Directors of Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) recently met with the Snoqualmie Tribal Council to celebrate a new agreement that was entered into by both parties to provide Emergency Fire and Medical services to the Snoqualmie Casino. The new partnership began on January 1st, 2016 and ensures that the Snoqualmie Casino is served by one of the Eastside’s best agencies to provide high quality fire, rescue and emergency medical services.
“Our Tribal Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our patrons, employees and tribal members and are pleased to partner with Eastside Fire & Rescue to provide the best in emergency services,” said Tribal Chairwoman Carolyn Lubenau.
At the meeting, the Snoqualmie Tribal Council shared a historical overview of the Snoqualmie Tribe as well as the positive impacts the Tribe has made serving the growing community and region. The Snoqualmie Tribe is the largest employer in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Acting Fire Chief Greg Tryon and Deputy Chief Mike Boyle defined the steps taken by EF&R with building and property orientation as well as pre-incident planning review. “It is critical that our crews and Tribal leaders work together to protect both the staff as well as the visitors to the casino, this happens with planning, training and preparation,” stated Chief Tryon.
As a sign of the new partnership, Eastside Fire & Rescue will soon feature the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s logo on its fleet of vehicles.