KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27


Fire District's Engine 271 - 2015 Spartan

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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RIVER SAFETY

Our rivers are wonderful resources
and should be enjoyed but they can be very dangerous. Even with all we know
the most important thing that we can
all use to be safe on the rivers is COMMON SENSE.

Rivers are inherently dangerous places to recreate. The water can be high, swift and cold as mountain snowpack melts, making staying in control and hypothermia real risks. Rivers are very dynamic systems that change constantly. Logs and rocks, both visible and hidden, pose navigation hazards.

Be Aware of Hazards

Be cautious anytime you or your family are near rivers and streams. Consider these precautions as spring snow melts and rivers and streams rise.

• Water Temperature: Rivers can be extremely cold below the surface. Hypothermia can quickly set in and overwhelm even the strongest of swimmers, causing them to become too weak to escape.

• Currents: In as little as six inches, water that may look calm on the surface and slow-moving can have enough force to knock you off your feet and sweep you downstream. Even a slow current can take you where you don't want to go, towards hazards, and leave strong swimmers unable to reach the shore.

• Water Hazards: Debris and underwater features such as trees, branches and logs, and even narrow gaps between rocks can trap you under water.
 

1. Never Swim Alone
Stop and think every time you go! Rivers are always changing, do not assume that because it was safe last summer or last week, that it is safe now!

2. Avoid Alcohol around water
Alcohol use is involved in up to 50% of adolescent and adult deaths associated with water recreation. Alcohol impairs judgement, encourages greater risk taking behavior, reduces coordination, impairs reaction time and reduces the effectiveness of CPR, should someone require it.

3. Wear a lifejacket - Nobody plans to drown
In 2013, there were 103 unintentional drowning deaths in Washington; 13 were of children younger than 18 years old. Children or inexperienced swimmers should always wear a Coast Guard approved lifejacket when around water. It may not seem cool but it can save your life.

4. Set limits for your children
When they can go in the water, where they can go, who needs to be there and what they should have with them. Just because they’re with a group of friends does not mean they can rescue each other if someone gets into trouble. Young children need to be watched at all times. It can take only 20 to 60 seconds for a child to submerge without warning.

5. Know your limits
If you’re not a good swimmer or just learning to swim stay out of currents and do not go in water that’s over your head. Knowing how to swim is important for anyone who spends time near or on the water. Make sure your children learn to swim, and upgrade their swimming skills each year. 
 

THE FIRE DISTRICT RECOMMENDS
THE USE OF LIFE JACKETS ON THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER

The Snoqualmie river is expected to be cold and swift as mountain snow pack continues to melt. With the increase in the temperature the river will look very
inviting as a way to stay cool. Fall City Fire District 27 recommends the use of life jackets while recreating in or near the river. The warm weather and cold water can create a deadly combination. Swimmers can suffer from cold-water shock
after just a few minutes in the water. If you do decide to go in the
river use extreme caution and wear a life jacket!

River Rescues on the Increase for Fire District 27

Just in the first week of July Fire District 27 has responded to five separate incidents to rescue rafters in the Snoqualmie river.

Rafters who don't know the river are getting caught in trees resulting in their rafts or tubes being punctured. In July the river is extremely cold and once you become stranded hypothermia can quickly set in. Of those recently rescued several did not have life jackets.   We can't stress the importance enough of wearing a life jacket - it may save your life!

 

 

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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 Image result for free images of senior citizenswho 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


 

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

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, fifteen 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 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 value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2017 is $0.44 per $1,000 of assessed value. This four 
year levy was approved by the voters in November, 2016 and is 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 $201,266.

The 2017 bond levy rate is $0.07 per $1,000 of assessed value.