Northshore Fire Earns Improved Fire Protection Class Rating

The Northshore Fire Department was recently notified by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) that the fire protection class rating for the communities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore has been upgraded from a Class 4 to a Class 3. The new rating will take effect December 1, 2017. Many…


Senate Bill 5454 Eases Merger Restrictions for Fire Districts

Commissioner David Maehren recently had the honor of being present for Governor Inslee’s signing of Senate Bill 5454. This bill changes state law by allowing mergers and/or annexations of Fire Districts within a reasonable proximity, rather than requiring adjacency. The adjacency requirement was…


2016 Annual Report

Northshore Fire Department's 2016 Annual Report is now available! We are pleased to share the activities and accomplishments of the last year with you and hope you enjoy the recap.


Fire Commissioner Election Filing Period Opening Soon

Interested in becoming a Fire Commissioner? The filing period for King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Position 1 is May 15-19, 2017.  Click here for more information.


Fire Sprinklers Make New Homes Safer

The fire problem in America is in our homes. Between 2010 and 2014 there was an average of 358,000 residential structure fires each year. More than 90 percent of civilian fire deaths and 40 percent of firefighter fire ground deaths occurred at single family residential structure fires. During this…


Check Out Our New Website!

Northshore Fire Department is excited to announce the launch of our new website designed by Galactic Ideas! This updated site has a fresh new look and was designed to provide user-friendly access to as much information as possible about our department and the services we provide. Featuring…


Consumer Alert - Red Safety

Northshore Fire has received complaints from multiple parties that Red Safety, a private company that sells and installs monitored home security systems, are misrepresenting themselves as Firefighters or EMTs and using deceptive and high-pressure sales tactics to get potential customers to buy…


Fire Marshal LaFlam Profiled in The National Fire Protection Association Journal

In recognition of his home fire sprinkler advocacy work, our Fire Marshal, Jeff LaFlam, was profiled in the current issue of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Journal! Check out his story here.


Northshore Fire Department Reduces It's Bond Debt

Kenmore, WA – The Northshore Fire Department has retired more than $1.9 million in long-term bond debt, saving taxpayers roughly $1.1 million in interest payments over the next 15 years. The debt was incurred in 2009 when the fire department issued $17 million in voter approved bonds to fund the…