RFA

REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICE PROPOSAL

 

On Tuesday November 5th 2013 the voters in Mason County Fire District 2 and Mason County Fire District 8 overwhelmingly approved a plan to form the North Mason Fire Authority (NMRFA).  The Plan to form the NMRFA received a 74% “yes” vote from District voters in Mason and Kitsap Counties.  The North Mason Fire Authority formed on January 1st 2014 and combines the resources of Mason County Fire Districts 2 (Belfair and surrounding communities) and 8 (Tahuya and Maggie Lake) into a regional emergency service agency.  The NMRFA will serve all of North Mason.  The NMRFA is led by an eight member Governing Board.  The Board will be reduced to five members within two years of the NMRFA formation.

Mason County Fire Districts 2 and 8 worked for over a year to construct a Plan for the NMRFA.  Over 25 public meetings were held to gather community input and tailor emergency services to meet regional needs.  Implementation of the NMRFA has provided for daytime firefighter coverage in Tahuya, increased the availability of paramedics at the Collins Lake Fire Station, implemented a dedicated volunteer firefighter and Community Response Team in Tahuya, and eliminated over $200,000 in administrative costs.  The NMRFA is only the eighth Fire Authority to form in Washington State since the 2004 introduction of this progressive approach to emergency service delivery.  Mason County Fire District 2 and 8 cannot thank the voters enough for their support and confidence in their local Fire Service professinals. For additional information on the NMRFA please see the documents below.

 

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2012 Fire District Lawbook

Fire District 2 and 8 Fire Insurance Rating Map

WSRB Comparison

Logic Model

MCFD8 RFA Letter

Sample RFA Plan 1

Sample RFA Plan 2

Sample RFA Plan 3

Sample RFA Plan 4

FD8 & 2 PPT Presentation

RFA Meeting Followup

December 2012 Kitsap Sun Article

Resolution 268 RFA Planning Committee Formation

RFA Informational E-mail sent to December Meeting Attendees

Planning Committee Meeting #1 Agenda

Planning Committee Meeting #1 Minutes

Planning Committee Meeting #2 Adgenda

Planning Committee Meeting #2 Draft Minutes

Planning Committee Meeting #3 Agenda

Planning Committee Meeting #3 Draft Minutes

Planning Committee Meeting #4 Agenda

Planning Committee Meeting #4 Draft Minutes

Planning Committee Meeting #5 Agenda

Planning Committee Meeting #5 Draft Minutes

Planning Committee Meeting #6 Agenda

Tahuya Frequently Asked Question Flyer

NMRFA Proposed Plan

Joint Commissioners RFA Resolution

November 5th General Election Ballot Language