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Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Public Records

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is committed to providing the public full access to public records in accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA), referenced in RCW Chapter 42.56, under guidance from the Washington Office of the Attorney General. The intent of the law is to provide the public with full access to records concerning the conduct of government, mindful of individual privacy rights, and the desirability of the efficient administration of government.

Requests may be made in writing to the District by completing the Public Records Request form. Requests must include:

  1. Name and address of person requesting records
  2. Type of Record requested
  3. Reference to the requested record or an appropriate description of the record requested in enough detail for staff to identify the record
  4. Prefered method of delivery of your requested records

You may return the completed records request form in person at our Headquarters Station Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, by mail to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, 701 Vine St, Kelso, WA 98632, or by fax to 360.578.5220.

Payment for records requests is due upon receipt in the form of exact cash or check. Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue does not accept electronic payments and cannot make change.

Medical Records are not public information. Click here for more about medical records.

Requests for public information are filled to the best of our ability within the law. Click here for a list of exemptions to public disclosure that may lead to your request being redacted or denied.

If you believe that your records request should not have been redacted or denied, you can file an appeal in writing within five business days of receiving your records request. Appeals will be evaluated by the Fire Chief and his decision will be final.