West Valley Firefighters

Quarterly Newsletter

1st Quarter of 2012


Fire Chief's Message - Nathan Craig

Fire Chief's Message - Nathan Craig


On behalf of the members of the West Valley Fire Department/Yakima County Fire District No. 12 , I would like to formally welcome you to our web site. We here at West Valley Fire-Rescue have a proud tradition of service to the community that comprises a large portion of western unincorporated Yakima County, Washington.

Yakima County Fire District 12 was established by a vote of the citizens in 1959 with our first full year of operation being 1960.  A lot has changed in West Valley since that time and the fire department is no exception, today we offer all risk service to our citizens out of four strategically located stations within our District.  One thing that hasn't changed is the spirit and passion of our members to provide outstanding service to our community, neighbors helping neighbors has built our community into what it is today, I am extremely proud of our members and view them as our most valuable resource.

Yakima County Fire District 12 is dedicated to the preservation of life and property through education, prevention, emergency services and disaster preparedness, our vision is that the West Valley Fire Department will continue to be a leader in the community providing fire and life safety utilizing the most efficient staffing model to accomplish the mission.

After viewing our web site you will no doubt see that we are a full service professional organization dedicated to responding to the needs of our citizens and those who may frequent the area. We offer a broad range of services that contribute to the quality of life that the Yakima Valley has become known to offer in the Pacific Northwest.

We are pleased to offer this web site as another tool to provide valuable information to our citizens and visitors. After touring our site, should you have any questions or comments about the District, please feel free to contact me.

Again, thank you for visiting our site and we would appreciate hearing from you.


Nathan Craig, Fire Chief
West Valley Fire Department