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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm May Need to be Replaced

Does Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Need Replaced? If you installed your carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in 2013 - when it became law to install them in all rental housing units or when a home was sold - it…


VRFA Suspends Community Outreach in Response to COVID-19

The VRFA’s top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our members and the community that we serve.  Following recommendations from King County Public Health, and out of an abundance of…


VRFA Follows COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Fire Agencies across the region have put measures into place to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading, and to protect community members and personnel. 911 dispatchers are asking patients the right…


VRFA Prepares for COVID-19

We along with other fire agencies in King County continue to collaborate closely with Public Health and King County Emergency Medical Services to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. We are taking…