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Throughout the State of Washington, many cities and fire districts are seeking more efficient and effective emergency service delivery models to better serve their communities and to meet the increasing diversity and demands of 9-1-1 calls for help. Changes in demographics, changes in the community, community growth, increased recreational activities and other special emergency service demands are challenging the current methods and models that Volunteer Fire Departments have used for decades throughout the country. In their quest for better service, fire departments big and small are looking to more modern and innovative resources to meet those challenges and to meet the desired level of service that the community expects. . . . . . and such is the case with Klickitat County Fire District #3.


As an important foundation to the Fire Districts pursuit of improved emergency capabilities and services, the Fire Commissioners will commission a Klickitat County Fire District #3 Community Task Force for approximately 5-7 Task Force meetings to provide INDEPENDENT analysis, research and recommendations to the Board through a series of informative consultations to determine and recommend:

  • The desired emergency preparation and services for the community
  • The ‘level’ [how well] those services should be provided.

Many communities throughout Washington have followed the same DISCOVERY path and have desired to share the process by appointing a community/business-leadership based assembly of local people to assist with the process. This important group of people will come alongside the elected body of Fire Commissioners to validate and effectively embark on a mission to become more educated with the mission, facts and services provided by Klickitat County Fire District #3. — and then ‘partner’ with the District in developing a recommendation for services to the Board of Fire Commissioners and sharing that knowledge and benefit with their neighbors, client and peers.

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