The Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) of Snohomish County Fire District 7 is the corporate entity established by law in the State of Washington to provide fire prevention services, fire suppression services, emergency medical services and for the protection of life and property in the district. The District, a municipal corporation within the laws of the State, possesses all the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes.
The Board consists of five members, elected by ballot by the registered voters of the fire district. Except as otherwise provided by law, commissioners shall hold office for term(s) of six years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms of commissioners shall be staggered as provided by law. Each commissioner lives within the fire district and is a registered voter.
For our citizens not familiar with what a Fire Protection District is or does, let us explain. A Fire Protection District is an area that is outside of a city or town, in an unincorporated part of a county. A Fire Protection District is a separate government entity that is supported directly by the citizens living within the boundaries of the district. The Fire District is supported by property taxes collected by the county that the district is located in.
The Board makes policy for the district, managee and conducts the business affairs of the district, makes and executes all necessary contracts, employs any necessary services, and performs all acts necessary to carry out the goals and mission of the Fire District. The Fire Chief to carries out the daily functions of the Fire Department.
Each fire commissioner also serves on one or more committees which deal with specific functions of the fire department. For each meeting a commissioner receives $114.00. No commissioner can exceed a total of $10,944.00 per year. These amounts are set by state law.
We believe that we serve the citizens of Fire District 7 to the best of our ability. We provide you the best fire protection and emergency medical services that we can with your tax dollars. We believe every tax dollar we receive goes right back to our citizens in the form of service.
If any citizen living in Fire District 7 wants to contact one of the five elected commissioners, please e-mail us at the addresses listed. We also invite any of our citizens to our public meetings.
Thank you for your support,
Board of Fire Commissioners