Department Organization :
Snohomish County Fire District 7 operates under a "Scalar" organizational structure. Scalar is defined as "having an uninterrupted series of steps" or "chain of authority". The District's authority is centralized at the top with five fire commissioners, each serving a term of six years. Decisions are directed down from the top of the structure through intermediate levels (division and company officers) to the base (firefighters). Information in turn is transmitted up from the bottom through the structure to the positions at the top.
Fire District's Purpose :
The goal, purpose and objective of Snohomish County Fire District No.7 is to provide fire protection and emergency medical services for all its citizens in a cost efficient and effective manner. These services are provided through operational divisions within the Department, each having specific responsibilities. The divisions are Administration, Operations and Support Services.
As an employee of Fire District 7, it is our responsibility to help deliver these services in a courteous and professional manner. As employees of Snohomish County Fire District 7, we are responsible to our citizens. Their concerns are our concerns, and we are mindful of this responsibility at all times.
We currently support a population of about 50,000 citizens in a fifty square mile area. We provide ambulance transport to all citizens within the fire district and the city of Mill Creek. All patients who require transport to a hospital or medical facility receive emergency care and transport to their hospital of choice or the hospital that is most appropriate for their condition. We offer this service from stations located throughout the fire district and the city of Mill Creek.
Fire District 7 has a very active volunteer staff of Volunteers. These Volunteer personnel function independently and in conjunction with the department career staff to provide the best service possible to the citizens of the Fire District.