Fire captain encourages area residents to participate in conversations about proposed lid lift

East County Fire & Rescue call volumes have increased by 52 percent since 2007 according to Captain Danny Burch

Danny Burch
Danny Burch

CAMAS — I’ve been a firefighter with East County Fire & Rescue for nearly 11 years. We serve the unincorporated areas of (east) Vancouver, Camas and Washougal.

I’m very proud to be part of this organization. We provide better service than most agencies our size. This includes wildland firefighting and hazardous material spills in addition to fire suppression and emergency medical service. We are a “small, but mighty” organization and consider it a privilege to come to work every day.

The purpose of my letter is to thank our fire commissioners for considering asking voters to approve a lid lift on the November ballot. Call volumes have increased (52 percent since 2007), inflation is increasing, and revenue is not keeping up with the demand for service.

We hope you will participate in these conversations. The good news is that the lid lift would be the same amount voters have approved before. You can find more information on our website at

Thank you.

Danny Burch, Captain
East County Fire & Rescue

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