From its incorporation in 1905 with a population of 400, Kirkland has grown to a population of 81,475 and 18 square miles. The terrain varies from extended waterfront property and parks to wooded areas and steep hillsides with elevations ranging from sea level to 500 ft. The community is a balance of quiet resident neighborhoods, urban retail, commercial zones and industrial areas bordered by freeways and commerce lines.
Kirkland Fire Department employs approximately 111 employees who are involved in a diverse range of activities. The department provides 24-hour coverage for fire suppression, technical rescue, emergency medical responses. The department also provides fire prevention and education, fire investigations, inspections, code compliance and disaster preparedness services to the population.
The City of Kirkland has five fire stations located throughout the City as follows:
Station 21-Forbes Creek
9816 Forbes Creek Drive
6602 108th Ave NE
12033 76th Place NE
Station 26-North Rose Hill
9930 124th Ave NE
Station 27-Totem Lake
11210 NE 132nd St.
Emergency Response Kirkland Fire is the City of Kirkland's primary operational responder to fires, technical rescues, medical and trauma events, disasters, and hazardous materials incidents.
Fire Prevention Bureau Personnel facilitate the International Fire Code and local ordinances, investigate fire scenes, conduct annual commercial building and multi-family building inspections, and provide fire safety education.
Office of Emergency Management Personnel coordinate preparedness and disaster recovery response planning for the City.
Please read the 2015 Annual Report for more detailed information on the Kirkland Fire Department.