King County Fire District 34


  • 4th Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m.
  • Redmond Fire Station 11
    8450 161st Avenue NE
    Admin Conference Room
    Redmond, WA 98052 


Due to social gathering restrictions, all meetings are being held virtually.  For information and access to these meetings, please contact the District office at 425-556-2226.


The fire district commission is a three-member board of elected officials that represents the people on fire-related issues in unincorporated King County. The district has approximately 23,000 residents in an area of 28 square miles, which is mainly to the east of the Redmond city limits.  

  • Thomas Johnston, Chairman
    Position #2
    Term expires: 2025
  • Jerry Nuernberger, Vice Chairman
    Position #1
    Term expires:  2026
  • Jim Jensen
    Position #3
    Term expires: 2027


King County Fire Protection District 34 was formed in 1948. In the early days, the City of Redmond contracted with District 34 for fire and medical protection of its property and citizens. Today the reverse is true, with the City of Redmond providing the personnel and equipment to protect the district’s area under a six-year agreement. 

The current contract began January 1, 2017 and expires December 31, 2022. The Fire Commissioners’ commitment to providing quality services has been their long-standing goal. This commitment and relationship with the City of Redmond ensures this partnership continues to be one of the leading service providers in the region.

Financial Information

  • 2021 Assessed valuation: $8,831,197,702
  • 2021 Levy rate: $1.048

Outdoor Burning Regulations

Residential yard waste burning is allowed in Fire District 34 with a permit during the months of March, April, May, October, November, and December. Please call 425-556-2226 for rules and regulations and to obtain a burning permit. King County Fire District 34 residents may apply for a burn permit online at the King County Fire District 34 website.