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Darrington Fire District 24 is comprised of two fire stations. The district’s service area is approximately 36 square miles with an estimated population of over 3,500 residents that increases seasonally. The service area includes the Town of Darrington, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Snohomish County Fire District 24, and Skagit County Fire District 24.

Darrington Fire District 24 is committed to ensure that when the need arises, our personnel are trained, dedicated, and professional with well-resourced apparatus equipped with lifesaving equipment. In 2017, Darrington Fire District 24 responded to 625 incidents, our busiest year yet! Like most fire departments that provide EMS, most of our calls were medical emergencies. Starting January 1st, 2020, the fire district began providing emergency medical services at the Advanced Life Support/Paramedic level 24/7.


The most visible and valued services provided by Darrington Fire District 24 is our response to and control of all-hazard emergency events that affect the citizens in the area in which we serve. Darrington Fire District 24 provides a variety of emergency services including:


  • Fire Suppression

  • Advanced Life Support Paramedic Emergency Medical Services and Transport

  • Basic Life Support Emergency Medical Services and Transport

  • Swift Water/Technical Rescue

  • Hazardous Materials Response

  • Public Information and Education


Approximately 27 volunteer firefighters/EMTs make up the core of the Department. 14 of our volunteers are Washington State certified Emergency Medical Technicians. The district also employs 16 volunteer/part-time Paramedics. The volunteer core is supplemented by the following:

  • Part-Time Fire Chief

  • Career Deputy Chief

  • Career Training Captain

  • Part-Time Captain/Medical Services Administrator

  • Non-uniformed Administrative Assistant


Darrington Fire District 24 is governed by a board of five commissioners elected to serve six-year terms. These community members are responsible for defining the fire district’s long-term vision and for adopting the budget and policies to be implemented by the leadership team.

Darrington Fire District 24 Commissioners also actively participate in state and county associations to address issues that affect fire and emergency services.

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