Welcome to Snohomish County Fire District 21’s Website!
Fire District 21, or Arlington Rural, covers 70 square miles of the Stilly Valley surrounding the city of Arlington. We are separated by the Stillaguamish river into two sections, North and South. We protect 9,000 citizens with currently one fire station located in our North District(Arlington Heights) and contract with the City of Arlington Fire Department to cover our South District. SCFD 21 also contracts with the Arlington Fire Department for Paramedic service for the entire District. We enjoy being involved in our community and giving back whenever possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chief Chad Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burn Ban Status: Increased Burn Ban Restrictions!
Fire danger increases burning restrictions
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is increasing the fire danger rating to “high” and restricting campfires on DNR-protected lands across northwest Washington.
As of midnight July 31, campfires in San Juan, Island, Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties will only be allowed in campgrounds with approved fire pits and onsite camp hosts. As a result, campfires will be illegal in DNR campgrounds, within these counties, until further notice.
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.
Community Fire Task Force – Are You Interested??
Fire District No. 21 is looking for people in the community that would be interested in sharing their ideas and thoughts regarding their Fire Department. We would love to have all areas of the District represented on this task force. If you think this is something you would be interested in, please fill this Letter of Interest out and mail or drop it off at the address to the right, or email it to Chief Schmidt at email@example.com.
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 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 operates, 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 have improved from PC 8A to Protection Class Rating 5
- If you live within five miles from a fire station and exceed 1000 feet from a fire hydrant, you have improved from PC 8A to Protection Class Rating 6
- If you live more than five, but less than seven miles from a fire station, you have improved from PC 9A to Protection Class Rating 9
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.
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:
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. Please contact the Arlington Heights Fire Station, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. The cost for this class is $25.00 per student.
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: