Mountain View Fire and Rescue is proud to provide fire and life safety services to 20,000 people over 77 square miles of unincorporated King County near Auburn, Kent and Enumclaw. Our emergency personnel respond to approximately 2,200 incidents each year. In 2019, call volumes increased six percent.
Daily operations are funded through a regular fire levy paid through property taxes. From time to time, we ask voters for temporary funding through a maintenance and operations levy. The last M&O levy was for $0.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value and expired in 2017.
Mountain View Fire and Rescue is considering asking voters to approve a similar, temporary 30-cent M&O levy this year. Funding would be used to replace an aging fire engine and water tender; purchase protective gear to keep our firefighters safe; and, repair our facilities to extend their usable lives.
We have more information on our website at mvfire.org. In the meantime, we welcome you at any of our board meetings. They are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Station 95, 32316 – 148th Ave SE, Auburn.
– Chief Greg Smith