If your neighbor was in trouble, wouldn't you want to do more than just watch? Of course you would. We'd like to offer a suggestion: become a volunteer firefighter. It's a great way to do something important for your community and for yourself.
To be a volunteer firefighter, you'll need more than just a desire to help people, You'll also need courage and dedication, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. If you think you qualify for this kind of commitment, let us know. Watching can be a helpless feeling. We don't have to tell you what kind of a feeling you'll get from helping.
Snohomish Fire District 4 is always looking for volunteer firefighters. You must be in good physical condition, have a high school diploma/GED, and reside in or near Fire District #4. You must also have a valid Washington State driver's license and a good driving record. If you quailify, fill out the requested information. Generally, the selection process begins the first part of every year. At the beginning of the process, an invitation to attend an informational meeting will be sent out to people who express interest in becoming a volunteer. If you have further questions, please email our Training Division.
The history of Snohomish Fire District 4 dates back to 1888, when a volunteer community fire company was started. After raising community dollars, the volunteer fire company purchased a hose cart and some used hose. Thus was the beginning of Snohomish Hose Company No. 1. Not long after, the community realized that its fire protection needed additional equipment. On August 4, 1890, the Snohomish City Council passed Ordinance #25 that established the Fire Department - one month later the City's first steam powered engine was delivered.