KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27


FIRE DISTRICT 27 WISHES YOU A SAFE
HOLIDAY SEASON!



 

It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart and keep your family safe by following these safety tips:
 


 

Holiday Lights - Inspect for frayed wires, bare spots, broken or cracked sockets and excessive wear, and throw out damaged sets. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to learn the number of light strands you can safely connect. Remember to turn off all lights when you go to bed or leave the house. The lights could short out and start a fire.
Holiday Decorations - Use only non-flammable or flame-retardant decorations to trim your trees. Decorations in your home should be placed away from any heat sources.
Avoid Decorations - that are sharp or breakable, keep decorations with small removable parts out of reach of children to avoid the child from swallowing or inhaling small pieces. Avoid decorations that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to eat them.
Extension Cords
- make sure extension cords are properly rated for their intended use, those used outdoors are labeled “for outdoor use.” Extension cords should never be strung together or placed under rugs, carpets or furniture. Inspect extension cords for damage before use.
Keep Your Exits Clear - trees and decorations should not block your exit way. In the event of a fire, a blocked exit puts you and your family at risk.

 


 

Christmas Trees - If your household includes a natural tree during the holidays look for freshness. The tree should be green and the needles should be hard to pull from the branches, and the trunk end of a fresh tree is sticky with resin. Place your tree away from fireplaces, and other heating sources. Be sure to keep the stand filled with water. A dry and neglected tree is a fire hazard.
Candle Use
- December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. Try
flameless candles in your home they look and smell like real candles. If you do burn candles never leave them unattended. Use sturdy holders and keep them away from combustible items. Make sure the candles are out before going to bed.

Children seeking
to emulate the behaviors of their parents might attempt to light holiday candles. In addition, children are likely to be searching for hidden gifts throughout the home and may encounter items such as lighters and matches.
Holiday Cooking - unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home cooking fires. Never leave cooking equipment unattended. Turn off burners if you have to leave the room. Create a 3 foot safety zone around stoves and ovens.

 

































 

Fall City Fire District 27 with King County ALERT can keep Fall City Residents and Business Owners informed about Significant Events and EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

 

ALERT King County is a regional public information and notification service offered by King County Emergency Management to help keep you informed about potential hazards and threats that impact your area.

This enhanced service will notify subscribers about potential emergencies in our locality via text, email, and telephone. Registration is free and confidential.

Once registered, users can edit their information whenever changes are needed. The system even accepts multiple email accounts, phone numbers, and physical addresses (such as home and work).

As part of your EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN this is another great communications tool to have and Fall City Fire District 27 encourages you
to sign up for this free service.
 
More Information

 

FIRE DISTRICT 27 COMMISSIONERS WILL PUT THE MERGER VOTE OUT TO THE CITIZENS

The Board of Commissioners have taken action to proceed with submitting a ballot measure for the February 12, 2019 Special Election. The ballot measure requests voter approval to authorize the merger of King County Fire District 27 (Fall City) into King County Fire District 10. A simple majority vote of 50% plus 1 is needed to pass the measure.

 

The following considerations were reviewed by the Board of Commissioners for improving the fire district's financial sustainability and service levels.

Continuing as an Independent Fire District

Merging with King County Fire District 10

Cooperative arrangement with City of Snoqualmie

Joining Eastside Fire and Rescue as a Partner  

Informational Reports:

7/24/18 Town Hall Meeting - Power Point Presentation

Consolidation Committee Report to the Commissioners

Consolidation Committee Pro's/Con's

City of Snoqualmie Option Pro's/Con's

Map of Fire District 27

Map of Eastside Fire & Rescue

Map of Fire District 10

Map of City of Snoqualmie Fire & Rescue

Map of All King County Fire Protection Districts and Neighboring Cities

 

For more information call 425-222-5841 and ask for Chief Connor or email to king27@king27fire.com

 

 

 

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




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►AGENDA

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

►Minutes
of the Board


Legal Notice

Board of Commissioners
Special
Meeting


12/14/18
9:00 a.m.

At the Fire Station
4301-334th PL SE, Fall City

AGENDA


The Fire Department has received grant funds from King County EMS
for 
Fall and Injury Prevention for Senior Citizens.


Fall prevention devices such as grab bars, shower chairs, toilet risers, motion detected night lights and more are available. If you or someone you know could benefit from a home safety assessment contact the Fire Department at 425-222-5841. We are offering free home safety assessments to senior citizens who live in the community independently. The assessment includes recommended practices for reducing the risks of falls.   ►read more



 

Many falls can be prevented. By making some changes, you can lower your chances of falling.

 

 

 

 

Four things YOU can do to prevent falls:
1) Begin a regular exercise program.

2) Have your health car provider review your medicines.

3) Have your vision checked.

4) Make your home safer.

Additional Tips
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Contact

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 
king27@king27fire.com


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 6,340 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.

Map of the Fire District

District Finances

The District's three-year audit was conducted in October of this year. The following reports were published at the State Auditors' Office on November 5, 2018.

► 2015, 2016, 2017 Audited Financial Statements

2015, 2016, 2017 Audited Accountability Reports

Assessed Value / Levy Rate

The District's 2017 assessed value is $1,216,937,163 against which taxes are levied for the year 2018 to support operations at $1.27 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2018 is $0.39 per $1,000 of assessed value. This four year levy was approved by the voters in November, 2016 and is for years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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 2018 bond levy rate is $0.07 per $1,000 of assessed value.


► District's 2019 Draft Budget

The District's 2018 assessed values are $1,313,244,287 against which taxes will be levied for the year 2019 to support operations at $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2019 is expected to be $0.36 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The 2019 bond levy rate is expected to be $.0.06 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Service

The District is a combination department providing 24 hour service with ten Career Firefighter/EMT's, fourteen Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's, the Fire Chief and Administrative Assistant.

The District provides a variety of services including fire suppression, emergency medical service, technical and water rescue and public safety education.

The regionalized King County Medic One System provides advanced life services to the District.

► 2017 Annual Report


Fire District Retains its Class 4 Insurance Rating

The Fire District was recently evaluated in January, 2018 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 Fire District has retained its class 4 rating.

This rating applies to buildings that are within 1,000 feet of a hydrant with an adequate water supply, and the building 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 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.