Pursuant to the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation 20-25, EF&R is unable to provide an in-person location for the public to listen to the virtual Board and Committee meetings. Meetings are still accessible to the public and public comment is able to be submitted.
Written Comment: Written public comment will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Submit your written comments via email to the Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verbal Comment: Up to three (3) minutes of verbal public comment may be provided per person live during the meeting. Please sign-up in advance of the meeting (by 1:00 p.m.) by completing the Public Comment Sign-Up Form.
Due to potential connectivity issues, we strongly encourage public comments be emailed. We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.
Board Chair Alan Gothelf, North BendDirector Chris Ross, Sammamish
Board Vice Chair Chris Reh, IssaquahDirector Karen Moran, Sammamish
Director Stacy Goodman, IssaquahDirector Gloria Hatcher-Mays, Fire District 10
Director Matt Talbot, Fire District 38Director Alan Martin, Fire District 10
The EF&R Board governs the provision of fire protection and emergency services within the boundaries of the cities and fire districts. The appointed officials typically maintain strict policy-level involvement avoiding direct management and hands-on task assignments. The Fire Chief carries out the day-to-day management of the Agency.
On January 1, 1999, the consolidation of several agencies created a new fire and emergency medical agency called Eastside Fire & Rescue. The agencies joining in this consolidation included King County Washington, Fire Districts 10 and 38, and the cities of Issaquah and North Bend. The City of Sammamish joined the consolidation in January 2000. EF&R is governed by this regional Board of Directors.
EF&R Public Board Meetings:
The EF&R Board meets at 4:00 p.m. the second Thursday every month at EF&R Headquarters located at 175 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027.
All meetings are public and we welcome you to attend. Please check the Agenda Center for changes, cancellations or special meetings. Feel free to contact us at (425) 313-3200 should you have any questions or need additional information.