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Battle Ground, Fire District 3 explore annexation plan

posted Jun 12, 2019, 11:11 AM by Sean Smith   [ updated Jun 12, 2019, 11:15 AM ]

BATTLE GROUND - After three-plus years of contracting with Fire District 3, Battle Ground officials are looking to solidify the partnership by possibly annexing into the district. 

Fire District 3 took over as Battle Ground's fire and emergency service contractor on Jan. 1, 2016, after the city opted to switch from using Clark County Fire & Rescue. 

Survey: BG residents open to potential fire district annexation

posted May 30, 2019, 10:02 AM by Sean Smith   [ updated May 30, 2019, 10:03 AM ]

The Battle Ground City Council got a rundown of a recent survey on the possibility of formal annexation into Clark County Fire District 3 and the results showed that education on the city’s public safety situation is necessary for successfully bringing the city into the district.

Clark County Fire District 3 Offers Free Smoke Detectors

posted May 10, 2019, 2:55 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated May 10, 2019, 2:55 PM ]

BRUSH PRAIRIE, WA- Clark County Fire District 3 is offering free smoke detectors to residents of owner occupied single-family homes in their service are. Interested applicants can apply by filling out a form online at www.fire3.org.

Wildfires touch down across Clark, Cowlitz last week

posted Apr 26, 2019, 2:21 PM by Savanna Wood   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:56 AM by Sean Smith ]

A rash of brush fires across Clark and Cowlitz counties led to action from multiple local agencies including a temporary burn ban that ran for a few days in Cowlitz.

On March 20 Clark County Fire District 3 announced that it had responded to several wildland fires over two days in the county. At about 6:30 p.m., March 19, FD3 crews responded to the 20300 block of Northeast 242nd Avenue, southeast of Venersborg, finding a brush fire about an acre in size burning at the location. Crews had the fire extinguished by 8 p.m. and ruled that it was likely the result of a controlled burn that reignited.


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Rick Steele Named Fire Commissioner

posted Nov 4, 2018, 9:51 AM by Michael Guinett   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:55 AM by Sean Smith ]

On October 8th, Rick Steele received his Oath of Office to become a new District 3 Fire Commissioner. 

Three dogs die in rural Clark County house fire

posted Oct 11, 2018, 9:15 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 9:15 PM ]

A house fire east of Battle Ground in rural Clark County killed three dogs early Monday morning, according to a battalion chief with Clark County Fire District 3. 

Two Killed, two injured in fiery Hockinson crash

posted Oct 11, 2018, 9:12 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 9:12 PM ]

Two people were killed Saturday night and two injured, one of them with life-threatening injuries, in a single-car crash in the Hockinson area, Clark County authorities said. 

Fire District 3 official dies

posted Oct 11, 2018, 9:08 PM by Sean Smith   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 9:10 PM ]

Richard Deleissegues, a fire commissioner with Fire District 3, died at home on Sept. 9, according to a release from the district. 

Fire District 3 Chooses Next Assistant Fire Chief

posted May 15, 2018, 3:00 PM by Michael Guinett   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 9:03 PM by Sean Smith ]

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. 

Fire District 3 Names New Fire Chief

posted Dec 13, 2017, 5:27 PM by Michael Guinett   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 5:31 PM ]

Last week Clark County Fire District 3 announced that Assistant Chief Scott Sorenson will be promoted to fire chief upon the retirement of Fire Chief Steve Wrightson in November. 

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