Our History

It was May 7, 1946 the ballot measure to form King County Fire District 27 passed with 157 yes votes and 8 no votes. 

Howard Stow, Charles Hanson and Calvin Kiest served as the first District Commissioners. On October 2, 1946 the Fire District purchased its first Fire Truck, an International, which featured a 300 gallon tank, a mid ship 500 gallon per minute pump and a high pressure PTO pump.  A local milk trucking business owner agreed to house the Fire truck in his garage until a permanent facility could be built. In late 1947 the District completed plans for the first fire station, which was, located on 337th and 43rd St.

In April of 1951 the District took delivery of its second Fire Truck, a 600 gallon per minute Bean high pressure pump mounted on a Diamond T chassis.  In early 1960 the District made a deal to purchase the two lots and the building where the local milking company had earlier allowed the District to store its first fire truck. The Volunteers stepped forward and provided manpower to renovate the structure for the District’s next Fire Station. An additional third bay was added, complete with roll up doors. 

In December of 1974 a decision was made to begin looking for an architect to design a new Fire Station. In the summer of 1975 the District procured the land needed for the station and a ballot measure was overwhelmingly approved on February 10, 1976 to secure the funding for the current Fire Station which was completed in May of 1977. In 2001 the Voters passed a 2.4 million dollar bond issue to remodel and add 6,200 sq ft to the existing Fire Station. The remodel was completed in September of 2004.

Across the street from First Fire Station - 337th and SE 43rd Street, Fall City
First known photo of some of the members of Fire District 27.  

circa 1948 

First Fire Station 1947 - 1961 

337th and SE 43rd Street, Fall City

Front row left (standing): Al Slott-1, Lonnie Ewing-2, Sam Green-3, Chet Bluher-4, In truck-Mel Smith-5 
Front row right (standing): Art Peterson-6, Leroy Bronemann-7, Fred Bronemann-8
Back row left (on top of truck): - Einer Swensen-9, Ed Erickson-10, Emil Tellinghusen-11, Austin (Gum) Huhn-12
Between trucks: Jim Arnett-13, Ken Corliss-14, In truck- Bill Steinke-15, Back right - Jack Ogilvie-16
On top of back truck: Skip Baldasar-17, Bob Aydt-18, Walt Kantola-19
circa 1951

Second Fire Station 1961 - 1977

33623 SE 43rd St, Fall City

Front row - Left -Right - Stan Kropi, Vern Winter, Dick Mauhl, Gene Stevens, Larry Divers, Art Peterson Jack Barker, Mac Pearson
Back row - Cliff Maudlin, Tommie Brice, Howard DeLaney, Donald Bluher, Robert Magnuson,

Ron Alm, Terry Wilson, Doug McClymont
Center front - Leroy Bronemann
circa 1975

Third Fire Station - 1977 - Present

4301 334th PL SE, Fall City 

Front Row - Vern Winter, Tommie Brice, Don Bluher, Cliff Maudlin, Stan Kropi, Leon Green,

Van Strom, Bob Morris, Richard Hart
Back Row - Ian Macrae, Glen Hamerly, Mel Davidson, Lonnie Ewing, Chris Connor,

Bob Magnuson, Dave Schiesser, Mac Pearson, Kevin Hauglie, John Clare, Gene Stevens,

Wayne Hamodey, Jack Barker, Norm Giles
circa 1983 - 1984

Fall City Fire Station 

4301 334th PL SE, Fall City 

Front Row-Dave Hart, Bob Morris, Steve Hart, Vern Winter, Norm Giles,

Chris Connor, Stan Kropi

Back Row-Leon Green, Ian Macrae, Tommie Brice, Gene Stevens, Mac Pearson, Dave Schiesser, Glen Hamerly, Kevin Hauglie, Rick Reynolds, Kevin Little

circa 1987

Fall City Fire Station

4301 334th PL SE, Fall City 

Front Row-Stan Kropi, Elizabeth Smith, Carol Brock, Dave Hart, Bob Morris,

Vern Winter, Tommie Brice, Steve Benedix

Back Row-Kevin Little, Rick Reynolds, Kevin Hauglie, Dave Schiesser, Ian Macrae,

Matt Brock, Bob Stevens, Drew Haffner, Ken Larson, Chris Connor, James Geisler,

Mac Pearson

Circa 1990

Fall City Fire Station

4301 334th PL SE, Fall City

Retired Fire Fighters

Front Row-Jim Johnson, Tommie Brice, Dick Hart, Leroy Bronemann, Jack Barker

Back Row-Art Peterson, Glen Hamerly, Gene Stevens, Dave Schiesser,

Bob Magnuson, Mac Pearson

circa 1993

Fall City Fire Station

4301 334th PL SE, Fall City

50th Anniversary

Front Row-James Geisler, Mel Davidson, Ian Macrae, Chris Connor, Shawn Wetherbee

Middle Row-Kathy Gottfried, Gary Smith, Dave Gray, Carol Brock, Henry Maudlin, Bob Morris, Dave Hart, Greg Allie, Vern Winter, Ken Larson

Back Row-Eric Soderman, Jim Stevens, Darian Bell, Matt Travis, Matt Brock, Pat Needham,

Kevin Little, Kirk Nordlund 

circa 1996

Fall City Fire Station

4301 334th PL SE, Fall City

Front Row-Naim Mayer, Chad Heideman, Will Dunne, Scott Fleming, Dave Hart, Genessa Olson, Jake Koehnen, Jay Bluher, Chris Connor

Back Row- Kevin Hauglie , Richard Tobian, Greg Clark, Eric Soderman, Ken Larson, Jesse Gunderson, Marcus Noble, Brett Krache, Cody Turcotte, Kevin Little 

*Not pictured Steve Bandy, Jordan Jessen, Patrick LeDoux, Brandy McFall, Joe Springer

(Aaron Hanson, Hunter Woldseth – new members in 2008)

circa 2006

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