Legal Notice

Board of Commissioners
Special Meeting


Notice of Public
Hearing

11/27/18
7:00 p.m.

To receive comments on the District's 2019 Budget and Revenue Sources

►AGENDA

KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27

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 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 king27@king27fire.com. For more information call (425)222-5841.

 

 

Considerations that have been under review by the Board of Commissioners to improve 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  * this option is no longer being considered

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 send an email to king27@king27fire.com

 

Residents and business owners served by the fire district; please send your comments to Commissioners@king27fire.com

Every year, the majority of fire deaths in the United States happen
at home.
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.

Smoke Alarms
• Smoke 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 button.
• 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
• 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 stovetop.
Heating
• Heating 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

 

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



12/11/18
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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 Joint
Meeting


11/20/18
1:00 p.m.

At
Eastside Fire
& Rescue Headquarters
175 Newport
Way NW
Issaquah, WA

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
►read more


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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


Service

The 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.

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

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.


► 2017 Financial Statements and Continuing Disclosures


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.