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Camas mayor chooses Cliff Free to lead Camas-Washougal Fire Department

October 30, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

The Camas-Washougal Fire Department has a new fire chief. Camas Mayor Steve Hogan announced last week that he has selected interim Fire Chief Cliff Free to fill the role on… Read story

Vancouver’s new Fire Station 11 opens

October 22, 2022, 6:01pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 5 celebrated the grand opening of the city’s new Fire Station 11 on Saturday. The station will help serve residents in… Read story

Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter Trevor Guay shows off a fire truck to a group of kids Wednesday at Hellen Baller Elementary.

Consultants say Camas, Washougal should reshape firefighting partnership

Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter Trevor Guay shows off a fire truck to a group of kids Wednesday at Hellen Baller Elementary.

June 26, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

A little more than seven months have passed since consultants reviewing the Camas-Washougal Fire Department informed local city officials that the partnership that merged both cities’ fire departments in 2013 “has too many gaps to represent a sustainable model moving forward.” Read story

Vancouver Fire Department Capt. Heidi Parr stands in front of her engine at Fire Station 2. Parr leads the first all-female crew in the department's 150-year history. The hope is that this crew formation becomes less unusual as the department diversifies its workforce, Fire Chief Brennan Blue said. Out of the Vancouver Fire Department's 178 frontline firefighters and captains, only 10 are women.

Vancouver Fire Department forms its first all-female crew

Vancouver Fire Department Capt. Heidi Parr stands in front of her engine at Fire Station 2. Parr leads the first all-female crew in the department's 150-year history. The hope is that this crew formation becomes less unusual as the department diversifies its workforce, Fire Chief Brennan Blue said. Out of the Vancouver Fire Department's 178 frontline firefighters and captains, only 10 are women.

March 31, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

After more than 150 years of existence, the Vancouver Fire Department just formed its first all-female crew — and it wasn’t entirely planned. Read story

Fire District 5 votes to put levy lift on ballot

March 17, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

The Clark County Fire District 5 Board of Fire Commissioners voted unanimously to ask voters to lift the department’s levy in the Aug. 2 primary election. Read story

Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue has presented the framework for how improvements to his department's emergency services will unfold in the coming years. In 2022, staff plan to finish constructing and staffing Station 11, hire more firefighters, assemble two squads, and strategize the relocation of Station 6, shown above.

Vancouver fire chief: Let’s get to work

Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue has presented the framework for how improvements to his department's emergency services will unfold in the coming years. In 2022, staff plan to finish constructing and staffing Station 11, hire more firefighters, assemble two squads, and strategize the relocation of Station 6, shown above.

March 3, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Three weeks after Vancouver voters approved Proposition 2, a tax hike to improve fire services, Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue is asking the Vancouver City Council for supplemental funding to begin implementing changes promised to voters. Read story

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Vancouver Fire Department levy ahead

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February 8, 2022, 9:50pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department’s fire and emergency services may receive about $15 million annually in property taxes with preliminary voter approval of Proposition 2. Read story

Clark County Fire District 3 serves about 40,000 residents from five stations. Station 31 in Hockinson, seen here, houses three engines and several auxiliary units.

Battle Ground hikes impact fees to aid fire district

Clark County Fire District 3 serves about 40,000 residents from five stations. Station 31 in Hockinson, seen here, houses three engines and several auxiliary units.

December 30, 2021, 3:37pm Clark County News

The city of Battle Ground has upped the impact fee on new development to fund expansion for Clark County Fire District 3, which also serves Brush Prairie and surrounding rural areas. Read story

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office receives $219K FEMA grant

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

August 30, 2021, 5:09pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office received nearly $220,000 in federal funds this year to continue its recurring outreach campaign aimed at preventing residential fires. Read story

A fire near Battle Ground at the site of a historic church may have been caused by fireworks, according to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue.

Fire Marshal offering reward for information about Battle Ground church firevideo icon

A fire near Battle Ground at the site of a historic church may have been caused by fireworks, according to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue.

August 13, 2021, 10:21am Clark County News

The Clark County Fire Marshal's Office is offering a reward for information identifying the person the agency believes started the July 5 fire at the Old Cherry Grove Church in Battle Ground that also destroyed the house attached and the yard full of collectables — including hundreds of mannequins.  Read story