If you are on Facebook, ‘like’ the Granite Falls Fire District #17 page, and you’ll receive regular updates on their monthly statistics, charitable work (like Christmas House), and be able to publicly thank them for their outstanding and dedicated service!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO STOPPED BY THE PILCHUCK FOUNDATION TABLE AT THE 2016 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TO SIGN A COMMUNITY THANK-YOU CARD FOR OUR LOCAL FIRE PROFESSIONALS!
UPDATE: THANK YOU voters for renewing the existing EMS Levy!
The Pilchuck Foundation supports renewing the existing EMS Levy. Almost 75% of the calls Chief Jim Haverfield and our trained firefighters and emergency medical personnel respond to are MEDICAL in nature. As a community, we rely on these first responders to save time, money, and lives. The rate will remain the same as it has since 1993, of $.50 per $1000 of assessed property valuation.
The levy pays for supplies, medical equipment, and the programs needed to protect us. The Granite Falls Fire Department operations with a balanced budget and an outstanding financial audit history.
PLEASE VOTE YES in the November 4, 2014 election to renewing the existing EMS Levy and making it permanent.
Thank you for helping keep Granite Falls a safe place to live, work, learn, and play!
We are grateful for our dedicated first responders! Fortunately, our fire district is well equipped and highly trained. We look forward to seeing a new fire station built, to be located across the street from the Granite Falls Public Library on E. Galena.
From the Granite Falls Fire District #17 website: www.gffd17.org
The firefighters staff three ambulances, three fire engines, an automobile rescue unit and a water tender from two fire stations. Station 87, built in the early 1900’s and located in downtown Granite Falls serves as the headquarters fire station. Station 86 opened in 2001 and is located in the southwest portion of the District near the intersection of 84th Street NE and 163rd Avenue NE. Station 86 is home to resident firefighters and is currently staffed on weekends and holidays.
In addition to providing emergency response, Fire District 17 also provides a wide range of fire prevention and public education services including CPR and First Aid training, home address markers, free smoke detectors, batteries, and bicycle or skateboard helmets for people that need them but cannot afford them.