Northshore Fire Appoints New Commissioner

The Northshore Fire Department has appointed a new member to its Board of Fire Commissioners.  Kenmore resident, Suzanne Greathouse, was selected to fill the vacant Position No. 2 at the December 4th meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Commissioner Greathouse brings with her an extensive background in business and community service.  She was appointed by unanimous vote from Commissioners Don Ellis, Rick Verlinda, Ron Gehrke and Chairman, Dave Maehren. Commissioner Greathouse will be sworn in at the December 18th Board meeting and has already begun an orientation process with other commissioners and staff members.

Greathouse is the second commissioner appointment in as many months. Ron Gehrke was appointed to Position No. 4 in October. Gehrke previously served on the Board of Fire Commissioners for 12 years.

 

 

Click here to view additional Commissioner information on our Board Bio page.

For further information on this story, contact Kate Hansen, Board Secretary at (425) 354-1780

Announcement of Fire Commissioner Vacancy

The Northshore Fire Department, serving the cities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore, has a vacancy in Commissioner Position #2. Additionally, Commissioner Position #4 is anticipated to be vacated in January of 2019.

The vacancies will be filled by appointment with terms lasting through the end of 2019. Both positions are scheduled for election in the November 2019 General Election.

Commissioners act as the board of directors for the fire department. If you are interested in serving your community as Fire Commissioner, please submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications to the district’s Board Secretary no later than 5:00 pm on November 20th, 2018.

Kate Hansen, Board Secretary
7220 NE 181st Street
Kenmore, WA 98028

khansen@northshorefire.com
Phone: 425-354-1780
Fax: 425-354-1781

Candidates selected for follow-up interviews will be notified on November 21st, 2018. Interviews by the Board of Fire Commissioners will be conducted at the Board’s regular meeting on December 4th, 2018.

Requirements: Applicants must be a registered voter residing within the fire district. The fire district boundary is consistent with the city boundaries of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore.

Additional information about the role of a fire commissioner can be found in the Washington State Fire Commissioners ‘Commissioner Handbook’ or by contacting one of the current Northshore Fire Commissioners

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Click here for a PDF of Northshore's Commissioner Interview Process

Solicitation of Committee Members for 2019 Voters’ Pamphlet

In conjunction with the special election to be held on February 12, 2019, King County Fire Protection District No. 16 will be submitting to the voters of the Fire District a proposition that would re-authorize the use of the fire benefit charge method of financing pursuant to Chapter 52.18 RCW.

As part of the process, the District will be participating in the King County Voters’ Pamphlet and is requesting applications from District residents interested in serving on the pro and con committees to prepare statements in favor of and in opposition to the ballot measure for publication in the pamphlet. There is a limit of three members per committee, and those selected must be willing to work within a group as appointed.

A letter of interest and statement of qualifications should be submitted by interested persons and must be received by the fire district at the address below no later than 5:00 pm on November 6, 2018.

 

District Secretary Kate Hansen
7220 NE 181st Street
Kenmore, WA 98028

Phone: 425-354-1780
Fax: 425-354-1781

 

Selected candidates will be notified on November 7, 2018.

 

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Notice of 2019 Budget Hearing

To all residents and owners of personal property and improvements to real property located within the geographical boundaries of King County Fire Protection District No. 16 (City of Lake Forest Park, and the City of Kenmore);

 

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of King County Fire Protection District No. 16 will hold a public hearing at the date, time and place specified below to:

  1. Review the proposed 2019 budget and revenue sources including revenue from property taxes and possible increases in property tax revenues, if any, as required by RCW 84.55.120; and
  2. Review and establish the Fire District’s benefit charges to be imposed in year 2019 for the support of its legally authorized activities, which will maintain or improve the services afforded in the District, as provided in RCW 52.18.060.

 

DATE OF HEARING:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 

TIME OF HEARING:

5:00 pm

 

PLACE OF HEARING:

Headquarters Station 51

7220 NE 181st Street

Kenmore, Washington 98028

 

DATED this 24th day of September 2018.

CAROLYN ARMANINI,

Chair

Board of Commissioners

KCFPD No. 16

 

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9/11 Memorial Viewing

Tuesday, September 11th, will mark the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon buildings. We have a 9/11 Memorial honoring the nearly 3,000 civilian and 343 firefighter fatalities located in the lobby of our headquarters station in Kenmore. The memorial includes a small piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers. Our lobby is open to the public from 7:30am-4:30pm for anyone wishing to stop and visit the memorial next Tuesday.

 

Open House this Saturday, June 16th!

Don't forget that this Saturday, June 16th, is Northshore Fire's annual Open House & Pancake Breakfast at Station 51 in Kenmore. We have kid firefighter challenge courses, informational booths, firefighter demonstrations, a pancake breakfast, and more.  Bring your family, friends, and come join the fun!

Open House: 9:00-12:00

Pancake Breakfast: 9:00-11:00

Firefighter Demonstrations: 10:00-10:30

 

Notice of Intent to Award – Air Compressor

On December 20, 2018, the District advertised a request for sealed bids for the following:

One (1) 10 HP SCBA Compressor, One (1) Breathing Apparatus Cylinder Fill Station and Four (4) ASME Storage Cylinders

The opportunity to submit a bid closed at 5:00 PM on January 16th. Three bids were received and opened at the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners at 5:15 PM on that same day.

The District has completed an evaluation of the bids received for the aforementioned breathing air compressor. Based on the results of the evaluation the District intends to award a contract to Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., who was determined to be the most responsive and responsible, lowest price bidder.

The bid submitted by Municipal Emergency Services was for the Scott Safety HushAir Connect 7,500 SCBA Compressor System with their “RevolveAir” fill station.

This memorandum does not constitute acceptance of the bid or any agreement with the District. No agreement will be formed until the District executes a purchase contract with Municipal Emergency Services, Inc.

 

Advertisement for Bid – Air Compressor

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by King County Fire Protection District No. 16 (AKA the Northshore Fire Department) for:

One (1) 10 HP SCBA Compressor, One (1) Breathing Apparatus Cylinder Fill Station and Four (4) ASME Storage Cylinders

Bids will be accepted at the District Headquarters located at 7220 NE 181st Street, Kenmore, WA 98028 up until:

Date: January 16, 2018 

Time: 5:00 pm

All bids received will be opened at the regular meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners on January 16, 2018.

All bids received will be evaluated after the opening and the award, if any, will be announced by the Fire Chief at the most appropriate time after the conclusion of the evaluation. All bidders will be notified in writing of the outcome of the bidding process.

Bids received after the above referenced time and date will NOT be considered and will be returned to the bidder unopened. Each bidder is solely responsible for the delivery of their bid by the set time and date.

King County Fire District No. 16 reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities and informalities in the bidding process. The District further reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and/or accept any bid which meets or exceeds the minimum specifications which has been determined to best meet the needs of the District. The District is not necessarily bound to accept the lowest bid.

No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date and time set for bid opening.

Any bids submitted must be clearly marked:

King County Fire Protection District No. 16

SCBA AIR COMPRESSOR BID

Bid documents may be obtained through the links below, or at District Headquarters: 7220 NE 181st Street Kenmore, WA 98028.

Dated this 20th day of December, 2017

 

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