• Fire stations open doors Saturday

    Stovetop fire displays, CPR instruction and more

    In support of National Fire Prevention Week, the Bellevue Fire Department will host its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All nine fire stations will serve free cookies and other refreshments, and firefighters will give tours and answer questions.

    Residents are invited to try firefighting activities. 

    • Learn hands-only CPR: Participants get to practice on a mannequin. Learn how to save a life in a matter of minutes.
    • Discharge a fire extinguisher: You’ve had that fire extinguisher. Learn how to use it. 
    • Try on firefighter bunker gear: Find out how it feels before firefighters go into a burning building. 
    • Draw a home escape plan for a chance to enter the “Ride to School in a Fire Engine” contest.

    At stations 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9, there will be a stovetop fire display, where you can learn how to properly extinguish a kitchen fire involving real fuel and fire.  

    Station One – 766 Bellevue Way SE (Downtown/West Bellevue)  
    Station Two – 2802 148th Ave. SE (Eastgate/Lake Hills/W. Lake Sammamish)  
    Station Three – 16100 NE Eighth St. (Crossroads/Northeast Bellevue)  
    Station Four – 4216 Factoria Blvd. SE (Factoria/Somerset)  
    Station Five – 9621 NE 24th St. (Northwest Bellevue)  
    Station Six – 1850 132nd Ave. NE (Bridle Trails/Wilburton)  
    Station Seven – 11900 SE Eighth St. (Wilburton/Woodridge)  
    Station Eight – 5701 Lakemont Blvd. SE (Eastgate/Cougar Mountain)  
    Station Nine – 12412 Newcastle Way (Newcastle/Newport Hills) 

    No RSVP is required and all residents are invited. The Fire Department has more information, including public safety resources.

    Published on 10/10/2019