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VIDEO: Battle Ground City Manager, Fire District 3 Chief talks fire annexation

posted by Savanna Wood   [ updated ]

Battle Ground - On Feb. 12 of next year, voters in Battle Ground will be asked to decide whether they want to annex into Clark County Fire District 3 for fire and emergency medical services.

To read more and view the Q&A, click here.

Clark County Today - September 30, 2019

posted Oct 1, 2019, 3:30 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 1, 2019, 3:31 PM ]

Letter: Fire District 3 chief invites area residents to public hearings to discuss annexation 

Currently, Battle Ground contracts with Fire District 3 for emergency services

Clark County Fire District 3 and the city of Battle Ground are planning three public hearings to share information about a possible annexation request. Specifically, voters in both communities may be asked to allow the city to annex to the fire district in the February 2020 Special Election. 

The Reflector - September 30th, 2019

posted Oct 1, 2019, 2:02 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 1, 2019, 2:03 PM ]

Battle Ground to consider annexation into fire district
Approval would raise property tax bill, ensure service levels

Battle Ground residents will have two opportunities to voice their opinions on the potential for Clark County Fire District 3 (FD3) to annex the city into its jurisdiction. 

Though the move would raise property tax totals, it would also avoid declines in city services outside of just fire protection, city and district officials say. 

The Columbian - August 31, 2019

posted Sep 4, 2019, 5:31 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Sep 4, 2019, 5:32 PM ]

Battle Ground, Fire District 3 work toward annexation vote
Officials opt to reduce utility tax if move approved

As Battle Ground and Fire District 3 officials continue to work toward a potential annexation vote, city officials reviewed a list of improvements or cuts to services if the vote takes place in 2020, as is expected. 

At the city council's Aug. 19 meeting, the council voted unanimously to reduce the city's utility tax rate by 10 percent if the annexation vote is approved. 

Letter: 'Clark County Fire District 3 wants to say thank you'

posted Jul 12, 2019, 11:24 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Jul 12, 2019, 11:25 AM ]

Board of Commissioners Chair Jon Couture thanks those who joined district personnel for breakfast during Hockinson Fun Days.

Clark County Fire District 3 wants to say thank you. An estimated 2,000 people joined us at the fire station for breakfast during Hockinson Fun Days. Proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to the Tony Sermone Playground to benefit children with special needs.

Clark County Today- April 25, 2019

posted May 10, 2019, 3:10 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated May 10, 2019, 3:10 PM ]

Letter: Chief Scott Sorenson offers a 'thank you' to Fire District 3 voters

Chief says approval of fire levy lid lift a few years ago has allowed Fire District 3 to keep up with increasing call volumes. 
I wanted to thank our community for approving a fire levy lid lift a few years ago. Call volumes have been increasing an average of five percent per year. Thanks to support, we are able to keep up with the 9-1-1 calls. 

NEWS RELEASE: Prepare for Wildland Fire Season Now

posted Apr 19, 2019, 3:41 PM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Apr 19, 2019, 3:44 PM ]

Wildland fire season came early to Clark County this year. Clark County Fire District 3 has responded to four significant incidents in the past month. Property owners started clearing and burning debris on their property when winds whipped up and the fires got out of control. In one instance, a fire grew to dozens of acres.

Chief Scott Sorenson says that this was a good reminder for the fire district and homeowners alike to prepare for wildland fire season.

 “Many of the properties in our fire district are located in that urban-wildland interface, which makes them vulnerable,” he said. “It’s important for property owners to prepare now for what is promising to be a challenging fire season.”

Continue reading this news release here.

The Reflector - October 29, 2018

posted Nov 4, 2018, 9:57 AM by Michael Guinett   [ updated May 10, 2019, 2:44 PM by Sean Smith ]

Rick Steele Named Fire Commissioner

On October 8th, Rick Steele received his Oath of Office to become a new District 3 Fire Commissioner. He replaces Richard Deleissegues, who passed away on September 9th. "I look forward to serving the citizens of Fire District 3 and the members of this very fine fire department," Steele said in a news release. 

The Columbian - September 2, 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 2:35 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:36 PM ]

Anders replaces retired Heidrick as Fire District 3 commissioner
Clark County Fire District 3 has appointed Scott Anders to replace retired board commissioner Buck Heidrick. Heidrick retired July 9, and the board picked Anders on Aug. 8. He took his oath of office Aug. 13. Anders is a real estate, creditors and business attorney at Vancouver law firm Jordan Ramis, PC, where he's worked since 2009. 

The Columbian - August 30, 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 2:17 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:17 PM ]

Fire District 3 wins $400,000 FEMA Grant    
The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded Clark County Fire District 3 a $400,000 grant to pay for new breathing apparatuses. 

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