Mt Erie Fire Department

The Mt. Erie Volunteer Fire Department is always on the lookout for new members. You are welcome to attend any of our meetings to learn more about our department.

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Located on the southern end of Fidalgo Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, Skagit County Fire Protection District 11 was officially incorporated October 14,1959 protecting the area of Dewey Beach.

Today the District, also known as the Mt Erie Fire Department, covers 15 square miles and approximately 3000 people with an assessed value of over $850,000,000. The District is staffed by all volunteers.

Effective August 1, 2011, we are an ISO/WSRB CLASS 7 fire department with an 8A tender credit for areas outside the hydrants. To the right is a link to print a copy of the letter to send or take to your insurance provider for a possible reduction on your rates. This is a combined effort of many years of work by the members of the District and Board of Commissioners to achieve this, good job to all.

Overseen by an elected board of 3 Commissioners, the District is staffed by 25 dedicated volunteer firefighters who respond to an average of 250 alarms a year. The Chief and Assistant Chief receive a monthly stipend for their time and the firefighters receive a stipend for each drill and alarm they attend.

The District operates 2 fire stations located at central points in the District. Each station responds a class A pumper, a BLS aid unit, and a brush truck. Station 1 also houses a 3000 gallon water tender. Station 2 houses a 1978 reserve class A pumper for when the others are out for maintenance or at training.

Firefighters drill for 2 hours each week on Monday nights covering firefighting and EMS skills. In addition to Monday nights, members attend weekend sessions for 4 to 8 hours for specialized training and recertification sessions for wildland firefighting and other skills. Many members are instructors for the Skagit County Training Officers Recruit Academy.

It is my pleasure to be the Chief of these dedicated volunteers who give of their time and skills to protect the citizens of Fidalgo Island. Please search our site for information and if you have a question, send it to us and we will do our best to provide an answer or get you in contact with someone who can.

To contact or join the District, email us at or leave a message at 360 299 1281

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  • District Commissioners Meeting

    Open to the public
    Second Monday night of each month
    Dewey Beach Community Hall at 6pm
    14825 Deception Rd
    Anacortes, WA 98221