VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

Change Your Clocks and Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries Nov. 1

Remember to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you set your clocks on Nov. 1. The exception is lithium battery powered alarms with batteries lasting 8-10 years. When you hear the low battery "chirp" for lithium…

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Free COVID-19 Testing in Auburn at 2701 C Street SW (GSA Property)

Multiple Fire agencies are working together with Public Health – Seattle & King County and UW Medicine to staff and operate the free COVID-19 community test site in Auburn. The site, located at 2701 C Street SW, is designed to handle up to 1,000…

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Practice Drop, Cover and Hold during the Great Shakeout drill Oct. 15

This Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. is the "International Great Shakeout" drill to remind us all to Drop, Cover and Hold when earthquakes happen. You can practice in your home, workplace or wherever you are. Everyone is encouraged to play the…

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Future Women in EMS and Fire Virtual Workshop

Are you or someone you know a female interested in a career in EMS/Fire? If so, check out the Future Women in EMS and Fire virtual workshop Oct. 24, 10-3. Register at http://bit.ly/fwief  Questions? Contact futurewomenems@kingcounty.gov

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Fire Prevention Week Day 7

How can you keep kids safe in the kitchen? We recommend having a "kid-free zone" of at least three feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. If you are cooking with older children be sure they have proper…

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Fire Prevention Week Day 6

Loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire. Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. For more safety information and tips go to Home Fire Prevention.

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Fire Prevention Week Day 5

Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop. This includes oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains. We also encourage you to not store anything that can catch fire inside your oven. For more safety information…

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Fire Prevention Week Day 4

Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan until it is cool. A cookie sheet also works well if you don't have a lid. For more safety information and tips go…

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Fire Prevention Week Day 3

The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. To avoid an attendeded cooking fire, stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly…

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FREE COVID-19 Testing Site in Auburn

Multiple Fire agencies, including the VRFA, are working together with Public Health – Seattle & King County and UW Medicine to staff and operate the free COVID-19 community test site in Auburn. The site, located at 2701 C Street SW, is designed…

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Fire Prevention Week Day 2

Did you know that cooking is the leadiing cause of home fires and home fire injuries? According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the…

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Fire Prevention Week – “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

The Valley Regional Fire Authority teams up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) every October to promote Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" VRFA firefighters often respond to fires…

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