Kirkland Fire responds to hundreds of fires each year. While 85 percent of these fires occur in residences, the department also responds to fires in commercial and industrial properties, vehicle fires, and "interface" fires in brush and wooded areas.
The department is organized into three 24 hour operational shifts and responds from 5 staffed fire stations.
: include five 5 staffed engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 command response unit and 21 firefighters daily.
Kirkland maintains automatic and mutual aid agreements with all of our neighboring communities.
With response times being a prime indicator of the department's ability to mitigate the events during a fire, the department strives to meet the response goal of 5 minutes and 30 seconds 90 percent of the time. Up to date statistics on fire response times are available within the department's annual fire report.