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North Highline Fire District (originally named King County Fire District #11) was founded in 1942. The District is a combination department with 24 career personnel and 10 (+/-) volunteer personnel operating out of two stations serving about 19,000 citizens in a three-and-a-half square mile unincorporated area located just south of the Seattle city limits. The District serves the citizens of Boulevard Park, Top Hat, Beverly Park, Shorewood, Mt. View, South Park and White Center. We responded to over 4500 calls for service in 2012.

A special meeting will be held on Monday, April 21, at 5:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting is detailed in the attached (current) agenda.


 


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Fire Safety & Candles

There's a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored. A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that 85% of candle fires could be avoided if consumers followed three basic safety rules:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Candle Fire Statistics:

  • On average, 42 home candle fires are reported every day.
  • In 20% of candle fires, the candles are unattended or abandoned.
  • Over 36% of home cnalde fires begin in the bedroom.
  • 50% of home candle fire deaths occur between midnight and 6 AM.
  • Falling asleep is a factor in 12% of home candle fires and 36% of the associated deaths.
  • December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December 13% of home candle fires begin with decorations compared to 4% the reat of the year.