The official site of the City of Renton

  • Emergencies - Traffic

You are here : Emergencies

  • Emergencies


    Working together citizens, law enforcement, and emergency fire and medical responders make Renton a safe place to live and work.  The city encourages residents to explore this website to learn important information about how to reduce fire risks, prepare in the event of a disaster, and secure homes, offices and personal property.  And should the need arise, assist 9-1-1 operators by knowing the information needed when calling for help.

    The city's police and fire departments take tremendous pride in successfully helping citizens prevent emergencies and in rapidly responding to residents and businesses when the need arises. The Renton Police Department responds to more than 60,000 calls for service per year, while the Renton Fire Department -- which serves both the city and King County Fire District No. 25 -- responded to more than 9,200 calls in 2005 (73 percent of these required emergency medical services).  In a 2004 Citizen Survey, 93 percent of respondents reported they feel safe in Renton and more than 90 percent gave the city's police and fire departments passing grades for service.  Top citizen priorities include putting out fires, limiting damage and providing emergency medical services.

    Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Renton fire and police departments stand ready to help citizens and businesses -- by preventing avoidable emergencies and by responding in times of crisis. 

  • "If each individual, family, business and community group takes steps to be prepared, together we can collectively contribute to the safety of all residents." Denis Law, Mayor

    The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
    Carbon Monoxide - Video in Somali   
    Carbon Monoxide - Video in English

    Renton Emergency Responders Participate in Disaster Simulation

    Renton tested its readiness for a disaster, specifically a major earthquake, in a simulation conducted in early May 2006.  The training program was offered by the Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Administration's (FEMA) Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The course was funded through a federal grant that awards the cost of airfare, lodging and registration for all participants.