Call 911 if you need fire or medical assistance.
The La Conner Fire Department (LCFD) has served our community for over 100 years. The Fire Department became an official department of the Town in 1932. In the 1960's, local Fire Districts were formed but LCFD continued to serve La Conner and many of the areas outside of the Town.
For over 25 years, the La Conner Fire Department has worked under an interlocal agreement between Fire District 13 and the Town. The latest agreement was developed in 2004. LCFD is strictly a Town department that answers calls in portions of the district under the guidelines of the current interlocal agreement; these guidelines change periodically.
LCFD had the first heart defibrillator to be used by an all volunteer department in the State of Washington. The La Conner Volunteer Fire Fighter Association raised money throughout the community to purchase the defibrillator, and special protocols were developed by the Skagit County Medical Control Officer. LCFD was also the second department in the county to have a Compressed Air Foam (CAF) pumper. Compressed air is a very effective fire fighting tool which quickly knocks down flames by robbing them of oxygen and increasing the effectiveness of water. It also reduces post fire damage by reducing the need for water to fight fires.
Children's Fire Safety House
Annually, the Fire Department conducts a 3-day fire safety program at La Conner Elementary School. The program provides fire safety training to preschool and elementary school children.
Become a Volunteer Firefighter
Interested in Volunteering? You'll need to fill out an application, and get a physical and background check. You'll also have to go through the Recruitment Academy and participate in 24 hours of training each year.
Contact Town Hall at 360-466-3125 to obtain the information you'll need. Download the Volunteer Entry Standards (PDF).
La Conner Volunteer Firemen's Association
The Firemen's Association is a private, non-profit organization which provides fundraising and community support to our Fire Department. They sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt as well as the Fire Department's major fundraiser, the St. Patrick's Day Dance, at Maple Hall. Along with the Fire Service, the Association participates in all community parades. The Firemen's Association also sponsors the Fire Service Museum on 1st Street in La Conner. The museum provides a wonderful opportunity to view "old-time" fire equipment and gear, including an 1884 horse-drawn, hand-pumped fire-fighting apparatus, as well as artifacts, photographs, correspondence, and reminiscences of pioneer days in Skagit Valley.