King County Fire District 27
King County Fire District 27 is located in Fall City, Washington, nestled in the Cascade foothills 24 miles east of Seattle. The Fire District serves a population of approximately 6,200 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.
FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS
Fire District to request renewal of its M&O Levy
The Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution to submit a ballot measure requesting voter approval of an excess levy at the November 3rd general election. This proposed M&O levy replaces an existing levy which expires this year. The District continues to experience increases in the cost of providing fire protection and emergency medical services and cannot maintain current staffing and service levels within the limitations of the District’s Regular tax levy. The renewal of the M&O levy will provide funds required by the District to maintain and improve the level of service in the District.
The proposed M&O levy would be collected in 2021-2024. In 2021 the levy amount would be $650,000 and would increase each year by about 4%. The actual levy amounts would be $650,000 in 2021, $676,000 in 2022, $703,000 in 2023, and $731,000 in 2024. The estimated levy rate is expected to be $0.47208 per $1,000 of assessed valuation (based on 2020 assessed values). This represents an increase of $0.12710 per $1,000 of assessed valuation (based on 2020 assessed values).
For a property valued at $500,000, the increase is estimated to be $63.55 annually or about $5.29 per month.
Seasonal BURN BAN in Effect for Residential Burning from June 15 - Sept 30, 2020
Beginning June 15th through September 30, 2020 the District's Seasonal Summer Burn Ban is in effect for Residential yard debris burning. No permits will be issued during this time.
Recreational Fires are currently allowed and do not require a permit.
Additional information on outdoor burning rules.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Public Safety Awareness
Steps you can take to prevent the flu and common cold will also help prevent COVID-19. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, avoid contact with people who are sick, and cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, contact your primary provider today or call the Washington State Department of Health hotline at 1-800-525-0127. Avoid calling 911 unless faced with a life-threatening emergency.
COVID-19 is believed to be spread by respiratory droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms can appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus, and can include: fever, cough and difficulty breathing. If you are experiencing such symptoms, contact your primary physician or call the Washington State Department of Health hotline at: 1-800-525-0127. Please only call 911 when faced with a life-threatening emergency:
The COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State is evolving every day. The best thing you can do to protect yourself, and to help prevent the virus from spreading, is stay informed. For the latest information and updates: kingcounty.gov/covid Informational Fact Sheet coronavirus.wa.gov