Chief Michael Eisner
Within the department, the Fire Prevention Division enhances community safety through education, plan review, fire investigation and fire and life safety inspections. The Emergency Preparedness Division offers training and information to help residents and businesses prepare for fires and regional disasters.
Bellevue is a regional provider of advanced life support services in King County. The Fire Department’s comprehensive emergency medical services program currently operates four Medic One units, which provide a high level of patient care to approximately 250,000 Eastside and Snoqualmie Valley residents spread over a 301-square mile area.
Facts and Statistics
Fire Department Personnel: 241 (199 suppression/EMS personnel)
Work Schedule: Three Platoons (A,B,C), 24-hour shifts, modified Detroit schedule
Total incidents/responses: 16,289 (2011, suppression, rescue and EMS combined)
Cardiac Save Rate: 51.49 percent (Utstein formula, 2011)
Patient transports to area hospitals: 6,084 (2011, ALS and BLS)
Fires confined to room of origin: 88 percent (2011)
Fire and life safety inspections in 2011: 8,485 (4,000 completed by firefighter crews, 3,885 by fire prevention staff)
Operating Budget: $42.13 million (2012, combined fire suppression, EMS and fire prevention)
Firefighter starting salary: $5,380 monthly ($64,560 annual).
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Non-Emergency General
Contact: Community Relations