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Declaration of Emergency

City of Cosmopolis Declaration of Emergency

WHEREAS, the safety of the residents of the City of Cosmopolis are a top priority; and

WHEREAS, on December 23, 2021 the Cosmopolis Volunteer Fire Association announced that all nine current volunteers of the Cosmopolis Volunteer Fire Department intended to resign on January 1, 2022; and

WHEREAS, efforts were made to find alternatives to such a scenario occurring over the prior years; and

WHEREAS, no resolution was able to be made prior to January 1, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the continued fire/EMS coverage for the City of Cosmopolis is imperative; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY ORDERED BY the Mayor of the City of Cosmopolis, Grays Harbor County, Washington, as follows:

  1. There is hereby declared an emergency, effective immediately, due to the lack of staffing within the Cosmopolis Volunteer Fire Department.
  2. Pursuant to the emergency declared, emergency powers set forth in RCW 38.52 allow for the order that a public health emergency exists.
  3. Actions must be taken to ensure the safety of residents
  4. The declaration of an emergency set forth shall terminate on February 1, 2022 at 12:01 am unless extended.

SIGNED this 1st Day of January, 2022.

Kyle E. Pauley, Mayor