A Message From Our Chief

“The Shoreline Fire Department is highly motivated and strives to exceed the expectations of our community. We are proud to serve the City of Shoreline and are ready to adapt to the challenges of our growing community. We carry out our mission with the highest degree of professionalism, recognizing that our people are the key to our success.”
– Matt Cowan, Fire Chief

Welcome to Shoreline Fire Department!

Originally formed as King County Fire District No. 4, Shoreline Fire Department has served the community since 1939. It is our hope that this site will increase your awareness of what we do and how we serve the Shoreline community. On behalf of the staff of Shoreline Fire Department, we thank you for your continued support and encouragement!

Now Hiring

Shoreline Fire Department is currently hiring for the position of Lateral Firefighter/EMT.

Visit our employment page for more information.

Join SFD and help keep our community safe, healthy & resilient!

The Shoreline Fire Department offers careers with benefits, varied work assignments, and unlimited opportunity and has long set a standard of excellence for training and performance as a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting millions of people who live, work and play in this beautiful City.


Questions? We Have Answers

I'd like to become a volunteer firefighter. How do I do that?

Shoreline Fire Department does not have a volunteer firefighter program. See Employment to learn how to become a career firefighter.

Are fireworks legal in Shoreline?

No, they are BANNED in Shoreline. Please call surrounding cities for their current ordinance regarding fireworks.

Do your firefighters rescue cats from trees?

People often think we rescue cats from trees, but we rarely do this. Our mission is to protect human life and property, and to respond to fire, medical and rescue emergencies for our residents. We rely on tree experts and arborists to help with cat-in-tree incidents. Animal rescue and shelter organizations will provide referrals. Another excellent resource is www.canopycatrescue.com or call (253) 324-0524.