Fire District's
Insurance Rating Improves

The Fire District was recently evaluated by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) as part of their Community Update Program. Residents and Property Owners will be pleased to know that the rating has improved from Class 5 to Class 4, effective February 1, 2015. This rating applies to buildings that are within 1,000 feet of a hydrant with an adequate water supply and is located within five miles from the fire station.

Fire Protection agencies throughout the state are periodically reviewed by the WSRB to determine the level of fire protection they offer to their communities. The WSRB evaluates departments in a number of categories such as water supply (hydrants), equipment, facilities, staffing, response times, training, fire prevention, code enforcement and communications.  Protection classes range from 1-10, a 1 being the highest and a 10 being the lowest protection rating.

This improvement in the rating may have an impact on insurance premiums. The WSRB recommends that residents and property and business owners of Fire District 27 contact their insurance carriers to check for possible savings as a result of this change.

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The Board of Commissioners

Regular meetings are scheduled the
 second Tuesday
of each month
at 7:00 p.m.

Meetings are
held at the
Fire Station and open to
the Public

The Board of  Commissioners



7:00 p.m.




The Fire Department has joined the campaign with King County EMS to promote Fall and Injury Prevention to Senior Citizens.
We are offering free home assessments to Senior Citizens who live in the community independently. The assessment includes recommended practices for reducing the risks of falls, and in some cases, the installation of fall prevention devices such as grab bars, shower chairs and more. If you or someone you know could benefit from a home assessment call the Fire Department at
425-222-5841 to request one .
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Physical Address
4301-334th PL SE
Fall City, WA 98024

Mailing Address
PO Box 609
Fall City, WA  98024

Phone - 425-222-5841
Fax - 425 -222-4566
E-mail -

Business Hours
8am - 5pm

King County Fire District 27 is located in Fall City, Washington nestled in the Cascade foothills twenty four miles east of Seattle. The Fire District serves
a population of approximately 7,100 people in and surrounding the unincorporated rural town of Fall City. The Fire District service area is 22 square miles. The area offers many recreational activities from river rafting, hiking, horseback riding, golfing and much more. Two river systems, the Snoqualmie and the Raging rivers cross through the District. Several lakes dot the landscape and the Snoqualmie Falls is a popular attraction that borders the Fire District. Fall City is comprised mostly of residential properties, agricultural farming and service business operations.

#1 - Have a Plan
   Get together with your family discuss these important elements to include in your plan:

#2 - Build an Emergency Kit
   Assemble a 7-day Emergency Supply Kit It’s not unusual for the rural areas of the County to be without power for up to a week or more.  Have a disaster kit at work, one in each of your cars, and at your child’s school.

#3 - Get Involved - LEARN CPR / FIRST AID
During emergencies First Responders may become overwhelmed with numerous events and not be able to assist individuals right away. Learn CPR and First Aid to be more prepared to help your family and your neighbors. Neighbors will most likely offer each other assistance first, get together and develop a neighborhood plan.

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The District is a combination department providing 24 hour service with ten Career Firefighter/EMT's, sixteen Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's, the Fire Chief and Administrative Assistant. The District provides a variety of services including fire suppression, emergency medical service (EMS), technical and water rescue and public safety education. The regionalized King County Medic One System provides advanced life services to the District.

Insurance Rating

Effective February 1, 2015 the District's insurance rating improved to a class 4, as assigned by the Washington State Survey and Rating Bureau. This rating applies to buildings that are within 1,000 feet of a hydrant with an adequate water supply and is located within five miles from the fire station.

Assessed Value / Levy Rate

The District's 2014 assessed value is $989,083,468 against which taxes are levied for the year 2015 to support operations at $1.47 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2015 is $0.33164 per $1,000 of assessed value. This three year levy was approved by the voters in November, 2013 and is for years 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The District refinanced the 2001 GO Bonds and achieved an annual reduction in the bond payments of approximately $22,363 per year for a total savings of $201,266.

The 2015 bond levy rate is $0.0897 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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