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Frequently Asked Questions

This page provides answers to questions frequently recived by district staff. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please give us a call at (360) 834-4908. 

Water Tender 91 and Engine 91 Parked Ouside Station 91

 Is East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) part of Clark County, the City of Camas, or the City of Washougal?

No, ECFR is a special purpose district. In Washington State, special purpose districts are limited purpose local governments separate from a city, town, or county government. Generally, they perform a single function. In the case of fire protection districts such as East County Fire and Rescue, they provided fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. The purpose, function, governance, and funding of fire protection districts is defined by state law (Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 52 Fire protection districts). Fire districts are governed by an elected board of fire commissioners and funded predominantly by property tax levies with their levy rate limited to a maximum of $1.50/$1000 of assessed valuation (AV).