Community Alert
Updated: 1.8 mos. ago
Burn Permits
With the better weather outdoor burning has increased. If you are going to burn, you are required to get a burn permit and have it readily available. You can get a FREE burn permit at the bottom of this message. Also, there are restrictions on where and what you can burn per the county burn permit site: The burning of garbage, paper or other refuse is strictly prohibited at all times. Please review the burn area maps (at the attached link) to verify whether burning is permitted in your area. Once this has been verified, select continue and fill out the form. Proceed to read and accept the burn permit agreement to print your burn permit. All burning is permanently banned in the city limits and urban growth areas of Winlock.
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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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