Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, covering 108 square miles in King County (Washington State) including the areas of Covington, East Hill, Hobart, Kent, Maple Valley, McVan, Meridian Valley, Ravensdale, SeaTac, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport & Southcenter.
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority started out as the Kent Fire Department in 1892. The Kent Volunteer Fire Department is officially organized In 1912. Named changed in 1924 as the Kent Fire Department beginning of the city department. In 1936 the department started to provide service outside of its boundaries, and one of the first fire departments to provide rural fire protection in Washington.
In 1948 King County Fire District # 37 was formed with a $50.00 loan from the City of Kent. In 1974 Kent Fire Department and King County Fire District # 37 contract together to operate as a single entity, cutting operating costs, portions of Fire District 30 are annexed into Kent. Voters overwhelmingly approved (72%) the formation of the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority in 2010.
In 2011 the department begins contracting with the City of SeaTac to provide Fire Prevention services, and in 2013 SeaTac Fire Department joined the fire authority with a 20 year contract. In 2017 the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority changed the name to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety joined Puget Sound Fire through a contract for service agreement in 2018.
Station 45 – SeaTac
Station 46 – McVan
Station 71 – Kent
Station 72 – Meridian Valley
Station 73 – Star Lake
Station 74 – East Hill
Station 75 – Highpointe
Station 76 – Centerpointe
Station 77 – East Hill-Meridian
Station 78 – Covington
If you want to help us update this department with photos or information, contact us here.