VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

COVID-19: King County Test Sites & Vaccination Info

Please see the list below of COVID-19 updates, local resources, and information about testing/vaccination sites in or near Auburn. Please be aware that the Valley Regional Fire Authority does not offer testing/vaccination services at any of our fire…

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VRFA Fire Marshal Karen Stewart Retires

After 30 years on a career path with a constant upward trajectory, Valley Regional Fire Authority Fire Marshal Karen Stewart has decided to retire. Karen's lifelong career goal was to become a teacher.  Karen attended Western Washington University,…

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VRFA Firefighter Swanson Retires

After a 30-year career in the fire service, Firefighter David Swanson looks back on the day that started it all. “I was fifteen years old and headed down the wrong road when a friend invited me to a meeting of youth Fire Explorers. I watched the…

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Public Notice: Updated Board of Governance Schedule

NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD OF GOVERNANCE MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Valley Regional Fire Authority Board of Governance will conduct regularly scheduled meetings on the second TUESDAY of each month, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The regularly…

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VRFA Firefighter Highley Retires

Thirty-seven years after his first day as a firefighter, Will Highley has decided to retire. Highley began his career in Parkland, Washington, and after six years there, applied with, and was hired by the Auburn Fire Department, now VRFA. In his…

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Apartment fire displaces twelve

Twelve residents are displaced after a fire damaged their apartments at 1200 H St. SE on Friday, January 15, 2021.  Six second-story units, as well as two businesses located on the first floor, were damaged in the fire, which began just after 8……

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