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.

Click here for our full consumer notice.

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.

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.

Follow NSFD