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MEDIA RELEASES

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November 8, 2023

Franklin County Fire District 3
Letter to the editor: Thank you from Chief

To the editor:
I want to thank everyone who participated in the November general election. We are disappointed with the results, but we respect the decision of the voters. We will continue to...

October 12, 2023

(Pasco, Wash.) – Franklin County Fire District 3 invites the community to learn more about the fire levy lid lift that will be on the November 7, 2023, general election ballot. The purpose of the lid lift is to improve emergency services.

August 10, 2023

Franklin County Fire District 3 on track to exceed call volumes from last year
Calls for 2023 through July are up 22% over this time last year; fire levy lid lift would fund additional personnel to respond to higher call volumes

May 11, 2023

Board of Fire Commissioners Passes Fire Levy Lid Lift Resolution

April 11, 2023

Board of Fire Commissioners to Meet on Fire Levy Resolution

March 23, 2023

Franklin County Fire District 3 Shares Funding Philosophy 

February 13, 2023

Franklin County Fire District 3 Respond to Fire in Garbage Transfer Trailer

January 18, 2023

Franklin County Fire District 3 Responds to Record 804 Calls in 2022

IN THE NEWS

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October 20, 2023

Franklin County Fire District 3 advocates for levy ahead of November election - KEPR

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Leaders from Franklin County Fire District 3 tell us they are hoping voters in the area will approve a $0.30 lid lift, which would raise the fire levy rate to $1.34 per $1,000 of assessed home value.

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October 8, 2023

Three local public safety districts have levy increases on the November ballot. Franklin County Public Hospital District 1, Franklin County Fire District 3 and Walla Walla County Fire District 5 make good cases for more money. We recommend voters approve their requests.

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September 30, 2023

Franklin County Fire District #3 will host open house 

Franklin County Fire District #3 will be opening the fire station to anyone who would like to see the station and learn how to use a fire extinguisher. 

Click on the video to watch and read the full news story from NBCRightNow News.

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September 30, 2023

Franklin County Fire District #3 will host open house 

PASCO, Wash.- Franklin County Fire District #3 will host an open house on Saturday September 30.

Franklin County Fire District #3 will be opening the fire station to anyone who would like to see the station and learn how to use a fire extinguisher.

Click on the image to read the full news story from Fox41 News.

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August 8, 2023

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash.- Franklin County Fire District 3's (FCFD3) call volume is up 22% from the same time last year, with July being the district's busiest month to date with the district responding to 101 calls.

Click on the video to watch and read the full news story from NBCRightNow News.

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August 8, 2023

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash.- Franklin County Fire District 3’s (FCFD3) call volume is up 22% from the same time last year, with July being the district’s busiest month to date with the district responding to 101 calls.

Click the photo on the right to read the full news story from FOX 11 News.

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June 7, 2023

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Not even a week since setting the fire danger level to moderate on June 1, franklin county fire officials announced they will be raising the fire danger level to high as of Friday, June 9.

Click on the video to watch and read the full news story from KEPR News.

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April 12, 2023

A fire levy lid lift on the November general election ballot will be discussed…

Click on the video to watch and read the full news story from NBC Right Now.

April 11, 2023

The Board of Fire Commissioners to meet on fire levy lid lift, call volumes causing safety issues for the community

On April 25th, the Franklin County Fire District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners will meet to discuss a resolution to place a fire levy lid lift on the November 7th, 2023 general election ballot. 

Click on the photo to read the full article on YAKTRINEWS.

April 11, 2023

A fire levy lid lift on the November general election ballot will be discussed by the Board of Fire Commissioners at a....

Click on the photo to read the full article on FOX41 Yakima.

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March 23, 2023

Franklin County Fire District 3 provides fire and life safety services to 8,225 people over 205 square miles, operates under a balanced budget and has passed all independent financial and accountability audits. In 2022 the fire district...

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January 30, 2023

Like many other departments in our area, Franklin County Fire District 3 saw an increase in their call numbers for 2022. Since 2018, their numbers went up by nearly 50 percent, to a record high 804 calls last year. However, funding for FCFD3 is not keeping up.....

Click on the video to watch and read the full news story from KEPR.

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