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