14177

Basic Life Support
Medical Calls

5421

Advanced Life Support
Medical Calls

517

Fire Responses

4007

Public Assists

211

Responders

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Our hearts are with Officer Bradley and his family, along with the rest of the BPD.

K9 officers are an incredible part of BPD’s operation. Their police work speaks for itself, but the lovable nature of a dog plays an unmeasurable role in community relations and PR events. Perhaps even more importantly, the bonds they create with their handler, their family, and other officers is a huge tool in managing stress and helping keep our officers healthy and safe. When you are having a rough shift, getting to ruffle ears and getting a giant drool-filled lick in return can be priceless.
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Our hearts are with Officer Bradley and his family, along with the rest of the BPD. 

K9 officers are an incredible part of BPD’s operation. Their police work speaks for itself, but the lovable nature of a dog plays an unmeasurable role in community relations and PR events. Perhaps even more importantly, the bonds they create with their handler, their family, and other officers is a huge tool in managing stress and helping keep our officers healthy and safe. When you are having a rough shift, getting to ruffle ears and getting a giant drool-filled lick in return can be priceless.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Deepest condolences. DOG is GOD spelled backwards. 🙏🐾🐾❤️

Thank you Ozzy. RIP over the rainbow bridge.

Prayers to Ozzy's family.

Sorry for your loss! R.I.P. go chase balls over the rainbow bridge!

I have the stuffed animal replica of Ozzy he will never be forgotten 🐾🐾

So sorry for your loss.

So very sorry...

Rest In Peace

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Congratulations Loren!! Enjoy your time with friends & family!!!!RETIREMENT: Today, after close to five years of distinguished service with the City of Bellevue Fire Department, Fire Prevention Officer Loren Charlston worked his final day with us.

Loren’s public safety career spanned nearly 37-years, starting as a resident volunteer with the Spanaway Fire Department while attending Bates Technical College, then later working as a paid firefighter with the Hanford Fire Department. In 1981, he was hired by the City of Redmond Fire Department. Loren quickly rose through the ranks to become the Deputy Fire Chief of Administration and later elected to finish his last six years as a fire captain at Fire Station 12. Before retiring from Redmond Fire after 31 years of service, Loren earned the prestigious Executive Fire Officer Credential from the National Fire Academy and obtained his associate degree in fire science.

Loren spent the next four years in the private sector as a program manager at Microsoft, but returned to the public safety work environment that is his passion when he was hired by Bellevue Fire in 2015. During his tenure with us, Loren has played an intricate role with the Fire Marshal’s Office, offering his vast knowledge, training and experience to the division. His dedicated fire prevention efforts have helped reduce the fire risk to the community and to our firefighters. He has been a great mentor to the junior fire prevention officers who have been lucky enough to work with him. His accomplishments and devotion were recognized by his peers when he was honored with the 2019 Civilian Employee of the Year Award.

We wish him and his family well and the best of luck with all future endeavors. Loren - job well done and you will truly be missed!
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Congratulations Loren!! Enjoy your time with friends & family!!!!

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Congratulations Loren!! Enjoy your retirement (again)!

Congrats Loren! Seems like last week you were my CO in the academy!

Congratulations to you, thank you for your service to the community

Congratulations Loren!

Congratulations on your retirement 🎉🍾🥂

CONGRATS LOREN!!!!!❤️❤️❤️

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations on a great career! Enjoy your retirement, you earned it!

I will miss you Loren. Best to you on your next chapter!

Way to go Loren🎉👍🏽💪🏽🚒

CONGRATULATIONS on Retirement

👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Almost 50 years of service for our paramedic program!!! Looking forward to the next 50! #historyBellevue was the first community outside of Seattle to build its own Medic One service. Bake sales and car washes helped fund it, and firefighters donated their time to become trained paramedics. On September 12, 1972, the first class of paramedics began service. Two days later, they brought their first patient back to life. Thank you, Bellevue (WA) Fire Department, for your partnership, friendship, and service to our communities. Stay safe! #MedicOne50 #ThrowbackThursday ... See MoreSee Less

Almost 50 years of service for our paramedic program!!! Looking forward to the next 50! #History

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Wow that is Sam Rockwell ❤️

Congratulations Bellevue Firefighters!😁 You are The Best!

Yea Medic One!

Congratulations Paul!! Enjoy retirement!!RETIREMENT: We bid farewell this morning to Lieutenant Medical Services Officer Paul Davison after a career that spanned nearly 40 years. After starting as a volunteer at Fire Station 1 in 1978, Paul’s professional career began on October 1, 1980, and he is the last member of his original recruit class to retire. As a firefighter, Paul was assigned to Stations 1, 3, 6 and 7. He then decided to become a paramedic and attended the renowned University of Washington/Harborview program in Seattle, graduating from Paramedic Class 15 in 1988. He enjoyed serving in this capacity for seven years before promoting to lieutenant. He spent three years as a company officer on Engine 1 before moving into the Medical Services Officer position in 1998, spending most of his remaining years with the department in this role.

Paul took his skills and commitment beyond his service as a firefighter; he was a fixture for many years on the Seafair Medical Team working the hydroplane races. He was also one of the founding members of Washington State Task Force Urban Search and Rescue Team which was formed in 1991. He has remained a part of the team to this day and has been deployed on multiple disasters and wildfires. Department members (both on and off duty) as well as project teams have relied on Paul’s knack for all things technology related.

Stretch, as he is affectionately known among our members, gained some fame at the end of his career for his starring role as one of the “Two Left Bunker Boots” dance troupe members in this video highlighting our efforts to keep our members and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

youtu.be/ugxbUhNSeog.

Paul, your enthusiasm, dedication and smile have left an indelible mark on us all. Best wishes in your next chapter.
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Congratulations Paul!! Enjoy retirement!!

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Congratulations! You will always be Tall Paul to Joe and I. Great things to come to you and family...

Congrats Paul, you've had a fine career, we go back a ways, enjoy your retirement.

Congrats Paul! Enjoy this next adventure in life!

Enjoy your retirement! Thank you for your service! ❤️🇺🇸

Congrats Paul on your well deserved retirement!

Congratulations, Paul!🎉🎉🎉🎉

Thank you for your service! Enjoy retirement - although you look a bit young to me! 😉

Congratulations, Paul! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Congratulations on your retirement 🎉🍾🥂

Congratulations Paul!

Congratulations Paul!!!

CONGRATULATIONS on Retirement

Congratulations!

Congrats!

Congratulations 🎉👏

Congratulations.

Job well done, enjoy your Retirement!

Best to You.

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Our hearts are with our brothers & sisters in Bellingham. Losing a part of the fire family is always a blow . . .On Monday June 29 Firefighter Brian Cain was tragically killed in a tractor accident on his property in Whatcom County. Brian spent 31 years working for the City of Bellingham. 12 years with the Public Works department and then the last 19 years with the Fire Department. Brian was most recently assigned as a ladder truck operator at Station 5 on Northwest Ave.

In addition to his work with the City of Bellingham, Brian had previously volunteered as a firefighter in Fire District 14 and Fire District 1. He is very well known and has been active throughout the East County.

Most importantly Brian was a husband to Stacy, a father to Chad and Olivia, and looking forward to becoming a grandfather in the very near future.

This sudden, tragic loss has struck the members of our department deeply. Our hearts are broken and we are struggling to find a way through this terrible time.

Know that while we will continue to be here to help you when you need it, we’re working through the grief of losing a member of our fire department family.

- Bill Hewett, Fire Chief
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Our hearts are with our brothers & sisters in Bellingham. Losing a part of the fire family is always a blow . . .

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Condolences and prayers for his family and friends

RIP...CONDOLENCES to family and friends

Sorry for your loss. Prayers

Prayers

So very sad

R.I.P. Sir

R.I.P.

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