About Skagit Fire Protection District 17
Our Mission, Vision, & Values
It is the mission of Guemes Island Fire Departments to build an inclusive, volunteer fire agency that is dedicated to protecting life, property, and the environment by providing emergency response for residents and visitors.
The Guemes Island Fire Department is committed to ensuring that we do our part to end all forms of discrimination and oppression by being an inclusive organization that treats every person, both in our community and on our department, with respect.
Because we acknowledge that there are still struggles for minority groups and in particular, Black, Indigenous groups, and People of Color, we want to hold at the forefront the work necessary to end systemic racism because we believe that embracing diversity makes us stronger and more unified.
We set the highest standards for ourselves and our services. We respect the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. We strive to care wisely for our people, our resources, and our earth. We reach out to those in need. We hold ourselves accountable to do the right thing. Safety is at the core of every thought and decision.
This Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from everyone who passes the physical requirements and background check necessary for their position.