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Fire District 40 Commissioners are elected officials who represent the concerns and interests of the citizens of the community.

The Commissioners oversee finances, equipment, capital improvements, and general fire department operations.

The Commissioners are always interested in what you have to say, so please feel free to attend the meetings. There is an opportunity at the end of the meeting to ask questions or share your ideas and concerns. The Commissioners can also be reached via US Mail or email.

Fire District 40
18002 108th Ave SE
Renton WA 98055

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FREE CPR Classes

Fire District 40 offers monthly free "Friends and Family" CPR classes at Station 13 (18002 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055). The classes are held every third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. CPR Classes

Instruction includes CPR for adults, children, and infants. No first aid will be taught at this time, but an introduction to Automatic Exernal Defibillator (AED) awareness will be offered. Each class will last approximately two hours with a minimum of eight students and no more than 25 students. Children under the age of 12 should not attend.

A card of completion will be issued at the end of the class. Please note that this class is not designed for healthcare providers.

For more information or to register call 425-430-7000.

Current News

Renton Firefighters Deployed to SR 530 Slide in Oso

Renton Firefighters deployed to Oso

Renton firefighters (from left) Lt. Will Aho, Brett Bigger, and Ryan Simonds serve on Washington State Task Force 1 and were deployed to Darrington, Washington, to assist with rescue and recovery efforts during the SR 530 landslide which occurred March 22, 2014 near the rural town of Oso.

Local Firefighters Assist with Oso Landslide Rescue and Recovery

At 10:37 am Saturday, March 22, 2014 a major landslide raced across the Stillaguamish River, disrupted favored local fishing grounds, crashed through the residential neighborhood of Oso, buried a long section of State Route 530, and forever changed the landscape of the valley.

Four members of Renton's Fire & Emergency Services Department who serve on the Washington Task Force 1, Lieutenant Will Aho, along with firefighters Brett Bigger, Jake Lazenby, and Ryan Simonds, were among those who were called on to help during the disaster. Read more.

A Note From The Chief Chief Mark Peterson

In this issue of The Fireline you hear firsthand from our firefighters who responded to the Oso landslide. This terrible event opened the eyes of our region to how fast a tragedy strikes and the lasting impact it leaves. As the warmer weather approaches we are drawn outside. The beautiful surroundings we are blessed to call home provide us with many summer activities. These activities have a certain amount of risk associated with them. From over exposure to the harmful rays of the sun to the higher risk pursuits around our water ways, being proactive and aware of the dangers is the difference between an enjoyable or tragic experience.

Many of you will be planning backyard barbeques as we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July. Follow these simple grilling safety rules to reduce the risk of injur y or property damage while you enjoy a fun time with your friends and family:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
Early indicators show that we are in for a dry summer with temperatures above normal. The grass and brush throughout the area will be tinder dry and vulnerable to fire. Practicing good fire safety habits is the key to protecting your home and property. On behalf of the members of your fire department we wish you a safe, enjoyable and memorable summer.

Sincerely, Chief Mark Peterson
Fire District 40/ Renton Fire Dept.
Emergency Services Administrator

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King County Fire District #40 * 18002 108th Ave SE, Renton WA 98055 * 425-255-0931 * FireDistrict40@gmail.com