- We hold monthly membership meetings, monthly board meetings and occasional Saturday seminars.
- We stay connected in Olympia and at the executive level in King County.
- We provide a direct line of communication to all king county fire commissioners and chiefs as well as district administrative staff; we are the conduit that brings everyone together.
We just we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2017 and we hope that you will join us as we strive to propel the fire industry for the next 50 years.
The Role of the Fire Commissioner
Fire Commissioners are publicly elected officials that make up the governing board of their Fire District. Fire Commissioners are responsible for the leadership and long-term planning for their fire district. They set and approve budgets, set and propose taxes for their district and are responsible for the Fire Chief. Fire Commissioners report directly to the voting public for the overall operations of their fire district.
The King County Fire Commissioners Association Educates, Promotes, Informs and Connects all fire commissioners, fire districts and everyone involved in the fire and emergency industry. Our goal is to make sure that our region and our state has the best possible fire and emergency services today and well into the future
Who We Are
We are the King County Fire Commissioners Association. We are a nonprofit corporation comprised of member Fire Districts, City Public Safety Committees and Regional Fire Authorities (RFA’s) in King County. Fire Commissioners and Governance Board members of these districts, RFA’s and City Public Safety Committees, volunteer their time to manage and participate in our association and propel and improve the fire service industry with our common purpose and mission.
Our purpose is simple: To safeguard and better the fire service industry in King County
We fulfill our purpose through our mission, and our mission is E.P.I.C.
Every day we strive to Educate, Promote, Inform & Connect the Fire Service Industry in King County
What We Do
Once a month our general membership meets to connect with fellow commissioners and learn from industry experts the latest developments in the fire service industry.
We stay abreast of the fire related bills and resolutions in process in Olympia and in King County. We pass on our legislative insights to our membership, keeping them informed and ready for the call to action when needed.
We provide representative Fire Commissioners and Governance Board Members to County and State coalitions, committees and councils. We make sure the needs or impacts on the King County Fire service is heard and understood as we guide and safeguard the best possible outcomes for our citizens and communities and our fire and emergency service industry.
How to Get Involved
Become a member district, RFA and/or city council public safety committee member
Come to a general membership meeting. They are in the evening the second Wednesday of every month. General Membership Meetings are held at a central King County Fire District or Host Fire Service facility.
Come to an Executive Board meeting. They are in the evening the first Wednesday of every month.
Come to our Fire Chiefs and Fire Commissioners annual joint meeting and Officer installation banquet in January.
Volunteer to run for an officer or board of directors position.
You can also volunteer to assist on a committee or become an association representative. Contact an officer or a board member to learn more.
Sign up for our mentor program. In this 2 year program, a new commissioner is paired up with an experienced commissioner for guidance and advice. This is especially helpful for new commissioners on a three member commissioner board.