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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, Hobart, Kent, Maple Valley, Ravensdale, SeaTac, and portions of unincorporated King County. 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 community.

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 326 with 258 of those being uniformed personnel. The 68 civilians are in various roles including administrative staff, mechanics, and public educators.

Internal support divisions include Fire Administration, Business Administration (Finance, Information Technology, Planning, FDCARES), Community Risk Reduction (Fire Prevention,  Emergency Management, Public Education), Support Services (Logistics, Vehicle Maintenance, Facilities and Property Management), and Training.

View the 2018 Annual Report here.

Calls for Service

 20142015201620172018
Annual Total22,00624,28525,35625,85426,636
Emergency Medical Services16,86818,64419,887
19,88420,489
False Alarm & False Call1,4101,4531,547
1,6691,783
Fire833786852
1,0121,077
Good Intent1,4641,7661,822
2,0342,194
Hazardous Conditions352423400460366
Overpressure/Rupture2226301825
Service889786725
725641
Severe Weather2821
Special Incident Type166115919660