Thank You for Your Support

On February 12th, the Northshore Fire Department asked its citizens for approval to continue the use of the fire benefit charge method of funding emergency services. The voters have once again shown overwhelming support for their fire department by renewing the benefit charge with 90.6% of those voting in favor of the measure.

The Northshore Fire Department service area includes the Cities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore. The benefit charge provides a stable funding source used to protect citizens and property within the jurisdiction.

The original benefit charge was first authorized in 1990 when the citizens voted to approve the use of the benefit charge method of funding. Voters have consistently reauthorized its use in 1995, 2001, 2007, 2013 and now in 2019.

On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank you for your continued support. It is an absolute honor to serve you.

Sincerely,

Jim Torpin

Fire Chief

Notice of Prop 1 Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that pursuant to RCW 52.18.060(1) the Board of Fire Commissioners of King County Fire Protection District No. 16 is holding a public hearing regarding King County Fire Protection District No. 16 Proposition 1, the proposition is seeking voter authorization to continue the benefit charge for the support of fire district services. The election will be held on February 12, 2019.

 

DATE OF HEARING:

January 15, 2019

 

TIME OF HEARING:

6:30 PM

 

PLACE OF HEARING:

Headquarters Station 51

7220 NE 181st Street

Kenmore, Washington 98028

 

DATED this 31st day of December 2018.

 

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911 Outage Notice – How to Contact Emergency Services

As of 9:00am Friday, December 28th, King County is still experiencing a 911 outage. Please review the information below for instructions on how to contact emergency services during this time and where to go for further updates.

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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

 

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