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Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue

Tiffany Martell, left, hugs Denise Yurecko a La Center High School office assistant who used an automated external defibrillator to save Martell's son's life. Triston Martell, then a 15-year-old sophomore, collapsed at La Center High School on May 26 and was saved by five of the school's employees. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue on Thursday honored those employees for their lifesaving efforts.

5 La Center High School employees honored for saving student

Tiffany Martell, left, hugs Denise Yurecko a La Center High School office assistant who used an automated external defibrillator to save Martell's son's life. Triston Martell, then a 15-year-old sophomore, collapsed at La Center High School on May 26 and was saved by five of the school's employees. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue on Thursday honored those employees for their lifesaving efforts.

June 25, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue honored five La Center High School employees Thursday for jumping into action to save a student’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest on the morning of May 26. Read story

Firefighter Kevin Saari of Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue helps battle the blaze at the Old Cherry Grove Church property near Battle Ground in July 2021.

Emergency calls on the rise in Lower Columbia, as fire departments look to fund more staff, equipment

Firefighter Kevin Saari of Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue helps battle the blaze at the Old Cherry Grove Church property near Battle Ground in July 2021.

May 16, 2022, 7:28am Clark County News

Four local fire departments say 911 calls are up and three are asking for resources to keep up with emergencies. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue engine.

Charging batteries blamed for La Center shop fire

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue engine.

April 26, 2022, 12:17pm Clark County News

A fire that destroyed a shop building in La Center on Sunday was sparked by recharging lithium batteries from RC cars. Read story

No one was injured in a two-alarm fire at a Woodland apartment complex on Tuesday night.

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue battles two-alarm apartment blaze in Woodland

No one was injured in a two-alarm fire at a Woodland apartment complex on Tuesday night.

April 6, 2022, 7:27am Clark County News

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue battled a two-alarm apartment fire Tuesday night in Woodland. The fire severely damaged two apartments and left five others with smoke and heat damage. Read story

Cowlitz Indian Tribe General Council Vice Chair Patty Kinswa-Gaiser and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Fire Chief John Nohr speak at the ceremony on Friday at ilani.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe gifts engine to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue

Cowlitz Indian Tribe General Council Vice Chair Patty Kinswa-Gaiser and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Fire Chief John Nohr speak at the ceremony on Friday at ilani.

March 23, 2022, 6:35pm Clark County News

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe donated a new, fully equipped fire engine to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue on Friday. Read story

A house burns Wednesday afternoon in the Cherry Grove area west of Battle Ground. The adult residents were displaced, and the house was a total loss.

Fire destroys home on ‘extremely cluttered’ property west of Battle Ground

A house burns Wednesday afternoon in the Cherry Grove area west of Battle Ground. The adult residents were displaced, and the house was a total loss.

March 17, 2022, 11:13am Clark County News

Three adults were displaced Wednesday after an extremely cluttered house west of Battle Ground burned down. Read story

Quick-acting school staff and firefighters prevented a terrarium fire from spreading inside a classroom at North Fork Elementary School in Woodland on Friday morning, saving the resident snake.

Classroom snake saved from fire at Woodland elementary school

Quick-acting school staff and firefighters prevented a terrarium fire from spreading inside a classroom at North Fork Elementary School in Woodland on Friday morning, saving the resident snake.

October 1, 2021, 4:21pm Clark County News

Quick-acting school staff and firefighters prevented a terrarium fire from spreading inside a Woodland classroom Friday morning, saving the resident snake. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue Chief John Nohr reflects on his experience as a firefighter during and after the 9/11 attacks in an interview on Aug. 31 at Fire Station 21 in Ridgefield. Nohr was a fire captain in Portland and working on the morning of the terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, including more than 400 first responders.

‘It was so very quiet’: Clark Cowlitz fire chief remembers watching Sept. 11 attacks unfold

Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue Chief John Nohr reflects on his experience as a firefighter during and after the 9/11 attacks in an interview on Aug. 31 at Fire Station 21 in Ridgefield. Nohr was a fire captain in Portland and working on the morning of the terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, including more than 400 first responders.

September 12, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

A familiar and melancholic feeling struck Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Chief John Nohr on the night of July 23 — when Clark County sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown was killed in the line of duty. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue crews battle a barn fire Wednesday afternoon at 23115 N.W. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. No one was injured. The barn, once part of Kennedy dairy farm, was being demolished to make way for the Kennedy Farm housing development.

Fire crews battle barn fire in Ridgefield

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue crews battle a barn fire Wednesday afternoon at 23115 N.W. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. No one was injured. The barn, once part of Kennedy dairy farm, was being demolished to make way for the Kennedy Farm housing development.

June 23, 2021, 9:36pm Clark County News

A barn being demolished to make way for a housing development in Ridgefield burned Wednesday afternoon. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue crews make entry Tuesday afternoon into an attached garage on fire in Woodland. A small pet dog was found dead inside. The family was not home at the time of the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to the fire agency.

Pet dog killed in Woodland garage fire

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue crews make entry Tuesday afternoon into an attached garage on fire in Woodland. A small pet dog was found dead inside. The family was not home at the time of the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to the fire agency.

May 18, 2021, 4:21pm Clark County News

A small pet dog was killed in a garage fire Tuesday afternoon in Woodland. Read story