VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

It’s National Preparedness Month – Prepare Youth

It’s the final week of National Preparedness Month! Prepared youth make for a more prepared community. Because young people experience the same hazards as adults do, they are an important part of building a national culture of preparedness; after…

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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 risk of disasters in your area and check your…

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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 Springs/Pearl Hill fire in Eastern Washington where…

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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 an emergency or disaster so that you can focus…

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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 thoughts. While the VRFA did respond to a large…

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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. Check air quality forecasts and monitors at…

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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 City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. Our…

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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 Apartments, 12700 block of SE 312th St. in Auburn. Three…

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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 windy weather, the King County Fire Chiefs Association…

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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 to "a combination of moderate breezes, low relative…

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FREE COVID-19 Test Site in Auburn (Pre-Registration Required)

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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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 COVID-19 guidelines. The event welcomes all scouting…

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