Mission & Values
MISSION: The foundation of any organization’s plan is its Mission Statement. It states the reason we exist.
To serve our community by reducing risk, mitigating hazards and responding to requests for assistance.
VALUES: The following Value Statements are the "guiding principles" for each member of East County Fire & Rescue. Our Value Statements tell our Customers and Membership where our Agency stands and what we believe in.
1. Provide a safe and positive environment for Fire District personnel and the Community we protect and serve.
2. Strive for excellence and deliver professional performance to both internal and external users of our service.
3. Respect the diversity of our Community—and the Members of our own Fire Service family—while working together to achieve Agency goals and objectives.
4. Be open, honest and ethical in all our actions, activities and communication.
5. Promote the health and wellness of our organization and our Members.
6. Maintain a long-term planning horizon and employ practices that improve safety, service, efficiency and effectiveness.
7. Be fiscally responsible with the resources provided.
· Fire Suppression
· Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Suppression
· EMS—Emergency Medical Services (Basic Life Support)
· Auto Extrication
· Rope Rescue
· Water Rescue
· Search and Rescue
· Hazardous Materials Response (Operations Level)
· Public Service Assistance
· Public Information/Public Education
East County Fire & Rescue was formed on May 16, 2006 when Clark County Fire District # 1 merged into Clark County Fire District # 9. Fire District # 9 then petitioned the Board of County Commissioners to officially change our name to better reflect our Service Area: eastern Clark County, Washington aka “East County”.
The District is primarily volunteer and provides Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Response, Rope Rescue, Water Rescue, and Public Service Assistance to the unincorporated areas north of— and east of— the cities of Camas and Washougal. Approximately 70 Paid and Volunteer Fire Fighters, EMS Responders and Emergency Response Team Members respond to 900+ calls per year from our six fire stations: Bear Prairie, Fern Prairie, Livingston Mountain, Mt. Norway, Orchard Hills and Sunnyside. The Fern Prairie Station (Station 91) and the Mt. Norway Station (Station 94) are staffed 24/7. The Sunnyside (Station 93) and Bear Prairie (Station 96) Fire Stations have Resident Firefighters who live in the Stations in exchange for responding to calls. The Livingston Mt. (Station 93) and Orchard Hills (Station 95) Fire Stations are served by On-Call Volunteer Firefighters who respond from home or work to pick-up apparatus and equipment for response to fire or medical emergencies and public service calls.