Fire Marshal LaFlam Talks Spontaneous Combustion Risks

Getting ready to begin your wood finishing project - and you wonder if you should be concerned about the stories you've heard about spontaneous combustion involving oily rags?

You should be. More than 3,000 structure fires are caused by spontaneous combustion each year.

Read our Fire Marshal Jeff LaFlam's recent Shoreline Area News Article for simple steps you can take to keep your family and home safe.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Donations: A Message from NEMCo

In response to numerous inquiries from our community Northshore Emergency Management Coalition is providing the following recommendations for relief donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Northshore Fire Earns Improved Fire Protection Class Rating

The Northshore Fire Department was recently notified by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) that the fire protection class rating for the communities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore has been upgraded from a Class 4 to a Class 3. The new rating will take effect December 1, 2017. Many insurance companies use the WSRB protection class rating to assess insurance premium rates for homeowners and commercial properties.

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Senate Bill 5454 Eases Merger Restrictions for Fire Districts

Commissioner David Maehren recently had the honor of being present for Governor Inslee’s signing of Senate Bill 5454. This bill changes state law by allowing mergers and/or annexations of Fire Districts within a reasonable proximity, rather than requiring adjacency.

The adjacency requirement was identified as too restrictive during previous consolidation discussions with The City of Bothell, Woodinville Fire Department, and Northshore Fire Department. Commissioner Maehren worked with sponsors of the bill; Senator David Frockt (46th District), Representative Jessyn Farrell (46th District), and Representative Roger Goodman (45th District).

2016 Annual Report

Northshore Fire Department's 2016 Annual Report is now available! We are pleased to share the activities and accomplishments of the last year with you and hope you enjoy the recap.

Fire Commissioner Election Filing Period Opening Soon

Interested in becoming a Fire Commissioner? The filing period for King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Position 1 is May 15-19, 2017.  Click here for more information.

Fire Sprinklers Make New Homes Safer

The fire problem in America is in our homes. Between 2010 and 2014 there was an average of 358,000 residential structure fires each year. More than 90 percent of civilian fire deaths and 40 percent of firefighter fire ground deaths occurred at single family residential structure fires. During this five year span, an average of seven people died every day in residential fires.

Information provided in the March 2017 newsletter published by the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office, indicated there were 55 fire related deaths in Washington State in 2016. Twelve of the 55 deaths occurred here in King County.Read more

Check Out Our New Website!

Northshore Fire Department is excited to announce the launch of our new website designed by Galactic Ideas!

This updated site has a fresh new look and was designed to provide user-friendly access to as much information as possible about our department and the services we provide. Featuring frequently updated content that includes, NewsCPR class sign ups, Permit ApplicationsSocial Media interfaces, and more.

Please take a few minutes to check out the exciting additions and follow us on Instagram and Facebook, or stay in touch by joining our e-mail Newsletter.

Fire Marshal LaFlam Profiled in The National Fire Protection Association Journal

In recognition of his home fire sprinkler advocacy work, our Fire Marshal, Jeff LaFlam, was profiled in the current issue of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Journal!

Check out his story here.

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