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Due to fire danger, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue has suspended all outdoor burning permits effective immediately and until further notice. For further information, contact the North Kitsap Burn Infomation Line at 297-4888.

2014 Maintenance & Operations Levy Request - After struggling to maintain levels of service with declining tax revenues for the past five years, NKF&R is proposing a temporary special levy on the November ballot. The vast majority of the dsitrict's funding comes from property taxes. Since the recession struck in 2009, the assessed valuation in NKF&R's service area has plummeted by 25%. While costs have continued to rise, the district's tax revenues have dropped; in 2014 alone, the district will receive $600,000 less than in 2009. NKF&R has been able to maintain levels of service by implementing a wide range of efficiencies including leaving positions vacant, freezing employee wages, sharing resources with other agencies, deferring apparatus replacement and more. Although the economy appears to be recovering, it isn't growing fast enough to restore the funding necessary to continue current levels of service. The request is for an additional $600,000 in tax revenue per year for the next four years. For individual property owners, if approved, this measure would cost an estimated $0.25 per thousand dollars of assessed property valuation. The rate per thousand would decline if the district's property values increase.

To learn more about the ballot measure, click here or come to one of the following open houses: Saturday, September 20 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Station 89 (4911 NE Twin Spits Rd near Hansville) ... Saturday, September 27 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Station 84 (18533 Augusta Ave NE in Suquamish) ... Wednesday, October 8 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Station 85 (23260 S. Kingston Rd between Kingston and Indianola) ... Saturday, October 11 from 2 - 6 p.m. at headquarters (26642 Miller Bay Rd NE near Kingston).

2014 NKF&R Fact Sheet - Click here for an overview of your fire department, its budget and its operations.
2013 Performance Measures Report - Click here to see how your fire department defines its level of emergency services, sets performance goals and assesses whether these goals are met.
Emergency Medical Info Card - Download a copy of this resource by clicking here. Make sure the document is up-to-date, and kept on the front of your refrigerator where we'll know to look for it if we need it.

Your Feedback is Important to Us - If you've used our services recently and want to tell us about your experience, click here to download and print a form. Before mailing it to us or dropping it at one of our staffed stations, be sure to add your contact information if you'd like us to follow-up with you on your comments. We thank you in advance!
Smoke Alarms Save Lives - We'll install them free of charge. Click here to send us a message requesting the service, and be sure to include your physical address in your message.
Plan and Practice Your Fire Escape - Click here to download a copy of our fire escape planning grid so you and your family will know exactly what to do if fire strikes.
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