KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27

 


The Fire District took delivery of its new 2015 Spartan Fire Engine in October. The 2015 Spartan Engine will be included in the District's fleet and our 1988 Pierce Engine will be retired.

 

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


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The Fire Department has received grant funds from King County EMS to promote
Fall and Injury Prevention for Senior Citizens.
 
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 ofImage result for free images of senior citizens falls.  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 to request one. ►read more

WELCOME TO FIRE DISTRICT 27


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@nwlink.com

Business Hours
8am - 5pm

Fireplace and Woodstove Safety 

With cooler weather approaching many people in our area will use wood heat to provide warmth in their home this winter. Fire District 27 would like to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. Every year the Fire Department responds to chimney fires resulting from a buildup of creosote and other unburned particles. A chimney fire can easily extend into an attic, ceiling or wall and cause extensive damage to a home. Before lighting the first fire of the season, there are a few important safety tips to remember.
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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.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – IT’S AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3 

 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.

►More Preparedness Tips
 

Service

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.

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 Fire District 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 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 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.

Assessed Value / Levy Rate

The District's 2015 assessed value is $1,029,739,079 against which taxes are levied for the year 2016 to support operations at $1.44 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2016 is $0.39187 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 2016 bond levy rate is $0.08379 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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