King County Fire District 34


King County Fire Protection District 34 was formed in 1948. In the early days, the City of Redmond contracted with District 34 for fire and medical protection of its property and citizens. Today the reverse is true, with the City of Redmond providing the personnel and equipment to protect the district's area under a six-year agreement. The current contract began January 1, 2017 and expires December 31, 2022. The Fire Commissioners' commitment to providing quality services has been their long-standing goal. This commitment and relationship with the City of Redmond ensures this partnership continues to be one of the leading service providers in the region.

Fire District Commission

The fire district commission is a three-member board of elected officials that represents the people on fire-related issues in unincorporated King County. The district has approximately 23,000 residents in an area of 28 square miles, which is mainly to the east of the Redmond city limits.

2017 Assessed valuation: $6,482,444,200
2018 Levy rate: $1.14

2019 Fire Commissioners

Chairman Thomas Johnston (term expires 2019)
Vice Chairman Peter Lucarelli (term expires 2024)
Commissioner Joe Pylant (term expires 2021)

District Secretary: Beth Padilla

Meeting Schedule

Regular commissioners' meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Admin Conference Room at Redmond Fire Station 11, 8450 161st Ave. NE.

All meetings are scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.


  • December 2019 meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17

Beth Padilla, District Secretary
Telephone: 425-556-2226
Fax: 425-556-2227
Website: King County Fire District 34

Office Address
8450 161st Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Outdoor burning regulations: Residential yard waste burning is allowed in Fire District 34 with a permit during the months of March, April, May, October, November, and December. Please call 425-556-2226 for rules and regulations and to obtain a burning permit. King County Fire District 34 residents may apply for a burn permit online at the King County Fire District 34 website.