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Q. Why do firefighters respond to medical emergencies?
A. Typically, firefighters arrive before an ambulance. Firefighters begin providing emergency medical care that can significantly reduce pain, increase survivability, and expedite transport as required.

Q. What are the burning regulations?

Q. Where and how do I dispose of prescription and non-prescription medications?

Q. Where and how can I properly dispose of household hazardous waste (used oil, paint, etc.)?

Q. What is the Fire Protection Class Rating for Fire District 3?

A. The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) rerated us in 2014 and the Protection Classification for Fire District 3 improved from a Protection Class 5 to a Protection Class 4. This new rating became effective February 1, 2015. Fire District 3 was also evaluated for WSRB Tender Credit, and it was determined that the community will retain this Protection Class rating credit. A Protection Class 4 rating applies to dwelling and commercial properties located in the community, within five road miles of a responding fire station and having a standard fire hydrant distribution and water supply. Properties in the community not meeting the above requirements will receive a different Protection Class rating. Protection Class ratings for individual and commercial properties are available by calling WSRB Customer Service at (206) 217-0101. 


We recommend residents contact their insurance agents to determine the relative effect this new Protection Class rating will have on their insurance premiums.