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Message from the Fire Chief

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority exists to serve. Our purpose statement is rather simple: “professionally and compassionately helping people.” The women and men who work here believe in that purpose, and they have invested their professional lives in service to others. Our members are our greatest strength. Their knowledge, skills, and experience allow Puget Sound Fire to accomplish our most important strategic goal, “meeting the community’s need for service.” That need is ever-changing and evolving, and Puget Sound Fire is well positioned to respond.

We believe that effective and sustainable public safety services are the key to building safe, vibrant, and resilient communities. Each day we deploy from 17 stations, and engine companies are supported by specialized units on ladder trucks, hazmat units, and a heavy rescue company. But fire suppression, EMS and rescue are now just part of our story. Our FD CARES program seeks to proactively meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations. PSF employs nurses and social workers for their unique skill sets. During the pandemic, Puget Sound Fire staffed community testing sites, and our firefighters and nurses administered vaccines when they became available. A mobile vaccine unit was created to reach those who couldn’t come to us. We seek to exceed the expectations of our residents.

Looking to the future, we are excited about the incredible things happening in our communities and within our organization. We established a Community Relations Division to continue our commitment of connecting with those we serve. Our success is measured in the satisfaction of our community partners, our employees, and the residents. We seek opportunities to be involved in the community, and our public outreach efforts are founded in our values of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and service. Those values further drive our commitment to continual improvement. The future is full of challenges and opportunities that we face with optimism. We are honored and humbled to serve you with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

Brian Carson, Fire Chief
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority