KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27


 
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Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the burn ban in King County.

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Fire District's Engine 271 - 2015 Spartan


 

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.
 





























































 

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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.
 
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SANTA IS COMING
TO THE
FIRE STATION

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 16
from 11:00am - 1:00pm



                   

FALL CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
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Station 271 - 4301 334th PL SE, Fall City, WA  98024 * 425-222-5841

 

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Fall and Injury Prevention for Senior Citizens.
 
We are offering free home safety assessments to senior citizens Image result for free images of senior citizenswho live in the community independently. The assessment includes recommended practices for reducing the risks of 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

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
THE MESSAGE IS SIMPLE - PLAN AHEAD

Fire District 27 recommends being prepared for up to 7 days!
It is not uncommon during a storm or natural disaster to be without power in the rural areas for several days or even more than a week.


 Have a Plan
  Get together with your family and discuss these important elements to include in your plan:
*  Identify what types of disasters are most likely to happen; earthquakes, flooding, winter storms.
*  Practice emergency drills and teach children how and when to call 911.
*  Ask what the emergency plan is at your children's school.
*  Establish a meeting place outside your neighborhood in the event that you cannot reach your home. 
*  Identify an out-of state contact; it will be easier to call long distance if local communications are overwhelmed.
*  Keep your disaster supply kits up to date. Have kits for your vehicle, work and school.
*  Have a battery operated radio to receive emergency notifications and up-to date information.
*  Be sure to keep at least a half-tank of gas in your vehicle at all times and have a vehicle cell phone charger.
*  Teach family members when, where and how to turn off your home's water, gas and electric utilities.
 
*  Know what you should do to help family, friends, neighbors and elderly persons with special needs.
*  Have a plan for pets.  

Build an Emergency Kit
  Assemble a 7-day Emergency Supply Kit. Have a disaster kit at work, one in each of your cars, and at your child’s school.    EMERGENCY KIT CHECKLIST 

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. - The Fire District is currently scheduling CPR/First Aid classes on the 3rd Saturday during the months of September, October and December. For more information call - 425-222-5841


 

 

Service

The District is a combination department providing 24 hour service with ten Career Firefighter/EMT's, twelve 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 evaluated in 2015 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 improved from class 5 to class 4.

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 2016 assessed value is $1,080,062,904 against which taxes are levied for the year 2017 to support operations at $1.40 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2017 is $0.44 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 2017 bond levy rate is $0.07 per $1,000 of assessed value.