Community Education & Services

Public Information & Community Relations

EF&R provides ongoing communication and activities to support the communities we serve. EF&R strives to work closely with media, as a critical source and tool, in providing life safety and emergency preparedness education. Follow EF&R on Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter for the latest fire department happenings, community activities and events.


Residents play a key role in reducing wildfire risks. There are steps that homeowners can take to decrease their potential loss, with the most important efforts occurring on and immediately around the home.
EF&R partnered with the City of Issaquah to educate the community on these risks captured in this informational video.

Firewise and Ready, Set, Go! are components of the Fire Adapted Communities strategy. A “Fire Adapted Community” incorporates people, buildings, businesses, infrastructure, cultural resources, and natural areas working together to prepare for the effects of wildfires.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reviews the primary threats to homes during a wildfire and provides homeowners methods to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize risks and potential loss.

The Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WAFAC), funded by the Bureau of Land Management, is a statewide group of organizations supporting communities confronting the threat of wildfire. This provides member communities with resources to engage with other WAFAC participants, to share best practices and ways to manage wildfire threats.

Here are some additional resources:

·         Learn more from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

·         Defend Your Home from Wildfire: flyer in English & Spanish

·         Learn how to prepare for a wildfire: the Ready Campaign

·         Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety 

·         Watch this two-minute video, Your Home in Fire Environmentfrom our friends at the National Interagency Fire Center.

Classes - Events - Tours

EF&R provides a variety of educational programs to the communities we serve. The primary goal is the health and safety of all community members. This is followed by disaster prevention, protection against property loss, and personal preparedness. All programs can be tailored to the size and age of the audience or any specific educational goals you may have.

All requests must be scheduled two weeks in advance. This allows us a greater opportunity to accommodate the date and time of your request.

Please understand, once scheduled, the tour/event/presentation may be interrupted. The crews and apparatus must remain in service to respond to emergency calls that come in prior to or during the event resulting in them arriving later than scheduled, needing to leave early, or not being able to attend at all.

Fire Station Tour Request: Visit your local fire station! Station tours last approximately 30 minutes. They include viewing the fire engine, firefighter equipment, fire gear, emergency medical equipment, living quarters, and a short presentation concerning fire safety. Tours may be scheduled between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please click here to fill out the form.

Community Event Request: Requests EF&R for community gatherings, events, fairs, etc. Please click here to fill out the form.

Presentation & Training Request: Requests for fire department personnel for education presentations on fire, life safety, and emergency preparedness. Please click here to fill out the form.

CPR & First Aid Courses (Adult/Child/Infant): EF&R offers classes the second Saturday of each month. Please click here for additional information and to register.

Any questions or additional information, please contact the Public Information Office at or (425) 313-3247.



Patient Specific Medication and Treatment Program (Adrenal Insufficiency Program)

The King County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is designed to deliver positive patient outcomes to the citizens we serve. The system implements regional practices for common emergency conditions. In uncommon conditions, King County EMS has developed a patient-specific protocol that enables directed and specialized care for an individual citizen. This strategy helps focus local EMS personnel to the specific individual and their condition and helps assure the necessary therapy in the uncommon but real possibility that specialized treatment is required. Adrenal insufficiency qualifies as such a condition. EF&R and Paramedic personnel are trained regarding the indications and use of the special therapy. (view training procedures)  

To help deliver effective emergency assistance to individuals with adrenal insufficiency, we encourage you to work with EF&R to invoke the ‘Patient Specific Medication and Treatment Policy’. Program information can be found here

For additional information regarding the program and details relating to Adrenal Insufficiency Disease, please contact Deputy Chief Burke at (425) 313-3204.