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Assistant Chief Barbara Widlund

Barbara Widlund serves as the Assistant Chief. Barbara's responsibilities include operations, logistics, and policy administration.  

Barbara was raised in La Center, Washington and graduated from La Center High School in 1985. Barbara began pursuing a career in the Fire Service in 1999 by attending Portland Community College Fire Protection Technology Program. Barbara became a volunteer with Fire District 3 in 2000 and was appointed as a career firefighter with Fire District 3 in 2001. 

Barbara worked her way through the firefighter ranks and was promoted to a Captain in 2006 and to her current position of Assistant Chief in 2018. Barbara has an Associates of Science degree in Fire Protection Technology (Portland Community College). She is currently pursuing the Managing Officer Program through the National Fire Academy. 

Barbara resides in our Hockinson Station 31's response area.