service area, and share information about the fire levy lid lift request. Please contact Chief Maurer at (360) 576-1195 or kristan.maurer@ccfd6.org if you’re interested in scheduling a presentation.

 

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A workshop of the Clark County Fire District 6 Board of Commissioners will be held online on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Station 61 to discuss the future of the volunteer program and apparatus replacement. The regular meeting will follow immediately thereafter.  Citizens can listen to the workshop and meeting by clicking this link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj5O_G4VF44-i8_taWcqLvA?view_as=subscriber

During the workshop, the Fire Chief will be referencing information a document which can be downloaded at this link:
Volunteer Program Overview 2020.


By order of the Board,

David Taylor Board Secretary

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Clark County Fire District 6 is working closely with local public health departments and state agencies to respond to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Based on CDC guidelines and input
from our physician supervisor, we’re working to ensure the safety of our personnel while continuing to provide the high level of emergency response that our communities expect.

District leadership, in coordination with state and local partners, have put plans in place to ensure the continuity of emergency operations. This includes updated protocols for 911 call takers, refreshed training for personal protective equipment, and patient assessment strategies that limit the potential for exposure.

Here’s a short video of what our firefighters and paramedics will look like while responding to a potential COVID-19 call:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFq7A22evGI

What Does This Mean To You?

Additionally, CCFD6 is taking precautionary measures in response to COVID-19. Effective immediately, the following measures are enacted for the near future:
  1. Fire station tours are suspended
  2. Blood Pressure checks are curtailed
  3. First responders will not attend community events, like school visits, community
  4. association meetings, or any situation where we could be exposed to someone carrying
  5. the virus
  6. All Fire Commissioner meetings will be help online only, until further notice

How can you help?

Well, first of all you should be familiar with the signs of COVID-19. They include:

  1. Fever
  2. Chest Pains
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Cough

If you think you may have the Coronavirus, don’t go to the hospital. First call your primary care physician and follow their instructions!
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