WELCOME TO REDMOND
FIREFIGHTERS I.A.F.F. LOCAL 2829
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND CITIZENS OF REDMOND WASHINGTON
AND KING COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 34
Redmond Fire Department
/ Redmond Medic One
8450 161st Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Breaking News - Redmond Substation Fire 06/16/2011
selects California Fire Chief to lead Redmond Fire Department
Kevin Donnelly, a
20-year fixture at the Lodi, Calif. Fire Department, and an outdoor
enthusiast, is excited about his new job the RFD Fire Chief and fitting into
the Redmond community. Donnelly, 54, replaces former Fire Chief Tim Fuller,
who retired from the department in January.
I believe one of
my strengths is looking at all sides of the issue and working cooperatively
to find solutions. Redmond already has a great organization. Hopefully I can
fit in" he said in a recent phone interview.
There will be a
swearing-in ceremony for Donnelly once the council confirms the appointment.
Donnelly said he will probably start his new job around the start of May.
Donnelly, who was
appointed Lodi fire chief in 2009, has worked his way up the ranks through a
long and varied career in fire operations and management in California. He
also served a stint as union president, which is valuable when it comes to
leadership qualities, Marchione said.
his fire career in 1986 at age 30 when his brother convinced him to become a
volunteer firefighter for the Felton Fire Protection District in Felton,
Calif. In 1991, Donnelly transferred to Lodi as a firefighter/engineer and
was promoted through the ranks to captain, battalion chief, division chief
of operations and finally to fire chief in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in public safety management from California State University.
32 year Redmond Fire Department Veteran and Fire Marshal Retires
the Redmond Fire Department, Bob Lovett began his career as a firefighter
with the City of Bothell Fire Department. In 1990, Lovett became the
Redmond fire marshal, a position he held until his retirement February 15th.
firefighter's main job is to put out fires, Lovett said a fire marshal's
primary function revolves around preventing those fires from even happening.
The job involves reviewing buildings' technical plans, alarm and sprinkler
systems and managing inspections to ensure things are up to code.
said the work was good and the benefits of keeping people safe were
rewarding, but he admits his job had its challenges. Lovett said it was
always difficult when code requirements were beyond the means of the
building owner or occupant. When plans needed to be altered and construction
was required but people couldn't afford it, Lovett said they had to work to
find another solution.
Rich Gieseke, a
deputy fire marshal for Redmond has worked with Lovett for seven of the 10
years he has been with the City of Redmond. He said Lovett's knowledge about
fire prevention is tremendous, calling the now-retired fire marshal a
visionary, "20 years ahead of his time." Gieseke said many local codes
Lovett wrote and adopted during the last two decades are now just being
adopted on the state level. This extensive knowledge and experience is
something Gieseke will miss along with Lovett's guidance and mentorship.
Blood Pressure Checks - Citizens are welcome to stop by any Redmond Fire
Department fire station
to have their blood-pressure checked
free of charge. Let us help you stay on top of your health.
Address Signs for Residents of King County Fire District 34 - Redmond Fire
Department and KCFD 34 provide highly visible address signs for residents of the
fire district free of charge. These signs help emergency crews locate your
address more quickly were you to have an emergency situation. These signs
are available through the Redmond Fire Department county stations (stations
13, 14, and
18). To see if you live inside KCFD 34
borders, click here. For
more information, call (425) 556-2214.
Current Burn Ban Status:
Fire Safety-Lifted / Air Quality-In Effect -
The Puget Sound Clean
Air Agency (PSCAA) regulates indoor and outdoor burning in the urban areas
of King County.
The Redmond Fire Department works closely with PSCAA to help
enforce outdoor burning regulations. Outdoor burning is not allowed within the
city limits of Redmond; however, outside of a PSCAA regulated burn ban, a small
"cooking fire" (for the preparation of food only, and no larger than 4 feet in diameter) is allowed as long as it is 50 feet from any structure. Outdoor
burning is allowed with a permit in more rural portions of
King County Fire
District 34 only during the months of March, April, May, October, November, and December. The burning of construction materials or trash
is not allowed at any time. For information on obtaining a burning permit, call
the Fire Department at 425-556-2200. For more information on indoor and outdoor burning
restrictions, call PSCAA at (206) 343-8800 or 1 (800) 552-3565.
Sprinkler system at a local apartment complex credited with
At noon on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, the Redmond Fire
Department responded to a call in an apartment building
in the 18600 block of Redmond – Fall City Road. The
water flow from the sprinkler system automatically
activated the fire alarm system, alerting occupants of
the situation and dispatching Redmond Fire, Eastside
Fire, and Eastside Emergency Medical Services to the
scene. Click on the article below for more info.