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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. 

The Columbian - August 17, 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 2:13 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:14 PM ]

What's your wildfire-risk score? Fire District 3 can tell you
Some of the most effective firefighting happens well before the flaming front is bearing down on a house, which is why Clark County Fire District 3 staff are going door to door in parts of the district to help residents assess and deal with wildfire risk factors around their homes. 

The Columbian - July 23, 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 2:07 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:08 PM ]

Fire District 3 upgrades equipment
Fire District 3 aspires to be "the best rural fire district in America," and within the last year, the fire district has taken several steps to achieve its vision, including the purchase of new equipment and the reinstatement of its fire risk specialist program. 

The Columbian - July 14, 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 2:06 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:10 PM ]

Fire District 3 offering wildfire safety surveys
Clark County Fire District 3 is offering district residents free consultations with district specialists to help determine their homes' risk to damage from wildfires. 

The Reflector - March 20, 2018

posted May 15, 2018, 3:02 PM by Michael Guinett   [ updated May 15, 2018, 3:05 PM ]

Fire District 3 has concluded its search for a new Assistant Fire Chief. Although the search included a number of national applicants, ultimately they chose a veteran of their own force right out of their backyard with the selection of Hockinson resident Barbara Widlund. 

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