Firefighters rescue one person from a residential fire as seen from the open back of a fire truck.

Firefighters rescue one person and two cats in Friday afternoon fire

Just before 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5, firefighters responded to a report of a residential fire in the 2100 block of K St NE in Auburn. When fire crews arrived, the home was fully engulfed. Crews…

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Firefighters in action with a summary of monthly VRFA call volume statistics.

VRFA responds to 1,255 calls in March

In March, VRFA crews responded to 1,255 calls for service. That's an average of 40.5 calls each day. Medical aid calls account for over 85% of our monthly calls.

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Code prohibiting use of grills and BBQs on patios and decks reversed

Update! On March 15, the State Building Code Council held an emergency meeting, reversing the fire code that prohibits the use of grills and BBQs on patios and decks of apartments and condos.  Before…

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VRFA Responds to 1,146 calls in February

During the month of February, VRFA crews responded to 1, 146 calls for service, which is an average of 39.5 calls each day. Over 85% of those calls were for medical aid.

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Future Women in EMS and Fire Workshop Poster.

Future Women in Fire and EMS Workshop

Attention KIng County women! Come join King County EMS and host agency Shoreline, along with 12 other King County agencies, as we immerse you in a weekend of hands-on Fire and EMS activities and…

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Looking to improve your interview skills? Join us for a workshop led by experts from King County EMS. This session is designed to help participants succeed in interviews. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your interviewing

King County EMS DEI Network Offers Interview Prep Workshop

There are many steps in the process of securing a career in Fire/EMS. Interviewing is essential to this process and can be intimidating to many individuals. King County Fire & EMS agencies invite…

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Vrfa administrative offices closed Presidents Day.

Administrative Offices Closed on Presidents Day

Our administrative offices are closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of Presidents Day. VRFA fire stations remain fully staffed with firefighters ready to answer the call if you need…

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VRFA Welcomes Eight New Firefighters

We are proud of our eight newest probationary firefighters who graduated on January 17 from the South King County Fire Training Consortium. Please join us in congratulating John Abercrombie, Codee…

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2023 Call Volume

In 2023, we responded to 15,860 calls for service. That is an average of 43.5 calls per day. 2023 Call Breakdown: 83% emergency medical calls 15% fire related calls 2% other

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Administrative Offices Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

VRFA Administrative offices will be closed on December 25, 2023, and January 1, 2024.  Emergency services will continue to be available by dialing 9-1-1. Happy Holidays!

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