Grant County Fire District 8 welcomes your interest and we encourage you to contact us should you have any questions. We are honored to provide the citizens of Mattawa, Desert Aire, and surrounding areas of South Grant County, as well as visitors to our area with emergency services and education. We recognize the trust you place in us and the responsibility we have in doing the right thing on every incident every day.
The District is a combination organization of career and volunteer personnel that provides firefighting emergency services (structural and wildland), basic life support (BLS) emergency medical services, technical rescue (high and low angle rope, and vehicle/machinery extrication), and hazardous materials incident services. We now respond to over 700 calls for service annually. Our goal is to arrive within 10 minutes of notification of the alarm.
We are an active community partner and have established many mutually beneficial relationships with other community organizations including the Mattawa Police Department, Grant County County Sheriff's Office, Grant County Emergency Management, Grant County Public Utilities District, the Port of Mattawa, and Wahluke School District. Our Community Risk Reduction program serves as an outreach to other community organizations such as homeowner's groups and other social networks and services.
The District is continually searching for opportunities to improve our services, promote efficiency, and increase community and firefighter safety. We are accomplishing these goals at a time when it is imperative to capitalize on every expenditure and opportunity. We have entered into collaborative efforts with neighboring fire agencies to facilitate and promote cost savings and improve effectiveness as well as applying for state and federal grant opportunities. We will continue to increase the commitment to collaboration as an avenue of fiscal efficiency, employee safety, and community service. We are confident that we can improve our services and are committed to community safety, firefighter safety, and financial stewardship.
We are dedicated to protecting life, property, and the environment while preserving the past and leading into the future.
Chief Matt Hyndman