Notice of Nondiscrimination

Notice of Nondiscrimination NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINTATION Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue complies with Federal civil rights laws and is committed to providing its programs and services without discrimination in accordance with: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin (including language). Section 504 of … Read more

Fire Protection Rating

Fire Protection Class Rating Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is proud to offer our citizens the best possible services. Our current fire protection rating by the Washington Survey & Rating Bureau is as follows: 3 – Inside the city limits of Kelso. 3 – Outside the city limits of Kelso     Within 5 miles of a … Read more

Agendas and Minutes

Board of Commissioners Agendas and Minutes Board Meeting Agendas are published here at least 24 hours before a meeting. Each unique Virtual Attendance Link is only valid for the date and time of the meeting where it is posted. Minutes from the previous meeting are posted with the Agenda for the next meeting.  2023 Loading… … Read more

Message From The Chief

Message From The Chief It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Cowlitz 2 District’s next Fire Chief. The outpouring of support and encouragement from everyone humbles me.   This journey started for me when I was 15 years old. I joined my neighborhood volunteer fire department while still in high school. … Read more


Divisions Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is comprised of multiple divisions that specialize in various areas of fire, EMS and rescue services. The Fire Chief provides overall leadership and is responsible for the effective management, coordination and service delivery of all aspects of the department. The divisions of Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue include: EMS … Read more

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue serves approximately 152 square miles and serves over 34,000 citizens of the district, which includes the City of Kelso. We provide fire protection and emergency medical transport services, but our organization does so much more! We also provide regional training, public education, wildland fire teams, hazardous material response, … Read more

Organizational Action Plan

Organizational Action Plan Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue uses a document called the Organizational Action Plan to provide a framework for our goals and objectives. This plan is consistent with our long range planning process, and utilizes the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the tool to organize the activities and provide a common structure … Read more

Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is governed by an elected Board of Commissioners. There are five positions on the board, and each member serves a term of 6 years. Board of Commissioner meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 4:30 pm, in the Station 29 classroom … Read more

Command Staff

Command Staff Fire Chief Scott Goldstein The Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (C2FR) Fire Chief Scott E. Goldstein started with on July 17th 2023.   Chief Goldstein joins C2FR after serving Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service in Rockville Maryland for just shy of 33 years.  Chief Goldstein was the MCFRS’s fourth appointed fire chief since enabling … Read more