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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 two 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 259, with 218 of those being uniformed personnel.  The 41 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 
 

 

        2013

         2014

        2015

      

Emergency Medical Services

        12,984         16,868        18,644

 

False Alarm & False Call

1,139

1,410

1,453

 

Good Intent

692

         1, 464

1,766

Service

833

889

786

 

Fire

628

833

1,064

 

Hazardous Conditions

246

352

423

 

Special Incident Type

221

166

115

 

Overpressure/Rupture

18

22

               26

 

Severe Weather

12

2

8

 

Annual Total

      16,773       22,006       24,285          

           



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