Clark County Fire and Rescue is changing its name to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue to better reflect the area it serves.
In August, the City of Woodland annexed into the fire district. While Clark County Fire and Rescue has been serving Woodland since 2013 through a contract, the annexation makes Woodland a permanent part of the fire district. Clark County Fire and Rescue has also provided service to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe through a contract made in 2015.
“With the recent annexation of the City of Woodland into the fire district and our partnership with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to protect their reservation, it makes good sense to add Cowlitz into our name,” Fire Chief John Nohr said in a news release.
Clark County Fire and Rescue was established in 2008 when two fire districts, Clark County Fire District 11 and 12, merged into one large fire district.