The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Dena Martin

Firefighter Focus


Local volunteer firefighter and EMT Jamie Allen takes a break from food prep at her business, Waitsburg Grocery.

WAITSBURG-As longtime volunteer firefighters retire and fresh faces fail to fill the void, the local volunteer pool continues to dwindle. With less than 20 active volunteer firefighters and four EMTs, Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 is actively recruiting new volunteers.

Two events are planned over the next weeks to introduce interested parties to the department and volunteerism. An open house is planned at the station on Main Street in Waitsburg, following the Waitsburg Celebration Days Parade. Volunteers will hand out free ice cream bars, offer tours of the station and equipment and be...

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