Letter to the editor: We need help to provide an effective emergency response


I want to thank the Clark County Fire District 5 Board of Fire Commissioners for placing a fire levy lid lift on the August ballot. My family lives in the district and I’m also a firefighter for the Vancouver Fire Department, which provides CCFD5 with fire suppression and emergency medical services.

The number of firefighters serving the area hasn’t changed for 15 years, but call volumes and costs to provide service have increased. We need help to provide an effective emergency response. The lid lift would fund more firefighters, emergency apparatus, and safer stations for our community. 

Please learn more at www.ccfd5.org, and thank you for your consideration.

Matt Hankins,