Welcome to the Camas-Washougal Fire Department home page. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department provides both fire and emergency medical services to our citizens. CWFD personnel also provide emergency medical services to citizens outside the Camas city limits along with mutual aid fire protection to neighboring departments.
There are currently forty four career firefighters, one chief, two division chiefs, one deputy fire marshal, three battalion chiefs, and two administrative assistants at CWFD. The department is also supported by over 30 highly trained volunteer firefighters. All line firefighters are either EMT/IV Technicians or EMT/Paramedics and have high levels of training in fire suppression.
We have three fire stations, Station 41 in downtown Camas, Station 42 in the Prune Hill area, and Station 171 in downtown Washougal. These stations have 24 hour full time staffing and at least one paramedic unit at each station. Since July 13th, 2011 a long term functional consolidation has been in place between the Camas and Washougal Fire Departments. Under this agreement, both departments operate under one chief and combine all operational staffing in an effort to improve efficiency and save money. This merger will continue until at least December 31, 2013.
Camas-Washougal Fire Department is the only fire department in Clark County that provides ambulance services. This added responsibility requires our firefighters to be highly skilled in emergency services along with fire suppression techniques.