Meet Our Team

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Fire Chief

Vacant

Tom Langton - Battalion Chief

Acting Deputy Chief
Operations

Tom Langton

Todd Short - Fire Marshal

Acting Deputy Chief
Support Services

Todd Short

Ralph Ashmore - Battalion Chief

Battalion Chief

Ralph Ashmore

Drew DeFazio - Battalion Chief

Battalion Chief

Drew DeFazio

Staff - Mark Freymuth - Batallion Chief

Battalion Chief

Mark Freymuth

Pattijean Hooper - Emergency Manager

Emergency Manager

Pattijean Hooper

Staff- Rich Gieseke - Acting Fire Marshal

Acting Fire Marshal

Rich Gieseke

Staff- Jim Whitney - Medical Services Administrator

Provisional Medical Services Administrator

Jim Whitney

Message from the Chief

Since our founding in 1946, the Redmond Fire Department has striven to develop its solid reputation for serving the community members of greater Redmond. From fire suppression and emergency medical services, to rescue and hazardous materials response, the department works diligently to meet the changing needs of our community.

Our mission is to continuously protect and preserve life and property through quality education, prevention, disaster preparedness, and rapid emergency response within our 45 square mile service area which includes the City of Redmond and the surrounding area of unincorporated King County within King County Fire District 34.

The Redmond Fire Department is comprised of 163 uniformed personnel and 10 non-uniformed personnel.

Redmond is the regional provider of advanced life support (ALS) services in northeast King County. We currently operate three Medic One units and one Medical Services Officer (paramedic supervisor) unit staffed by our 30 Harborview trained paramedics. Our ALS staff serves a population in excess of 270,000 throughout Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Duvall, and the northern portions of Sammamish; an area of nearly 200 square miles.

Our firefighters are cross-trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) providing basic life support (BLS) services to sick or injured people, as well as rescue, hazardous materials response and mitigation, non-emergency service calls, and fire code inspections and enforcement.

We welcome opportunities to better serve the community members of Redmond and King County Fire District 34.

Thank you.