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The Fire Department Community Assistance, Referrals and Education Services program, referred to as FDCARES, is a fire agency-based community injury and illness prevention program. FDCARES has been developed so that fire departments may assist community members with issues before an issue becomes an emergency. The program works to improve the quality of health throughout our community and provide for a longer healthier independent lifestyle.

Do you or a loved one have a situation that may cause injury or illness that you are finding difficult to solve on your own? Are you finding that you have nowhere else to turn? We may be able to help! There may be services and resources available to help you. The Puget Sound Fire FDCARES program can assist you in navigating the social service network and advocate on your behalf with insurance providers and other health care professionals.

If you have a program inquiry, please leave a message at 253-856-2273. This is a message only line, and your phone call will be returned within 24-48 hours. If you need immediate assistance, even with what you consider to be a non-emergency (such as needing assistance getting up from a fall) please dial 9-1-1.