About Us

When the Bellevue Fire Department was formed in 1965 total incident responses 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 2016, the Department responded to over 18,365 incidents, with more than 80% of those  Basic or Advanced Life Support. We are also privileged to be a part of King County Medic One known for the best cardiac save rate in the world - 54%. 

Number of incidents in 2016

The graph depicts the number of incidents responded to in the past three years.

The Bellevue city skyline is changing rapidly, and brings with it the challenge to meet the demands of an increasingly urban environment.  Between 2011 and 2016 incident volume in high rises increased by 520 emergency responses or 427%:
Bar graph depicting the rise in high rise incident response
A rapidly changing city provides a challenge and an opportunity. Bellevue Fire welcomes both.  The department proudly 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.

2016 Highlights:

  • Successful passage of the Fire Facility Levy
  • Selection of preferred site for Fire Station 10
  • 22.3% increase in structure fires and continuous outstanding service
  • Participated in King County opioid study and the first agency to implement the use of Narcan.

 Ladder truck with crew in front of house

City of Bellevue Core Values

Exceptional Public Service

Exemplified in 2016 by confining fires to the room of origin 79 % of the time, having an Average Response Time of 5:42, and a 54% Cardiac Survival Rate, the highest in the nation.

Stewardship

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.

Integrity 

Valuing ethical, honest and fair behavior.

Innovation

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

Contact

450 110th Ave NEPO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009

Telephone

425-452-6892 (General)

Emergency Phone Number

911

Fax Number

425-452-6845

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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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