Legal Notice

Board of Commissioners
Special Meeting


Notice of Public
Hearing

11/25/19
7:00 p.m.

To receive comments on the District's 2020 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.  
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FIRE PREVENTION AND PRACTICING YOUR ESCAPE

If a fire occurred in your home tonight, would your family get out safely?

A fast, pre-planned escape is critical to survival.

Waking up to smoke and flames is one of the worst things that can happen to your family and home. Once the smoke alarm sounds, a fire can spread quickly, leaving only a few minutes to escape. That's why it's so important to have a home fire escape plan, that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly.

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:
  
Two exits from every room in the home – usually a door and a window.
  
Properly installed and working smoke alarms.
  
A meeting place outside, in front of the home, where everyone will meet after they exit.
  
Practice at least twice a year, during the day and at night.
  
A call to 911 from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone once everyone is out of the house.

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.

• Replace your smoke alarms every ten years.
• Make sure everyone in the home underst
ands the sound of
the smoke alarm
and knows how to respond.

 

 


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Cooking
• Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food.
• 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

Basic Fire Safety tips for Kids
Teach children that if a doorknob is hot,they should NOT open the door.
Teach children NEVER to go back into a burning building.
Teach your children not to play with matches, lighters or lit candles.
Children can become scared and confused in an emergency, so teach them to NEVER hide under the bed or in the closet.
Take your children to the fire department to meet a firefighter and see them in their gear.

 


Snoqualmie River Flood Alerts

For information go to ►  King County Flood Warning and Alerts

 

 

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Regular meetings are scheduled
on the second Monday
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at 7:00 p.m.




►AGENDA

Meetings are
held at the
Fire Station
and are Open
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►Minutes
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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 24 miles east of Seattle. The Fire District serves a population of approximately 6,200 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

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
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.


 Have a Plan
  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 school.
*  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 overwhelmed.
*  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 Kit
  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   During emergencies First Responders 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 Finances

District's 2019 Budget Current

► District's 2019 Adopted Budget Summary

► District's 2019 Tax Levy Worksheet

The 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.

► 2015, 2016, 2017 Audited Financial Statements

2015, 2016, 2017 Audited Accountability Reports

Assessed Value / Levy Rate

The District's 2018 assessed valuation is  $1,313,244,287 against which taxes are levied for the year 2019 to support operations.

The District's regular tax levy for 2019 is $1,584,399. The regular tax levy rate is $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.


The 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 $201,266.

The GO Bond Levy for 2019 is $161,750. The GO Bond levy rate is $0.06 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
 

Service

The 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.

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


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.