The WSFD volunteers are organized to provide emergency fire and medical services within the fire district. The West Side Rural Fire Protection District is supported by local property tax assessments.
We are a combination Department staffed by two full time positions, a Fire Marshal and a Captain Training Officer. 70 volunteers make up the majority of the firefighting ranks. The department is made up of four active companies, each with a Captain, Lieutenant, Engineer, and several firefighters. There is a support division, Company five made up of those members wanting to help outside the fire ground. The Board of Directors is elected by the community. The Chief and Fire Marshal are appointed by the Board of Directors. The remaining officers are appointed by the Chief and Assistant Chiefs. Firefighters are assigned to companies based on company size and need.