Board of Governance
The Riverside Fire Authority Board of Governance consists of five members who are elected at large from residents living the Riverside Fire Authority service area. This five-member board serves as the legislative body, guiding and overseeing the fire authority.
The Riverside Fire Authority Governance Board is responsible for the execution of the voter-approved plan per RCW 52.26.
The purpose of the RFA Governance Board is to:
- Exercise powers and perform duties as the Board determines necessary to carry out the purposes, functions, and projects of the Authority.
- Levy taxes as authorized in the plan and approved by Authority voters.
- Enter into agreements with federal, state, local, and regional entities and departments as necessary to accomplish authority purposes and protect the authority's investments.
- Accept grants, or other contributions of funds that will support the purposes and programs of the authority.
- Monitor and audit the progress and execution of fire protection and emergency service projects to protect the investment of the public and annually make public its findings.
- Pay for services and enter into leases and contracts, including professional service contracts.
- Hire, manage, and terminate employees.
- An authority may enforce fire codes as provided under chapter 19.27 RCW.
Daily emergency and administrative functions are managed by a Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, and an Assistant Fire Chief of Operations & Training.