Folks, we are having a bit of trouble with updating our website. You should have no trouble viewing it, but right now we can't update it, so we are going to post some information here that we would usually save for our website.
In compliance with the Governor's Stay Home Stay Healthy order, our Board of Commissioners meeting will be held virtually tonight. If a member of the public would like to "attend" the meeting, they should call us before 5pm today to request directions on how to virtually attend. ...
1 week ago
HOW GOOD CAMPFIRES GO BAD: Is your campfire out? Are you sure? Unbroken coals can conceal hidden embers that burn long after an improperly doused campfire appears to be extinguished – and all it takes is a little time, stiff breeze, or a curious critter to reveal a wildfire waiting to escape!
Practice proper fire prevention – DROWN the ashes with plenty of water, STIR the water in (breaking up any larger pieces of coal as you go), then FEEL the doused materials with your bare hand.
Never leave a campfire unattended until it is DEAD OUT!
Need to brush up on campfire safety basics? Visit smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/campfire-safety ...
Grateful for your service!
GRATEFUL FOR YOU ALL❤💙❤
This week, our high school cadets would have been at FLARE - a leadership camp where they get to experience real life at a fire station. Even middle of the night calls. Instead, our cadets have been coming to the station one at a time to turn in their bunker gear.
Our high school program is so much more than a class they get to take. We want to celebrate their accomplishments, and also let you know that we are committed to continuing this program. Current sophmores and juniors can sign up for next year by contacting us at (360) 578-5218.
Here is a video from a previous FLARE year. www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAsY0wWbbXg ...
My son is so bummed about missing this. He has really enjoyed fire science and he misses being at the station. Thank you all for giving our kids this fantastic opportunity. 💜
So sad that my son has missed this experience, hopefully next year he will get to experience it. So glad he has got to experience what he has with this program such a great eye opening experience for these young cadets he truly has felt like family with Cowlitz 2 crew!!
Thank you Cowlitz 2 for all your dedication to our kids!!! Our son has loved this class, the instructors, the career firefighters and so much more!! As a family, we are honored to be a part of the Cowlitz 2 family! We are deeply saddened that F.L.A.R.E. didn’t take place this year especially for the 1st year students (& their families) to not have the experience of all it teaches the students and Family Day!! Thank you for your continuing this program for future kids!!! The Johnsons
The Cowlitz 2 Fire Science program is an awesome experience for students! Such a bummer that they didn't get to participate in FLARE this year. My son was in the program 2 years and we went to watch him at FLARE both years on the last day and they really learned so much and had a great experience. I hope students who missed out this year will get to participate next year!
My daughter was privileged to participate in the Cowlitz 2 Fire Science program this year and what a phenomenal experience she had! I just want to say thanks to the amazing instructors...can't tell you how much I enjoyed listening to her stories about all the training she received and all the cool things she was able to do this year. Thank you all for all your hard work and the difference you make!
Timeline PhotosCamping isn't yet permitted on our state lands, but we're already seeing a problem with escaped campfires 🔥 from those who are doing it anyway. Responding to these illegal fires takes time and resources from our firefighters 🚒. Please obey the rules and, before summer recreation is in full swing, brush up on proper campfire protocol. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave ❌. All it takes is one ember to start a wildfire. Learn more at dnr.wa.gov/WildfirePrevention. ...
Warm weather this weekend! Practice water and sun safety!
Have a water watcher every time littles are in the water. Wear life jackets when boating or in natural bodies of water. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or wear protective sun gear.
Happy sunshine! ...
4 weeks ago