Redmond Fire Department
We still make house calls!
It’s all about service. Since our founding in 1946 the Redmond Fire Department (RFD) has strived to develop its solid reputation for serving the citizens 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 158 uniformed employees and 14 non-uniformed personnel. The multitude of services we perform, from fire prevention to fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical response support the mission of the fire department.
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 35 University of Washington, School of Medicine (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. The three medic units answer more than 6000 ALS calls annually.
Our firefighters are cross-trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) providing "basic life support" (BLS) services to sick or injured people. EMT skills include CPR, splinting, wound care, oxygen therapy, and defibrillation. Redmond firefighters are also trained to perform vehicle extrication, confined space and trench rescue, hazardous material response and mitigation, non-emergency service calls, emergency apparatus and equipment maintenance, search and rescue, high and low angle rescue, fire and life safety inspections, and fire code enforcement.