The Tukwila Fire Department excels in serving the needs of its extremely diverse community. The department is staffed with 62 career uniformed personnel and 5 civilian personnel. It also provides mutual aid to South King County Fire agencies.
The majority of personnel are assigned to Fire Suppression which responds to fires, emergency medical incidents, rescues, hazardous materials incidents, and general service calls. Response personnel are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. The Training Division resides within the South King County Fire Training Consortium. The consortium is a cooperative of regional training officers providing services to multiple departments.
The Fire Prevention and Investigation Division oversees fire code inspections, sprinkler, fire alarm, building plan review, and fire cause investigation. The division interacts with approximately 2,400 businesses in the community, and in situations related to commercial, residential construction, and in remodels requiring oversight.
The department houses the City of Tukwila Emergency Management Division which maintains, updates, and coordinates the city’s emergency plans and serves to coordinate and support large scale multi-department response. They also engage the community in training and educational opportunities.