City Services

Fire and E.M.S.

City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. is dedicated to safeguarding the lives, property, and environment of our community through exceptional service in education, preparedness, prevention, and response to emergency incidents.

City of Bothell and the Snohomish County Fire Protection District 10 (SCFD #10) have had a long standing partnership to provide the fire and emergency medical services to residents in District 10.  As part of this relationship, Fire District 10 owns and maintains the Queensborough Firehouse located at 330 228th Street SW.  District 10 also owns a fire engine, two aid car units, and a variety of others tools.  Through a contract, the City provides the firefighters to staff the Queensborough Firehouse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

News Releases

  • Bothell Heart Month 2015



    January 28, 2015


    Contact:       Lisa Allen

    Public Information Officer

    Bothell Fire and E.M.S.

    (425) 489.3364


    City of Bothell - Heart Month Campaign

    Bothell, Wash. – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with diabetes not far behind.  In response to the American Heart Association’s designation of February as American Heart Month, the City of Bothell will once again be celebrating “Bothell Heart Month”.  This campaign focuses on heart health awareness by placing firefighters in high-traffic areas throughout the community to offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. 

    High blood pressure and blood sugar can reduce your ability to live a healthy life, so take control of your health by knowing your numbers,” says City of Bothell Fire Chief Bob Van Horne.  “This community service campaign empowers citizens to educate themselves about health risks so they can take a proactive step toward a healthier lifestyle.”

    The Bothell Heart Month campaign will evaluate willing participant’s blood pressure and blood sugar, provide information about risks, and inform them of warning signs.

    Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be provided at locations throughout the City of Bothell during the month of February.  For an updated list of community event dates and screening locations, visit

    Find a list of community locations here.


  • Bothell House Fire

    Bothell, Wash. – At approximately 7:30 p.m. last night, crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Shoreline Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department, and  Snohomish County Fire District #7 responded to a residential structure fire located at 2908 228th Street SE in Bothell.

    Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from the front door of the single family residence.  Firefighters made a fast attack and were able to contain the fire quickly.

    Two adults and four children evacuated the home before fire crews arrived. The family was displaced from their home due to extensive fire and smoke damage.  The Bothell/Woodinville Firefighter Benevolent Fund provided the family with a hotel room for the night.  The Red Cross responded to provide resources and temporary housing.

    The damage is estimated to be at least $200,000.  The cause was determined to be an accidental electrical fire.

    The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to practice home escape routes frequently and identify a meeting place outside.  Additionally, practice crawling low to the ground when escaping a fire. The number one killer in residential fires is smoke inhalation.  Protect your family by having several working smoke alarms installed in your home and check the batteries at least twice a year.

    For more information, please contact Kirsten Clemens at (425) 489-3364.



    Kirsten Clemens
    Public Information Officer
    Bothell Fire and E.M.S.
    (425) 489-3364

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Media Contacts - Public Safety

Fire Department
Lisa Allen
Public Educator/Public Information Officer 

Kirsten Clemens
Public Educator/Public Information Officer

Fire Marshal's Office Contact (click here)

Police Department
Denise Langford
Captain/Public Information Officer

For non-public safety media inquiries
Catherine Jansen
Acting Public Information Officer