About Us

Mountain View Fire and Rescue was formed on January 6, 1953 and was formally known as King County Fire District 44 (JPG). The district has grown over the years to what it is today with a population of over 32,000 people and an area of 70 square miles to include our South Battalion including much of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, and Black Diamond.

The service area is comprised of urban/rural residential property with numerous schools and a few commercial businesses.
King County Fire District #44 Map
Prominent landmarks include:
  • Flaming Geyser State Park
  • Muckleshoot Indian Reservation
  • Pacific Raceways
  • Washington National Golf Course
  • White River Amphitheater
The district protects a major stretch of the Green River as it traverses the district east to west.

Mutual Aid Agreements
Mountain View Fire and Rescue has  a mutual aid agreement with all Fire Departments in King County under the County wide "Mutual Assistance and Interlocal Agreement"  including our direct neighbors:
  • Enumclaw Fire Department
  • Kent Fire Authority
  • Maple Valley Fire Department
  • Valley Regional Fire Authority
King County Medic One provides advanced life support services for the district and Medic 12 operates out of Mountain View Fire and Rescue Station 94. Our 911 calls are dispatched through Valley Communications based in Kent. We respond to approximately 2,000 alarms each year, most are medical related. Review our latest call volume.

Board of Commissioners
The District serves under the direction of an elected, 5 member Board of Commissioners. Each Commissioner serves a 6-year term. We welcome the public to attend board meetings which are generally the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at Mountain View Fire and Rescue Station 95 at 6:30 p.m. Review agendas and minutes from the past few Board of Commissioner Meetings.

Personnel
Mountain View Fire and Rescue has 3 chief officers:
  • Fire Chief Greg Smith
  • Deputy Chief Mike Barlow
  • Assistant Chief Robert Young
The district is a combination career/volunteer firefighter district. Our 18 career firefighters belong to IAFF Local 3186. The volunteer program has approximately 100 volunteers that include Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Wildland Firefighters, and Swiftwater Rescue Technicians.

Stations
The district operates out of 8 fire stations, deploying:
  • 1 medium and 2 light rescue vehicles
  • 10 structure fire apparatus
  • 14 person transport vans
  • 3 wild land brush trucks
  • 3, 2,000-gallon pumper/tenders
  • 6 aid vehicles
  • Variety of command, training/safety officer and maintenance vehicles
Special Teams
The district has 2 specialized teams capable of handling incidents that require specific training. Swift Water Rescue Team (the district has several incidents a year involving the rivers in our jurisdiction), and the South Puget Sound Regional Hand Team (Wild Land Fire Fighting).

Volunteer & Career Staff
Through the combination of career and volunteer personnel, Mountain View strives to provide the citizens of the community with timely responses from well-trained individuals and proper equipment, within the limits of our operating budget.

A combination of volunteer and career staff provide Fire and Basic Life Support (BLS) service to the community. Currently, all career firefighters and most volunteers are certified EMT's with defibrillator certification.
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