Below is a link to a study performed by Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) to find out how District 21 and other fire departments can work together more efficiently. The report was released to the public on September 5, 2013. If you have any concerns or comments regarding the study, please share your thoughts with [...]
We say thank you for our retirees!
It takes a special person to be a volunteer firefighter. It takes a person with tremendous dedication to serve their community as many years as Chief Rick Isler, Firefighter Brad Sorenson, and Firefighter Jim Strago has. It has been a pleasure to work with these fine firefighters though out the last few decades. Congratulations to our newest retirees!
Fire District 21 Welcomes Chief Hots!
As of January 1st, 2014, Snohomish County Fire District #21 welcomes Travis Hots as our newly appointed Fire Chief. Chief Hots is also the Fire Chief of Snohomish County Fire District #22, the Getchell Fire Department. He will be filling the Fire Chief role for both agencies. Chief Hots is very excited to serve the tax payers of the Arlington Rural fire service area.
Burn Ban Status
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 Marshall’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 try to update our reader board sign with the current burn ban status.
Burn Permit Info
The County Fire Marshal is in charge of issuing burn 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.
County Fire Marshal’s Burn Info:
Water Safety Info
Please remember to use your life jacket when on rivers and lakes…especially for children. It is the law to have a life jacket when on most smaller types of watercraft, including a whistle or horn to alert others if you get into trouble. This law can apply to rafts and tubes that you may be floating on so be aware that Sheriff deputies, park rangers, or wildlife officers have the right to enforce this law and issue tickets if you are not in compliance. They may not be always fun to wear, but they may save your life! More information about them can be found here: http://www.parks.wa.gov/publications/boating/Lifejacket%20Brochure.pdf
Upcoming Meetings & Classes
- Commissioner Meetings: second & fourth Thursdays of the month, all at 6:30pm (at Station 49)
- Blood Drive: , Thursday, July 11th, 2013 (at Station 49 – 12Noon-6pm)
- CPR/First Aid Class: to be announced (please call if interested)
We are always looking for volunteer firefighters who are available for daytime coverage. Please contact Fire Station 49 during business hours if you are interested. Hours desired for daytime coverage: Mon-Fri, 6am-4pm.