Fall City fire district seeks citizens for merger advisory committee

Fire district 27 in Fall City is now taking applications from district residents interested in serving on a merger advisory committee for the fire protection district.

The FD 27 board of commissioners recently approved the creation of this advisory committee to review potential mergers and partnerships with neighboring fire agencies, including Fire District 10, with stations in Carnation, Preston and Tiger Mountain, and the Snoqualmie Fire Department.

Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor explained that the merger might be financially necessary for the largely rural district.

“We are going to be kind of levy dependent,” he said. So although the district’s voters did approve a fire protection levy in recent years, he’s already looking ahead to when that one expires. “We”ll have to look at a levy at the end of that one, or look at something else.”

Something else could be a merger with a neighboring fire district, which is what the advisory committee has been formed to determine. Connor said the recently formed committee of elected officials, district staff, plus career and volunteer firefighters, will invite two to three citizens to join them in future discussions.

“We’re interested in hearing from a broad range of citizens,” he added.

Interested applicants should submit letters of interest by Monday, Jan. 29, to Chief Connor at cconnor@king27fire.com. For more information, call (425) 222-5841.

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