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The Valley Regional Fire Authority

The Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) was officially established on January 1, 2007. The VRFA joined existing resources from the Auburn and Pacific Fire Departments to provide fire services to the communities of Algona, Auburn and Pacific. With the addition of the Lea Hill and West Hill annexed areas, the Valley Regional Fire Authority provides modern, progressive and professional services to approximately 80,000 citizens residing throughout the 37 square miles of Algona, Auburn and Pacific. The Valley Regional Fire Authority is comprised of 125 full time staff. The VRFA responds to over 12,800, 9-1-1 incidents yearly. The Valley Regional Fire Authority provides the following high quality fire, rescue and EMS services:

  • Fire Protection and Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Aid
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Specialized Technical Rescue Services
  • Fire and Life Safety Inspections
  • Public Fire Safety and Prevention Education
  • Fire Investigation Services
  • Community CPR and First Aid Training
  • Construction Fire Code Plan Review
  • Community Relations and Events
  • Disaster Preparedness and Education

Funding for the VRFA

Funding for the Valley Regional Fire Authority, as approved by the voters, comes from two sources: property taxes and a fire benefit service charge. Property taxes are collected at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value on all taxable properties within the boundaries of the VRFA. The second portion of the funding, a fire benefit service charge, is charged on individual properties based on the square footage, occupancy type and required fire protection resources of each structure in the VRFA service area.

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