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Stage 1 burn ban in effect for
Pierce and Snohomish Counties

A Stage 1 burn ban continues for Pierce and Snohomish counties, until further notice. The ban in King County is lifted, effective at 1 PM on January 16, 2013.

Please rely on your home's cleaner source of heat until 
air quality improves.

A Stage 1 burn ban continues for Pierce and Snohomish counties, until further notice. The ban in King County is lifted, effective at 1 PM on January 16, 2013.

"We're lifting the ban in King County because air pollution levels there have improved," said Dr. Phil Swartzendruber, agency forecaster. "Based on historic patterns, it’s unlikely they’ll reach trigger levels in the next few days."

Team kick-off for 2013 Relay for Life of Mill Creek

The 2013 Relay for Life of Mill Creek organizers will hold a kick-off meeting at the former Zen Garden Restaurant on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Looking to build upon Mill Creek’s successful American Cancer Society Relay for Life event last summer, planning is underway to grow participation to 35 teams and donations to exceed $60,000 this year. 

Interested members of the greater Mill Creek community are invited to attend the kick-off meeting at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the former Zen Garden Restaurant at 16300 Mill Creek Blvd.

January 2013 - Stage 1 burn ban in effect 
for King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lowering the air quality burn ban from a Stage 2 to a Stage 1 in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties effective at 1:00 PM on January 15, 2013.

Please rely on your home's cleaner source of heat until air quality improves!

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lowering the air quality burn ban from a Stage 2 to a Stage 1 in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties effective at 1:00 PM on January 15, 2013.

The ban remains in effect until further notice.

Stage 2 burn ban now in effect for Snohomish County

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 2 burn ban in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties on Sunday, January 11, 2013, to protect residents from worsening air quality.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 2 burn ban in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties on Sunday, January 11, 2013, to protect residents from worsening air quality.

The bans will remain in effect until further notice.

Overnight, many areas around the Puget Sound reached air pollution levels of “UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS”, especially in areas where wood burning is common.  Agency forecasters expect the current cold, dry, and stagnant weather conditions to extend well into the week.  The Clean Air Agency will continue to closely monitor the air quality and weather situation.

Attic fire contained with no injuries in Mays Pond

Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to the 18400 block of 20th Drive SE in Mays Pond for a reported resident structural fire just after 3:00 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

From a Snohomish Fire District 7 news release.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to the 18400 block of 20th Drive SE in Mays Pond for a reported resident structural fire just after 3:00 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Firefighters arrived to a duplex residential structure with fire showing from the back of the residence extending to the attic. Crews confirmed all occupants had evacuated and began an offensive fire attack.

Mill Creek City Council Meeting Summary – January 8, 2013

The Mill Creek City Council was unanimous in taking action on four issues at the regular City Council meeting on January 8, 2013.

The Mill Creek City Council was unanimous in taking action on four issues at the regular City Council meeting on January 8, 2013 as follows:

  • Ordinance imposing the Public Safety Sales Tax
  • Interlocal Agreement for 164th Street NW overlay repaving
  • Mill Creek Sports Park policy amendments
  • Appoint Dave Tyler to Mill Creek Design Review Board

Fire District 1 seeks nominees for Fire Commissioner vacancy

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is seeking nominees to fill a vacancy on its Board of Fire Commissioners.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is seeking nominees to fill a vacancy on its Board of Fire Commissioners.

The application deadline is January 18, 2013.

Commissioner Millie Judge left the Board at the end of last year to take office in January as Snohomish County Superior Court Judge. The Board of Commissioners will select and appoint someone to fill the vacancy. The appointee will have to stand election in the fall of 2013 to retain the seat and serve the two years remaining in Judge's six-year term.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 donates gifts to 15 local families

Firefighters and staff at Snohomish County Fire District 7 helped support fifteen local families this holiday season.

Firefighters and staff at Snohomish County Fire District 7 helped support fifteen local families this holiday season. Each of Fire District 7’s fire stations adopted two to three families in need; buying them holiday gifts they wouldn’t otherwise be able to give their children.

Firefighters and their families came together to wrap the gifts and took a quick break for a photo with just a few of the presents. Left to right: Lieutenant Jeff Larsen, Firefighter Erik Emerson, Firefighter Matt Ball, Fire Chief Gary Meek and Lieutenant Joe Basta.

Mill Creek withdraws from Regional Fire Authority

The Mill Creek City Council voted 7-0 to withdraw from the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority planning committee at the December 11, 2012 City Council meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council voted 7-0 to withdraw from the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee at the December 11, 2012 City Council meeting.

The City Council made this decision because as a member of the proposed Regional Fire Authority, Mill Creek would end up paying approximately $500,000 more per year for the same amount of service the City is now receiving from Fire District 7 according to the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee’s most recent financial analysis.

Beware of Amber Alert donation scam

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received reports from a number of citizens who received calls soliciting donations to support “AMBER Alerts.” These calls appear to be a scam.

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received reports from a number of citizens who received calls soliciting donations to support “AMBER Alerts.”  In part of the solicitation, the callers report the money being raised goes to support the AMBER Alert program, including that 30% of the funds are for overhead costs associated with the program.  At least one solicitation indicated they were calling on behalf of WSP.  This information is inaccurate; WSP does not rely on public donations for the administration of the AMBER Alert system.

These calls appear to be a scam.  WSP oversees the AMBER Alert system in Washington State.  Most local agencies across the state have their own approved plans, which are implemented when a child is abducted or goes missing under suspicious circumstances. 

Fire District 1 retirement ceremony to honor Firefighters Tipp and Hood

Firefighters Gary Hood and Mike Tipp will be honored for their years of service to the citizens of Snohomish County Fire District 1 at a retirement ceremony at Martha Lake Fire Station.

Firefighters Gary Hood and Mike Tipp will be honored for their years of service to the citizens of Snohomish County Fire District 1 at a retirement ceremony at Martha Lake Fire Station 21 on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

Parking will be available in the north and east parking lots of the neighboring Christ the Rock Church.

Fire 1 Foundation helps families in need this holiday season

Fire 1 Foundation donates $10,000 to Volunteers of America food bank programs.

County-wide food bank programs will benefit from a $10,000 donation from the Fire 1 Foundation, a nonprofit community service organization founded by the employees of Snohomish County Fire District 1.

“Supporting food bank programs is a tradition for Fire District 1 that started more than 20 years ago when a group of firefighters passed the hat to collect money to sponsor a family for the holidays. It grew from there,” said Jim Grieco, president of the Fire 1 Foundation and a captain at Fire Station 10 north of Lynnwood.

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