• Skagit County Fire District 6 invites community to Open House on September 9

    August 31, 2023
    Meet your local firefighters and paramedics and see your tax dollars at work
    BURLINGTON, WASH. — Skagit County Fire District No. 6 invites the community to an Open House on Saturday, September 9, to meet their local emergency responders and learn more about their fire district.
    The Open House will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station located at 16220 Peterson Road in Burlington. There will be free food (hot dogs) and drinks. Fire trucks will be out for display and some free gifts for children.
    “We welcome you and your family to come down and meet the firefighters and medical responders working to save lives and property,” Fire Chief Ed Tjeerdsma said. “It’s also a chance to learn more about what we do and how we put your tax dollars to work.”
    Skagit County Fire District No. 6 serves 6,800 people over 27 square miles, bordering Farm to Market Road to the west, Highway 20 to the south, District Line Road to the east, and Interstate 5 at Bow Hill Road to the north. The fire district relies on part-time and volunteer emergency personnel who respond to an average 1,200 calls per year – a 102 percent increase since 2016. Of total calls, 67 percent are for emergency medical service (EMS). Skagit FD6 operates under a balanced budget and has passed all independent audits by the state.
    Fire Chief Ed Tjeerdsma
    etjeerdsma@skagitfire6.com, 360-757-2891