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Thank you for helping us spread the word about wildfire prevention for 76 years. Remember: Only YOU can prevent wildfires 🔥.
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The Department of Natural Resources has banned outdoor burning and the use of charcoal briquettes on DNR protected land. This includes State Parks and wilderness areas that are not in a fire district.
If you are in a fire district in Cowlitz County, the use of charcoal briquettes is not regulated. You can find the most up to date information on the seasonal burn ban, the permanent no-burn area, and recreatational fires on our website at c2fr.org/burning/info
If you see any fire that you believe is a direct threat to life or property, call 911, and they will dispatch an engine. If you see an illegal burn that is not a direct threat to life or property, you can report it at www.swcleanair.org or by calling the non-emergency number for Cowlitz 911. ...
Remember to store bleach out of reach of little hands!Update: 1100 am 7/24 - And just like that the bleach is gone! Thank you for the response, we, and HASA, are happy to see it go to good use in the fight against coronavirus and sanitation. #StaySafe It's possible there might be more, we'll post next week if we are able to obtain it.
We have….(singing) 🎶 400 bottles of bleach in the warehouse, 400 bottles of bleach, took a few down, gave it away, 300 bottles of bleach still today.🎶
OK, for real, we have bleach, perfectly good bleach, donated by HASA Inc. of Longview. As noted in the attached press release, contact us to obtain a bottle or two for cleaning and sanitation. Call Tuesday through Thursday, 8a-3p, to make arrangements for pickup. 360.577.3130
22 July 2020
Press Release: HASA Inc. Bleach Donation Update
HASA Inc. of Longview, Washington, donated approximately 400 gallon sized containers of bleach to the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) in May. Following two months of distribution to entities and agencies throughout Cowlitz County and Southwest Washington, we will open this to the general public.
The containers, which were stored near the plant, sustained smoke and heat damage during the February 27-28 industrial plant fire which destroyed the company’s main bleach bottling plant in Longview. After testing random samplings of product, it was determined that although the containers are no longer of retail store quality, the product remains consistent with industry standards for household bleach.
Clark Hislop, a supervisor for Pacific Northern Environmental-Cowlitz Clean Sweep who handled on-site cleanup and demolition, suggested to HASA Plant Manager John Musso, that the product be donated instead of shipping to a facility for disposal.
With the current COVID-19 protocols calling for deep cleaning and sanitation, the company decided it best to donate the product to DEM as Hislop suggested, in support of the local communities. “We realize there is a tremendous need for many” said Musso. “We appreciated Clark’s suggestion”. “By donating to DEM, our hope is that in some small way we have helped our communities, so that any individual, school, long-term care facility, or business that is working to ensure proper sanitation precautions are taken, might have one less cost to incur during this difficult time for so many.”
Any individual, agency, or business that is interested in obtaining the donated product at no cost, can contact the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management at 360-577-3130, Tuesday through Thursday between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make arrangements for pickup. ...
Our rivers are cold and have strong currents. Please use the Safe Kids Life Jacket Loaner Boards if you are swimming at Horseshoe Lake or Willow Grove, or boating in Woodland, Castle Rock, or Willow Grove.Planning a trip to the beach? While the water can be refreshing during the heat, there are still many dangers of open water (lakes, rivers, ocean). The water is still cold and there are hidden hazards that we can't see outside of the water.
Be prepared before you go. Always wear a life jacket and designate an adult as a Water Watcher. This person is responsible for watching the kids in the water, distraction free. ...
When the weather gets warm, we have so many safety messages to squeeze in...
Don't leave kids or pets in the car.
Check on your neighbors!
Use sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.
Heat emergencies are a thing... take breaks when working outside.
Wear life jackets in the water.
Check on your neighbors!
Don't drink and drive.
Supervise recreational fires at all times
Check on your neighbors!
Stay safe folks! ...