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Fire Marshal

Chris Drone has been selected as the first Fire Marshal for Fire District 3 and the City of Battle Ground. Fire Marshal Drone started serving on June 1st of 2017.  Fire Marshal Drone’s primary responsibilities include performing professional and technical work in the field of fire prevention, fire investigation, public education, plan review, inspections, and fire/building code enforcement.  His offices are located at Station 35 and at the Department of Community Development at Battle Ground City Hall.


After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Chris began his professional career in 2007 where he worked as a Building Plans Examiner for the City of Vancouver.  Since then, he has filled multiple roles in Community Development and Fire Prevention in Teller County Colorado and the City of Colorado Springs Fire Department.  In 2013, Chris returned to Clark County where he worked as a Plans Examiner and Lead Deputy Fire Marshal.


Fire Marshal Drone holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Washington State University) and two Associates Degrees, one in Building Inspection Technology.  He holds international certifications as a Fire Inspector, Building Official, and Master Code Professional.  Chris is currently licensed as an Engineer and Training and is actively working toward acquiring his license as a Professional Fire Protection Engineer.


Fire Marshal Drone is currently a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, National Fire Protection Association, International Code Council, National Fire Academy Alumni Association, and Clark County Safe Schools Task Force.  He also serves as a board member for the Northwest Fire Investigators Association.


                                               Fire Marshal Drone is married and has two sons.  The family resides in Ridgefield.

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