12,322

Total Annual Calls

9,600

Medical Calls

386

Fires

109

Union Fire Fighters

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3 ALARM COMMERCIAL FIRE- Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters battled an intense 3 alarm fire in downtown Auburn early this morning in a two story building that has apartments above businesses. Two occupants were rescued from the roof by fire fighters.

Crews aggressively attacked this fire, but the intensity of the fire eventually forced fire fighters to withdraw from the building and fight this fire defensively. Fortunately, all occupants have been accounted for and there were no reported injuries to civilians or fire fighters.
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Why pre-fire planning and inspections are crucial to the safety of firefighters, residents and business owners and one of the reasons this part of the downtown core should always be on the minds of every firefighter and command officer. Nice work team.

Looks like City of Auburn accidentally helped themselves to a new spot to rebuild. How convenient.

Great job and thank.. This block used to give me nightmares

Oh my gosh, that is scary stuff. SO thankful no one was seriously hurt. Thank you for all you do!

Nice work VRFA!!

Thank you first response ❤️

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Please follow all local firework laws and use extreme caution due to the recent dry weather. We wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July! ... See MoreSee Less

Please follow all local firework laws and use extreme caution due to the recent dry weather. We wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Some more ways to stay cool on this extremely hot day!The Auburn Senior Activity Center is open as a Cooling Center.

The Auburn Senior Activity Center will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:30PM for anyone needing to get out of the extreme heat. We cannot accommodate pets at this time and masks will be required to be worn and social distancing required inside the building.

And again, we are also encouraging folks to head to the The Outlet Collection Seattle as another option to #beattheheat
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Some more ways to stay cool on this extremely hot day!

Here is one way to stay cool in Auburn on this extremely hot day!Cool off at an Auburn Park. Sprinklers will be running today, Monday, June 28, from 1pm-4pm at the following parks:
Cedar Lanes Park (1002 25th St. SE)
Brannan Park (1019 28th St. NE)
Lea Hill Park (31693 124th Ave. SE )
Game Farm Park near the picnic shelter (3030 R St. SE)
Les Gove Park south side of the park (910 9th Street SE)
Feel free to go take a walk through the water to help cool you off at any of these sites in Auburn. For directions visit www.auburnwa.gov/parks.
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Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing at the fire in the 2900 block of Auburn Way S this evening. Photos shared with permission from citizen. ... See MoreSee Less

Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing at the fire in the 2900 block of Auburn Way S this evening. Photos shared with permission from citizen.Image attachment

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Hope everyone got out.

Everyone ok?

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

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Please follow all local firework laws and use extreme caution due to the recent dry weather. We wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!
Please take a moment to remember the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have given their lives while serving our great country.
As Women’s month comes to an end, we would like to recognize the women of Local 1352. These women work tirelessly serving the community. We would also like to recognize recently retired Fire Marshal Karen Stewart, who was the first female chief officer within the VRFA/legacy Auburn Fire Dept. Also, Capt. Janeen Ruge who retired last year and was the first female firefighter with the Auburn Fire Department.
Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters, along with members of Kent Firefighters Local 1747 and King County Paramedics Local 2595, began administering the COVID-19 vaccine today at the GSA Campus in Auburn. There is also COVID-19 testing still available at this site as well! Our members have been busy administering vaccines and performing tests, but also went above and beyond by assisting one person with a flat tire and another who ran out of gas. Your fire fighters are always here to help!

PLEASE SEE THE LINK TO SEE WHO CURRENTLY QUALIFIES FOR THE VACCINE AND AVAILABILITY

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/vaccine/distribution.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2c-TKmnOV5M0efNrVNSlnbf7KQijZZYqseqd947uJ-8P9LtvYOj6L_yxw

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City of Auburn - Government
UW Medicine
ATHENS GIFT CARD WINNERS! 

If you have won, please direct message on here or any of our social media accounts, or simply comment down below and we will arrange getting you the gift cards!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who donated! We have raised $1,260! 50% of these donations will be going to Athens Pizza & Pasta and the other 50% will be going to causes in the community that Athens regularly supports. This is in addition to the $1,000 that we already gave Athens to purchase these gift cards.
WE ARE GIVING AWAY TWENTY $50 GIFT CARDS TO Athens Pizza & Pasta IN AUBURN! DONATE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ffs-help-athens-restaurant-the-community

As you may know, the strip mall that Athens is located in experienced a fire on December 9th and they have been closed since that day. Athens has been a big supporter of our Benevolent Fund for many years, including donating $1,500 for our Toys for Kids event just one day before the fire. Since they have always been there for us, we are going to be there for them as they recover. 

Our union has purchased $1,000 in gift cards from Athens and we are excited to use those to raise even more money! Every $10 donated will get you one entry into the drawing for the gift cards. The drawing will take place on January 31st at 5 PM. Results will be posted on all of our social media platforms, as well as updated on the gofundme page. Please see the link to donate and for more information! PLEASE ENTER YOUR FULL NAME TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN. ANONYMOUS DONATIONS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE DUE TO INABILITY TO IDENTIFY. 

50% of proceeds will go directly back to Athens and the other 50% will go to organizations in our community that Athens has supported for many years such as the Auburn Food Bank!
Members of IAFF Local 1352 are attending the 55th International Association of Fire Fighters Convention this week that is taking place virtually due to COVID-19. One of the first things that takes place at convention is recognizing members of the IAFF who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Longtime Local 1352 member David Lewis was recognized in front of thousands of convention attendees. We continue to remember David Lewis and the sacrifice that he made serving our community.
WE ARE GIVING AWAY TWENTY $50 GIFT CARDS TO Athens Pizza & Pasta IN AUBURN! DONATE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ffs-help-athens-restaurant-the-community

As you may know, the strip mall that Athens is located in experienced a fire on December 9th and they have been closed since that day. Athens has been a big supporter of our Benevolent Fund for many years, including donating $1,500 for our Toys for Kids event just one day before the fire. Since they have always been there for us, we are going to be there for them as they recover. 

Our union has purchased $1,000 in gift cards from Athens and we are excited to use those to raise even more money! Every $10 donated will get you one entry into the drawing for the gift cards. The drawing will take place on January 31st at 5 PM. Results will be posted on all of our social media platforms, as well as updated on the gofundme page. Please see the link to donate and for more information!

50% of proceeds will go directly back to Athens and the other 50% will go to organizations in our community that Athens has supported for many years such as the Auburn Food Bank!
We wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy holidays!
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/toys-for-kids-valley-professional-firefighters?fbclid=IwAR37V6SaPvcuoNTO9Vv7KsrXFIU0WMPW-tKtDkbfS2oLUoKCHxV0DXEsWRM

Please click the link to donate! We are a couple of days away from purchasing gifts and we are at less than 60% of our fundraising goal at the time of this post! All gifts go directly to local families in our community. 

We could not do this event without the help of our great community members and businesses. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are not able to fundraise in person like we normally do, so we are relying on the donations that we are receiving online. Thank you for your consideration and we wish you a happy holiday season!
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/toys-for-kids-valley-professional-firefighters?fbclid=IwAR0ep8lq8JkwZTHZfWkfQOQ67bCJVF-9Ht44EHNFuPr6Flz_28fp9EN_-tU

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are in the final days of fundraising for our 2020 Toys for Kids drive and we are still short of our goal! Due to COVID-19, we have been unable to collect donations at local businesses as we have done in the past. If you are able, we ask that you consider clinking the link and donating to this cause that is very important to us. 

We take great pride in the fact that these gifts go right back into our community. Thanks to the kind donations that we receive each year, we are typically able to support hundreds of families in the Auburn, Algona, and Pacific communities. 

We wish everyone a happy holiday season and thank you for your donations!
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/toys-for-kids-valley-professional-firefighters

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Each year we help hundreds of families celebrate Christmas in the Algona, Auburn, and Pacific communities. This year we are unable to collect money in public due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are asking for your donations to buy gifts for our fellow community members. We use our proceeds to buy gifts at the Auburn Fred Meyer and all of these gifts stay in our community and are donated to our local citizens. 

Please consider donating if you are able. We understand if you are unable to donate because these are certainly challenging times, but we appreciate any help that we can get! We wish everyone a happy holiday season!
Thank you to all veterans for your service to our country!
Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters were honored to deliver a check for $400 to the The Auburn Food Bank on Friday for the Harvest Breakfast. The Valley Professional Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund is proud to support many programs around Auburn, Algona, and Pacific and we have had a long relationship with the Auburn Food Bank.
We wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween! Please be cautious of children if you are driving!
IAFF Local 1352 is proud to endorse Greg Markley for IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer. With decades of union leadership experience, including the last 17 as Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, Greg has the experience needed to help lead our great union forward. Our local has been fortunate to work side by side with Greg Markley for many years and we look forward to seeing him excel as the next General Secretary-Treasurer of the IAFF. 

#IAFF Markley 4 GST
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is not taking place in its full capacity. There will be a virtual memorial starting at 10:00 am. We will be recognizing FF Dave Lewis, a long time Local 1352 member, who died in December due to cancer that was determined to be related to his career as a fire fighter.

Tune in at https://www.iaff.org/fffm20/
Have a safe Labor Day!
We are saddened to hear the news of a Bothell Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty late last night, as well as another officer who was shot and is recovering. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.
Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters would like to wish you all a happy and safe Independence Day!
RESIDENTIAL FIRE- Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters are currently fighting a residential fire in south Auburn. Initial reports from occupants are that all residents were able to safely evacuate the structure.
Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters are always here for YOU!
RESIDENTIAL FIRE (Lea Hill)- Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters responded to a residential fire with reports that an occupant was possibly still inside. Crews arrived to find smoke and flames from the second floor and quickly entered the structure in rescue mode due to the report of a possible victim. Fortunately, it was discovered that all occupants were able to safely exit the structure. One neighbor who was assisting before fire fighters arrived was treated for smoke inhalation. This fire is currently under investigation.
RESIDENTIAL FIRE (SOUTH AUBURN)- Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters were dispatched to reports of a residential fire this morning. Crews arrived and discovered smoke showing from the second floor. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire. Fortunately, nobody was home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.
FATAL RESIDENTIAL FIRE (SOUTH AUBURN)- Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters were dispatched to a residential fire in south Auburn this morning. Crews performed an aggressive fire attack and the fire was mostly contained to the room of origin. Unfortunately, firefighters found one person deceased inside the structure. This fire is currently under investigation.
Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country to protect our freedom.
UPDATE 2 (Morning of 5/15): It has been reported by the King County Sheriff’s Office that the missing male was found deceased in the river this morning. 

UPDATE: It has now been reported that there were just two males on the boat. One made it to shore while one is still unaccounted for. Search efforts have been discontinued for the day due to loss of daylight and the scene has been turned over to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters are on scene of a River Rescue call near the 3400 block of Stuck River Drive. It has been reported that a 14’ boat overturned with three people on board. Two of the people were able to make it to the shore, but one is reported missing at this time.
We are thankful for all of the mothers out there, including the several that are Valley Professional Fire Fighters!
This statement was written by a fellow firefighter and has been making the rounds. Please support our fellow members of our community who are struggling in these challenging times.  

I am a Firefighter - a frontline worker, and to be honest I don't need free pizza or free cups of coffee. I don't need money off vouchers etc. I am grateful that I won’t be losing all my income due to this virus and as much as I greatly appreciate the gesture, please please please offer a free cup of coffee or pizza to the families who are struggling to feed their children, the older generation or self employed and to anyone else who is suffering financially from Covid-19 measures and are not covered by government grants or loans.
Thanks to our friends at Graham Fire & Rescue for this guide to help follow Jay Inslee's Stay at Home order! Please follow all current guidelines to help us minimize the spread of COVID-19!
We are saddened to learn of the Line of Duty Death of a Washington State Patrol Trooper this evening in the Chehalis area. Trooper Justin Schaffer was 28 years old and had served for 7 years with the Washington State Patrol. Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and co-workers
WE NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS!

Our members are always looking for ways to give back to our great community and we understand there may be some difficult times ahead for our local small businesses. 

We would like to do our part in supporting our local restaurants by opting to order takeout when possible while we are on shift. We recognize the hard work that our small business owners and their employees do and we want to help them out by supporting their businesses during these unprecedented times!

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOMMEND RESTAURANTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING TAKEOUT SERVICES IN AUBURN, PACIFIC, AND ALGONA!

City of Auburn - Government
City of Algona, WA
City of Pacific
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to Renton Firefighters IAFF 864 for the great idea!
Please remember that Election Day is February 11th! Your ballot must be postmarked by February 11th OR dropped off at an approved drop box by 8 PM on February 11th to be counted. 

Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters strongly endorse APPROVING Proposition 1, which would authorize restoration of the regular property levy rate of $1.00/$1,000 assessed value for collection in 2021. 

Thank you for your continued support!
Election Day is coming up soon and we ask that you APPROVE VALLEY REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY PROPOSITION 1! 

Be sure to have your ballot postmarked by February 11th if returning it by mail, or in an approved dropbox by 8 PM on February 11th.
Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of Swedish Healthcare as they prepare to strike on January 28th at 7:00 am. 

Since Swedish has come under parent company Providence, they have began to put profit and executive pay over safe and quality care for patients. Swedish has been reducing staffing numbers, pay, and benefits while the CEO has seen a 157% increase in pay! 

IT IS TIME FOR SWEDISH TO PUT PATIENTS FIRST!

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Ballots are now arriving in your mailboxes for the February 2020 Special Election. Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters ask that you APPROVE Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition 1!

Approval of Proposition 1 will authorize restoration of the regular property levy rate of $1.00/$1,000 assessed value for collection in 2021.

Although population and call volume has been rapidly increasing, our members are striving to give our citizens the most quality service possible!
Merry Christmas from your Valley Professional Fire Fighters! We hope everyone has a happy and safe Holiday Season!
We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you to all of the Veterans who have stepped up to serve our country. We are proud to say that many of our members have served our country and we also have multiple members who are still serving in the military today.
The Chili Cook-off is happening now at Les Gove Park until 2:00! Come check it out and support the Auburn Food Bank!
Come down to the Auburn International Farmers Market at Les Gove Park tomorrow from 12:00-2:00 to check out the 2019 Chili Cook Off between our members and Auburn WA Police Department!

🔥Comment and let us know who you think will take the victory!🔥

Try our new and improved delicious chili that is slow cooked to perfection with quality ingredients. Our fire fighters are looking to take back the title from PD after somehow losing last year... #TheyMustHaveStuffedTheBallotBox #HeyAuburnPDWeCanDoHashtagsToo
The grill is still hot down at Les Gove Park! Come get some hot dogs and support our benevolent fund! We are talking Costco hot dogs, the good stuff!
Come down to Les Gove Park tomorrow to check out AuburnFest! Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters will be selling hot dogs with proceeds going to the Local 1352 Benevolent Fund. Combo meals are only $5!
APARTMENT FIRE (North Auburn)- Units were finishing up at the scene of a working residential fire when an apartment fire was dispatched in North Auburn. Units arrived on scene of an apartment building with heavy fire showing. Our members have been hard at work this afternoon and have received help from South King Fire, Puget Sound Fire, King County Medic One, and King County Fire District 20 (Rehab Unit). *Photo taken by citizen and used with permission*
Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!
Your Valley Professional Fire Fighters responded to a fire in an attached garage on 14th St SE this afternoon. The blaze was quickly extinguished by fire fighters and damage was mostly limited to the garage area. No injuries were reported.
Today we remember the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
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