Mission Statement:

We provide quality and timely EMS and Fire Response. We serve our community by reducing risk, mitigating hazards, and effectively responding to requests for assistance. We are public servants protecting the quality of life for all in the district through professional fire and emergency response, prevention, and education. We serve with integrity and trustworthy behavior, being mindful of efficiency and cost, both now and in the future.

Excellence in Management:

East County Fire & Rescue received the WFCA’s (Washington Fire Commissioners Association) 2012 Management Excellence Award, placing second in Category B.  The award was announced at the Washington Fire Commissioners Association Annual Conference in Yakima on October 26, 2012.

There are four categories in which Fire Districts compete based upon annual budgets.  Category B includes Districts with annual budgets ranging from $1 Million to $10 Million. Twelve Fire Districts submitted entries in Category B.  The entries were judged by a team of evaluators from outside the Fire Service.  ECFR’s budget for 2011 was $1,685,824.67.

Services 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 a combination department 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 45 Paid and Volunteer Fire Fighters, EMS Responders and Emergency Response Team Members respond to 900+ calls per year from our five fire stations:  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 other 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.

East County Fire & Rescue is governed by a Board of 5 Fire Commissioners.  The Commissioners are elected for 6 year terms.

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