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Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCF&R) is a combination fire department in Clark County, Washington. We cover over 125 square miles, including the cities of La Center, Ridgefield, and Woodland, serving a population of approximately 40,000. We staff with full-time, resident, and volunteer firefighters, all who are trained to the NFPA 1001 standard. In addition, we maintain an intern program with two local colleges and direct a county-wide high school cadet program. Though a significant portion of our district is residential, we have business, industrial, marine, and railroad responsibilities as well. We protect several areas of critical infrastructure including the main west coast rail line, several electrical substations, multiple government buildings, the two primary high pressure natural gas transmission lines that run from the Canadian border to the Midwest, and nearly a fourteen-mile stretch of Interstate 5, the main freeway from Mexico to the Canadian border. We respond to approximately 3,600 fire and medical calls each year, and are governed by a five-member board of elected Fire Commissioners.


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Thank you to our community for approving our fire levy lid request during the August 2017 election. This revenue will be critical to helping us provide improved response times and emergency services that our community needs. We will continue to report back to you as improvements are made and look forward to your feedback.

 




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Board of Commissioner Meetings


Regular Board meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. and are held at Station 21 located at 911 N 65th Avenue in Ridgefield, WA. Any variations to this schedule will be posted here.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

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Clark County Fire & Rescue

Clark County Fire & Rescue provides Fire Protection and Advanced Life Support (ALS) service and Basic Life Support service to the community.
Clark County Fire & Rescue
Clark County Fire & RescueFriday, November 16th, 2018 at 10:50am
The Southwest Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage I Burn Ban for Clark County and an Air Quality Advisory for Cowlitz and Lewis Counties
Release Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Smoke from indoor and outdoor wood burning and forest fires have led to increasing levels of fine particle air pollution in Clark, Cowlitz and Lewis Counties. The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is issuing a Stage I Burn Ban effective immediately throughout Clark County and an Air Quality Advisory for Cowlitz and Lewis Counties. Colder nights followed by limited daytime ventilation and dispersion have caused fine particle air pollution levels to rise toward the federal health-based standard. These conditions are forecast to continue through 8:00 am Saturday morning.
All outdoor burning and the use of all fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves and inserts is prohibited in Clark County until 8:00 am Saturday November 17, 2018. If wood burning is your only source of heat, you are exempt from this curtailment and SWCAA asks that you burn as clean as possible.
For Cowlitz and Lewis County a burn ban is not in effect. However, residents are encouraged not to burn due to increasing pollution levels.
“We are hopeful that calling this Air Quality Advisory and Stage I burn ban will moderate ambient levels of fine particulate matter until a more active weather system moves in,” said Uri Papish, executive director for the agency. “We are not asking anyone to go without heat, but to use an alternative source of heat if possible until weather patterns change and our air quality returns to healthy levels.”
Current air quality information is available on the web:
http://www.swcleanair.org/burning/airquality.asp
The Air Quality Index rates air quality based on labels of “good” (0 to 50, green), “moderate” (51 to 100, yellow), “unhealthy for sensitive groups” (101-150, orange), and “unhealthy” (151-200, red), and “very unhealthy” (201 to 300, deep red). Any reading above 300 is “hazardous.” Smoke levels (PM2.5) levels are expected to reach into the “unhealthy” range throughout Southwest Washington.
While residents can view current air quality conditions at http://www.swcleanair.org, SWCAA’s monitoring network does not capture air quality conditions in all communities. For this reason, it's important for residents to gauge air quality conditions where they live and take appropriate actions to protect themselves. Remember, local smoke levels can rise and fall rapidly, depending on weather factors including wind direction.

Smoke inhalation can cause a range of health problems:
• Chest pain
• Fast heartbeat
• Coughing
• Stinging eyes
• Asthma attack
• Trouble breathing
• Irritated sinuses
• Headaches
Sensitive groups should take precautions, including: children, older adults, and people that are pregnant, have heart or lung issues (such as asthma and COPD), or that have had a stroke.
• Stay indoors when possible.
• Limit your physical activity outdoors, such as running, bicycling, physical labor, and sports.
• Close windows in your home, if possible, and keep the indoor air clean. If you have an air conditioner, use the "recirculation" switch. Use an indoor air filter if available.
• Avoid driving, when possible. If you must drive, keep the windows closed. If you use the car's fan or air conditioning, make sure the system recirculates air from inside the car; don't pull air from outside.
• Schools and daycare providers should consider postponing outdoor activities or moving them indoors.
• N95 or N100 rated masks can help protect some people from air pollution. These masks are usually available at hardware and home repair stores. Please check with your doctor to see if this appropriate for you.
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/334-353.pdf.
• For more information on ways to reduce your exposure, see the Washington Department of Health's web site:
https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires
As always, consult with your health care provider for more specific questions and concerns.
Visit the Washington Smoke-Blog for more detailed information: http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/
For weather information visit the National Weather Service website at: www.nws.noaa.gov
Contacts:
Uri Papish, SW Clean Air Agency, Vancouver, WA, 360-574-3058, uri@swcleanair.org
Clark County Fire & Rescue
Clark County Fire & RescueMonday, November 12th, 2018 at 4:27am
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Clark County Fire & Rescue updated their profile picture.Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 8:26am
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Clark County Fire & Rescue added 2 new photos.Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 8:24am
Cadets climbing the 65 foot ladder on Tower191 at Station 21! What degree/angle would you say that is...?
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Clark County Fire & Rescue added 2 new photos.Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 6:42am
Rescue boat 24 is on scene with Department of Ecology and Coast Guard to a Semi truck that was hit by a train in Ridgefield. No injuries
Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 7:50am
The Southwest Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage I Burn Ban for Clark County and an Air Quality Advisory for Cowlitz and Lewis Counties
Release Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Smoke from indoor and outdoor wood burning and... https://t.co/cv95IPmAM4
Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 2:56am
It’s getting cold out there! Is your home safe as you keep your family warm?
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Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 2:14am
We are just days away from the Coat drive!
Please come out, donate a coat and get a ride in the Fire Engine. https://t.co/PVghhHx8fD
Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 5:24am
Cadets climbing the 65 foot ladder on Tower191 at Station 21! What degree/angle would you say that is...?


Fire Chief’s Report

ARCHIVED REPORTS BELOW:

CHIEF’S REPORT – June 2017

CHIEF’S REPORT – Feburary 2017

CHIEF’S REPORT – January 2017

CHIEF’S REPORT – December 2016

CHIEF’S REPORT – November 2016

CHIEF’S REPORT – October 2016

CHIEF’S REPORT – September 2016

CHIEF’S REPORT – August 2016

CHIEF’S REPORT – April 2015

CHIEF’S REPORT – March 2015

CHIEF’S REPORT – February 2015

CHIEF’S REPORT – January 2015

CHIEF’S REPORT – December 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – November 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – October 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – September 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – August 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – July 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – June 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – May 2014

CHIEF’S REPORT – April 2014

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