Pandemic or no pandemic, we are here for you.
West Mason Fire is a primarily volunteer district. We each have our own reasons for volunteering, but regardless of the reason, it all comes down to you - the citizens we serve. You are our neighbors, our families, our friends.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many changes and plenty of uncertainty. One thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to serve you. We are here for you and your loved ones no matter the time of day, weather, or pandemic situation.
Mason County's COVID-19 Response update for today, March 25, 2020 is included below. The best sources of accurate information regarding the pandemic can be found at:
- Mason County's website: http://www.co.mason.wa.us/COVID-19/index.php
- WA State Dept of Health: www.doh.wa.gov
- CDC: www.cdc.gov
- Mason County Public Health Information Line: 360-427-9670 x 599
- State Coronavirus Website: https://coronavirus.wa.gov
If you are home with your children or grandchildren, now is a great time to involve them in fire safety activities. Check your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers. Help your children draw your home fire escape plan including a meeting location. Then, test out the plan with a fire drill. Here's some guidance from the NFPA for creating a fire escape plan: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Escape-planning
It's also a great time to start thinking about wildfire prevention. We've only had a handful of days with sunshine this year, but wildfire season will be here before we know it. Smokeybear.com has some excellent learning resources for children (K-middle school) to learn about preventing wildfires, fire science, and the history of smokey bear, including resources for educators. For older children and adults, NFPA’s Wildfire Division provides information, knowledge, and tools to reduce the risk of wildfires: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire
Wishing you all the best!