Howard A. Monta
About the Seattle
According to the Seattle Fire Department it “provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to a
culturally diverse and vibrant population of Seattle. Since organized in 1894, the Fire Department has evolved from an organization
focused only on fire fighting, to one that includes other critical services such as building inspections, fire code enforcement,
tactical rescues and public education.
Today, the Seattle Fire Department
employs 1,044 uniformed personnel, 40 department chiefs, 78 paramedics and 86 civilian personnel in 34 fire stations. The
department has 33 engines, 11 ladder trucks and 24 other types of emergency services related vehicles.
The mission of the Seattle Fire Department
is “to prevent the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies and other disasters.
We accomplish our mission through highly trained firefighters, a focus on fire prevention and education and nationally
recognized emergency medical skills.”