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City of Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department

Mark Peterson, Fire Chief/Emergency Services AdministratorChief Peterson

Welcome to the Fire & Emergency Services website.  It is our goal to provide outstanding services to the community and present information which will assist in preparing and protecting your family from unexpected emergencies.

Our vision:

Working to make our community safer, healthier, and stronger


In partnership with our diverse community, we are dedicated to:

  • Responding to and recovering from emergencies
  • Reducing risk for all hazards
  • Building a culture of safety and support for our members
  • Adapting to future challenges through strategic planning

The department provides the following services:

These services are provided by skillfully trained and dedicated professionals to meet the ever-changing needs of the community.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services consists of 145 uniformed firefighters and 16 civilian employees committed to protecting life, property and the environment. We serve a population of over 125,000 within 43.3 square miles, which includes the City of Renton and King County Fire Districts #25 and #40.

Your questions and comments are valued and welcomed.  Please feel free to contact us at (425) 430-7000 or email the Fire & Emergency Services Department

Thank you,

Mark Peterson
Fire Chief/Emergency Services Administrator


Charitable Donations

The Renton Fire & Emergency Services Department, in partnership with the Renton Community Foundation (501c3), has established a fund to receive tax deductible donations. This fund replaces the Memorial Aid Fund which the Department had used in the past for donation purposes. The Renton Fire & Emergency Services Fund supports many fire, emergency medical and preparedness services provided to the community.

There are several ways to contribute to the Renton Fire & Emergency Services Fund.  Checks may be made payable to the Renton Community Foundation and sent to: Renton Fire & Emergency Services, 1055 S. Grady Way, 7th Floor, Renton, WA 98057.  You may also make a secure online donation by selecting the “Renton Fire & Emergency Services Fund” from the drop down list on the Renton Community Foundation’s website.   

Donors will receive a letter from the Renton Community Foundation for their tax records.

Renton Regional Fire Authority

City of Renton and Fire District #25 have proposed a Regional Fire Authority to voters to ensure that first responders have the resources and tools they need to keep residents and businesses safe. Visit for more information


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The Renton Heart Month campaign helps citizens take charge of their heart health by informing them about heart attack risks and how to quickly and properly respond to warning signs.  Read more

 Heart Month 2015
Click to view Heart Month video.

Video Links

RFES Mission, Vision and Values

Fire 20/20 presents "Why I chose Fire as a Career

We Are Renton Fire

Tips for Seniors - video

Department Details

Org. Chart 
Service Area Map
Fire Stations
Fire District 25
Fire District 40
Department History

Things to Know

To schedule a fire station tour or firefighter visit click here.

Are you considering a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)/Broadband Phone? Read the Fine Print!

Is your cellphone causing a 9-1-1 crisis? 

Useful Links

Zone 3 Explorers
King County 2-1-1 
Wildland Fire Prevention 
Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
Regional Public Information Network (RPIN)

Preparing for Disaster

Survivors Guide
Post Disaster Recovery
Disaster Preparedness Training
Earthquake Safety
Disaster Supply Kit
Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
What to do to Make it Through
Flooding Emergencies
The Ready Campaign
Taking Winter by Storm
State Disaster Site
West Nile Virus
Regional Flood Preparedness information available in multiple languages
Click here for "How To" video clips that demonstrate easy step-by-step instructions to help you secure the contents of your home and reduce hazards in the event of a disaster.

Safety Links

Hot Weather Information