MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF:
"Emergency Responders are asked daily to place others before themselves! We will risk our lives for a chance to save others, but we must first provide a life safety risk assessment of every situation. With that information, we can then make the safest decision for our personnel to proceed. We will not risk our lives to save little or nothing, and no one's life is worth property. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and each other to minimize those risks and come home after each call. Success can be measured on how well we prepare ourselves in Fire and EMS training, health and wellness screenings, and a personal fitness regimen. It should not be measured in promotions of individuals or call volume. We must constantly challenge ourselves to find safer ways to accomplish our goals and tasks while meeting the Fire/EMS service needs of our community. The commitment and dedication put forth by the members of Walla Walla County Fire District 5 are exemplary. Each and every day, our members make a positive difference in the lives of the citizens of our community. "
Michael Wickstrom - Fire Chief