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North County Regional Fire Authority, known as "North County Fire & EMS," provides fire suppression and emergency medical service to 65,000 people over 120 square miles, including the City of Stanwood. More than 70 emergency personnel respond to approximately 8900 calls per year. North County Fire & EMS operates under a balanced budget and has passed all its independent audits by the state.

Purpose Statement
Serving our Communities with Compassion

  • Values
    • Integrity
    • Innovation
    • Pride
    • Professionalism
    • Ownership

Current Information

Fire Chief John Cermak

Fire Chief John Cermak welcomes the opportunity to provide a 15-30 minute presentation to local groups and organizations about the fire district and answer questions.

If you'd like to arrange for a presentation, please contact:

Chief Cermak @ 

360-629-2184 or

E-Message

Community Risk Reduction

Outdoor Burning Information

Outdoor Burning Not Allowed

To view additional outdoor burning information, to include alternative to outdoor burning, click on the "Learn More" button below.


Please remember to burn responsibly, be considerate of your neighbors, and to burn in accordance to all applicable burn regulations.

Safety Information