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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, February 24th, 2020 at 6:00 PM at our headquarters station located at 1243 SW 112th Street, Seattle, WA 98146. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend.
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.
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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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.
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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