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Due to the dry conditions, the fire district has implemented a burn ban effective 6/15/15.  While this is earlier than typical bans, the current conditions warrant the action.  The ban applies to all outdoor burning except small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved camp grounds or on private property.

Gas and propane stoves and barbeques are allowed under this ban.

Recreational fires must:

  • Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal;
  • Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;
  • Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches;
  • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire.
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Duvall Firefighters 55th Annual Pancake Breakfast

It’s a Break-Feast of Pancakes – Organic Eggs – Ham – Applesauce – Starbucks – Hot Chocolate and it’s …all cooked and served by our local heroes at Fire District 45.

Date: Sunday June 7th, 2015
Location: Duvall Fire HQ – 15600 1st Ave
Duvall, WA
Time: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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

Facebook page T-Shirt Design blue Apr 7-15

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Duvall Fire to Create Hiring List for Career Firefighter

King County Fire District 45, located in Duvall, WA, will begin testing on April 28th to to create a hiring list for the position of Firefighter.  The position of firefighter delivers emergency services as directed and carries out routine activities that maintain the readiness and function of the District.

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $4,839.28-$6,913.26/month plus benefits.  The position is represented by Local 2878.

Initial testing will take place through National Testing Network.  The deadline to complete testing is Friday May 22nd.  Fifteen applicants will be asked to complete a District Employment Application the week of May 26, 2015.

General Qualifications to be met and maintained:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Speak and write the English language.
  • United States citizenship or Alien authorized to work in the United States.
  • A current driver license from a state or U.S. possession. A Washington State driver license is required within 30 days of hire.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at date of hire.
  • Currently certified as a Washington State Emergency Medical Technician (or national registry).
  • Certified IFSAC Fire Fighter I or an active District 45 volunteer fire fighter with at least two years of service.

Hiring Timeline

  • National Testing Network:  April 28, 2015 to May 22, 2015
  • Application period (15 applicants):  May 26, 2015 to June 1, 2015
  • Background checks completed by:  June 8, 2015
  • Panel Interviews:  June 15, 2015 to June 17, 2015
  • Chiefs Interview (top six candidates):  June 18, 2015 to June 19, 2015
  • Physical Ability Test (top six candidates):  June 20, 2015
  • Eligibility List Created:  June 22, 2015

Job Description Firefighter

Career Hiring Process

National Testing Network


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The Burn Ban has been lifted effective January 3, 2015

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Burn Ban has been Lifted as of Noon, Dec. 2, 2014

The most recent burn ban has been lifted as of noon today. To get up to date information on burn bans, please go to

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Stage 1 Burn Ban effective 11/30/14


Use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves is prohibited until air quality improves

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, effective at 1PM today, Sunday, November 30th.

This ban is in effect until further notice.

The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air usually due to excessive wood smoke. The Clean Air Agency will continue to closely monitor the situation.

During a Stage 1 burn ban:

  • No burning is allowed in wood-burning fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves or fireplace inserts. Residents should rely instead on their home’s other, cleaner source of heat (such as their furnace or electric baseboard heaters) for a few days until air quality improves, the public health risk diminishes and the ban is cancelled.
  • The only exception is if the homeowner has a previously approved ‘No Other Adequate Source of Heat’ designation from the Clean Air Agency
  • No outdoor fires are allowed. This includes recreational fires such as bonfires, campfires and the use of fire pits and chimineas.
  • Burn ban violations are subject to a $1,000 penalty.

It is OK to use natural gas and propane stoves or inserts during a Stage 1 burn ban.

The Washington State Department of Health recommends that people who are sensitive to air pollution limit time spent outdoors, especially when exercising. Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, cause difficulty breathing, and make lung and heart problems worse. Air pollution is especially harmful to people with lung and heart problems, people with diabetes, children, and older adults (over age 65).

For up-to-date burn ban information for the Puget Sound area, download the free app: “Burn Ban 411.”


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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,


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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:

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