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Fire Safety - Activities for Kids

Fire Prevention Tips

Looking for some resources on fire safety? We have you covered! Here are a few resources to keep in mind! Mazes and other printables Coloring pages Here are a few safety tips, as well:  

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Music for Mary - 5K Run/Walk

Music for Mary

Come to Rainier’s Wilkowski Park along the Yelm/Tenino Trail for the 2017 Music for Mary 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 23rd! Proceeds benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. The 5K starts at 9AM. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Register before September 7th online here. Contact: (360) 359-5171 mhead997@gmail.com

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Fire Prevention Tips

Fire Prevention Tips

Follow these tips for preventing fires around your property! Clear any buildup of pine needles, leaves, and other flammable materials from your roof, gutters, porch, and under your deck. Trim larger trees’ limbs to heights of at least 10 feet. Make sure there is about 5 feet between branches of other large trees. Weed-whack or [...]

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What drivers can and cannot do under Washington state's new distracted driving law

The law forbids virtually all use of handheld gadgets such as phones, tablets, laptop computers and gaming devices while driving. The law takes effect July 23, 2017.   Q. When does the law take effect? A. July 23.   Q. What will be banned? A. Texting is already illegal, as is holding a cellphone at [...]

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Seattle to Portland Bike Ride

Seattle to Portland Bike Ride

The Seattle to Portland Bike Ride passes through Yelm, stopping at the Yelm Community Center on Saturday, July 15, from 7 am to 4 pm. The SE Thurston Fire Department will have a First Aid station at the Yelm Community Center.

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Rainier Roundup Day Parade

Fire Truck

The parade will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  If you have questions, you can contact City Hall at 360-446-2265 or send an email to rainierparade@yahoo.com.

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Drive 5:07 - Business After Hours

Yelm Senior Center Business After Hours Drive 5:07 July 27, 2017 5:07 PM 16530 103rd Ave Yelm, WA 98597 360-458-7733 Light refreshments will be served.

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Family Fun Day photos

Fun Day rescue truck

Family Fun Day was a great day for all in attendance.    Photos by Joyce, SE Thurston Fire Authority

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Family Fun Day

Come one, come all to a FREE day filled with fun, food, and community. There is something for everyone… from a bounce house, to a large slide, and a dunk tank, too… balloons for the kids and even a petting zoo… free snow cones, free popcorn, free hot dogs galore… featuring live music, carnival games, [...]

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Drowning: It Can Happen in an Instant

Safe Swimming

Not including boating incidents, on average about nine people die from drowning every day in the United States, according to Injury Facts 2017 the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by NSC. Read More…

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