Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue
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2 Alarm Fire Near Ridgefield (Photo) - 08/01/22

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue responded to Structure Fire just after 0700 this morning.   The Fire Was reported by neighbors who saw a significant amount of black smoke coming from the West side of the home in the 1400 Block of NW 304th Circle, North of the Tri-Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield.   The fire stared outside the home and quickly spread to the walls and attic of the home before the Fire Department was called.  No injuries were reported and nobody was home at the time of the fire.    A total of 7 Engines, 1 Tower Ladder, and 7 Chief Officers responded from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue and Clark County Fire District #6.   Units on scene were assisted by the Clark County Fire Marshals Office, AMR, Clark County PUD, and NW Natural.   The fire was quickly brought under control by responding units, although the home sustained substantial damage.  The home did not have a fire sprinkler system.  The fire cause is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshals Office.   

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue reminds all citizens to be vigilant about checking smoke alarms and making sure you have them on every floor of your home.   If building a new home, please consider protecting your home with Fire Sprinklers.  For more information or if you need smoke alarms, please contact your Fire Department.  

## Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) serves 45,000 people over 125 square miles, including the cities of La Center, Ridgefield, Woodland, and the Cowlitz Indian Reservation. Our combination department includes full-time and volunteer firefighters responding to an average of 5000 fire and emergency medical calls a year. CCFR operates under a balanced budget and has a history of passing independent financial audits by the state. ##

Commissioner James R. (“Bob”) Johnson
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Commissioner James R. ("Bob") Johnson Memorial Service (Photo) - 07/19/22

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner James R. (“Bob”) Johnson passed away at his home in Charter Oak with his family by his side on May 31, 2022, at the age of 86 years old. Commissioner Johnson led a life of service, beginning with the United States Army, the Seattle Police Department, and retiring from the Washington State Patrol with over 30 years of service. After his retirement from WSP, Commissioner Johnson became a Fire Commissioner in 1991 for Clark County Fire District 11, a predecessor department to CCFR. In addition to the duties of a commissioner, he also served as a Juvenile Fire Setter counselor for the District. During his 30-plus years with the District, Commissioner Johnson was a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, response capability, and public service. Commissioner Johnson’s tireless support for the citizens and firefighters of the District will be missed.

A memorial service for Commissioner Johnson will be held at 2 PM on Saturday July 30th, 2022 in the Cowlitz Ballroom at the ilani Resort, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield WA 98642.  The Washington State Patrol and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue will be participating in the memorial service.  

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Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Responds to House Fire in Rural Clark County (Photo) - 07/14/22

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue was dispatched to a Structure Fire on 311th Cir. in North Clark County At 2:57 PM on Thursday, July 14th.  Response was delayed as the location was not immediately known and access was limited.  The reporting party was a significant distance away with no clear address for the incident.    Firefighters arrived to find a well involved manufactured home with fire spreading to nearby vehicles.   Fortunately nobody was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported at the incident.   Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue was assisted on this incident by Clark County Fire District 3, Clark County Fire District 10, North Country EMS, Clark County Fire Marshal's Office and Clark PUD.    A total of 5 engines, 1 tower ladder, 3 water tenders, 1 ambulance, 4 chief officers, 1 Fire Marshal, and 1 PIO responded to the Scene.   The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office.  2 adults and 4 children living at the home are displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.   Some firefighters remained on scene for several hours ensuring the fire was completely extinguished and assisting to salvage any contents that could be saved. 

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue reminds citizens to make sure they have working smoke alarms and clear access to their home for emergency vehicles.  

## Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) serves 45,000 people over 125 square miles, including the cities of La Center, Ridgefield, Woodland, and the Cowlitz Indian Reservation. Our combination department includes full-time and volunteer firefighters responding to an average of 5000 fire and emergency medical calls a year. CCFR operates under a balanced budget and has a history of passing independent financial audits by the state. ##

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*Attention: Updated EMS levy open house details* (Photo) - 07/14/22

*ATTENTION: UPDATED EVENT LOCATION*

Disregard prior event posting details.  See below for updated locations.

Tonight's EMS levy open house will be at Fire Station 21, 911 N. 65th Avenue, Ridgefield, WA 98642.

CCFR will be holding three community open house meetings to discuss the upcoming Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy.

  • July 7th at 6 PM at Fire Station 21 (911 N. 65th Avenue, Ridgefield, 98642)
  • July 14th at 6 PM at Fire Station 21
  • July 21st at 6 PM at Fire Station 26 (21609 NE 72nd Avenue, Battle Ground, 98604)

For more information, see our web page: https://clarkfr.org/clark-cowlitz-fire-rescue-ems-levy/

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