Meeting our commitment to provide you with prompt, professional and compassionate emergency response is a team effort at South County Fire. The on-the-street emergency response and prevention efforts of our 250+ firefighters are supported by our leadership and administrative team:
- Fire Chief: Serves as the chief executive and is the highest ranking officer; appointed by the elected Board of Fire Commissioners; responsible for developing and implementing policies, programs and the annual budget as adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners.
- Operations: Oversees station operations and staffing; responsible for emergency response for fire, medical aid, hazardous materials, rescues and all hazards.
- Emergency Medical Services: Responsible for providing appropriate systems, processes and quality assurance to facilitate the administration of patient care and record management; facilitates professional development and continuing education for paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
- Fire Prevention: Directs South County Fire's community risk-reduction programs; responsible for fire inspections and investigations in contract cities and works closely with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office in its delivery of these services in unincorporated communities; provides public education programs to promote fire and injury prevention.
- Training: Provides and documents training programs in fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials, rescue and other emergency services as required by state law and industry standards to keep personnel and the citizens of the community safe; trains and mentors new recruits and officers.
- Administrative Services: Provide administrative support to our emergency operations and the areas of Finance and Human Resources.
The fire chief reports to the Board of Commissioners. Everyone else at South County Fire is accountable to the fire chief, either directly or indirectly.