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By Deb Brumley
For The Sentinel 

Klickitat County Fire District 3: 'Like' them, 'Friend' them, volunteer



The Word’s Out: Klickitat County Fire District 3 is expanding its visibility, adding a website and Facebook. With increased visibility, Fire District 3 hopes to encourage new volunteers.

If there are two things the Klickitat County Fire District 3 leadership knows with certainty, it’s the nuts and bolts of professional firefighting and the neverending need to keep the small, rural fire district in the public’s eye. The publicly-funded department, composed of three staff and 29 on call volunteers, serve roughly 5,000 residents in the White Salmon, Bingen, Husum area every day of the year, 24 hours each day. In order to have enough ‘human resources,’ Chief Chuck Virts and Assistant Chief Jerry Nelson, in cooperation with their fire district commissioners, have put a strategic master plan into play, which they hope will get the word out to potential volunteers that m...

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