Letter from the Chief

Welcome to Grant County Fire District 8

I would like to welcome you to our website.  Its intent and purpose is to inform and educate the citizens, volunteers, and visitors of our community.  Thank you for visiting!

The District is a combination fire department that serves 248 square miles with a staff of four full-time personnel, one part-time personnel, and over 25 volunteers.  A Board of five forward-thinking Commissioners allows the District to grow and meet the changing times in the fire service.

Our service area is as diversified as our District with orchards, vineyards, and row crops, wildlands, and urban areas.  We provide services to two hydroelectric dams, the Wanapum Heritage Center, the City of Mattawa, as well as mutual aid to three bordering counties.   

The District is committed to providing the best fire protection and emergency medical services to our community.  This is possible through the the dedication of our staff and volunteers, who each and every day make a positive difference in the lives of our citizens.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support.


Chief David Patterson