Auburn’s fire department is the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA). The VRFA serves Auburn, Algona, and Pacific. There are five fire stations throughout Auburn, and one in Pacific. Station 31 houses the primary VRFA administrative offices.
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Chief and Administrator: Brent Swearingen
Deputy Fire Chief of Operations: Kevin Olson
Acting Deputy Chief of Technical Services: Dave Largberg
Chief Financial Officer: Mark Horaski
VRFA Board of Governance:
The VRFA’s nine-member Board of Governance is comprised of the Mayors and two City Council members from each of the participating cities.
Algona: Mayor David Hill (Vice Chair), City Councilmember Lynda Osborn, Councilmember Troy Linnell
Auburn: Mayor Nancy Backus, Deputy Mayor Bill Peloza, Councilmember Claude DaCorsi
Pacific: Mayor Leanne Guier (Chairman of the Board), Councilmember David Storaasli, Councilmember Kerry Garberding
Valley Professional Firefighters – IAFF 1352
“On the front line, doing good in the community on and off duty. Serving you in Auburn, Pacific, & Algona, WA.”
The Professional Firefighters Union representing the firefighters serving Algona, Auburn, and Pacific.
VRFA Station Page
Station 31 Station 32 Station 33
1101 D Street N.E. 1951 R Street S.E. 500 182 Ave E
Auburn, WA 98002 Auburn, WA 98002 Auburn Wa, 98092
253-288-5800 253-288-5842 253-288-5843
Station 34 Station 35 Station 38
31290 124th Ave. SE 2905 C St. SW 133 3rd Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092 Auburn, WA 98002 Pacific, WA 98047
Auburn House Fire Started by Oily Towels, Neighbor Credited with Slowing Spread
by PRess Release, VRFA on May 29, 2020 at 8:53 pm
The cause of a mid-morning house fire was determined to be accidental in nature, started by oily kitchen towels. The towels had been used to… This post Auburn House Fire Started by Oily Towels, Neighbor Credited with Slowing Spread appeared first on Auburn Examiner.
VRFA Blotter: May 11-17, 2020
by Elizabeth Miller on May 20, 2020 at 8:51 pm
Below are just a few of the calls the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to for the week of May 11-17, 2020. This week, May… This post VRFA Blotter: May 11-17, 2020 appeared first on Auburn Examiner.
Three River Drownings in Five Days Give Sober Reminder of the Importance of Water Safety
by Elizabeth Miller on May 19, 2020 at 5:48 pm
Over the past week, local swift water rescue teams were called on three separate incidents. Unfortunately in each incident the call out turned from rescue… This post Three River Drownings in Five Days Give Sober Reminder of the Importance of Water Safety appeared first on Auburn Examiner.
Mental Health Awareness: Military and First Responders
by Elizabeth Miller on May 16, 2020 at 11:47 pm
First Responders and Military personnel are routinely exposed to traumatic events in the course of their duties. They often must make life and death decisions… This post Mental Health Awareness: Military and First Responders appeared first on Auburn Examiner.
UPDATE: Ceiling of Auburn Safeway Partially Collapses
by Elizabeth Miller on May 14, 2020 at 3:45 pm
Units from Valley Regional Fire Authority were dispatched to the Auburn Safeway (101 Auburn Way S) at 7:48 A.M. for a reported roof collapse. “Initial… This post UPDATE: Ceiling of Auburn Safeway Partially Collapses appeared first on Auburn Examiner.