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 LIFTED – As of 8am Saturday, September 15, 2018, the Burn Ban has been lifted.
This means that those individuals who have a current residential burn permit for yard debris will now be allowed to burn. The burn pile must not exceed 4′ x 4′ x 3′. Recreational fires are allowed in approved fire pits without a burn permit. However, the fire pit must be constructed of a noncombustible material such as concrete or metal and shall be a minimum of 15 feet from structures. A recreational fire by definition is a cooking fire or campfire using charcoal or firewood. These fires may not be greater than three feet in diameter and/or two feet in height. Water must also be immediately available.
Please note: Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.
We continue to ask you to use caution at this time of year. Please contact the Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information.
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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.
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: