From the Chief
As the Fire Chief of 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. It is my hope you find the information useful.
It is with great honor I serve the community of Point Roberts and lead the incredible men and women of Whatcom County Fire District 5 who are unwavering in their commitment to protect the lives and property within this community. We provide services to our residents and to those who work and travel here through our commitment to exceptional customer service.
I am impressed on a daily basis with the compassion and resourcefulness of the men and women of our Department. As we move into the next chapter of service, we will continue to seek ways to re-think how we provide our service in an effort to be more efficient, more adaptable and more responsive to the special needs of our community.
It is my commitment to you that we stand ready to assist you in your time of need, day or night, with professionalism and compassion.
I look forward to discussing any suggestions you may have on how we might improve our service to you. Please contact me anytime by calling the station or by using my email below. You can also stay connected by following us on Facebook.
Christopher Carleton, Fire Chief
Our Mission Statement
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.
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.
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.