Washington State Auditor’s Office Commends
District 1 on Clean Audit
During the months of September and October 2016, the Fire District 1 had our bi-annual meeting with the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO). The SAO conducted both a financial and accountability audit for compliance and accuracy. A financial audit consists of a review of financial statements and accounting practices, while the accountability audit consists of compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, key system controls, overall financial condition, etc.
On December 14th, Commissioner Downer and Chief Brundage met with staff from the SAO to present their findings. The District not only received clean audits, but the SAO wrote a letter commending us on our diligence in protecting public funds and assets. Bryson Bristol, Audit Manager wrote, “We believe it is important to recognize the District’s commitment and accountability to its citizens.”
More information and complete audit results can be found on the Washington State Auditor’s webpage at http://www.sao.wa.gov/resources/Pages/AnnualReports.aspx.
Welcome to Fire District 1
Pacific County Fire Protection District 1 was officially formed on October 7, 1940. It is a progressive, full-service fire district providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, and public safety education to unincorporated areas of the Long Beach Peninsula including the State Parks, and the communities of Seaview, Klipsan, Ocean Park, Nahcotta, Oysterville, and Surfside.
Fire District 1 is a combination department, with volunteer and career personnel providing services over 30 square miles in South Pacific County. We serve approximately 6,000 full-time residents, and up to 35,000 citizens during the busy summer season. Two stations are staffed 24-hours a day within the Fire District 1 response area. Volunteers also respond from three additional stations that are strategically located throughout the Peninsula. Fire District 1 members responded to 2,009 emergency calls last year.