The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Dena Martin
the Times 

Firefighter Focus

Learn more about Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District No. 2 by visiting the District website at Volunteer applications are available for download on the website as well.


Dena Martin

Waitsburg volunteer firefighter Miguel Castillo has been with the District approximately five years. The family-man says that being a volunteer is the right thing to do, especially in a small community.

As longtime volunteer firefighters are retiring, the local volunteer pool continues to dwindle. With less than 20 active volunteer firefighters and four EMTs, Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 is actively recruiting new volunteers.

Over the past few weeks, The Times has profiled some current department volunteers to learn about their experience and how they work volunteering around their other responsibilities.

Miguel Castillo

This week, we check in with Miguel Castillo who grew up in Touchet and moved to Waitsburg six or seven years ago. Miguel, 32, is a family man with a wife and three chi...

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