Happy New Year!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who donated food and money to the Jerry Woods Holiday Engine as we came through your neighborhoods with Santa during the holiday season. We were able to raise 25,000 pounds of food for the Maple Valley Food Bank. Thank you again to all in the community, we could not have done it without all of you.

There is a lot of construction in the Maple Valley area. There are construction crews out on the roads making improvements around four corners, and up near the Witte road. Between all of the construction, and our rainy weather, please be extra vigilant while driving.

The last few months have been chaotic throughout the United States with our weather. From hurricanes to record freezing temperatures, we have watched many parts of the country become paralyzed with bad weather events. Please make sure that you review your home plans and ensure that you have enough food, water, and medicine to take care of your family and your pets. Also, consider what you need to have on hand if you had to leave quickly with your loved ones and your animals.

Thank you for your continued support of the fire department.

Chief Aaron Tyerman