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, 2011 and expires December 31, 2016. 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.
2014 Assessed valuation: $5,323,410,574
2015 Levy rate: $1.50
2015 Fire Commissioners
Chair Thomas Johnston
Commissioner Peter Lucarelli
Commissioner Fred Shanafelt
District Secretary: Bridget Weaver
Regular commissioners' meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month at Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street in the Trestle Room.
February 2015 meeting will be held on Thursday, February 26.
April 2015 meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23.
May 2015 meeting will be held on Thursday, May 28.
September 2015 meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24.
All meetings are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. unless posted otherwise.
Bridget Weaver, District Secretary
Website: King County Fire District 34
8450 161st Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Outdoor burning regulations: Residential yard waste burning is allowed with a permit in Fire District 34 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.