Burn Ban Status
CLICK HERE FOR: FIRE DANGER BURN BAN STATUS
CLICK HERE FOR: AIR QUALITY BURN BAN STATUS
USE THE LINKS ABOVE TO CHECK CURRENT BURN BAN STATUS IN FIRE DISTRICT 21.
Burn bans for air quality concerns are set by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. For a current status please visit their site at pscleanair.org or call the County’s Burning Information Line at 425-388-3508.
Burn bans for dangerous conditions and wildfire concerns are set by the County Fire Marshal’s office. For a current status check their website (click link) or call the Burning Information Line at 425-388-3508.
As a courtesy to residents near Station 49, we also update our reader board sign with the current burn ban status.
If you need to report a fire that is a risk to heath, life, or property, please dial 911.
Summer is here: Stay safe while staying cool!
We all look forward to the warmer weather and sunshine that summer brings. We don’t get enough sun here in the Pacific Northwest! However, every year, summer also brings danger for those who enjoy our local rivers and lakes as methods of keeping cooling off. It is important to remember the following tips:
- Supervision is the key to safety: Always designate an adult to supervise your child/teen at all times.
- Know your limits: It doesn’t matter how strong a swimmer you are, the risk is all the same. It is easy to misjudge the water conditions or your skills. If you are tired, rest and stay out of the water. Drowning happens to even the best swimmers who become too tired to make it back to shore.
- Beware of Rivers: Many lakes and rivers (including the Stillaguamish River) are cold enough to cause hypothermia year round. Rivers that look as if they are calm are notorious for masking hidden dangers below the surface, such as swift undercurrents, rocks, and tree branches/log jams. Rivers are unpredictable and should be avoided.
- Wear a life jacket: Probably the simplest way to stay safe is to wear a personal flotation device/life jacket. Even strong swimmers will benefit from wearing PFDs. Wear a life jacket when swimming, boating, inner-tubing, or rafting. Even if you are on the beach near a river, you should wear a life jacket. Also remember that play toys such as water wings, air mattresses, and swim noodles are not replacements for Coast Guard certified PFDs.
- Learn what to do in an emergency: Respond quickly when someone appears to be in trouble. Know your location and contact emergency rescuers (911) right away.
- Follow regulatory postings near bodies of water: If you see signs that say “No Swimming”, simply don’t swim. These signs are posted for a reason. There are life threatening hazards in the area of the posted sign. Not following the instructions of these postings is also against the law. Law Enforcement, including park rangers, will cite those who do not follow these instructions.
Summer is a fun time of year. Just remember to keep it safe while enjoying the nice weather. If you have any questions about water safety, please feel free to contact the fire station for more information. 360-435-3311.
Burn Permit Info
Fire District No. 21 contracts with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office to provide outdoor burning permits. To find out what is allowable without a permit or how to obtain a permit, click on the following link to access their web page.
Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Burn Info:
Upcoming Meetings, Classes, and Events
- Forth of July Pancake Breakfast in the Park: July 4th, 2014 starting at 7AM at Haller Park
- Commissioner Meetings: second & fourth Thursdays of the month, all at 6:30pm (at Station 49)
- CPR/First Aid Class: to be announced (please call if interested)
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