Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Your Support


Thank you to the residents of southeast Thurston County (Yelm and Rainier) for continuing to support our community. Your approval of proposition one will provide essential funding to ensure SE Thurston Fire Authority's stations remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   

On Aug. 3, the election results were certified. With your support, the collection rate for our district will reset to the previously approved $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value.  Your approval will allow us to continue delivering the quality lifesaving treatment and services that you deserve.

We appreciate that you understand and recognize that our call volume has increased by over 10 percent during the past five years.  Thank you for continuing to assist us as we grow to meet the needs of all of our citizens.  

We value our department's relationship with the citizens of the city of Rainier, the city of Yelm, and the surrounding unincorporated areas.  We look forward to continuing to be good stewards of your resources, seek efficiencies and do our very best to maintain your trust.

Thank you again for your support,

Mark King, fire chief, and Jonathan A. Sprouffske, chair of the Board of Fire Commissioners 


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