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.
Is Your Home
Protected from Wildfire Danger?
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 - Have a
together with your family discuss these important elements
to include in your plan:
2 - Build an Emergency
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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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 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
Maintenance and Operations levy for 2016 is $0.39187
per $1,000 of assessed value. This three
was approved by the voters in November, 2013
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
2016 bond levy rate is $0.08379 per $1,000 of