Burn ban lifted 9/23

The seasonal burn has been lifted effective 0800 September 23.  Normal burning restrictions are in effect.  To obtain a burn permit, please call 425-788-1625.

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Please Have A Safe And Sane Holiday

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, please remember to use precautions when lighting fireworks.

  • Use only approved, legal, and common fireworks from reliable Washington State and King County Fire Marshal licensed retailers.
  • Always have a responsible adult light all fireworks.
  • Have a charged garden hose or a fire extinguisher handy.
  • Use fireworks under outdoor conditions only, away from buildings, houses with wood shingles, trees, and dry fields.
  • Avoid aerial type fireworks.
  • Light one item at a time, move away quickly, and keep a safe distance away.
  • Dispose of used fireworks by first soaking them in water.
  • Ensure the safety of pets.
  • Use eye protection.
  • Remember your neighbors and clean up all debris.
  • If a device does not light or fire, an adult should wait at least a minimum of five minutes before approaching the device.
  • Remember, if it has a stick or fins and it goes up or if it blows up, it is illegal in Washington State.
  • Rather than buying fireworks, attend a public fireworks display when available and make that a family tradition.

Information from King County Fire Marshal Services, www.kingcounty.gov/property/FireMarshal/fireworks.aspx

 

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Local Pets to Breathe Easier

First Responders of King County Fire District #45 are receiving an animal rescue oxygen mask kit through a donation from Invisible Fence® Brand.

Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets each year that die in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation. In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets enable Rescue Squads to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.

This donation is part of a national effort called Project Breatheproject to equip fire stations across the U.S. and Canada. Invisible Fence® Brand has a commitment to pet safety that extends beyond electronic pet containment by funding deserving projects that help to save the lives of pets. More information is available at: www.invisiblefence.com/O2.

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Don’t Be A Statistic

Summer Break is almost here and so are the celebrations!  First off, Duvall Fire says Congratulations!  You made it through another year of school and are preparing for college, work or just summer fun.  Second, we ask that you do not drive distracted, you know, cell phone conversations and texting.  In addition, the old warning of driving and drinking, it may be an old warning but it is still relevant.  Every year kids with so many plans for the future see them cut short due to driving under the influence or distracted driving.  Don’t be a statistic this year, enjoy the summer and fulfill your dreams!

A public safety announcement from Duvall Fire

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Drunk Driving Simulation at Cedarcrest High School on May 9th

On Friday May 9th, 2014, from 8:20 a.m. until approximately 9:00 a.m., there will be a drunk driving simulation held in the high school parking lot near the baseball fields. The event is to remind students of the risks of impaired driving. It will only be open to participants and Cedarcrest students.

The event will include a realistic simulation of a motor vehicle accident with police, fire, and aid crews responding to the scene. Students who feel that this simulation would be too graphic and/or would negatively impact them will be excused to the library during this time.

During the event, there may be as many as eight police, fire, and other emergency vehicles at the school. All but one or two of these vehicles will remain in service should they be needed to respond to an emergency.

This event is being coordinated by Duvall Fire, with participation from the Duvall Police Department, Redmond Fire Medic One, Woodinville Fire, and the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Please do not hesitate to contact Duvall Fire at 425-788-1625 if you have any questions or concerns about this activity.

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National Wildfire Preparedness Day

Saturday May 3 is National Wildfire Preparedness Day.  Please join the Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps, Duvall Fire, and King County Firewise to learn how to protect your family and home from wildfires.

Seminar to be held at the Duvall Library from 10am – 12pm.

Firewise Seminar Information

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Duvall Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast – June 1st

The 54th Annual Duvall Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast will be held This Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at the fire station (15600 First Ave. NE). The breakfast will run from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DuvallFirefightersAnnualPancakeBreakfast?notif_t=page_new_likes

Breakfast-Adult $6 Seniors $5 Children $4
T-Shirts-Adult $15 Kids $12
Aprons-$15

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Upcoming Bicycle Ride

Greetings all,
I wanted to provide you with as much notice possible on the 2014 Flying Wheels bicycle rally. I have attached documents that outline the specifics (date, route, etc.) for your convenience. The fire district was included in the announcement as a courtesy but had no voice in the approval or scheduling of the event.

This information is not intended to endorse or vilify the event; rather to provide you information and help achieve the best possible outcome for all involved. Obviously, emergency responses could be challenged with the increased number of bicyclists. The number of participants could also increase aid emergencies during the event. To help minimize their impacts, the sponsoring club has hired additional King County police officers to help mitigate any issues.

My hope is that this advance notice will allow you to prepare/avoid congestion and traffic delays. It is important to note that the rally is the same weekend as Duvall Days and will be simultaneous with the parade on Saturday, May 31st. Main Street will be closed for the parade and traffic will be diverted to Snoqualmie Valley Road; the same route as the rally.

Regards,
David Burke
Fire Chief

Flying Wheels 2014

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Fire District Strategic Plan

The District has completed its Strategic Plan for 2014-2018.

We invite you to review the plan and submit comments and questions.  Please contact Chief Burke via email (dburke@duvallfire45.com) or phone (425-788-1625).

Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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Our 911 Dispatch Center (NORCOM) Investigating Security Breach

North East King County Region Public Safety Communication Agency (NORCOM) Working with Local and Federal Authorities to Investigate Security Breach.

Medical and employee records may be at risk.  Please see the attached media release published by NORCOM for additional details.  Any inquiries should contact 425-646-8011 or hotline@norcom.org

Additional details will be shared as they become available.

NORCOM press release 1-13-14

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