Have a Happy 4th of July!
Practice Safety and Know the Fireworks Regulations
The Camas -Washougal Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) and local law enforcement will have an increased presense this 4th of July holiday season to enforce fireworks regulations.The use of illegal fireworks or discharging fireworks outside of legally permitted dates and times may result in a fine and the possible confiscation of your fireworks.
The penalties, applicable in both Camas and Washougal, start at $250 for the first offense, increasing to a $500 fine for a second offense, $750 fine for a third offense, and $1,000.00 for each subsequent offense within a three-year period.
Fireworks stands will open in Camas and Washougal on Monday, July 2nd. To ensure you are using legal fireworks within legal dates and times:
- Only purchase fireworks from locally permitted or any other Washington state – licensed stands. A complete list of legal consumer fireworks can be found at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fireworks/
- Review the complete list of legally allowed times for the sales and discharge of fireworks in Camas and Washgoual. (They are not the same!)
The Fourth of July is a time for fun, but citizens must practice safety and know the regulations. Please handle fireworks responsibly and be courteous to neighbors. Safety should be the top priority
For More Information Contact:
The Camas-Washougal Fire Marshal’s Office
Ron Schumacher, Fire Marshal, 360-834-6191
Randy Miller, Deputy Fire Marshal, 360-834-6191
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.
The Camas-Washougal Fire Department covers 20 square miles and over 33,000 citizens for fire protection and approximately 80 square miles containing 65,000 citizens for paramedic services. CWFD averages approximately 5,000 fire and medical calls annually.
There are currently forty four career firefighters, one chief, two division chiefs, one deputy fire marshal, four battalion chiefs, and two administrative assistants at CWFD. The department is also supported by 20 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 43 in downtown Washougal. These stations have 24 hour full time staffing and at least one paramedic unit at each station.
Since July 13th, 2011 the Camas and Washougal Fire Departments have been consolidated in to one agency through a contract for service. Under this agreement, both departments operate under one chief and combine all operational staffing in an effort to improve efficiency and lower expenditures.
The 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.