A 10.38% increase in call volumes for emergency calls may require Snohomish County Fire District 7 to ask voters for a fire levy lift this year. This levy lift wouldn’t affect Mill Creek residents because fire services for the city are provided via a separate contract, which is currently being negotiated.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 fire commissioners recently adopted a resolution authorizing outdoor burning permits within an expanded service area. Many residents living east of Highway 9 may be able to burn yard debris with a valid permit this summer.
In August 2015, Snohomish County Fire District 7 and Lake Stevens Fire partnered to create a Community Resource Paramedic (CRP) program. Now a year and a half later, the results are showing a reduction in non-emergency calls to 911 and improved patient care.