The Fire District's 2015 Spartan Engine which replaced our 1988 Pierce Engine


At the November 8th General Election, voters in Fire District 27 will be asked to approve a four-year Maintenance and Operations Levy.

In 2013, voters approved a three-year Maintenance and Operations levy to stabilize revenues that had been greatly reduced by the recession and Sammamish annexation. While subsequent assessments on property values have increased, the Fire District’s total assessed valuation remains 22% or $298 million dollars below 2009 values.

Proposition 1
, is a request to renew the Maintenance and Operations levy that expires this year. This levy provides 20% of the District's current funding and is needed to maintain our emergency response staff of ten full-time firefighters who provide 24 hour service to our community. The funds are also needed to cover the increased costs of mandated training requirements, specialized equipment that is required to keep our firefighters safe, ongoing maintenance and long-term apparatus replacement funding.

Approval of Proposition 1
will authorize the District to levy an additional $475,000 each year for the next four years.

It will cost approximately $3.73 per month or $44.75 each year for every $100,000 of assessed valuation.
Senior and Disabled Citizens who qualify for property tax relief are exempt from this levy.

This levy will bridge the gap and provide the necessary funds to maintain our current services. It is the District’s goal to provide the best quality emergency service with the quickest response time on every alarm and not to unduly burden its citizens by collecting more than needed. Thank you and please vote November 8th.

More Information

  • Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire by 50%.
  • Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms in your home.
  • Plan and practice a home fire escape plan with your family.
  • Know at least two ways out of each room and plan a meeting place outside.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds, go directly outside to the meeting place
    and call 911
    from a neighbor’s house.
  • Never go back inside a burning building!
  • Replace your batteries when you change your clock back - Sunday, November 6th.
  • If you have any doubt regarding the working condition of your smoke alarm or if it is
    ten years old replace it!







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Proposition 1

Maintenance and
Operations Levy Renewal


Fact Sheet

Please Vote
November 8th

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



Meetings are
held at the
Fire Station
and open to
the Public


The Fire Department has received grant funds from King County EMS to promote
Fall and Injury Prevention for Senior Citizens.
Image result for free images of senior citizensWe 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.  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 to request one. ►read more


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 -

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 7,100 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.


 1 - Have a Plan
  Get together with your family discuss these important elements to include in your plan:

 2 - Build an Emergency Kit
  Assemble a 7-day Emergency Supply Kit It’s not unusual for the rural areas of the County to be without power for up to a week or more.  Have a disaster kit at work, one in each of your cars, and at your child’s school.

 3 - 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.

►More Preparedness Tips


The District is a combination department providing 24 hour service with ten Career Firefighter/EMT's, sixteen Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's, the Fire Chief and Administrative Assistant.

The District provides a variety of services including fire suppression, emergency medical service (EMS), technical and water rescue and public safety education.

The regionalized King County Medic One System provides advanced life services to the District.

Fire District's Insurance Rating Improves

The Fire District was evaluated in 2015 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 rating improved from class 5 to class 4.

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 improvement in the 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 as a result of this change.

Assessed Value / Levy Rate

The District's 2015 assessed value is $1,029,739,079 against which taxes are levied for the year 2016 to support operations at $1.44 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2016 is $0.39187 per $1,000 of assessed value. This three
year levy was approved by the voters in November, 2013 and is for years 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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 2016 bond levy rate is $0.08379 per $1,000 of assessed value.