Agencies plan Sept. 11 ceremonies

Local firefighters to hold morning and evening events

Ceremonies will be held in the Camas-Washougal area, to remember the lives of firefighters, first responders and others who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The public is welcome to attend both remembrances.

The C-W Fire Department will hold a brief ceremony Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m., in front of the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

It is being coordinated by firefighter Chris Richardson.

After the ceremony, complimentary breakfasts will be served inside the library.

For more information, call 835-2611, email or visit

East County Fire & Rescue will provide a community dinner and ceremony, also on Sept. 11, at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas, next to Grove Field Airport.

The dinner, hosted by the East County Volunteer Firefighter Association, will feature spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and punch, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the dinner, with part of the proceeds going to the Northwest Burn Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

A ceremony of remembrance is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. It will include luminarias, one for each first responder who died during the Sept. 11 attacks. Their names will be read out loud.

Attendees are invited to view a granite memorial that was dedicated last year. It was donated by the America for Youth Foundation and a group of area motorcyclists.

The memorial signifies the twin towers of the World Trade Center, in New York City. The towers include the names of the 343 firefighters who died that day.

The names at the bottom of the memorial are Clark County firefighters who have died in the line of duty during the past several years.

The event is organized by Paula Knapp, an ECFR firefighter/emergency medical technician. For more information, call Station 91 at 834-4908 or visit