Fall City Fire District 27 with
Residents and Business Owners
informed about Significant
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As part of
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.
is looking for voters to
write pro-con statements
The Board of Commissioners
have taken action to proceed with submitting
a ballot measure for the February 12, 2019 special election.
The ballot measure
request voter approval to authorize the merger of King
County Fire District 27
into King County Fire District 10.
As part of the election
process, the District is looking for individuals interested
in forming committees to write the statements for and
against the ballot measure. These statements appear in the
voter pamphlets, along with a description of the ballot
measure. Participants must be registered voters, living
within Fire District 27.
Submit letters of interest to
the District office by 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018.
Letters should be addressed to the Board of Commissioners at
King County Fire District 27, PO Box 609, Fall City, WA
98024, or sent by email to
For more information call (425)222-5841.
the majority of fire deaths in the United States happen
Today’s home fires burn
faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have
as little as one to two minutes to
escape safely from the time the
SMOKE ALARM sounds.
alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the early
stages. Smoke alarms can mean the difference between
life and death in a fire.
• Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home
fire in half.
• Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside
each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the
home, including the basement.
• Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test
• Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound
of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
Home Fire Escape Planning
• Home fire
escape planning and drills are an essential part of fire
safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed
and practiced before a fire strikes.
• A home escape plan should include the following:
o Two exits from every room in the home – usually a door
and a window
o Properly installed and working smoke alarms
o A meeting place outside, in front of the home, where
everyone will meet after they exit
o A call to 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a
cell phone or a neighbor’s phone
• Cooking is
the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
The leading cause of
fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling,
grilling, or broiling food.
• If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check
it regularly and stay in the home.
• Keep anything that can catch fire away from your
equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires
during the winter months.
• Space heaters are the type of equipment most often
involved in home heating equipment fires.
• All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at
least 3 feet (1 meter) away from heating equipment.
Escape plan and grid layout
The Board of Commissioners
Regular meetings are scheduled the
of each month
at 7:00 p.m.
held at the
and are open
to the Public.
of the Board
& Rescue Headquarters
Fire Department has received grant funds from
King County EMS
and Injury Prevention for Senior Citizens.
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
The assessment includes recommended practices for reducing the risks
Many falls can be prevented. By making some
changes, you can lower your chances of
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.
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
in and surrounding the unincorporated
rural town of Fall City. The Fire
District service area is 22 square
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 is a combination department providing 24
hour service with ten Career Firefighter/EMT's, ten Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's, the Fire
Chief and Administrative Assistant.
District provides a variety of services including
fire suppression, emergency medical service, technical and water
rescue and public safety education.
King County Medic
One System provides advanced life
services to the District.
► 2017 Annual Report
Assessed Value / Levy Rate
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
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
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
2018 bond levy rate is $0.07 per $1,000 of
► 2017 Financial Statements and Continuing
Are you looking to give to the community,
learn emergency and firefighting skills, want to pursue a
career path in the fire service, becoming a volunteer may be
information on the Fire District's
►Volunteer Firefighter Program.
Fire District Retains its Class
was recently evaluated in January, 2018 by the Washington Surveying
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
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
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.