Darrington Fire District 24 believes in building relationships that we find are mutually beneficial to Darrington and our partners. We foster strong partnerships to accomplish the following goals:
Provide added value to our customers (tax payers) through cost sharing and reducing redundancy.
Capitalize on opportunities to work closer with our neighboring agencies.
Operate the organization through effectiveness and efficiency.
Provide opportunities for our staff and volunteers to participate in regional efforts.
Listed below are some of the partnerships that we currently enjoy:
CREATIVE STAFFING MODEL
Darrington Fire District 24 uses positive partnerships to further our goal of staffing the fire district in such a way that is both cost effective as well as beneficial to the region.
We collaboratively staff our agency through the following partnerships:
We partner with the non-profit Hope Unlimited and Northwest Incident Support Services (Chaplain Program) in providing office space and transportation to the Executive Director/Lead Chaplain for our region. The Executive Director is also a certified Firefighter/EMT who responds on emergency calls for Darrington Fire while performing his normal duties for NWIS.
SHARED MECHANIC SERVICES
As with many industries, Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Service providers are not immune to the need for regular maintenance and repair of their apparatus.
Currently, several neighboring agencies have come together to address the rising costs and growing standards and requirements for emergency apparatus. This partnership is designed for cost-sharing and savings. The established mechanic's consortium has allowed us the opportunity to jointly hire a full-time fire mechanic.
We currently partner with the following agencies to share and support the mechanic consortium: