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!

COVID Vaccinations

In partnership with UW Medicine, Shoreline Fire Department is offering free COVID-19 vaccines at Shoreline Community College. You may make an appointment by calling 844.520.8700. Please refer to UW Medicine’s Vaccine Updates for more information. Now accepting walk-ins for adult booster shots from 9am-4pm.

The Shoreline Community College site has a limited supply of pediatric vaccine for ages 5-11 year olds. Please call UW Medicine to schedule an appointment. We are currently not accepting walk-ins at this time.

Location: 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Building 9000, Shoreline, WA

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.