Tel. 425-483-2131

Address.  17718 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd. NE

Woodinville, WA 98072

Woodinville Fire & Rescue

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History

Woodinville's first fire department was formed in 1947 when a group of citizens decided their community needed fire protection and emergency medical services. They pooled their funds and purchased a 1940 Ford fire truck. The fire truck was housed in a remodeled chicken coop on the summit of Woodinville Duvall Rd. and 160 Ave NE. Aptly named, the Summit Fire Department was formed.

 

In 1948 a special election was held to formally form King County Fire Protection District #36 (KCFPD36). On August 23, 1948 the newly created Board of Fire Commissioners formally recognized the measure passing with 65% support and KCFPD36 was officially formed.

 

In 1992, KCFPD36 merged with King County Fire Protection District 42. this expanded the response area to include the downtown area of Woodinville. In that same year the Board of Fire Commissioners voted to officially change the name from KCFPD36 to Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District (WFLSD). Also in 1992 the City of Woodinville incorporated and in March of 1993 annexed into WFLSD.

 

In 2010, The Board of Fire Commissioners voted again to change the name to Woodinville Fire & Rescue.

Woodinville Fire & Rescue Today

Woodinville Fire & Rescue serves an area of approximately 30 square miles and a population of 36,000. This area is covered by three fire stations. There are 60 uniformed career firefighters and 7 civilian administrative personnel. Woodinville relied heavily on volunteer firefighters from the formation as a fire district until the early 1990's. In the early 2000's the volunteer firefighter program stopped taking new volunteers. The final volunteer firefighter retired from service in 2010 after over 30 years of service. With his retirement, Woodinville Fire & Rescue is now an all career fire district.

 

Woodinville Fire & Rescue responded to 3,849 calls in 2014, of which 65% were medical emergency responses.

WF&R Leadership Team

Greg Ahearn

Fire Chief

gahearn@wf-r.org

Joan Montegary

Chief Administrative Officer

jmontegary@wf-r.org

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Mission, Vision, Values of WF&R

Prepare - Prevent - Perform

Progressive professionals dedicated to serving

our communities with compassion

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Peder Davis

Battalion Chief

B Shift

pdavis@wf-r.org

Greg Garat

Battalion Chief

A Shift

ggarat@wf-r.org

Tad Wineman

Battalion Chief

C Shift

twineman@wf-r.org

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Erik Wallgren

Deputy Fire Chief

ewallgren@wf-r.org

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Bryce Riddell

Battalion Chief

D Shift

briddell@wf-r.org