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South Mason Fire & Rescue started as Southside Volunteer Fire Department around 1945, whose jurisdictional lines duplicated the Southside School District. On February 4, 1950, Arcadia Loop Fire District was chartered, and provided additional protection south to the Arcadia-Brumbough Rd (now Cole Rd.). Arcadia Loop Fire District and the Kamilche Fire Auxiliary joined forces in 1970, and became what was Mason County Fire District #4. In 2023, Mason County Fire District #4 went through a re-branding process to become South Mason Fire & Rescue, although officially we are still Mason County Fire Protection District #4.


South Mason Fire & Rescue serves a population of 8,000-12,000 residents depending on the season and local events.  Our response area spans 52 square miles of Mason County including the Squaxin Island Tribe, and areas up to Thurston and Grays Harbor County lines.

South Mason Fire & Rescue responds to around 1,700 calls every year, with 24/7 full-time staff and dedicated volunteers.

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