The City of Mountlake Terrace has been contracting with Snohomish County Fire District Number 1 to provide Fire and Emergency Medical Services to our city since 2005. Under the terms of the Interlocal Agreement, Fire District 1 staffs the city's fire station.
Fire District 1 is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, serving more than 200,000 residents in unincorporated areas and the cities of Brier, Edmonds, and Mountlake Terrace.
Specially trained teams of firefighters also respond to hazardous materials incidents and technical rescue calls. Approximately 70% of the department calls for service are for medical aid.
In April 2006, Fire Station #19 was relocated to a newly constructed facility located just north of the police station at 5902 232nd Street SW, Mountlake Terrace.
The station is staffed 24 hours per day with one Fire Captain, one Firefighter/Paramedic, and one Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician. The Fire Chief of Fire District 1 is designated as the City's Fire Chief and the District also provides the City with a designated Fire Marshal.
Fire District 1 opened their new Fire Station #18, located at 21206 Poplar Way in Brier, in December 2010. The former Fire Station 18, located in eastern Mountlake Terrace was demolished and Firefighters Memorial Park was expanded.
The Fire Department focuses on public education in an effort to prevent fires and injuries. CPR/first aid classes, low-cost bicycle helmets, child car-seat clinics, disaster preparedness training and other programs are offered.
To learn more about fire department programs and the headquarters office of Snohomish County Fire District 1, please call 425-551-1200 or visit the Snohomish County Fire District 1 website.