Meet Our Team

Adrian Sheppard - Fire Chief

Fire Chief

Adrian Sheppard

Stephen Healy - Deputy Chief, Operations

Deputy Chief
Operations

Stephen Healy

Micheal Despain - Deputy Chief, Support Services (Interim)

Deputy Chief
Support Services

Micheal Despain
(Interim)

Drew DeFazio - Battalion Chief

Battalion Chief

Drew DeFazio

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Battalion Chief

Shawn Lowry

Todd Short - Acting Deputy Fire Chief

Fire Marshal

Todd Short

Staff- Jim Whitney - Medical Services Administrator

Medical Services Administrator

Jim Whitney

Janeen Olson - Emergency Manager (Acting)

Emergency Manager

Janeen Olson
(Acting)

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 333,000 throughout Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Duvall, and the northern portions of Sammamish; an area of 266 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.