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Barbara Widlund Chosen As Next Fire District 3 Assistant Fire Chief - 03/15/18

The Fire District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners has selected a new Assistant Fire Chief to replace Assistant Fire Chief Scott Sorenson who took the position of Fire Chief in November. Assistant Chief Barbara Widlund was selected from a number of national applicants for the position.

Chief Widlund began her fire service career in 2000 as a volunteer with Fire District 3 and was hired full-time in 2001.

Chief Widlund holds an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology (Portland Community College). She is currently enrolled in the Managing Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Chief Widlund is a 1985 graduate of La Center High School.

Chief Widlund has served as a career Firefighter/EMT-IV Technician, Captain, Apparatus Operator, Scene Officer, Station Officer, Shift Training Captain, Prefire Program Manager, SCBA Program Manager, and Acting Battalion Chief.

Chief Widlund is married and resides in Hockinson.

29 Years of Clean Audits for Fire District 3 - 03/12/18

Date: March 12, 2018
Contact: Chief Scott Sorenson
Office (360) 892-2331 Cell (360) 989-7375

29 Years of Clean Audits for Fire District 3

Brush Prairie, Wash. -- Clark County Fire District 3 recently achieved it's 29th straight year of clean financial and accountability audits conducted by the Washington State Auditor's Office. Fire Chief Scott Sorenson says that the audit has always been a priority for the fire district.

"We are committed to managing resources responsibly," said Chief Sorenson. "Stewardship is the key, we make it a focus."

The audit, completed in late 2017, is designed to ensure compliance and adequate safeguarding of public resources and includes a review of internal controls for the fire district. The audit process involved performing procedures to see how the fire district uses public resources and complies with state laws and regulations.

Community members can review the most recent audit reports by visiting the Washington State Auditor's website at

Clark County Fire District 3 provides fire suppression and emergency medical service to 40,000 people over 84 square miles, including Hockinson, Brush Prairie, Venersborg, Heisson, and the City of Battle Ground. Our highly-trained emergency personnel respond to over 4,000 calls per year with professionalism and compassion. More information on Fire District 3 can be found on its web site

Attached Media Files: Clean_Audit_3.12.2018.docx.pdf