SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON — Firefighters from SCFD21 and North County took part in joint training over the weekend to conduct a water training drill simulating rural firefighting tactics.

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Credit: SCFD21

“Here at District 21, we firmly believe in the importance of training and honing your craft to the best of your ability.” – SCFD21

About Snohomish County Fire District 21

SCFD21 provides fire, rescue, and EMS services to the citizens living in the City of Arlington, a 70-square mile area, and about 9,000 people.

The District operates out of one Fire Station (49) in the Arlington Heights area and the construction of another station (50) is due to be completed in late 2022 or early 2023.

The Fire District has three Fire Commissioners and is under management by Fire Chief Chad Schmidt and Assistant Chief Joel Smith. This is a combination department with seven full-time and 25 part-paid firefighters. Additionally, there are 10 volunteer firefighters.

According to their website,

  • E49 – 2007 HME Chassis, Boise Mobile Body with Pump-1500 gpm, Tank-1000 gal.
  • TE49 – Tender Engine, a 2003 HME Chassis, Boise Mobile Body with a pump-1000 gpm and a 3,000 gallon tank.
  • A49 – 2015 Braun Northwest BLS Ambulance.
  • U49 (Utility 49) – 2012 Ford F250. Their water rescue vehicle.
  • HC49 (Hovercraft 49) – 2008 Neoteric Hovercraft.
  • T49 (Tender 49) – 2003 Kenworth Chassis, 4-Guys Body with 500 gpm pumper with a 3,000 gallon tanker.
  • Tender 94 – 1987 GMC Chassis, 4-Guys Body with 500 gpm pumper and a 1,800- gallon tank. This is on loan from the Fire District #19 in Silvana.
  • CH49 (Chief 49) – 2008 Ford Escape. This is their Staff/Command vehicle.

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