Point Roberts, Washington
2030 Benson Road, Point Roberts, WA 98281

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From the Chief

As the Fire Chief for Whatcom County Fire District 5, I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our website and to thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

We hope that our site will serve as a tool for our citizens, visitors and companies doing business in the district. It is our ultimate goal to provide our customers with the necessary information and contacts to improve the community’s fire defense programs.

I am privileged to lead a fire service organization comprised of such committed and skilled staff and members. The men and women of Whatcom County Fire District 5 are unwavering in their commitment to protect the lives and properties of those who live in and visit our wonderful community.

We value our members, as they are the backbone of the service we provide. We emphasize a well-trained and competent staff, always striving to have motivated and empowered members capable of delivering quality service.

In these difficult and changing economic times, we work to be efficient and cost conscious while providing the highest level of service to those we serve. Within these constraints, we strive to be professional and progressive to better meet the needs of our customers. We greatly appreciate your support and hope you enjoy browsing our website to learn more about the services we provide.

I look forward to any comments or suggestions on how we might improve our service to you.


Christopher Carleton
Fire Chief
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Member Values

Membership: Recruit and retain intelligent, diverse, and motivated members who operate well in a team environment and who show integrity and commitment to the organization.

Training: Develop safe, competent members with the highest quality emergency services training program.

Communications: Provide open, honest and direct lines of communication between all persons within our organization.

Life Balance: Live in an open, respectful environment that is fun, friendly, supportive, positive and promotes personal excellence.

Accountability: Each member will be held accountable for his/her actions.

Our Mission Statement

Whatcom County Fire District 5

The Point Roberts Fire Department is committed to protecting our citizens and visitors from and limiting the impact of fire, medical emergencies and natural disasters by providing the very best in prevention, mitigation, and emergency response services to our community.



Firemans Prayer

When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.

Help me to embrace a little child
Before it’s too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor
And protect his property.

And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife.