Our Mission

We are dedicated to protecting the health, life, and property of the community with professionalism, respect, and integrity.

Our Values

Our core values are honesty, integrity, trust, compassion, and courage. We believe these principles provide the foundation for our success. We embrace a positive atmosphere where teamwork, competence, pride, and mutual respect provide an opportunity for all employees to succeed.

Our Vision

We are an organization that continues to be innovative in meeting our mission in a changing environment. We accomplish our mission by providing superior services in partnership with our community.

Fire Chief's Message


I am proud to welcome you to the Northshore Fire Department’s website. It is my privilege to lead the men and women of NSFD who take tremendous pride in their community and work tenaciously to provide you with the highest level of service possible. Our fire stations are staffed by crews that provide professional, compassionate, and respectful care.

The highly skilled workforce is made up of 40 career firefighters and six administrative staff including the Chief. The Northshore Fire Department members are trained and equipped to provide outstanding fire, medical, technical rescue, and other emergency service needs that may arise.

We are supported by a Board of Fire Commissioners made up of five elected leaders from Kenmore and Lake Forest Park. The Board places great emphasis on the value of service and collaboration.

If I, or any member of the Northshore Fire Department can be of any assistance, please feel free to reach out to me.

Doug McDonald
Interim Fire Chief