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About the Department

Puget Sound Fire exists to maintain and enhance the quality of life within its boundaries by protecting life, property, and the environment. We are an internationally accredited, full-service, all risk fire and rescue department that provides services to the citizens of Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, SeaTac, King County Fire District #37, and King County Fire District #43. Puget Sound Fire covers 108.81 square miles and protects a population of over 226,815.

We are governed by a Governance Board, which is comprised of six voting members and three non-voting members. Three members of the board are appointed from the Kent City Council, three from the Board of Commissioners for Fire District 37, one non-voting member from the Covington City Council, one non-voting member from the SeaTac City Council, and one non-voting member from the King County Fire District #43 Board of Commissioners. It is the Board’s responsibility to oversee budget and policy decisions and to ensure that the department is successful in its mission of protecting our communities.

Puget Sound Fire provides emergency response services including basic life support, fire suppression, hazardous materials, and technical rescue from 13 fire stations. All stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Advanced Life Support services are provided through King County’s Medic One program.

Currently the department employs 350 people, with 271 of those being uniformed personnel. The 79 civilians are in various roles including administrative staff, mechanics, and public educators.

Internal support divisions include Community Relations, Finance, Human Resources, Community Risk Reduction, Strategic Resource Management, Information Technology, and the Fire Garage.

View the 2019 Annual Report here

Calls for Service

 20162017201820192020
Annual Total25,35625,85626,63629,43828,823
Fire8521,1021,081
9441,071
EMS19,88719,86620,458
22,63221,892
Service725677642
807826
Other3,8924,2814,412
5,0555,034

CONTACT

Fire Administration

24611 116th Avenue SE

Kent, WA 98030

Phone: (253) 856-4300

Fax: (253) 856-6300

Email: fire@pugetsoundfire.org