Upcoming RFA Meeting
The next Renton Regional Fire Authority Governing Board meeting will be Monday, August 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at Fire Station 13 (18002 108th Ave SE, Renton WA 98055).
What is an RFA?
A Regional Fire Authority (RFA) is a special purpose district established by voters in a service area that provides funding for fire and medical emergency services. An RFA can be made up of cities, fire districts or a combination of the two.
An RFA is created by vote of the people in the proposed service area. Together, voters in Renton and FD #25 approved the creation and funding of the RFA by more than the required 60% majority. In Washington state, there are now ten RFAs, including three in south King County.
Effective July 1, to help combat the rise in response times and as promised, your new Renton Regional Fire Authority has added a full time aid car to the Benson Hill area of South East Renton.
Response times in areas served by four of the six Renton fire stations have not met City adopted targets over the last four years. Population and calls for service have grown faster than firefighter staffing levels.
Combined City tax revenues per capita, adjusted for inflation, have dropped over 30 percent since 2000. During this same time, the City’s population has nearly doubled and is projected to grow 40% over the next two decades.