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Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority

About the Department

Since 1892 the Kent Fire Department has existed to maintain and enhance the quality of life within its boundaries by protecting life, property and the environment.  We are a internationally accredited full-service, all risk fire and rescue department that provides services to the citizens of Kent, Covington, SeaTac, and portions of unincorporated King County. The department covers approximately 50 square miles and protects a population of over 140,000.

We are governed by the Regional Fire Authority Governance Board which is comprised of six voting members and one non-voting member.  Three members of the board are appointed from the ranks of the Kent City Council, three from the Board of Commissioners for Fire District 37, one non-voting member from the Covington City Council, and one non-voting member from the SeaTac City Council.  It is the board’s responsibility to oversee budget and policy decisions and to ensure that the department is successful in its mission of protecting our community.

The RFA provides emergency response services including basic life support, fire suppression, hazardous materials, and technical rescue from 11 fire stations.  All stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Minimum daily staffing across the jurisdiction is 40, with a recall system to ensure that staffing services are maintained.  Advanced Life Support services are provided through King County’s Medic One program.

Currently the department employs 253, with 219 of those being uniformed personnel.  The 34 civilians are in various roles including administrative staff, mechanics, public educators etc.

Internal support divisions include Fire Administration, Fire Prevention, Emergency Management, Training, Planning Logistics, Public Education, Arson Investigation, and Vehicle Maintenance.


Calls for Service 

 

 2011

2012

2013

2013 %

Emergency Medical Services

12,016

13,041

12,984

77.4%

False Alarm & False Call

950

1,000

1,139

6.8%

Good Intent

692

727

692

4.1%

Service

635

865

833

5.0%

Fire

606

605

628

3.7%

Hazardous Conditions

269

649

246

1.5%

Special Incident Type

241

317

221

1.3%

Overpressure/Rupture

14

29

18

0.1%

Severe Weather

2

44

12

0.1%

Annual Total

15,765

17,277

16,773

 






Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority
Station Locations

Emergencies: 9-1-1

Fire Administration
(253) 856-4300

Fire Prevention
(253) 856-4400

Fire Training
(253) 856-4330

Office of Emergency Management
(253) 856-4440

Public Education
(253) 856-4480

FD Cares
(253) 856-2273

Logistics
(253) 856-4470

Fleet Maintenance
(253) 856-4350


Kent Fire Department - RFA
24611 116th Ave. SE
Kent, WA 98030
Ph: (253) 856-4300