RFP 13-002, Exterior Painting
Woodinville Fire & Rescue is seeking proposals from well-qualified vendors to paint the exterior of the headquarters building/fire station #31 and the adjacent annex building. The work includes pressure washing, standard pre-painting prep work, priming as needed and two finish coats on all identified surfaces. The exterior work is to commence after the contract is signed and is to be completed within a four week period, ideally no later than September 30, 2013. The necessary files include the proposal packet (click to download) as well as the proposal form 13-002 (click to download). For additional information or questions call 425-483-2131.
Board of Fire Commissioners Special Meeting
The Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The meeting will be held at Fire Station #31. Click here to view a copy of the preliminary agenda.
2012 Annual Report for Woodinville Fire & Rescue
Woodinville Fire & Rescue has released their 2012 Annual Report. Inside you will find information from 2012 along with major accomplishments and statistics. Click here to view a copy.
WF&R Spring Newsletter
The Spring newsletter is out. In this issue you will find infomration regarding the Fire District funding model, Heart Attack recognition and Fire Safety tips. click here to view a copy of the newsletter
Prepare for a Fire Emergency
In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house to fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames. By preparing for a fire emergency, you can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire casualty.
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement. For extra safety, install smoke alarms both inside and outside sleeping areas.
- Test your smoke alarms once a month and change the batteries at least once a year.
- Replace smoke alarms every 8-10 years or as the manufacturer guidelines recommend.
- Plan your escape from fire. The best plans have two ways to get out of each room.
- Practice fire escape plans several times a year. Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.
- Purchase only collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
- Check that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly, and that security bars can be properly opened.
- Make sure everyone in your family understands and practices how to properly operate and open locked or barred doors and windows.
- Consider installing residential fire sprinklers in your home.
Contact Woodinville Fire & Rescue at 425-483-2131 if you need help or have questions about fire safety in your home.
Do you have adequate supplies in an emergency kit?
"Be prepared for at least three days in the event an emergency or disaster causes you to be self-reliant," David Weed, Woodinville Fire & Rescue Community Services Officer stated. "Everyone should be ready to function independently for a minimum of three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket and possibly without response from police, fire or rescue."
Family members should also have a plan for how they will respond and reconnect after an emergency or disaster - remember, cell phone communications are usually jammed quickly after an emergency or disaster.
"Being prepared means staying informed, knowing how to get information and alerts from local, state and federal agencies and understanding the specific risks in your community and preparing against them," Weed said. "We're taking steps as an organization to become better prepared and to help you prepare, and we urge you to take time to do the same at home, at work, for your car, and for your pets to create a more disaster resistant community."
What should individuals and families have in an emergency supply kit? Here are some of the suggested items:
- One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking, and 5 gallons to include sanitation needs;
- At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and non-electric can opener, for foods that you like to eat;
- Wind-up or battery-powered radio and a NOAA weather radio (have extra batteries for both);
- Lightsticks or flashlight and extra batteries;
- Whistle to signal for help;
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place (protection from air-born contaminants);
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation;
- Medical information, prescription medications and extra glasses;
- Local maps.
Those are the basics, but some items citizens may also want to consider adding are:
- Infant formula and diapers and special supplies for the elderly;
- Pet food and extra water for your pet;
- Copies of important family documents (insurance policies, identification, bank records);
- First aid material
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket;
- Complete change of clothing, including a long-sleeve shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes, additional clothes in cold-weather climates (get ready for winter);
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper (In an emergency you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleachers with added cleaners);
- Fire extinguisher and know how to work one (PASS system);
- Matches in a waterproof container;
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities;
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items;
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels;
- Paper and pencils;
- Books, games, puzzles and other activities for children.
Individuals and families should also consider having additional emergency kits — one full kit for home and a smaller portable kit to "grab & go" if required to leave the home quickly; one to have in the workplace, and one for your vehicles(s).
Information you Want
Public CPR/AED and First Aid
Classes are held from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Fire Station 31 in Woodinville
Woodinville-Snohomish Rd. NE)
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-9:30 pm - First Aid Class
Thursday, June 6, 6:30-9:30 pm - CPR/AED Class
Class Fees: $35.00, prepaid by check or exact cash.
To register for a class please call 425-483-2131.
If you have any questions on the content of the course or need special accommodations contact David Weed .
If you would like to schedule a class for your business or group, please call David Weed at 425-483-4481 for more information.
Outdoor Burning Regulations and Permit
Woodinville Fire & Rescue has introduced new regulations regarding outdoor burning. For information, please call the District offices at 425-483-2131. For a map of the allowable areas with the fire district for outdoor burning, click here
2011 Annual Report for Woodinville Fire & Rescue
View the Woodinville Fire & Rescue 2011 Annual Report. Inside you will find information from 2011 along with major accomplishments and statistics. Click here to view a copy.
Approved Budget for 2013
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Request for Public Record PDF
2013 Benefit Service Charge Petition
Public Meeting Room Agreement