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Clark County Emergency Responders Take Steps to Avoid COVID-19

posted Mar 20, 2020, 3:27 PM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 3:28 PM ]

Clark County emergency responders are taking steps to protect themselves and the public against COVID-19. 
Read more here.

Clark County Fire District 3 officials Discuss impacts of potential annexation

posted Feb 6, 2020, 10:55 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Feb 6, 2020, 10:58 AM ]

BATTLE GROUND - Two comments at a recent public information meeting captured the main questions voters have had about the potential annexation of Battle Ground into Clark County Fire District 3's coverage area.

To read more, click here.

The Reflector - January 27, 2020

posted Jan 29, 2020, 11:26 AM by Sean Smith   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 11:26 AM ]

Strategic plan approved for Clark County Fire District 3
Clark County Fire District 3 recently approved a strategic plan for how it will serve its residents over the next five years. The plan provides a comprehensive look at the fire district’s current capabilities for operations, capital items and what is needed for the future. The plan also calls for annexing the City of Battle Ground to improve emergency services planning.

The Columbian - January 14, 2020

posted Jan 23, 2020, 8:43 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Jan 23, 2020, 8:43 PM ]

Battle Ground, Fire District 3 asking voters to OK annexation
Officials say it would boost safety, control costs

City and fire officials: Voters should support Clark County Fire District 3 annexing the city of Battle Ground into its coverage area. 

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

posted Dec 10, 2019, 8:30 AM by Savanna Wood   [ updated Dec 10, 2019, 8:30 AM ]

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. 

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