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Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue

Clark County Council OKs ordinance allowing fire districts to collect impact fees

May 8, 2024, 7:42pm Clark County News

With little discussion, the Clark County Council this week unanimously approved an ordinance allowing fire districts to collect development impact fees. Read story

Driver rescued from overturned concrete mixer truck in Woodland

May 6, 2024, 2:28pm Clark County News

Crews from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue successfully rescued the trapped driver of an overturned concrete mixer truck Saturday in Woodland. Read story

Firefighters extinguish a house fire Monday night northeast of La Center that displaced a family of five. Officials believe some pets died in the fire.

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue levy lid lift would bump rate back to 2017 level

Firefighters extinguish a house fire Monday night northeast of La Center that displaced a family of five. Officials believe some pets died in the fire.

April 26, 2024, 3:45pm Clark County News

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue commissioners Thursday unanimously voted to put a levy lid lift on the August primary ballot. A levy lid lift allows a tax district to increase its levy rate above the annual 1 percent increase allowed by state law. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue commissioners consider levy lid lift

April 20, 2024, 5:57am Clark County News

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue’s commissioners will meet next week to discuss placing a levy lid lift on the August ballot. Read story

Members of Region 4 technical rescue team scale Beacon Rock to rescue a climber who fell 25 feet Thursday and suffered severe injuries.

Technical rescue team saves climber who fell 25 feet at Beacon Rock

Members of Region 4 technical rescue team scale Beacon Rock to rescue a climber who fell 25 feet Thursday and suffered severe injuries.

March 15, 2024, 7:32am Clark County News

The Washington state Region 4 technical rescue team saved a rock climber who fell off a rock wall and  suffered a traumatic injury at Beacon Rock State Park on Thursday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

A Clark County Fire District 6 truck responds to a call Thursday afternoon in Hazel Dell. Fire trucks were equipped with chains on tires to navigate icy neighborhood streets after freezing rain turned lingering snow slick.

Clark County’s first responders keep their cool in face of icy conditions

A Clark County Fire District 6 truck responds to a call Thursday afternoon in Hazel Dell. Fire trucks were equipped with chains on tires to navigate icy neighborhood streets after freezing rain turned lingering snow slick.

January 19, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

The chains on the tires of Clark County sheriff’s Deputy Slav Pavlenko’s patrol SUV clanked against the pavement Thursday afternoon as he drove down Highway 99. Read story

Firefighters carry a hose into a burning house Wednesday during a Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue training exercise in Ridgefield. For seven new firefighter/paramedics, the training marked their last exercise before graduating from the fire academy and joining the agency&rsquo;s ranks.

Ridgefield firefighters train to take the heat as donated house burnsvideo icon

Firefighters carry a hose into a burning house Wednesday during a Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue training exercise in Ridgefield. For seven new firefighter/paramedics, the training marked their last exercise before graduating from the fire academy and joining the agency&rsquo;s ranks.

December 20, 2023, 6:04pm Clark County News

As smoke billowed from an upstairs window of a house in Ridgefield, dozens of firefighters were already there. This fire was intentionally set. Read story

Voters to decide commissioners for Clark County fire district boards

October 26, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Voters will decide Nov. 7 who will serve as commissioners on several Clark County fire district boards. Read story

Battalion Chief Jason Leavitt, left, and Division Chief Ben Peeler take a moment to check in at the Jenny Creek Fire near La Center on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2023.

Jenny Creek Fire near La Center a lesson for Clark County; fast moving blazes a danger

Battalion Chief Jason Leavitt, left, and Division Chief Ben Peeler take a moment to check in at the Jenny Creek Fire near La Center on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2023.

September 2, 2023, 6:13am Clark County News

Columbia River Gorge communities aren’t the only ones coming to terms with increasing fire danger in the wildland-urban interface. Read story

Firefighter Michael Hickey works at the scene Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2023, after a blaze destroyed a primary residence and surrounding structures on the same property near La Center on Wednesday night. The incident sparked a significant brush fire that prompted evacuation warnings well into the north county community.

Jenny Creek Fire north of La Center now 90 percent containedvideo icon

Firefighter Michael Hickey works at the scene Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2023, after a blaze destroyed a primary residence and surrounding structures on the same property near La Center on Wednesday night. The incident sparked a significant brush fire that prompted evacuation warnings well into the north county community.

August 17, 2023, 6:00pm Clark County News

Small plumes of smoke rose from the blackened rubble of a house fire that spread to the wildland behind it the night before. Ash fell on firefighters walking between the remnants of vehicles, barn walls and furniture caked in ash. A large patch of brush across the road from the… Read story