Ryderwood has been a Firewise Community since 2009. The purpose of the program is reduce the risk of wildfire by reducing fuel load. Volunteers (sometimes with grants) help with cleanup and brush chipping events twice a year. An annual Expo provides information for residents.
Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20, a dual-county merged department, serves Vader (Station 1) and Ryderwood (Station 2). Ryderwood residents get excellent fire insurance rates because of proximity of equipment, staff and fire hydrants. It is an all-volunteer department and Ryderwood must have 6 firefighters to maintain those low insurance rates. Firefighters and emergency responders meet all national and state requirements, and all training and gear is provided by the District. Like their Facebook page to get up-to-date information.
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Call 9-1-1: Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20 provides BLS emergency service. Advance Life Support (ALS) paramedic service is provided by Lewis Co. "Medic 1."
Medical Services & Hospitals:
The Village in the Woods
Ryderwood Improvement & Service Association
305 Morse Street; P. O. Box 143; Ryderwood, WA 98581
T: 360-295-3651; F: 360-295-3690; RISARyderwood@outlook.com