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
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.
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
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.
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 is a combination department providing 24
hour service with ten Career Firefighter/EMT's,
fifteen Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's, the Fire
Chief and Administrative Assistant.
a variety of services including fire suppression,
emergency medical service (EMS), technical and water
rescue and public safety education.
King County Medic
One System provides advanced life
services to the District.
Are you looking to give to the community,
learn emergency and firefighting skills, want to pursue a
career path in the fire service, becoming a volunteer may be
information on the Fire District's
►Volunteer Firefighter Program.
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
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 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
District's 2016 assessed value is $1,080,062,904
against which taxes are levied for the year 2017 to
support operations at $1.40 per $1,000 of assessed
Maintenance and Operations levy for 2017 is $0.44
per $1,000 of assessed value. This four
was approved by the voters in November, 2016
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
2017 bond levy rate is $0.07 per $1,000 of