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Change Your Clock and Smoke Alarm Batteries Nov. 2

By providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fire structures in half. So when you set your clocks back on November 2, use the extra hour to make a life-saving change in your household—change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors—and remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. This simple act takes just a moment, but is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire. Should you have any questions regarding your alarms please contact us at askthevrfa@vrfa.org or 253-288-5800.

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF 2015 PRELIMINARY BUDGETS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Valley Regional Fire Authority 2015 preliminary budgets have been filed with the Authority Clerk and will be available as of Wednesday, October 29, 2014 for public inspection at the Headquarters Station located at 1101 D Street NE, Auburn, WA, during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For additional information, contact Louise Bartol, Authority Clerk, at 253.288.5800 or at louise.bartol@vrfa.org.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Valley Regional Fire Authority Board of Governance will conduct public hearings at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, located at 1101 D Street NE, Auburn, WA, on the following items:

1)  Assessed valuation levy for 2015

2)  Final budget for 2015

3)  Fire Benefit Charge for 2015. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Valley Regional Fire Authority at 253.288.5800.

Read the Latest Edition of the VRFA Fire Watch Newsletter

The fall edition of the Fire Watch community newsletter includes important information on smoke alarms as part of the National Fire Prevention Week promotion. It also includes an introduction to our newest firefighters, a profile of Governance Board Member Dave Hill and information on recreational burn permits. View the Fire Watch.

Scout Night 2014

The VRFA's fourth annual Scout Night will be held on Tuesesday, November 4th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Station 34. Boy and girl scouts of all ages are invited to attend this evening of fun and learning where they will learn how to make their homes safer, how to change the batteries in their smoke alarms, basic first aid skills, how to tie knots and the importance of having a home escape plan. We have also added a kitchen and cooking safety station. This event is very popular and space fills up fast. If you are interested in bringing your scout group to this event or would like more information please contact the VRFA Public Education Division at Public.Info@vrfa.org.     

Change to VRFA Finance Committee and Board of Governance Regular Meetings

Effective January 1, 2014 the Valley Regional Fire Authority Regular Finance Committee and Board of Governance meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.  The Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m., with the Board of Governance meeting at 5:45 p.m.  Both meetings will continue to be held at VRFA Headquarters, Station 31, 1101 D St. NE., Auburn, WA.

First Aid Training Available Monthly at VRFA

Do you need a current First Aid and CPR card for your workplace? A six-hour First Aid and CPR course is available the third Saturday of each month (excluding July, August and December), from 8:30 - 3:00 at Station 31. There is a $50 fee for this class and pre-registration is required.

Sign up for a CPR Class

CPR can increase the chances of survival significantly when started immediately by a bystander. The Valley Regional Fire Authority offers adult, child and infant CPR training on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding July, August and December), from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the headquarters, station 31. There is a $20 fee for this class and pre-registration is required. Visit the Community Programs page on our website for more information and the registration form.

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