Active Alert: Flood Information and Road Closures
Please use the following links to find information for current river flooding and road closure information:
Please remember not to attempt travel in areas of water over roadways. Also, we recommend that residents should prepare to have emergency food, water, and living supplies in the event of extended transportation closures. Click here for more information regarding emergency preparedness.
If you have a life safety emergency, please dial 911.
Potential Insurance Premium Savings
Periodically, every fire department in the State of Washington is audited by the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau to determine their community’s Protection Class rating. This rating allows a fire department to see how they match up with other comparable agencies. The lower the Protection Class rating, the better the fire protection, resulting in potential significant discounts for property owners and renters with insurance policies on their homes.
During the process of this audit, evaluators look at almost every aspect of how a fire department conducts business, from both an operational standpoint and administratively. Everything from evaluating the maintenance records on our emergency vehicles, to observing our training and operating standards, it all is considered when determining a Protection Class rating.
Historically, Fire District No. 21 has been rated a Protection Class rating of 8A in most areas and a 9A in areas more than five miles from a fire station. We are pleased to announce that the WSRB has significantly improved our Protection Class ratings to the following:
- If you live within five miles from a fire station and within 1000 feet from a fire hydrant, you will improve from PC 8A to Protection Class Rating 5 (effective immediately)
- If you live within five miles from a fire station and exceed 1000 feet from a fire hydrant, you will improve from PC 8A to Protection Class Rating 6 (effective November 1st, 2015)
- If you live more than five, but less than seven miles from a fire station, you will improve from PC 9A to Protection Class Rating 9 (effective November 1st, 2015)
These vast improvements are due to the hard work and effort that our dedicated firefighters and staff have put forth to ensure consistent outstanding levels of service. Click below to see the following letter from Fire Chief Travis Hots for more information on this exciting news:
First Aid/CPR Classes Available
We believe that an educated public is a safer public. Not only is it our most requested education program, CPR/First Aid is likely the most important one.
Upcoming classes include the following dates:
- November 8th, 2015
- January 23rd, 2016
- April 16th, 2016
- July 9th, 2016
- October 1st, 2016
All classes are held at the Arlington Heights Fire Station.
Classes are available to first come, first serve with preference going to students residing or working within Fire Districts 21 and 22. Please contact the Arlington Heights Fire Station, or email email@example.com to sign up. The cost for this class is $25.00 per student.
Burn Ban Status
Fire and Life Safety Burn Ban: Not in Effect (As of 9/26/2015)
Air Quality Burn Ban: Not is Effect (As of 9/26/2015)
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.
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.
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:
Smart 911 – Designed to help us, help you!
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that can provide information to 9-1-1 and emergency management officials during an emergency. Smart911 offers 3 services to communities, the ability to provide additional information during a 9-1-1 call in order to enhance emergency response, the ability to answer questions for emergency management to better plan for and respond to disasters, and the ability to opt-in and receive emergency notifications from your community.