Protect Lives and Property, Treat all with care, Act with integrity
This mission statement represents what is at the heart of the service provided by the members of FCFD#3. Be it calls for help or day to day business, these three values are at the core of every fire district 3 member.
The FCFD#3 was formed by election in 1953. As of 2013 FCFD#3 provides fire protection and Emergency Medical Services for approximately 160 square miles surrounding the City of Pasco. The district leadership is made up of three elected commissioners and a full time fire chief. The district employs approximately 40 volunteer responders (firefighters, EMT, and support staff) and 4 full time firefighter/EMTs. Those personnel respond to around 350-400 calls for service a year. The district has a total of six fire stations. At those stations we have a total of 5 type 6 wildland engines, 2 type 5 wildland engines, 4 type 1 structure engines, 2 water tenders, 1 tactical tender, 1 tractor with disk, Breathing Support Unit, Rescue Unit, 2 ambulances, 1 fire/rescue ATV.
Strategically, Franklin County Fire District 3 is to provide the best quality fire, emergency, medical, disaster response and fire prevention services to the citizens or our communities, at the most reasonable cost possible, without compromising creativity, innovation, growth, and stability.