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Articles with the Tag: Polson Fire Department

Briefs for July 29, 2015

Have coffee with chief  RONAN — As part of the City of Ronan’s ongoing commitment to openness, responsiveness to the community and efforts to enhance citywide communication, the Ronan Police Department hosts a program called “Coffee with the Chief.”  This program provi...

Fairchild, Olson honored by city commission

POLSON — Polson Mayor Heather Knutson presented retiring Polson City Judge Doug Olson and retiring Polson Fire Chief John Fairchild with plaques honoring them for their years of service to the city at the July 20 city commission meeting. Olson began his tenure as judge in 2003. “It’s ...

Fire danger at highest Fire danger at highest

Polson Rural Fire District Chief John Fairchild thanked the Lake County Commissioners, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council, the City of Polson and all those who had a part in putting a ban on fireworks.   “Your combined efforts in placing the ban into effect had a large impact o...

City commission approves bonds, discusses fire analysis

POLSON — Polson City Commissioners and Mayor Heather Knudson approved $473,000 in water system bonds for the downtown water loop, “the last piece of the funding package,” according to Cindy Dooley, Polson finance officer. The project is replacing and reconnecting water pipes in the area nor...

Fire department review presents problems, solutions

POLSON — Unrest in the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District led membership to draft a letter of no confidence in Polson Fire Chief John Fairchild and submit it to Polson City Manager Mark Shrives. Reasons stated in the letter were safety concerns, leadership issues, communicatio...

Rural fire board seeks candidates

  POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire District is seeking two trustees for its board of trustees. Each position is a three-year term  Candidates must live in the fire district and must apply by petition, having five people who live in the district sign their petition.  Election deadl...

Saved by the bell Saved by the bell

Polson Brownie Girl Scout Troop #3364 toured the Polson Fire Department Station 1 on Jan. 27. The girls were given the opportunity to ride on the fire truck, as well as learn about the emergency equipment and what to do in case of a fire or other emergency.  “We really just want to give a huge ...

Firefighters teach fire safety Firefighters teach fire safety

POLSON — Polson Fire Department firefighter Tanner Hayes, in full turnouts, crawled along, laden with air tanks and wearing a mask, unable to turn his head because of all his equipment.  Children were jumping, waving their arms, hollering, patting Hayes and sticking their heads in front of him....

City to rebid downtown water project City to rebid downtown water project

POLSON — Due to a bid specification that was not adhered to, Polson City Commissioners voted unanimously to rebid the downtown water looping project at their Oct. 6 commission meeting. At their previous meeting on Sept. 15, commissioners tabled the decision on the final award of the bid. The top bid...

Grass fire burns shed, camper

POLSON — A Minesinger Trail homeowner burning grass behind a shed lost control of his fire on April 21. Believing the flames to be out in the shed area, he began burning ditches, but the flames crept under the shed, burning the building and an 18-foot camper stored in the shed, according to Karen Sarge...


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