VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time to focus our attention on preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen anywhere and at any time. As we’ve experienced in recent months, emergencies and disasters come in different forms –…

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You can Prevent Brush Fires

Brush fires are on the rise and taking a few safety precautions can make all the difference. Proper cigarette disposal, vehicle maintenance and use of lawn equipment are all helpful in preventing brush fires.  Read the tips listed in the graphic for…

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Phase 1 Burn Ban in Effect

Due to dry conditions, the King County Fire Marshal has issued a Phase 1 burn ban which applies to all outdoor burning with the exception of small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or on private property with the…

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COVID-19: Local Updates, Resources, and Testing Sites

Please see the list below of COVID-19 updates, local resources, and information about free testing sites in or near Auburn. Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in Auburn & King County Centers for Disease Control (CDC) / Available in multiple languages…

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responds to three residential fires in four days

On Saturday, July 18th at 1:16 p.m. the VRFA responded with South King Fire & Rescue to a report of a fire in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SW in Pacific. All residents evacuated safely. The Red Cross assisted two displaced adults. The cause of…

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Kids online safety academy continues. You can still join in the fun.

Our online Kids Safety Academy continues and it's not too late to join in the fun. Each week we introduce new safety topics and fun learning activities on our website. At the end of each week, you can print out the completion certificate. After…

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Tips to protect your home from brush and wildland fires

The weather is getting warmer and drier which means a potential for an increase in brush and wildland fires. There are many things you can do to reduce the risk of a fire threatening your home.  See our multi-page handout in English and Spanish for…

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Celebrate Safely This Fourth of July

The VRFA encourages you to inlcude safety in your Independence Day celebration this year.  View fun and safe celebration ideas from the National Fire Protection Association. Know the regulations for fireworks in your area.  You can find the…

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Smoke alarm alerts resident in Lea Hill house fire

On June 23, firefighters responded to the 11700 block of SE 315th Street in the Lea Hill area of Auburn just after 10 a.m. for a report of smoke and flames from the second floor of a residence. Upon arrival it was reported that someone was still in…

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Training exercise to cause smoke in south Auburn today

We are conducting a training exercise today, 6/24, that will cause smoke in the area of 2900 C St. SW in Auburn between 1:30 - 4 p.m. Please do not call 9-1-1.

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Join us for our first online Kids Safety Academy

Join us for our first online Kids Safety Academy! Due to COVID-19, all of the summer community events we attend have been cancelled. To make up for this we are bringing the fun to you at home. Each week, over the next six weeks we will introduce new…

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Auburn’s First Female Firefighter Retires

In January of 1999, the Auburn Fire Department hired Janeen Ruge as their first female firefighter. Twenty-one years later, after forging a path for others to follow and passing along a wealth of knowledge, she is retiring. Ruge, who has advanced to…

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