Fire Training

Bellevue Public Safety Training Center

1838 116th Ave NE 

Bellevue Fire Training Center
Constructed in 1983, the Bellevue Public Training Center is a joint training facility used by the Bellevue Fire Department and Bellevue Police Department. In addition to serving the training needs of Bellevue firefighters and police officers, the facility is regularly used to host specialized public safety training and enhance the operational readiness and coordination between local and regional partners.

Our Training Division works closely with eight other local agencies [Bothell, Eastside, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline and Woodinville Fire Departments], as a member of the East Metro Training Group (EMTG). The purpose of the EMTG is to promote and improve training excellence and safety through inter-agency cooperation.  This is accomplished by conducting joint recruit firefighter academies, developing and conducting multi-company drills and hosting tactics and Chief Officer training throughout the year.

Steven P. Thomas, Battalion Chief

Commander, Training Division

Steven P. Thomas

Years of service

  • 36 years

How long have you been a Battalion Chief?

  • I have served the Bellevue Fire Department as a Battalion Chief for 12 years in a variety of different positions

What Committees or teams do you serve on?

  • Fire Department Safety Committee Chair
  • WANIC Advisory Board
  • King County Training Officers Association
  • Group leader for EMTG Training Officers 2015-2016
  • IAFF Negotiation's Team
  • Accident Review Board
  • Previous King County Emergency Management Advisory Committee
  • Previous Region 6 Homeland Security Council
  • Previous King County Regional Disaster Plan Workgroup
  • Previous Emergency Communications Committee
  • Previous Bellevue College Fire Advisory Board


450 110th Ave NEPO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009



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