Community Alert
Updated: 22 days ago
Burn Ban in Place
Effective 12:01 A.M., July 15, 2022, the Lewis County Fire Marshal will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington. After careful review of the current and extended weather forecast, the Lewis County Commissioners, Community Development Director and Fire Marshal have determined that current weather conditions within Lewis County have created substantial fire dangers. It has been determined there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning on all lands regulated by the Lewis County EXCEPT for recreational campfires in designated campgrounds and on private lands, if built in the following manner:  The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and have a ring constructed of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above surface with a 2-foot wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.  The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.  The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged.  Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative. For further information concerning outdoor burning and/or the restrictions being imposed, please contact Doyle Sanford, Lewis County Fire Marshal, at (360) 740-2696. The Fire Marshal’s office is in the Lewis County Public Services building, located at 2025 NE Kresky Avenue, Chehalis, Washington.
Monday, August 1st, 2022
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Today, we celebrated Justin Shoemaker's birthday! His mother and grandfather came to the station to share in the festivities. He had a nice cake that we gladly shared!Congratulations Justin! It...
Monday, August 1st, 2022
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On August 1st at approximately 9:30 am, Winlock Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported roll over accident in the 700 blk of Rhodes Road. Upon arrival, units found the vehicle resting on it...
Sunday, June 5th, 2022
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On June 5th at approximately 4:50 am, Winlock Fire & Rescue was dispatched mutual aid to Toledo to assist them with a Fed Ex truck that had overturned on Interstate 5 North bound at the off ramp t...
Saturday, June 4th, 2022
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On June 4th at about 9:00 am, Winlock Fire & Rescue conducted a "Burn to Learn" exercise at the old Mickelson Dairy in the 100 block of Military Road. Approximately 30 members from Napa...

 

 

Lewis County Fire District 15 is an all hazard emergency response agency protecting 42 square miles of property and citizens in and around the community of Winlock, Washington. 

The District responds to natures of incidents ranging from medical calls to hazardous material releases.  District members continually train to quickly and effectively handle all calls for service. 

Our roster is made up of a Fire Chief, 3 - Lieutenant/EMT's, 3 - Firefighter/EMT's, 3 - AMR Paramedic's (contracted) and 7 - Volunteers.

The District has a long and storied history......

Following a fire in 1890, buckets and ladders were incorporated into the community to provide response tools for fires. 

The first Fire Chief, Max Atlason, was appointed in 1925. 

The city department became a Fire District in August of 1963, remaining fully volunteer until the hiring of paid personnel in 2008.

Here is the list of Chief's since 1925:

Max Atlason - 1925-1928

Earl Harkins - 1928

Howard Nixon - 1929

Clyde Dubel - 1930

Earl Harkins - 1931-1940

Clyde Dubel - 1940-1959

Ed Schlittler - 1959-1970

Bob Craft - 1971-1987

Richard Anderson - 1987-1997

Jon Hensley - 1997-1998

Ron Heikkila - 1998-2001

Dave Hoven - 2001-2004

Jon Hensley - 2005-2010

Russ Larson - 2011-2019

Richard Underdahl - 2021-Present

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