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commissioner says thank you to CWWFD2


Over the last two years, I have had the pleasure of serving as one of the six Fire Commissioners for Columbia Walla Walla Fire District 2. Many of you know, better than I, about the long history of community members volunteering for the Waitsburg Fire Department, now the “CWWFD2”. Past volunteers may include you, your family members, neighbors, and/or friends. Those who have volunteered and are part of this history know the amount of time and effort required to train, obtain the needed certifications, and, most importantly to respond to EMS and fire calls.

I would like to extend my thanks to the men and women who volunteer their time as members of OUR fire department. While the department’s training sessions are scheduled and predictable, they still take time away from their families and other obligations. The emergency calls, of course, happen any day and at any time of the day or night. Understanding that even though department members have jobs, families, and other responsibilities, they are willing to leave dinner with their families or get up at 2 a.m. to help their neighbors in times of need.

Please, let’s not take our District 2 volunteers for granted. If you see them around town, in the station washing emergency vehicles or sweeping out the bays, or maybe taking a break after returning from a call, give them a quick thank you and let them know that they are appreciated.

Randy Charles



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