9/11 Memorial at Northshore Fire

Wednesday, September 11th will mark the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon buildings.  Northshore Fire Department has a 9/11 Memorial honoring the nearly 3,000 civilian and 343 firefighter fatalities, located in the lobby of our headquarters station in…


Communication Regarding Partnership Between Northshore, Shoreline & Woodinville Fire Departments

Consolidation among area fire departments has been accelerating over the last decade and offers the promise of cost savings and performance improvements. During 2015 and 2016 Northshore Fire, Bothell Fire, and Woodinville Fire & Rescue explored consolidation but were unable to gain a consensus…


King County Fire Protection District No. 16 (Northshore Fire Department) is in the process of issuing Unlimited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds to refinance the 2009 Unlimited Tax General Obligation Bonds (which were issued for constructing and equipping the headquarters Fire Station 51) for…

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,…


2018 Annual Report

Northshore Fire is excited to share our 2018 Annual Report, highlighting events and accomplishments of the last year. Click below to meet our newest hires, learn about our latest equipment upgrades, and see some of the things we do when we're not fighting fires!  


Thank You for Your Support

On February 12th, the Northshore Fire Department asked its citizens for approval to continue the use of the fire benefit charge method of funding emergency services. The voters have once again shown overwhelming support for their fire department by renewing the benefit charge with 90.6% of those…


Public and Non-Profit Job Fair

On January 30th, 2019 Northshore Fire will be hosting a career event for the Public and Non-Profit sectors. This job and resource fair is free for all to attend. Join us to learn about available jobs in the area and network with prospective employers. Click here for more information

911 Outage Notice - How to Contact Emergency Services

As of 9:00am Friday, December 28th, King County is still experiencing a 911 outage. Please review the information below for instructions on how to contact emergency services during this time and where to go for further updates. Click on the notice for a printable PDF version


Northshore Fire Appoints New Commissioner

The Northshore Fire Department has appointed a new member to its Board of Fire Commissioners.  Kenmore resident, Suzanne Greathouse, was selected to fill the vacant Position No. 2 at the December 4th meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Commissioner Greathouse brings with her an extensive…