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About Us - General Information

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue provides fire and emergency medical services in the City of Kelso and the unincorporated areas surrounding Longview and Kelso.  There are approximately 34,000 citizens in the 152 square miles we protect and serve.  We are a combination career and volunteer organization with approximately 120 dedicated members.

Our Headquarters Station at 701 Vine St in Kelso has business hours of Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, except for federal holdiays.

Mission Statement:
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue's mission is to respond to every call with compassion and care, providing reliable, efficient, high quality fire and life safety services.

Fire Protection Class Rating (for homeowner's insurance purposes):
Our current fire protection rating by the Washington Survey & Rating Bureau is as follows:

  • 4 - Inside the city limits of Kelso

  • 6 - Outside the city limits of Kelso, within 5 miles of a fire station and a fire hydrant is within 1000 ft of home

  • 7 - Outside the city limits of Kelso, within 5 miles of a fire station and no fire hydrant within 1000 ft of a home

  • 9A - Outside the city limits of Kelso, greater than 5 miles of a fire station and within a fire district's boundaries

  • 10 - Outside of a fire district's jurisdiction (no fire protection)

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