Legally, no member of the Mattawa Fire Department should enter any premises where alcoholic beverages are sold or consumed while in uniform, except with the permission of the Mattawa Fire Department.

Firefighters impaired by alcohol or other substances will refrain from being on duty or attending fire calls. Firefighters have an obligation to do what they must in order to provide the best service to the community. They must take into consideration not only what is best for their citizens’ safety, but their own as well.