Learn more about your fire district and enjoy free food and fun for the family
BRUSH PRAIRIE — Clark County Fire District 3 invites the community to celebrate summer with free food and fun at a fire station near you in August and September.
Bring your family and friends and see how your tax dollars work to keep the community safe. Meet your local emergency responders, learn more about the fire district and enjoy free hot dogs, chips, soda, and water. Kids can play and stay cool in the “squirt house,” and firefighters will be handing out stickers and helmets to kids as well.
- Sat., Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station 35 (Battle Ground) 505 SW First St., Battle Ground
- Sat., Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station 34 (Rawson Rd., Elkhorn Mountain, Summer Hills) 24812 NE Rawson Rd., Brush Prairie
Fire District 3 and all its members are invested in seeing the community they serve live safely and thrive. Many of the district’s firefighters have chosen to make a career here because of the relationships they have developed with residents and the quality of life Clark County has to offer. The district values its relationship with the community, and Open Houses are a great way for firefighters and residents to connect, learn something, and have a little fun.
Clark County Fire District 3 provides fire and life safety services to 40,000 people in east Clark County, including the city of Battle Ground. Fifty-two full-time and 10 volunteer emergency personnel responded to 4,155 calls in 2020. Fire District 3 operates under a balanced budget and has a long history of passing its financial and accountability audits by the state. More information on Fire District 3 can be found on its website www.fire3.org.
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