Welcome to Concrete

Public Safety

Fire Department: Concrete is protected by the Concrete Volunteer Fire Department.

Law Enforcement: The town of Concrete contracts with the Skagit County Sheriff for law enforcement protection.
Link to Skagit County Sheriff

Baker River Hydroelectric Project:

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) owns and operates the Baker River Hydroelectric Project situated in Skagit and Whatcom counties of Northwestern Washington State. The project boundary encompasses more than 8,400 acres, including the reservoirs of Lake Shannon and Baker Lake. The reservoir levels are controlled by three structures; Lower Baker Dam, Upper Baker Dam and West Pass Dike.

The Lower Baker Dam is a concrete thick-arch dam located within the town of Concrete. The dam is 285 feet high, 550 feet long and regulations the 7-mile long Lake Shannon reservoir. Construction of the Lower Baker Dam was completed in 1925.

For further information on the other dams operated by PSE and Public Safety around dams brochure, please visit our forms page and download or print the PSE Public Safety Dam Brochure.

Town of Concrete Seeks Funding For New Public Safety Building

Problems with current site:
- Located within a flood zone, located in the Lower Baker Dam failure inundation zone.
- Building deterioration; walls, foundation, roof - see engineer evaluations dated March of 2009 and March of 2010.
- Current building does not properly house engines of correct size; jump seats, height, width
- Current facility does not have a decontamination room.
- Current facility does not have room for training.
- The current location does not offer an option to rebuild or expand; steep slopes at the rear of the building.

Benefits of a new building:
- Proper storage for approriate engines/pumper truck
- U.S.V.W.R. water rescue boat storage
- Training facilities for many eastern Skagit County departments
- Housing for flood and natural hazard victims, Red Cross
- New proposed site is located out of the flood/inundation area
- Fire department currently consists of 21 firefighters
- Comman Center for wild-land fires, DNR
- New proposed site is approximately 2 acreas in size and is owned by the Town of Concrete and is in a more central location.
- New proposed site will allow for future expansion to possibly include housing for EMS, Law Enforcement, Town Hall and other public safety agencies.

Code Enforcement: Rich Philips is our Code Enforcement Officer. If you have a code enforcement issue or question, contact town hall at 853-8401.

WARNING to owners of unlicensed dogs or dogs at large:

CMC 6.04030: It is unlawful to keep or harbor a dog over three months of age within the town unless an animal license has been procured for the animal from the town.

CMC 6.04.140: It is unlawful for the owner, keeper, custodian or person having charge of any dog to allow such dog to run at large within the town limits.

Dog licenses are available for purchase at Town Hall for a fee of $8.00 and expire on December 31 of each year.