Our Department

Our Department

In 1947, a group of Woodinville citizens decided their community needed fire protection and emergency medical services.

Pooling their funds, they purchased a 1940 Ford fire truck, which was housed in a remodeled chicken coop on the summit of Woodinville Duvall Road and 160th Avenue NE. Thus the aptly named Summit Fire Department was formed and became Woodinville’s first fire department.

In 1948, a special election was held to formally establish the King County Fire Protection District No. 36 (KCFPD36). On August 23, 1948, the newly created Board of Fire Commissioners formally recognized the measure’s successful passage 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 part of downtown Woodinville. That same year, the Board of Fire Commissioners voted to officially change the name from KCFPD36 to Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District (WFLSD). Meanwhile, the City of Woodinville became incorporated and, in March 1993, was annexed into WFLSD.

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

Our Crew

Our Crew

From its formation until the early 1990s, Woodinville’s fire district relied heavily on volunteer firefighters.

In the early 2000s, the Volunteer Firefighter Program stopped accepting new volunteers.

In 2010, after more than 30 years of service, our last volunteer firefighter retired from service. Upon his retirement, Woodinville Fire & Rescue became a fire district with all career firefighters.