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North Highline Fire District
The Commissioners are always interested in what you have to say, so please feel free to attend the meetings. There is an opportunity at each meeting to ask questions or share your ideas and concerns.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 6:00 PM via teleconfrerence
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Our headquarter station is located at 1243 SW 112th Street, Seattle, WA 98146. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend, but that this time, social distancing is requiring us to conduct our meetings virtually..
North Highline Fire District (originally named King County Fire District #11) was founded in 1942.
The District is a combination department with 24 career personnel and approximately 12 volunteer personnel operating out of two stations serving about 19,000 citizens in a three-and-a-half square mile unincorporated area located just south of the Seattle city limits. Our fire district rating is a 4.
North Highline Fire District is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners who oversee finances, equipment, capital improvements, and general fire department operations.
We Are In This Together! The King County Fire Chiefs came together to bring this fantastic message to all of our communities and to remind us to stay home, stay healthy, and let's finish strong! King County Strong!
NEWS: King County Applies for Phase 2 of Safe Start Recovery Plan
King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci submitted an application to the state Department of Health to move King County to Phase 2 of the Safe Start recovery plan following approval of the plan by the King County Board of Health.
Under Phase 2, businesses can operate at twice the indoor capacity permitted in the modified Phase 1, provided they meet all re-opening requirements set out by the state’s guidance. Businesses with questions about their operation can also call the Public Health Business Compliance Line at 206-296-1608.
Every face-to-face interaction is an opportunity for COVID-19 to spread. That’s why everyone, even the young and healthy, needs to stay home. If you must go out, like to the grocery store or gas station, limit your trips and stay 6 feet apart — about the length of two shopping carts. What you do impacts the health of our entire community. Stand Together. Stay Apart.
NO BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in King County, Blood Pressure Checks will not be offered at any of our stations, until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
Stay informed at the Public Health’s website: www.kingcounty.gov/COVID
Update - Governor Inslee issues Safe Start Proclamation for County Approach to Re-Opening
The Proclamation is Effective June 1, 2020
The governor announced Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening plan on Friday during a press conference where he detailed the county-by-county approach.
“Thanks to Washingtonians pulling together, we can transition fully to our county-by-county approach to safely reopen,” Inslee said. “If we remain diligent and committed to more effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to save lives and open up more businesses while protecting our friends and neighbors.”
Washington will move through the phased reopening county-by-county allowing for flexibility and local control to address COVID-19 activity geographically.
Effective June 1, counties may apply to John Wiesman, secretary of Washington State Department of Health, to advance phases. Applications will be evaluated by a county’s ability to meet target metrics and will be considered holistically in their readiness and ability to respond.
Under the plan, the secretary may approve a county’s request to move completely to the next phase, or may only approve certain activities in the next phase.
“We can’t think this means the virus has been defeated. It has not gone away,” Inslee said. “But while we prepare to take the next step forward toward a new normal, we need to continue to trust the science and maintain the same level of care today as we did three months ago.”
To read the full plan, please go to the Washington Governor Jay Inslee's website at https://www.governor.wa.gov/
Sprinkler Save at Burien, Washington
On January 11th, with the aid of the fire sprinkler system, Burien, Washington firefighters were able to rescue a man from a fire at an auto repair shop.
“Looks like we had a car fire inside of a paint booth inside the repair shop,” said Chief Mike Marrs of King County Fire District #2.
Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke coming from the building. Fortunately, the building had a working sprinkler system. Marrs said it not only kept the fire from spreading; it was a lifesaver.“The activation of the sprinkler system probably saved this building, as well as saving the occupant's life,” Marrs stated. more
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Unified Appreciation Event
Saying Thank You to all of our Heroes at Highline Medical Center was Just What the Doctor Ordered!
Throughout King County, first responders took a few moments to salute our healthcare workers on the front line who are caring for and managing patients admidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thi
s has no doubt, been a challenging time for everyone, but for those working in hospitals everywhere, we want you to know that your work is noticed each and every day! You ARE appreciated, you ARE honored, and you ARE loved!
If Your CO Alarm Chirps Every 30 seconds, It’s Not an Emergency, but you Should
Replace the CO Alarm A.S.A.P.
The North Highline Fire District has received multiple 9-1-1 calls this year from concerned residents because of chirping carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. While it’s important to call 9-1-1 if your CO alarm is sounding continuously without stopping, a CO alarm that chirps every 30 seconds is not an emergency. It probably means your CO alarm has reached its end of life and should be replaced.
CO alarm life span
What People Should Know
In January of 2013, Washington State law (RCW 19.27.530) required CO alarms to be installed in new residences and in existing rental properties. Owner-occupied single-family residences, legally occupied before July 26, 2009, are not required to have CO alarms until they are sold or when a building permit application for interior remodeling is submitted.
More information on carbon monoxide alarm requirements, please go to:
A special thank you to the Seattle Fire Department and William Mace for coordinating and sharing this information with us for use on our website.
So Proud of Our Crew - Stay Strong / Stay Safe
Thank you to all of our staff and crew who continually and dilifently work hard at all of our stations to provide a clean, safe, and healthy environment. A special thank you to Commissioner Julie Hiatt for making face masks in the effort to keep everyone on the front lines and healthy. Stay the course and we truly appreciate all the extra effort and care that goes into our ability to support the North Highline Fire District Community! We are here for you and thank you for honoring the Washington state "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" initiative. It takes all of us!
MAKE A PLAN TODAY
Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect you. Know how you'll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that's familiar and easy to find.
Below are some links to information that can help:
Congratulations Newly Promoted Captain Ryan Anderson
A big thank you to Captain Cissell and FF Lee for their hard work in repairing the Jason Richards Memorial sign on S. 128th St. This sign serves as a great reminder to slow down, be aware of your surroundings, and drive responsibly. Nice work!
Fire Department Expands to Include
By: Emily Inlow-Hood, Communications Officer
After extensive contract negotiations and a vote from two separate fire commissions, the North Highline Fire District has undergone a contractual consolidation into King County Fire District #2. While North Highline Fire District still exists and maintains their own board of fire commissioners, all of their firefighters have been hired by the King County Fire District #2. The new consolidated district will provide streamlined response and chain of command for fire and emergency medical service (EMS) to areas of unincorporated King County, Burien, and Normandy Park.
When the City of Burien incorporated in 1993, the city limits spanned across two fire districts, North Highline Fire District and Burien/Normandy Park Fire District. The two fire districts worked closely together to provide the best possible fire and EMS service. Over the past two decades, contracts were established between the two entities. Each new contract improved some aspect of service. The newly consolidated districts will improve cost sharing, increase efficiencies and resources, and increase firefighter training.
“Residents of Burien, Normandy Park, and the area of unincorporated North Highline will continue to receive first-rate fire, EMS, and other emergency services as well as fire prevention services including inspections and investigations,” says Chief Mike Marrs. “Both districts have an outstanding group of talented, dedicated, and hardworking public servants who have embraced the opportunity to work together to serve our communities.”
North Highline Fire District * 1243 SW 112th Street, Seattle WA 98146 * 206-243-0331 * office@NorthHighlineFD.org