Snohomish County Fire District 7 New Name
On October 10th, the name for Snohomish County Fire District 7 changed to Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue.
The name change was the result of several recent actions. In August 2019, voters in Lake Stevens approved the merger of Lake Stevens Fire with Snohomish County Fire District 7 by nearly 80 percent. The two fire districts officially merged on January 1st, 2020.
Once merged, the Board of Fire Commissioners felt a name change was needed to reflect the communities served by the newly merged districts. Following a series of internal and external surveys, the Board approved the name change at their June 11, 2020, board meeting.
Though the fire district’s name changed, dedication to a high level of service has not. Firefighter training, efficiencies in administrative services and increase in the fire district’s ability to respond to large-scale emergencies like the pandemic have improved.
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue serves over 162,000 people over 140 square miles. The fire agency serves the cities of Lake Stevens, Monroe, Mill Creek and unincorporated county areas surrounding these communities. In 2019, emergency personnel responded to over 17,000 emergency calls.