FIRE DISTRICT 27
WISHES YOU A SAFE
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
away from combustible items. Make sure the candles are out before going to
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
Residents and Business Owners
informed about Significant
County is a regional public information and notification
offered by King County Emergency Management to help keep
you informed about potential hazards and threats that
impact your area.
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
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.
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
At the Fire Station
4301-334th PL SE, Fall City
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'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.
2016, 2017 Audited Financial Statements
► 2015, 2016, 2017 Audited Accountability Reports
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
► 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.
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.
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.
District provides a variety of services including
fire suppression, emergency medical service,
technical and water rescue and public safety
King County Medic One System
provides advanced life services to the District.
► 2017 Annual Report
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.