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.

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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.

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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

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Notice of 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.

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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.

Consumer Alert – Red Safety

Northshore Fire has received complaints from multiple parties that Red Safety, a private company that sells and installs monitored home security systems, are misrepresenting themselves as Firefighters or EMTs and using deceptive and high-pressure sales tactics to get potential customers to buy expensive, and sometimes substandard, or unnecessary alarm systems.

Recently their services were advertised on the Kenmore Neighbors' Facebook page. The Northshore Fire Department DOES NOT endorse any private enterprise selling security systems or engage in any kind of unsolicited door to door safety inspections.

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Northshore Fire Department Reduces It’s Bond Debt

Kenmore, WA – The Northshore Fire Department has retired more than $1.9 million in long-term bond debt, saving taxpayers roughly $1.1 million in interest payments over the next 15 years.

The debt was incurred in 2009 when the fire department issued $17 million in voter approved bonds to fund the purchase of property and construction of its new headquarters station and training facility in Kenmore.

The bond debt reduction was made possible by the sale of the fire department’s former headquarters station. The Board of Fire Commissioners took action to use the proceeds from the sale to retire the last year of what was a 20 year bond.

The former station served as Northshore’s headquarters from 1977 to 2011, and is now home to Colombia Crest Montessori School.

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