Welcome to Snohomish County Fire District #21’s Website!
Snohomish County Fire Protection District 21 is an all hazards Fire Department providing fire protection, emergency medical services, and rescue services to a large area surrounding the City of Arlington. The District covers 70-square miles, making us one of the largest fire districts in Snohomish County. Fire District 21 includes the communities of Trafton, Arlington Heights, Jim Creek, Lake Riley, Cicero, Jordan River Trails, Edgecomb, Sisco Heights, and the northern sections of the Jordan Road, Burn Road and McElroy Road. The population residing within Fire District 21 is about 9,000 people with approximately 5,910 registered voters.
Fire District 21 currently operates out of one fire station located in the Arlington Heights area. We are in the process of constructing a new fire station at 17827 McElroy Rd. which will house crews in late 2022 or early 2023. The District receives over 1,100 calls for service District-wide, of which the majority are medical. Partnerships with neighboring fire districts in the south and west regions of the District have allowed for rapid responses, District-wide.
The District is governed by three Fire Commissioners and is managed by Fire Chief Chad Schmidt and Assistant Chief Joel Smith. We currently employ seven(7) full-time firefighters, 25 part paid employees and over 10 volunteers.
Station 49 in Arlington Heights has a volunteer crew of over 10 members. It’s staffed around the clock with 3 Firefighter EMT’s operating a fire engine and basic life support ambulance. This station was remodeled in 2019 to be able to house crews 24 hours a day.
Station 50 on McElroy Road is coming soon and will staff one Full time employee and two part paid Firefighter EMT’s. Construction of the station will start in January of 2022. The projected date of staffing this station is Jan. 1, 2023, or sooner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chief Chad Schmidt at email@example.com.
BURN BAN LIFTED AS OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
WINNER SELECTED FOR STATION 49 MASCOT!
Our winners for the new Mascot for Station 49 are brothers Aiden and Theodore Moon!!! They will receive a recognition party at the Fire Station and a ride in a Fire Truck! This Fighting Kangaroo Mascot logo will be used to show our Firefighters’ pride as they continuously fight to serve and protect the Citizens of Arlington Heights! Click here to see Mascot.
Our 2nd Place Winner is Ben Hedgcoth! His Mascot picture will hang on the wall at the Fire Station! Click here to see Ben’s picture.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our Winners!
Congratulations to our newest Full Time Employee – David Carter!
“Push-In” Ceremony for New Fire Engine!
Learn the Latest Facts about our Fire District! Click Here!
Click here to read the District’s latest Newsletter for April of 2021!
Please click here to view the District’s minimum Standards of Cover for protection of Fire District #21.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potential Homeowner Insurance Premium Savings (Updated 2/6/2020):
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: (WSRB 2-6-2020 – Present this to your Insurance Agent)
- If you live within five miles from a fire station and within 1000 feet from a fire hydrant, you have improved from PC 5 to Protection Class Rating 4
- If you live within five miles from a fire station and exceed 1000 feet from a fire hydrant, you have improved from PC 6 to Protection Class Rating 5
- If you live more than five, but less than seven miles from a fire station, your rating is 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: