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December Donations to Grays Harbor Fire District 5 Projects reaches $5,500


Chris Sherin - Plant Manager, Jake Jackson - O&M Technician, Dan Rottler - Plant Engineer.  Grays Harbor Fire District 5 Chief Prater and Batallian Chief Fulbright.

Thanks to a strong support from our community Grays Harbor Fire District 5 received a donation of $3,000 on December 11th, 2017 from the Druzianich Family Charitable Foundation in Elma, and then Invenergy, a commercial business resident of the Port of Grays Harbor, Satsop Business Park donated another $2,500.

Invenergy had donated $5,000 earlier in the year back in January.   

“Our fire district has been very lucky to have such a strong support from its community”. Says Chief Prater.    During the 2017 racing season the raceway at the Elma Fairgrounds, fans donated $1,617.00 from the pass the helmet that the raceway does for certain causes and programs. 

Currently the Fire District has been setting aside these donations to assist in paying for technical upgrades to its responding ambulances and command vehicles to give responders the best technology to being able to communicate with their EMS reporting software and dispatch communications.


Grays Harbor Fire District 5 has been a financially stable fire district since 2015 according to the state auditor’s office however, when there are demands for equipment and operational upgrades that are needed and unplanned, donations help us maintain that stability.  We appreciate what the community does for us so that we may support the community better.