Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee

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The City of Everett and Snohomish County Fire District 4, which serves the City of Snohomish and surrounding unincorporated areas, have formed a planning committee to explore a new Regional Fire Authority (RFA). 

An RFA is a special purpose district established by voters in a service area that provides funding for fire and emergency medical services (EMS). An RFA is a way for cities and fire districts to gain service efficiencies through consolidation while retaining local control.

RFA FAQ
RFA Meetings

All meetings will be held online on Fridays and are open to the public to observe. Agenda and committee packet will be posted the Wednesday before.

Meeting telephone access: 425-616-3920          Conference ID: 724 887 726#


Meeting 1
Project Overview
Presentation: Agency introductions
April 2, 2021
1:30-3:00
Agenda and Committee PacketMeeting recording
Meeting 2
Review draft charter
Presentation: Why pursue an RFA?
April 9, 2021
1:30-3:00
Agenda and Committee PacketMeeting recording
Meeting 3
Possible adoption of charter, elections
Presentation: Operations, Services, Staffing & Labor
April 16, 2021
1:30-3:00
Agenda and Committee PacketMeeting recording
Meeting 4
Presentation: Finances

April 23, 2021
1:30-3:00
Agenda and Committee PacketLive meeting link
Meeting 5
Presentation: Facilities & Equipment
April 30, 2021
1:30-3:00

Live meeting link


RFA Committee Members
City of EverettSnohomish County Fire District 4
Mayor Cassie FranklinCommissioner James Schmoker (Chairman)
Council Member Scott BaderCommissioner Richard Flath
Council Member Brenda StonecipherCommisioner Evan Merritt


Comments or questions to the committee can be submitted to fire@everettwa.gov or rfa@snohomishfire.org.

RFA Planning Committee Mission

To explore and potentially propose to the elected leadership of Snohomish County Fire District #4 and the City of Everett, a plan (“Plan”) for a regional fire authority encompassing the entire territory within the jurisdictional boundaries of the two agencies, including the proposed governance, design, financing and development of fire protection and emergency service facilities and operations, including maintenance and preservation of facilities or systems, all as authorized by Ch. 52.26 RCW. The Planning Committee is advisory to the Boards of Commissioners of Fire Districts #4 and the Mayor and Council of the City of Everett.

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