Free Smoke Detector Program

Fire District 3 considers fire and life safety paramount for the citizens of our community. According to the National Fire Protection Association, statistics show that a family is 50 percent more likely to escape a house fire with at least one working smoke detector. Due to this, Fire District 3 is pleased to offer FREE smoke detectors for the residents who live within our service area. Please visit the "Free Smoke Detector Program" tab, fill out the online form, and receive brand new smoke detectors courtesy of Fire District 3 today!

2018 Poster Contest

posted Oct 5, 2018, 1:55 PM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 1:55 PM ]

 October 7th - 13th has been nationally recognized as this year’s “Fire Prevention Week”. Historically within fire departments across the United States, this week has been committed to the fire safety education of communities served. Fire District 3 values the importance of fire prevention education and is dedicated to teaching our community about this life safety. That is why in the spirit of the national “Fire Prevention Week”, Fire District 3 is enthusiastic to give back to the community through a newly revamped event, dedicated to the education of our community’s youth.


      The target audience this year for our education is K - 3rd grade, ages 5-10, for all Elementary Schools within Battle Ground and Hockinson. Our event includes an educational video created by Fire District 3 that caters specifically to the developmental needs of this age group. From the video, students will learn about smoke detectors, fire evacuation routes, safe meeting areas, and calling 911. All participants will then have the opportunity to show off their artistic skills by illustrating the safety concepts they learned. Each student will be provided an 11” x 17” poster canvas by Fire District 3 to creatively and colorfully construct their fire safety masterpieces. Once completed, the posters will be submitted to Fire District 3 where firefighters will pick a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for each participating grade of each school. There also will be a “best in district grand prize” chosen for the most outstanding kindergarten, first, second, and third grade art piece submission. The winners of the “best in district grand prize” awards will be presented by the Fire Chief and Mayor of Battle Ground at a Battle Ground city council meeting on November 5th, 2018. Pictures of the winning posters will be posted on the Fire District 3 social media accounts and the poster hard copies will be posted within the walls of the Fire District 3 stations.

You can find our Fire Safety Poster Contest Educational Video here.

Fire District 3 Awarded $408,560.00 Assistance to Firefighters Grant

posted Aug 29, 2018, 3:13 PM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 3:14 PM ]

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Clark County Fire District 3 a $408,560.00 Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The grant will enable Fire District 3 to replace self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).  


Fire District 3 requested the assistance to replace obsolete SCBA equipment with new, safe, interoperable equipment that meets the current minimum requirements of Washington Administrative Code 296.305 and the National Fire Protection Association.

Welcome, Commissioner Anders!

posted Aug 20, 2018, 9:21 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Aug 20, 2018, 9:21 AM ]

On August 13 at Commissioner meeting, Fire Commissioner Dick Deleissegues administered the swearing-in ceremony for our interim Fire Commissioner, Scott Anders. Scott will be completing the term in place of retired Commissioner Buck Heidrick. Welcome to the team, Scott!

Kids for Kids!

posted Jul 20, 2018, 9:54 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Jul 20, 2018, 9:54 AM ]

We had so much fun with Kids for Kids yesterday! Firefighter Zane taught everyone about CPR, First Aid and the importance of understanding bike safety. Thank you to Hockinson Community Education for putting this together, we can't wait for next year!

Thank you, Commissioner Heidrick!

posted Jul 10, 2018, 11:24 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 11:25 AM ]

Last night, we celebrated the retirement of Commissioner Buck Heidrick. Thank you for your 15 years of service.

Residential Fire - 06/04/2018

posted Jul 10, 2018, 11:17 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 11:17 AM ]

Crews from both District 3 and District 6 assisted Clark County Fire and Rescue on a house fire. Unfortunately, it was a total loss.

Congratulations, Cadets!

posted Jul 10, 2018, 11:00 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 11:06 AM ]

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Thank you to our 2017-2018 Cadet class for another amazing year! Have a great summer!

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.


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.

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