KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27

 


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held at the
Fire Station
and open to
the Public
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Board of Commissioners

Special
Meeting
Notice

5/31/16

9:30 a.m.

AGENDA

 

 

The Fire Department has received grant funds from King County EMS to promote
Fall and Injury Prevention for Senior Citizens.
 
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 ofImage result for free images of senior citizens 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

WELCOME TO FIRE DISTRICT 27


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@nwlink.com

Business Hours
8am - 5pm

Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfires Banner

  • Is Your Home Protected from Wildfire Danger?
    The threat of wildfire is real and although Western Washington forests are green and the landscape is beautiful, it can also be deadly. The potential for extreme fire danger exists when homes are built in and around woodland areas creating what is termed the “wildland-urban interface.”
    Defensible space

    Things You Can Do Today to Maintain a Survivable Space

  • Create a 30 foot zone of fire-resistant space around your home to prevent fires from starting near or spreading to your home. Remove dry vegetation, leaves and debris from around your home.

  • Remove or thin overcrowded or small diameter trees. Prune low hanging branches from the ground to eliminate “ladder fuels." Keep grass and weeds cut low to prevent rapid spread of fire and high flames.

  • Replace flammable plants like Juniper and Bitterbrush with fire-resistant shrubs like Vine Maple and Lilac.

  • Store firewood piles and combustible materials at least 20 feet away from your home and outbuildings.

  • Store gasoline and combustible fuels in an approved safety can away from occupied buildings.

  • Keep your yard and roof clean, clear pine needles, leaves and debris from your yard, roof and gutters to eliminate ignition sources. Remove limbs that hang over your roof.

  • Choose fire-resistant roofing materials, like composition shingles, metal or tile roofing. Install spark arrestors on chimneys to prevent sparks from igniting your roof or surrounding vegetation.

  • Prevent combustible materials and debris from accumulating beneath patio decks or elevated porches.

  • Campfires should never be left unattended. Put out the fire by soaking the embers with lots of water; stir them, and soak again. Do not bury a fire as the fire will continue to smolder and may ignite nearby roots.

  • Dispose of charcoal briquettes and fireplace ash only after soaking them with water.

  • Post easy-to-read address signs and trim vegetation away from driveways so firefighters can find and access your home quickly.

    Fire District 27 has FIREWISE literature and check-out videos available to residents who would like more information on protecting their home against wildfires or log on to www.firewise.org.       or       ►Firewise Brochure - More information

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.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – IT’S AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3 

 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
 

Service

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 recently evaluated 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 has improved from class 5 to class 4, effective February 1, 2015. 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.

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