The Riverside Fire Authority proudly provides emergency services to
the greater Centralia, Washington area and northwest Lewis County.
Riverside Fire Authority provides modern, progressive and professional
services to approximately 26,000 citizens residing throughout the 184 square
miles of Centralia, Hanaford Valley, Seminary Hill, Cooks Hill, Lincoln Creek
Valley, Independence Valley and Garrard Creek. The Riverside Fire Authority
is comprised of 30 full time staff and a diverse group of community based
FIRE CODE & BUILDING REQUIREMENTS
POISON HEMLOCK IN LEWIS COUNTY
Local Fire/EMS and Law Enforcement agencies
are encouraging local residents to consider water
safety this weekend as the weather improves and
air temperatures rise. River and local lake temps
are still very cold, and can cause hypothermia.
Winter waters change shorelines - limbs and logs
create new underwater hazards.
Authorities ask that you consider the use of
Personal Flotation Devices. In conjunction with
Seattle Children s Hospital, Coupons for reduced
prices on PFD s are available by clicking here.
PFD s are required for all children under the age
of 12 on boats 19 feet or shorter.
Children should be closely
supervised by an adult at all
times while swimming and
near waterways. A Centers for
Disease Control article online
by clicking here outlines
specific ways families can
address drowning risks.
SPECIAL WATER SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT