2019 Annual Report

Northshore Fire is excited to share our 2019 Annual Report, highlighting events and accomplishments of the last year. Click below to learn about some of the happenings at our Department over the last year.


We're Hiring! Deputy Chief of Operations Opening

Northshore Fire Department is currently hiring for a Deputy Chief of Operations. This essential role will be responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the daily activities of the fire department’s operational functions. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing and…


Administrative Offices Closed

Our Administrative office will be closed during Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Proclamation. During this time, the following services are unavailable: Station and engine tours Helmet fittings Blood pressure checks Public meeting room reservations CPR and First Aid Classes If your…


Acting Fire Chief Magnuson Announces Retirement

Acting Fire Chief Eric Magnuson Announces Retirement from Northshore Fire Department After Two Decades of Dedicated Service The Department signed an interlocal agreement with Woodinville Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief Services   Acting Fire Chief Eric Magnuson KENMORE, Wash., March 3, 2020 –…


Call for Bids: 1500 GPM Single Stage Pumper

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the Northshore Fire Department (NSFD) for the furnishing of at least two 1500 GPM Pumpers (“Fire Pumper Fire Apparatus”). Sealed bid packages will be accepted at the District Headquarters located at 7220 NE 181st Street, Kenmore WA 98028…


Announcement of Fire Commissioner Vacancy and Request for Applications

The Northshore Fire Department, serving the cities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore, has a vacancy in Commissioner Position #2. The vacancy will be filled by appointment with term lasting through certification of the November 2019 General Election. The position is scheduled for election in the…


Notice of Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of King County Fire Protection District No. 16, will be held at the headquarters station located at 7220 NE 181st Street, Kenmore WA 98028, on Wednesday, the 11th day of September 2019, at 5:00PM. Meeting agenda to follow…


Fire Chief Retires

Fire Chief Jim Torpin Fire Chief Jim Torpin and the Board of Fire Commissioners have recently entered into a mutually beneficial severance agreement allowing the Chief to retire early from the District. Chief Torpin served the communities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park for over 26 years,…


Northshore Fire Receives 'AAA' Bond Rating

We are very pleased to announce that S&P Global Ratings raised Northshore Fire Department’s long-term bond rating to ‘AAA’ from ‘AA+’. "The raised rating reflects our view of the strong property value growth in the district's local economy, which has nearly doubled over the last six years,…