Fire

Redmond Fire Department

Fire Danger is HIGHFireworks

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, citizens are reminded that personal use of fireworks is illegal within the city limits of Redmond.  Fire Chief Tommy Smith urges citizens to instead attend one of the many professional public fireworks displays in the area (see link below).

We also encourage you to enjoy Redmond's very own fireworks display at Derby Days on Saturday, July 8, at 10:00pm on the main lawn of the City Hall Campus.

In the days prior to and after the July 4th holiday, be sure to remember these safety tips:

  • Keep a water hose or fire extinguisher nearby to put out stray sparks
  • Ensure the safety of your pets
  • Do not hesitate to call 911 for any sign of fire, large or small

Please be aware the Redmond Fire Department and the Redmond Police Department cannot accept fireworks of any kind for disposal.  To dispose of used fireworks safely, please follow these steps:

  • Clean up all fireworks debris
  • Soak used fireworks in water    
  • Place used fireworks in a metal trash can
  • Do not place warm, used fireworks in a plastic bag as this may start a fire

The Redmond Fire Department appreciates your cooperation in keeping everyone safe during the holiday celebrations.

Informational Links:
Local Fireworks Displays
Washington State Fire Marshal Message
King County Fire Chiefs Message
How to tell the difference between legal and illegal fireworks
Fireworks Safety - Dos and Don'ts (including fireworks disposal)

Join Our Team

The Redmond Fire Department is not accepting applications for employment at this time.  For information when positions become available, please view City of Redmond employment opportunities and National Testing Network Firefighter jobs.  Additional information regarding the minimum qualifications of a Redmond Firefighter may be found here.

Please note that ride along requests will not be granted during the application and hiring process.

For more information, please email fdrecruitment@redmond.gov or call 425-556-2299.