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Department Profile

The Seattle Fire Department provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to a culturally diverse and vibrant population of Seattle.

Since organized in 1889, the Fire Department has evolved from an organization focused only on fire fighting, to one that includes other critical services such as building inspections, fire code enforcement, tactical rescues and public education.

Seattle Facts U.S. Census Bureau (2012)

Population 634,535 (768,000 during the day)
Population Density 7,563 per square mile
Land Area 83.9 square miles
Waterfront 193 miles  (53 miles of  tidal waters)
National Ranking 22  (cities of 100,000 or more)

Personnel Profile  ( 2012)

Uniformed Personnel 981
  On-Duty Strength 207
  Department Chiefs 38
  Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Certified 981
  Paramedics 76
Non-Uniformed (Civilian) Personnel 84

Apparatus Profile   ( 2012 )

Fire Stations  ( includes Medic One HQ at Harborview) 34
  Engines (includes one on-duty Fire Boat) 33
  Ladder Trucks
(includes L13 temporarily assigned to Station 11
  Aid Units (Basic Life Support) 4
  Medic Units (Advanced Life Support) 7
  Air Trucks 2
  Fire Boats 4
  Hose Wagons 2


Last Modified:   November 03, 2014

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