Our members pride themselves in always being ready to provide professional, compassionate and high quality service to all we serve.
Over a Century of Service
First organized on June 21, 1889, the City of Centralia Fire Department is a proud and historic group of professional fire fighters. Local 451 was granted a charter by the International Association of Fire Fighters on October 24, 1935 and became a member of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters in 1939. Local 451 currently has 31 members and is the largest IAFF local in Lewis County.Our membership consists of career fire fighters that are employed by the Riverside Fire Authority in Centralia, Washington and Lewis County Fire Protection District #6 in Chehalis, Washington.
Our MissionThe mission of Centralia Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 451, is to support our members so that they may provide the highest quality fire, rescue and emergency medical service to they serve. To accomplish this mission, we are committed to:•Advocating for personnel, training, equipment, apparatus, infrastructure and other resources necessary to enhance public safety.•Pursuing competitive wages, hours, and other conditions of work so that we may recruit and retain a talented and diverse workforce.•Protecting the welfare of our members through educational, charitable, political, legislative, social and other community involvement.•Respecting the rights of our members, employer and the public in order to promote harmony within the organizations that our members serve.The IAFF represents more than 316,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,400 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada.