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 2022 Loading… January 12, 2022 Agenda Minutes 2021 Loading… January 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes February 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes February 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes March 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes March 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes April 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes April 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes May 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes … Read more

Message From The Chief

Message From The Chief I am honored to have been selected to lead Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue. It is like coming home, as I started as a volunteer with the organization in 1985. I have served as a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief leading the emergency medical and suppression volunteers at Cowlitz 2 Fire & … 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 5:30 pm, in the Station 29 classroom … Read more

Command Staff

Command Staff Fire Chief Scott Neves Chief Scott Neves began with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue as a volunteer in 1985. He served as a training officer, Lieutenant, Captain and Battalion Chief as a volunteer. He left the volunteer ranks in 2010. He then began serving as a Fire Commissioner. Scott recently finished a 30 … Read more


About Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Our Mission: To Serve with Duty, Respect and Integrity Cowlitz County Rural Fire Protection District #2 was created by a special election on Saturday, December 6, 1947. Our department is a combination career and volunteer organization with approximately 120 dedicated members that covers approximately 152 sq. miles and serves … Read more