KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27

 

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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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RIVER SAFETY

Our rivers are wonderful resources
and should be enjoyed but they can be very dangerous. Even with all we know
the most important thing that we can
all use to be safe on the rivers is COMMON SENSE.

Rivers are inherently dangerous places to recreate. The water can be high, swift and cold as mountain snowpack melts, making staying in control and hypothermia real risks. Rivers are very dynamic systems that change constantly. Logs and rocks, both visible and hidden, pose navigation hazards.

Be Aware of Hazards

Be cautious anytime you or your family are near rivers and streams. Consider these precautions as spring snow melts and rivers and streams rise:

Water Temperature: Rivers can be extremely cold below the surface. Hypothermia can quickly set in and overwhelm even the strongest of swimmers, causing them to become too weak to escape.

Currents: In as little as six inches, water that may look calm on the surface and slow-moving can have enough force to knock you off your feet and sweep you downstream. Even a slow current can take you where you don't want to go, towards hazards, and leave strong swimmers unable to reach the shore.

Water Hazards: Underwater Debris, trees, branches and logs, and even narrow gaps between rocks under the water can trap you.

1. Never Swim Alone
Stop and think every time you go! Rivers are always changing, do not assume that because it was safe last summer or last week, that it is safe now!

2. Avoid Alcohol around water
Alcohol use is involved in up to 50% of adolescent and adult deaths associated with water recreation. Alcohol impairs judgement, encourages greater risk taking behavior, reduces coordination, impairs reaction time and reduces the effectiveness of CPR, should someone require it.

3. Wear a lifejacket - Nobody plans to drown
In 2013, there were 103 unintentional drowning deaths in Washington; 13 were of children younger than 18 years old. Children or inexperienced swimmers should always wear a Coast Guard approved lifejacket when around water. It may not seem cool but it can save your life.

4. Set limits for your children
When they can go in the water, where they can go, who needs to be there and what they should have with them. Just because they’re with a group of friends does not mean they can rescue each other if someone gets into trouble. Young children need to be watched at all times. It can take only 20 to 60 seconds for a child to submerge without warning.

5. Know your limits
If you’re not a good swimmer or just learning to swim stay out of currents and do not go in water that’s over your head. Knowing how to swim is important for anyone who spends time near or on the water. Make sure your children learn to swim, and upgrade their swimming skills each year. 

FIRE DISTRICT RECOMMENDS
THE USE OF LIFE JACKETS ON THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER

Fall City Fire District 27 recommends the use
of life jackets while recreating in or near the river. The warm weather and cold water can create a deadly combination. Swimmers can suffer from cold-water shock after just a few minutes in the water. If you do decide to go in the
river use extreme caution and wear a life jacket!


TOWN HALL MEETING

6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 24

 Residents and business owners of Fall City are invited to meet with the Fire Commissioners and discuss options under consideration to improve the fire district's financial sustainability and service levels.

Options Under Consideration Include:

Continuing as an Independent Fire District

Joining Eastside Fire & Rescue as a Partner

Merging with King County Fire District 10

Cooperative arrangement with City of Snoqualmie

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

Consolidation Committee Report to the Commissioners

Consolidation Committee Pros/Cons

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

 

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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.