Fire Department

Fire trucks outside of station

Recreational Fire Permits

A Recreational Fire Permit is required for all residential fire pit/small campfires within the City of Anacortes. The burning of yard debris, garbage, or other non-approved materials is prohibited.

Click on Recreational Burn Permit to complete a permit application online. There is no charge for the permit, and it is valid for one year from date of approval.

Burning of weeds with a propane torch is also prohibited.

Receive Emergency Alerts from Skagit County DEM

Register here to receive emergency alerts and notifications through the CodeRed Emergency Notification System.  This system is a great way to receive local, timely and critical information when it matters most.

This notification system, in conjunction with on-line resources such as the Skagit County Emergency Management Facebook page, Twitter feed, the Skagit County website and local media outlets, will be the best way to stay informed during hazard and emergency situations. You can choose to be notified on your home or cell phone, text messaging or email.


The mission of the Anacortes Fire Department is to serve our citizens in their times of need. We will serve with Honor, Courage and Compassion. We will strive for Excellence in every aspect of our chosen profession, and we will never quit before the mission is complete. 


Integrity - Accountability - Empathy - Communication

Commendation, Meritorious Service

We would like to hear from you if have received exemplary service, performance, behavior, attitude or achievement from one of our Department members. Submit the Commendation, Meritorious Service Form (PDF) to let us know.