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.
2013 Assessed valuation: $4,622,374,088
2014 Levy rate: $1.50
2014 Fire Commissioners
Chair Peter Lucarelli
Commissioner Thomas Johnston
Commissioner Fred Shanafelt
District Secretary: Bridget Weaver
Regular commissioners' meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street in the Trestle Room.
April 2014 meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Fire Station 11, 8450 161st Avenue NE.
July 2014 meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 29.
October 2014 meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 22.
November 2014 meeting will be held on Thursday, November 20.
December 2014 meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 16.
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.