Thompson gets money for Samoa fire department. Our Samoa Peninsula Fire District is grateful to Congressman Thompson for his help on this grant. I am on the board of directors for the district (An elected position) and appreciate the much needed equipment upgrade for our volunteer fire department. Kudos and thanks Mike. (Yes, my blog is Good Mike/Bad Mike oriented. I am not a Blue Dog Coalition fan.)
Since we are on the subject of the Samoa Peninsula Fire District, most in Humboldt County do not know we have a fire district residency program in Fairhaven. Prospective future firemen or students in related professions live in our station in Fairhaven for their volunteer time while going to school and being active volunteers. A room is provided for their services for helping the district. We have 4 people living at the station currently. They have requested help in the form of new resident volunteers to help with the chores of upkeep on the station. If you know anybody who maybe interested in the residency program, have them e-mail me and I will pass on the word. (I am the residency coordinator for the district.)
[UPDATE 10:24 p.m.] Over 1400 Households Without Power Tonight After a Vehicle Slammed Into a Pole Near the Ferndale Bridge; 211 Closed - Fire department personnel closed 211 at 8:53 p.m.
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