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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN this is another great
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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 on the second
of each month
at 7:00 p.m.
held at the
and are Open
to the Public.
of the Board
The Board of
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,
the Cascade foothills 24 miles east
of Seattle. The Fire District serves
a population of approximately 6,200
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
SEPTEMBER IS EMERGENCY
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.
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
* 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
* 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
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
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
► District's 2019
► District's 2019 Tax Levy Worksheet
District's three-year audit was conducted in October
of 2018. 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 2018 assessed valuation is $1,313,244,287
against which taxes are levied for the year 2019 to
District's regular tax levy for 2019 is $1,584,399.
The regular tax levy rate is $1.20 per $1,000 of
District's Maintenance and Operations Levy was
approved by the voters in November, 2016 and is for
years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2019 is
$475,000. The M&O tax levy rate is $0.36 per $1,000
of assessed valuation.
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
The GO Bond Levy for 2019 is $161,750. The GO
Bond levy rate is $0.06 per $1,000 of
Are you looking to give to the community,
learn firefighting and emergency skills, want to pursue a
career path in the fire service, becoming a Volunteer
Firefighter/EMT may be
for you! The Fire District is taking applications for the
2020 recruit academy.
information on the Fire District's
►Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Program.
District is a combination department providing 24
hour service with eleven Career Firefighter-EMT's,
twelve 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.