Assist the public in the protection of life and property by minimizing the impact of fire, medical emergencies, and potential disasters or uncontrolled events.
A protected, prepared and healthy community.
Bellevue Fire embraces the City of Bellevue’s Core Values and is committed to upholding and embodying them in our policies, culture and daily actions.
In 1965, the Bellevue Fire Department began as a small town department serving our neighborhoods and business community, responding to 253 calls that year. Today Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington state and one of its fastest growing. Bellevue Fire has grown to meet the expanding needs of our community. In 2018, the department responded to over 20,000 incidents, with 78% of those being medical in nature.
The department is committed to a high standard of excellence, positively impacting the health and safety of our community, and is proud to maintain one of the highest cardiac arrest survival rates in world.
The Bellevue Fire Department prides itself on
maintaining accreditation with the Center for Public Safety Excellence and a Class 2 rating from the Washington State Survey and Rating Bureau. Bellevue Fire ranks in the top one percent of the 46,699 rated departments in the U.S., and is one of the top three departments in the state.
The Bellevue city skyline is changing rapidly, and brings with it the challenge to meet the demands of an increasingly urban environment. Between 2013 and 2017 incident volume in high rises increased by over 300%. Bellevue Fire welcomes both the challenges and opportunities presented by our rapidly growing city.