About Us

When the City of Bellevue Fire Department was formed in 1965 total incident responses in the city numbered 253. Today Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington state and one of the fastest growing; known for its diversity, vibrant downtown, and active neighborhood communities.

In 2017, the department responded to 19,843 incidents, with 78% of those  being medical in nature.  

Graph of call volume by station area

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 634 emergency responses or 338%:
Graph of highrise incidents for five year period
A rapidly changing city provides a challenge and an opportunity. Bellevue Fire welcomes both.  The department has been accredited by the Council for Public Safety Excellence since 1998 and maintains a Class 2 rating from the Washington State Survey and Rating Bureau.  This rating system used throughout the state is generally considered more rigorous than the more common ISO rating used throughout the country.  The Class 2 rating places Bellevue in the top 1 percent of the 46,699 rated departments in the U.S. and among the top three departments in the state.

City of Bellevue Core Values

Exceptional Public Service

Exemplified in 2017 by confining fires to the room of origin 85% of the time, having an Average Response Time of 5:42, and a 60% cardiac survival rate.


Committed to continuous improvement that includes regular peer review and stakeholder involvement.

Commitment to Employees

Offering and participating in regional training to enhance personal and professional growth and staff safety.


Valuing ethical, honest and fair behavior.


By collaborating regionally to strategically plan, problem solve and create solutions to industry challenges.


450 110th Ave NEPO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009


425-452-6892 (General)

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Our Mission

Assist the public in the protection of life and property by minimizing the impact of fire, medical emergencies, and potential disasters or uncontrolled events.

Our Vision

A protected, prepared and healthy community.

​Our Values

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.

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