South Snohomish County fire crew headed to California wildfires

Oct 18, 2017

A fire engine and crew of four firefighters from South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue left early Friday, Oct. 13 for an 18-day deployment to assist with the California wildland fires.

Capt. Micah Gaston and Firefighters Keith Bien, Danielle DeVos and Paul Stead will be part of a Snohomish County Strike Team, serving alongside engine companies from Everett, Arlington and Snohomish County Fire District 7 and 22.

All fire resources in California are already committed to fires. Washington is sending 45 fire engines and crews to assist under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a mutual aid agreement between states that allows for sharing for resources during natural and man-made disasters.

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, with more than 260 uniformed firefighters to provide full-time staffing at 14 fire stations. The department serves more than 250,000 residents in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

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