Its Disaster Preparedness Month - Know the disasters in your area

Continuing with National Preparedness Month, it is important to "Know the Disasters in Your Area." This knowledge can help you limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the…


VRFA staff assist with wildfires in Eastern Washington, Oregon and California

The VRFA strives to help with the continuing wildfires while maintaining full staffing to serve our communities. Deployment Update: Captain Ryan Chadwick has safely returned from fighting the Cold…


It's National Preparedness Month - build a disaster kit

It's National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a great time to think about building (or updating) your disaster supplies kit. It’s important to have basic necessities consolidated and ready to go during…


Recent fires in Auburn, Algona and Pacific were not result of a coordinated effort

The VRFA is aware of rumors circulating on social media suggesting that many of the fires occurring in our area over the last several days have been intentionally set. We would like to dispel these…


Heavy smoke in our area, take precautions

We are seeing heavy smoke in our area today. Stay safe & be sure to keep doors and windows closed. Turn air conditioners on recirculate if you have one. Don’t draw the bad air inside your home.…


Patriot Day, Sept. 11 - Remembering Lives Lost

September 11, Patriot Day, the VRFA, along with firefighters, police officers and people across the country honor the men and women who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11 in New York…


VRFA responds to multiple residential and brush fires in six-day period

Six residential fires and 15 brush fires kept VRFA firefighters quite busy in the beginning of September. The streak began on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:48 p.m., with a fire at the Gentry Walk…


King County Fire Chiefs urge public to take steps to prevent brush fires from starting and spreading

KING COUNTY, WA – Fire agencies in King County and throughout the Puget Sound region have responded to a large number of brush fires over the past couple of days. With the continued hot, dry and…


Red Flag Fire Warning issued for gusty winds, low humidity & hot conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag fire danger warning for Northwest Washington for gusty winds, low humidity, hot/dry and unstable conditions. There is an increased fire danger due…


Scout Night at the Fire Station Postponed

In response to the pandemic, we will be postponing our “Scout Night at the Fire Station” event, usually held in November. We hope to reschedule the event in the spring, pending our ability to meet…