The South County Fire Board of Fire Commissioners will meet March 20 to discuss a proposition asking voters to approve a replacement levy for emergency medical service (EMS) during the August primary election.
“EMS is the service our citizens rely on the most,” said Fire Chief Bruce Stedman. “More than 85 percent of our calls are EMS-related.”
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the fire authority headquarters, 12425 Meridian Avenue South in Everett. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
In August 2017, voters in the City of Lynnwood and Snohomish County Fire District 1 formed a regional fire authority to improve service for area residents and businesses. As part of that vote, the two agencies became South County Fire funded by a fire levy rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The next part of this voter-approved plan calls for replacing two existing EMS levies, and then dissolving Fire District 1.