Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington and one of the fastest growing, with a fire department that has grown to meet the expanding needs of our community. We respond to approximately 20,000 incidents each year, 75% of them medical in nature.
The department maintains one of the highest cardiac arrest survival rates in world. One of a select few firefighting agencies with a Class 2 rating from the Washington State Survey and Rating Bureau, Bellevue Fire ranks in the top 1% of the 46,699 departments in the U.S., and is one of the top three in the state.
Fire Code Revisions Effect Use of BBQs and Grills
Beginning March 15, 2024, in accordance with Washington adopting the 2021 International Fire Code, the use of charcoal or gas grills, and other open burning devices will be prohibited on balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction in apartments, condominiums and other multi-resident dwellings. Exceptions are granted where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
Questions about this change may be directed to Fire_Prevention@bellevuewa.gov
PulsePoint Life Saving App
You know CPR and you've been trained how to use an AED. The PulsePoint app can make it easier for you to save a life with those skills. Launched by the King County Fire Chiefs Association and the Medic One Foundation, the app notifies registered PulsePoint users when someone nearby is in cardiac arrest and needs help.
The Medic One Foundation has details.