How much is the fire benefit charge?

Operating efficiencies and cost savings from the Eastside Fire & Rescue partnership have allowed the fire benefit charge to be lowered from an average $0.68 in 2017 to $0.29 per $1,000 in 2021.

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1. What is a "fire benefit charge"?
2. How does it work?
3. How much is the fire benefit charge?
4. Why do communities support a fire benefit charge?
5. When was the fire benefit charge passed? How long will it last?
6. Where will I see this charge? How do I pay it?
7. How is the rate of the fire benefit charge set?
8. Who is exempt from paying the benefit charge? Are there any discounts?
9. How do you get information on the size of structure/s on my property?
10. What if I think the fire benefit charge on my structure is incorrect?
11. What is the formula to calculate the fire benefit charge?
12. Who can I contact with additional questions?