"To protect life and property, and to serve the citizens of Walla Walla County Fire District 5 with fire, emergency medical, and other related services within budgetary limitations."


"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

We want to reach out and reassure our community members during this difficult time. Our fire agencies are coordinating with each other to provide you and your family with the highest level of care.

We are here for you if you need us. We are ready. We have trained for this, and have experience responding to infectious diseases and all other emergencies. Your support for emergency services makes this possible. And, for that, we are extremely grateful.

Life is changing as we know it, but we will get through this crisis and emerge stronger for it. In the meantime, please stay home and reach out using modern technology to tell someone you care.


Acting Chief Paul Carlyle, Benton County Fire District 4

Chief Lonnie Click, Benton County Fire District 1

Chief Ron Duncan, Benton County Fire District 2

Chief Mike Harris, Franklin County Fire District 3

Chief Seth Johnson, West Benton Fire Rescue

Chief Mike Wickstrom, Walla Walla County Fire District 5

Chief Rollie Watt, Benton County Fire District 6