Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue

Board of Commissioners Special Election Ballot

Special Election Panel

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue is asking voters to maintain a seven-member Board of Fire Commissioners on the February 14, 2023 Special Election ballot.

SRFR is the result of three fire districts (Snohomish County Fire District 7, Monroe and Lake Stevens) merging to be more cost-effective and efficient for taxpayers. Our population has grown to 160,000, which requires maintaining the number of fire commissioners to adequately represent the people we serve.

SRFR is the second largest fire agency in Snohomish County — and we'e growing. Other fire districts in the area have boards comprised of seven to nine members. These agencies include South County Fire and North County Fire in Snohomish County and Valley Regional Fire Authority, Eastside Fire, and Puget Sound Fire in King County.

Fire commissioners are elected by you. They make policy for the district, manage and conduct business affairs, execute all contracts and perform all acts necessary to carry out the goals and mission of the Fire District and its taxpayers.

A seven-member board is appropriate for our population and provides better representation for the number of residents and businesses we serve. Like other fire agencies, it will provide a higher level of service that community members want from their elected officials.

Please contact Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien with your questions at (425) 249-6984 or kevin.obrien@srfr.org. Thank you for considering our request.

Question & Answer Session with the Fire Chief

January 31 @ 6:00PM

SRFR Community Relations is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Q&A With The Chief: February 14th Ballot
Time: Jan 31, 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87694078663?pwd=MjBlNVE5VkUvM2RJMkowOXJsN2ZVUT09

Meeting ID: 876 9407 8663
Passcode: 115614

Frequently Asked Questions

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue (SRFR) is asking voters to maintain a seven-member Board of Fire Commissioners on the February 14, 2023 Special Election ballot.
Fire commissioners are elected by you from our community. Commissioners approve the Fire District’s annual budget and financial activities, authorize contracts, approve policy, and make sure firefighters and paramedics have adequate funding to provide an effective emergency response.
SRFR is the second largest fire agency in Snohomish County – and we’re growing. Our population has grown to 160,000, which requires maintaining the number of fire commissioners to adequately represent the people we serve. Like with other fire agencies, it will provide a higher level of service that community members want from their elected officials.
No. The current board has seven members. There are no additional costs associated with maintaining the same number of board members.
Other fire agencies in the area have seven to nine member boards. These agencies include South County Fire and North County Fire in Snohomish County and Valley Regional Fire Authority, Eastside Fire, and Puget Sound Fire in King County.
This proposal will be on the February 14, 2023 Special Election ballot. Ballots will be sent to all registered voters on or before Friday, January 27, 2023. Ballots must be postmarked or dropped into an official election ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on February 14 to count.
Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien welcomes your questions at (425) 249-6984 or kevin.obrien@srfr.org. Thank you!

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