Snohomish’s Fire District 4 has decided to study the possibility of forming a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) with the Everett Fire Department.
“This is the next step in investigating the possibility (that) it makes sense,” fire board Commissioner Jim Schmoker said during the Dec. 14 Fire District 4 Commissioners Meeting. The Commission Board and Snohomish Fire Chief Don Waller signed a letter of interest in forming an RFA.
The letter, describing interest to begin discussing the possibility of an RFA, was the product of a meeting with Schmoker, Chief Waller, Mayor John Kartak and Everett Fire Chief Dave DeMarco.
DeMarco is approaching fire departments to join with Everett Fire to create the RFA.
The letter stated the five interests of Fire District 4 to ensure a RFA is logical.