Pacific County Fire District #3 and the City of Raymond have been awarded a $237,216 Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program (AFG)
This Equipment Grant Funding will be used to purchase 37 new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) along with spare SCBA Bottles and training for both departments. SCBA’s are used by firefighters and emergency responders to provided breathing air in hazardous environments. These new SCBA’s will meet the latest NFPA requirements for firefighter safety and will replace the current obsolete SCBA’s in service within the Fire District and City Fire Departments.
The new SCBAs will be placed on apparatus at the Raymond, Menlo and Lebam Fire Stations. The new equipment will be interoperable within the Fire District and City which will increase firefigher safety, streamline fire ground operations and training. The Fire District and City are responsible for a 5% match for the grant, approximately $6000 per department. This AFG Award is addition to an earlier $43,000 AFG Grant Pacific County Fire District #3 received to purchase new Thermal Imaging Cameras, fire hose nozzles and equipment.
The Raymond Fire Department provides fire protection and rescue for the City of Raymond and Pacific County Fire District #3. We also provide Emergency Medical Services for North Pacific County.
Our department was established in 1906, approaching our second century of service to our community. We are a combination department with 11 Paid Staff and 40 Volunteers.
Headquarters at the Raymond Station, the Raymond Fire Department partners with the North Pacific County Emergency Medical Services District One (NPCEMS), Pacific County Fire District #3, South Bend Fire Department, Pacific County Fire District #6 (Bay Center), Pacific County Fire District #7 (Nemah) and Pacific County Fire District #8 (Rural South Bend), providing emergency services.