Get Involved


Join our community task force

Joining the Fire District 21 Team

Whether you are interested in a proven career development opportunity in the fire service, or you simply would like to give back to the community, we have many programs tailored to those who wish to pursue volunteering or working part-time.


Programs that we have available:

Community Volunteer Firefighter

EMT Program for At-home Responders

Community Volunteer EMS

Only Program for at-home responders

Lateral Firefighter

EMT Shift Program

How to apply for employment or volunteer work

Basic Requirements
  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • WA Drivers License
Fill Out Online Form

Apply through our online Employment Application Form. Once submitted, we’ll review it and get back to you!

Download & Print Form

Once you’ve filled out the application, mail or drop it off at Fire Station 49, or email it to the Station.


We also have the opportunity for Students, and others, to participate in a “Ride Along” on the engine or a medic unit.  Please download and fill out our “Ride Along Waiver” form.

Volunteer Firefighters

Here is a recruitment video filmed with our volunteers at Station 49 and has been aired on TV throughout Washington State:

Two more great videos that shows what it’s like to be a volunteer firefighter and illustrates the need for volunteer firefighters in Washington State.

Message Us

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, we recommend calling 911 and letting the dispatcher determine whether you need emergency help.

Call Us

(360) 435-3311


Chad Schmidt, District Fire Chief

Joel Smith, Assistant Chief

Station 49 Location

12131 228th St NE,
Arlington, WA 98223