About Us

Getchell Fire Mission Statement:

The mission of the Getchell Fire Department is to compassionately take care of people by proactively solving both complex and simple problems that are both emergent and non emergent in nature with the highest degree of skill, pride, and professionalism.


Vision Statement:

  1. To be recognized by the community and other emergency service organizations as extremely competent at providing emergency services.
  2. To be an organization that other organizations strongly desire to partner with.
  3. To maximize any and all alternative revenue streams available in order to enhance service delivery, and keep property taxes minimal.
  4. Provide our constituents a quality level of service at a reasonable cost.
  5. To overwhelmingly be supported by or community.
  6. To be proactive at preventing property loss, injuries, and death for both our internal and external customers.
  7. If it enhances our level of service and we can afford to do it, we shall.
  8. To be fully committed to the professional development of our members.



SCFPD# 22 Facts: 

Fire Chief            Travis Hots

Assistant Chief    Ron Selia (Fleet and Facilities)

Assistant Chief    Jeremy Stocker (Training and Safety) 

Population           5000 

Land Area           17 square miles South border 60th Street, East Border Marysville City Limits (SR9 and 78th Ave), north 140th Street, East 139th Ave NE.

Incidents             1,330 (2015) 

Budget                $1,100,000 Tax Collection Fire and EMS. $200,000 Alternative Revenue. 

Operations Profile: 

        1        Fire Station    

        2        Engines  

        1        Command Vehicle  

        2        Staff Cars

        1        Water Tender 

        2        Aid Cars    

        3        Brush Units


You can contact us at 360-659-6400.




Carbon Monoxide

What is carbon monoxide?

  • CO, often called "the silent killer," is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It can be created when fossil fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane or wood do not burn properly.

Where does carbon monoxide come from? 

  • CO poisoning can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters, clothes dryers or cars left running in garages.

What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning? 

  • Symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, nausea and drowsiness. Exposure to undetected high levels of carbon monoxide can be fatal.

For more information on the dangers of CO poisoning, visit the FEMA website HERE.

Understand the new Washington State laws regarding carbon monoxide alarms.  Requires Adobe Reader available as a free download HERE.

Fire Prevention

Facts About Cooking Fires

  • Cooking is the leading cause of residential building fires and residential building fire injuries.
  • Between 2008-2010, cooking accounted for 45 percent of residential building fires responded to by fire departments.
  • Ninety-four percent of residential cooking fires are confined fires that result in little or no loss.
  • Males face a disproportionate risk of cooking fire injury relative to the amount of cooking they do.
  • Young children and older adults face a higher risk of death from cooking fires than do other age groups.
  • Young children are at high risk from non-fire cooking-related burns.
  • Unattended cooking is the leading factor contributing to cooking fires.
  • Many other cooking fires begin because combustibles are too close to cooking heat sources.
  • Frying is the cooking method posing the highest risk.
  • More than half of the home cooking injuries occur when people try to fight the fire themselves.
  • Educational effectiveness may be enhanced by linking burn prevention and fire prevention.
  • Technology may be the best long-term solution to dealing with the cooking fire problem.

For more information on the mitigation of cooking fires, go HERE.

Free Smoke Alarms

We are pleased to offer free smoke detectors to the residents we serve. If you are in need of a smoke detector, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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