Fire Chief, King County Fire Protection District 44, Mountain View/Black Diamond Fire and Rescue. Serving an area of the Enumclaw Plateau.
Please visit our web page at http://www.kcfd44.org/
Fire District 44 was formed January 6, 1953, protecting about five square miles of what was then known as "Hazelwood", just east of Auburn (near Green River Community College) . Today, Fire District 44 protects a population of over 35,000 and 70 square miles, with an assessed value of 2.6 billion dollars. Our current operating budget is approximately 4.5 million. In 2006, the City of Black Diamond http://www.ci.blackdiamond.wa.us/ and Fire District 44 entered into a contract for fire and emergency services, we operate the District and City Fire Department(s) as one Department. Fire District 44 is comprised of urban/rural residential property with several schools and some commercial business. A few prominent landmarks include the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, White River Amphitheater, Pacific International Raceways and the Washington National Golf Course. Fire District 44 has mutual aid agreements and boarder with the following agencies: Auburn (Valley Regional Fire Authority), Kent, KCFD 28, KCFD 37 and KCFD 43. King County Medic One provides advanced life support services. Fire District 44 is dispatched by ValleyCommunicatoins
We respond to over 2,000 alarms each year (60-70% are medical related incidents).
Fire District 44 serves under the direction of an elected, five member Board of Fire Commissioners, elected from citizens who reside in the District. Each Commissioner serves a six-year term.
Fire District 44 has three Chief Officers. Fire Chief Greg Smith, Deputy Chief Mike Barlow and Assistant Chief Robert Young. Fire District 44 is a combination career/volunteer district. The district has 19 career personnel including 4 Captains, 6 Lieutenants, 1 Training Officer Assistant, and 8 Line Fire Fighters. All career personnel are members of IAFF Local 3186. There are 3 full time secretaries, 1 Public Information/Public Educator Officer, 2 full time mechanics. The district has approximately 125 volunteers.
The district operates out of eight (8) fire stations, deploying 10 structure fire apparatus, 4 wild land brush trucks, 3 2000-gallon pumper/tenders, 1 medium and 1 light rescue vehicle, 7 aid vehicles and a variety of support vehicles.
If you are interested in a career in the Fire Service, volunteering is a great way to start. Visit our web page for more information related to becoming a volunteer firefighter.