A report states that the cities’ joint fire department will need to replace two fire stations and build a third within the next 10 years, reports Camas-Washougal Post-Record.The report presented to city councils recommends:
- Replacing the downtown Camas-based CWFD headquarters — which consultants warned does not currently meet the guidelines for “an essential facility” and would not withstand a major earthquake — in the next two to three years;
- Replacing the Washougal fire station in the next five to seven years; and
- Building a third fire station in Camas within the next 10 years.
City leaders will consider options to fund the necessary fire department facility needs, including increasing fire impact fees; asking voters to approve construction bonds, a public-safety sales tax and/or an excess levy; and selling surplus land.