Motor Vehicle Accident - 5/24/2018

posted May 25, 2018, 9:58 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated May 25, 2018, 10:00 AM ]

This morning, the crew responded to a motor vehicle accident. The driver went off the road trailing down an embankment and hitting a tree. Bystanders helped extricate the driver from the vehicle as the crew arrived on scene. The driver walked away with only minor injuries.

JOE GRAY CHOSEN AS NEXT FIRE DISTRICT 3 TRAINING CAPTAIN

posted May 21, 2018, 2:30 PM by Savanna Wood   [ updated May 21, 2018, 2:30 PM ]

Joe Gray has Been Chosen as New Training Captain!

Fire District 3 has selected a new Training Captain to replace Jason Mansfield who is returning to a line captain position in June. Firefighter Joe Gray was selected in March and sworn in on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Captain Gray began his fire service career in 2001 as a volunteer with Fire District 3 and was hired full-time in 2007. 
Captain Gray holds an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology (Portland Community College). He holds IFSAC certifications for Firefighter I and II, Fire Officer I and II, Fire Instructor I and II, Hazardous Materials Operations, and is a NWCG Single Resource Boss. He has served as a career Firefighter/EMT-IV Technician, Acting Captain, Apparatus Operator, and Scene Officer.

Citizen Heroism Awards

posted Jun 28, 2017, 9:46 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 9:46 AM ]

On May 8, 2017, Samuel Carbajal (pictured third from the left) was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident on 209 St in Venersborg. His vehicle had struck a tree and appeared to be smoking. He was incoherent and unable to get out.

Citizens pictured left to right, Abigayle Ponder, Emma Sorenson, and Rick Brown worked together to remove him from the vehicle to a safe location and provided care. Their willingness to help made a difference in Samuel’s outcome.

Fire District presented a Citizen Heroism Award to each of them in recognition of removing an injured person from the scene of a motor vehicle accident collision before the vehicle ignited in fire.

Fire District 3 Swears In New Fire Marshal

posted Jun 28, 2017, 9:42 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 9:43 AM ]

Fire Commissioner Jon Couture administered the swearing-in ceremony for our new Fire Marshal, Chris Drone at the Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting Monday night. Chris's wife Jasmine performed the honor of "pinning" the badge. Congratulations Chris. Welcome to Fire District 3!

Tyler Rhine and Russell Franklin-Lyons Swearing-In

posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:16 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 10:16 AM ]

Fire Commissioner Jon Couture administered the swearing-in ceremony for two of our new Firefighters, Tyler Rhine and Russell Franklin-Lyons at the Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting last night. Tyler’s dad Roy and Russell’s mom Suzanne performed the honor of "pinning" the badges. Many friends and family members attended. Congratulations Tyler and Russell. Welcome to Fire District 3!

Clayton Morris Swearing-In

posted Feb 15, 2017, 8:59 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 8:59 AM ]

Fire Commissioner Jon Couture administered the swearing-in ceremony for our newest Firefighter Clayton Morris at the Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting Monday night. Many family members attended the ceremony. Clayton’s mom Debbie performed the honor of "pinning" the badge. Congratulations Clayton! Welcome to the family.

2016 Service Person of the Year

posted Feb 15, 2017, 8:52 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 8:52 AM ]

Fire Chief Steve Wrightson was presented with the 2016 Service Person of the Year Award by the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce on Thursday February 9th. Wrightson has been Fire Chief at Fire District 3 since 1989. Wrightson started his fire service career in 1975. His previous positions included Wild land Firefighter, Structural Firefighter, Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Battalion Chief.

Chief Wrightson said, “It’s a great honor and I appreciate it very much. It’s also humbling because everyday I get to work with some really great people in the fire service and law enforcement. There are so many people who could certainly be standing here tonight; many people that work very hard to make this community what it is.”

Wrightson is pictured with Battle Ground Mayor Philip Johnson. Photo courtesy of Joanna York.

Visit to Hockinson Heights Elementary

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:53 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 11:53 AM ]

Captain Larry Bauska along with Firefighters Zack Shamrell and Jacob Higley spent time with Hockinson Heights Elementary School students today. Fire District 3 firefighters participate in the Firefighter Lunch and Mentorship Experience program (F.L.A.M.E.) This program offers firefighters the opportunity to visit local schools during lunch to share a meal, spend some time with the students, and provide a positive influence. We are happy to be a part of it!

Fire Cadet Training

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:49 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 11:50 AM ]

Fire District 3 Fire Cadets throwing ladders as part of their training this morning.

Motor Vehicle Collision

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:47 AM by Michelle Eisenbeis   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 11:48 AM ]

Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident this morning (1-30-17) at 09:13 at NE Ward Rd. and NE Davis Rd. One passenger in the white vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by AMR ambulance. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office directed traffic and investigated the cause. One fire engine and four firefighters from Fire District 3 were on scene.

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