Subject to the provisions of RCW 35.21.779
, the board of trustees of The Evergreen State College may:
(1) Contract for such fire protection services as may be necessary for the protection and safety of the students, staff and property of the college;
(2) By agreement pursuant to the provisions of chapter 239, Laws of 1967 (chapter 39.34
RCW), as now or hereafter amended, join together with other agencies or political subdivisions of the state or federal government and otherwise share in the accomplishment of any of the purposes of subsection (1) of this section:
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That neither the failure of the trustees to exercise any of its powers under this section nor anything herein shall detract from the lawful and existing powers and duties of political subdivisions of the state to provide the necessary fire protection equipment and services to persons and property within their jurisdiction.