Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington and one of its 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.
Behavioral Health and Public Safety Job Fair
The City of Bellevue, in partnership with police and fire agencies throughout the Puget Sound region, is hosting a job fair on January 31, 2023 5-7 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Behavioral health opportunities with fire and police department programs include co-response, community response, alternative response and crisis response.
28 Days of Heart Healthy Habits
Did you make a health-based new year’s resolution? Have you stuck with it? If you’re like most of us, you probably went hard for the first week, tapered off a bit the second and by now that resolution is happily (or is it regrettably) filed away in a memory bank that won’t be accessed for a while. We get it. We often approach creating healthy habits with “go big or go home” methodology. Yet that’s not sustainable and often leads to healthy-habit deficits.
February is American Heart Month. And there’s no better time than now to reinvigorate your desire for a healthier lifestyle. This month, we’re encouraging everyone to embrace their inner tortoise and join us in the race for a healthier heart. We’ve created a calendar that includes one small change you can incorporate into your routine each day. It’s only one change a day, often repetitive, for the shortest month of the year. You can do this!
Each day of February will focus on eating smart, moving more, or simply being well. From doing squats for one minute to picking a healthy snack to eat while watching your favorite movie, we promise these suggestions won’t be painful. And if at the end of the month you’ve only picked up one new heart-healthy habit…great! You’ll be one giant step ahead of where you were 28-days earlier. Start small. Live big.
In-home COVID-19 vaccinations
As cold and flu season ramps up and more people become eligible for their COVID-19 booster, we wanted to share information on Public Health, Seattle and King County's in-home vaccination program. In-home vaccinations are available for people 6-months of age and older who are eligible for a primary series or booster does and have an injury, developmental disability or a medical or mental health condition that makes it difficult to leave the home. More information can be found on their frequently asked questions sheet.
To request an in-home vaccination, please contact the King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days a week.
PulsePoint Life Saving App
You know CPR. You've been trained how to use an AED. But will you ever be in a position to save a life? We'd say the chances have recently increased. On June 1, 2022, the King County Fire Chiefs Association, in coordination with the Medic One Foundation launched PulsePoint, a life saving mobile app that notifies users when someone nearby is in cardiac arrest and needs immediate help. Similar to emergency alerts that are pushed out to cell-phones, registered PulsePoint users will be alerted anytime there is a cardiac arrest emergency in their immediate vicinity, allowing hands-only CPR to be started minutes earlier.
More information about Pulse Point and PulsePoint AED can be found at the Medic One Foundation.