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Regional Fire Authority (RFA) Update

Prop. 1 creating the South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Regional Fire Authority was approved by voters in the August 1 election with 54.40% in favor, 45.60% opposed. Results were certified Aug. 15.

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue began serving the City of Lynnwood and Fire District 1 on Oct. 1, 2017. The RFA Planning Committee and staff from Fire District 1 and the City of Lynnwood are hard at work to make this a smooth transition.

 The RFA Plan calls for maintaining today's service levels and station staffing. Residents will see no change in response when they call 911. The same firefighters, same fire trucks and same stations will respond -- just with a new name: South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue. Consolidating operations into a single regional fire service agency will increase efficiency, eliminate duplication and standardize training and tactics resulting in improved service for RFA residents in unincorporated south Snohomish County and the City of Lynnwood.

The cities of Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace will also be served South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue beginning Oct. 1 as existing emergency service contracts with Fire District will transfer to the RFA. When residents of these three cities call 911, they can expect to receive the same service they do today.

For more detailed information, please visit www.LynnwoodFD1RFA.com.