KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27

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.
 
More Information

News Release 2/13/19

Notice of change for the Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Date

The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners has been changed to the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., effective on March 11, 2019.


News Release 1/23/19

BALLOT MEASURE TO MERGE FIRE DISTRICT 27 INTO FIRE DISTRICT 10 WILL BE ON THE BALLOT AT THE APRIL 23, 2019 SPECIAL ELECTION

The Board of Commissioners took action at a Special Meeting, January 22, 2019 to place the merger question back on the ballot for the April 23, 2019 Special Election. The ballot measure request voter approval to Merge Fire District 27 (Fall City) into Fire District 10.
 


Fire Benefit Charge Information

Under the Merger Proposal the taxing formula will change for Fall City. Currently the District levies a regular levy of $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed value, and a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy which for 2019 is $0.36 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Under the new fee structure, for 2020, the regular levy would decrease to $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value, and a Fire Benefit Charge would be assessed on improvements on your properties. The M&O levy would not be collected in 2020.

Approximately 78% of the 2,478 residential tax parcels in Fire District 27 would have a decrease in their fire taxes; the average savings is estimated at $136 per year. Approximately 15% or 375 parcels would see an increase in their fire taxes; the average increase is estimated at $66 per year. About 7% or 177 parcels would see no change. 

Of the 62 identified Commercial properties in Fire District 27; 21 parcels will see a tax decrease and 41 will see an increase.

Proposed Merger Tax Comparison Report

To look up your property by address

To look up your property by parcel no.

What is a Fire Benefit Charge?

A Board appointed Committee was formed in January of 2018 to evaluate consolidation options for improving the District's service levels and long-term financial sustainability. The following informational reports were presented to the Board of Commissioners by the Committee:

Informational Reports:

7/24/18 Town Hall Meeting - Power Point Presentation

5/24/2018 Consolidation Committee Report to the Commissioners

Consolidation Committee Pro's/Con's

City of Snoqualmie Option Pro's/Con's

Map of Fire District 27

Map of Eastside Fire & Rescue

Map of Fire District 10

Map of City of Snoqualmie Fire & Rescue

Map of All King County Fire Protection Districts and Neighboring Cities

 

For more information call 425-222-5841 and ask for Chief Connor or email to king27@king27fire.com

 

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


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►AGENDA

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

►Minutes
of the Board


Legal Notice

The Board of Commissioners

Special Meeting
Notice

2/25/19
9:00 a.m.

4301-334th Place SE

AGENDA


The Fire Department has received grant funds from King County EMS
for 
Fall and Injury Prevention for Senior Citizens.


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. 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 of falls.   ►read more



 

Many falls can be prevented. By making some changes, you can lower your chances of falling.

 

 

 

 

Four things YOU can do to prevent falls:
1) Begin a regular exercise program.

2) Have your health car provider review your medicines.

3) Have your vision checked.

4) Make your home safer.

Additional Tips
►read more

 

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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@king27fire.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 6,340 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.

Map of the Fire District

District Finances

The District's three-year audit was conducted in October of this year. The following reports were published at the State Auditors' Office on November 5, 2018.

► 2015, 2016, 2017 Audited Financial Statements

2015, 2016, 2017 Audited Accountability Reports

Assessed Value / Levy Rate

The District's 2017 assessed value is $1,216,937,163 against which taxes are levied for the year 2018 to support operations at $1.27 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy for 2018 is $0.39 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 2018 bond levy rate is $0.07 per $1,000 of assessed value.


► District's 2019 Budget

The District's 2018 assessed values are $1,313,244,287 against which taxes will be levied for the year 2019 to support operations at $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The Maintenance and Operations levy rate for 2019 is $0.36 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The 2019 bond levy rate is $.0.06 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Service

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

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

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

► 2017 Annual Report


Fire District Retains its Class 4 Insurance Rating

The Fire District was recently evaluated in January, 2018 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 has retained its class 4 rating.

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 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.