Mission Statement

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue is proud to serve in the protection of lives and property.
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Quick Facts About NKF&R

  • 2015 Call Volume: 3,153 incidents with approximately 59% of all calls dispatched for emergency medical services
  • 2016 Operating Revenue: $7 million*
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  • Response Personnel: 34 (paid), 12 (volunteer-intern), 6 (respond from home volunteers)
  • Service Area: About 46 square miles including the communities of Kingston, Suquamish, Hansville, Indianola and Miller Bay
  • Population Served: About 19,400
  • Stations: 5 (4 are fully-staffed)
  • Insurance Rating: Businesses and residences within 1000′ of a fire hydrant enjoy a rating of 5
  • NKF&R Fact Sheet 2016

*Excludes the district’s beginning fund balance as well as tax revenues collected in 2015 for debt service on general obligation bonds. Includes $600,000 additional tax revenue from a maintenance and operations levy approved by voters in the fall of 2014.

Boundaries and Station Locations

NKF&R’s north and east boundaries are defined by the shores of Puget Sound, with the western line running from Sandy Hook (near the Agate Pass Bridge) to just south of Port Gamble (and excluding the Port Gamble S’Klallam Indian Reservation). The fire district includes several small communities such as Hansville, Kingston, Indianola and Suquamish. There are no incorporated cities in the district.

NKF&R maintains four stations fully-staffed with firefighters 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. This configuration is the result of the district’s efforts to relocate its facilities and provide higher levels of service with 24-hour staffing. The district is proud to have an average response time of about 8 minutes.

Hansville

4911 NE Twin Spits Road | Hansville, WA 98340
Our Hansville satellite station was completed in September of 2001. Providing first response to the communities of Hansville, Driftwood Keys, Shorewoods and Cliffside, at least two firefighter/emergency medical technicians are assigned to the station every day. (Map)

Kingston

26642 Miller Bay Road NE | Kingston, WA 98346
Completed in the fall of 2001, NKF&R’s headquarters facility in Kingston houses the district’s administrative personnel as well as response crews. The station is staffed with a minimum of four personnel: shift captain, firefighter/paramedic and two firefighter/emergency medical technicians. The department’s apparatus maintenance facility as well as a training tower/drill ground are also located at this site. (Map)

South Kingston

23260 South Kingston Road | Kingston, WA 98346
NKF&R’s South Kingston satellite station provides first response to the communities of Indianola, Jefferson Beach and South Kingston. Crews began operating from the facility in December of 2001; every day, at least two firefighter/emergency medical technicians are assigned to this station. (Map)

Suquamish

18533 Augusta Avenue | Suquamish, WA 98392
NKF&R’s Suquamish station was originally built in the 1960’s and remodeled to house 24-hour staff in 1996. A minimum of two firefighter/emergency medical technicians are assigned to this station, though the facility can accommodate as many as eight. (Map)

While our firefighters welcome routine visits to any of our stations, crews may not be available when you stop by. Their duties often take them away from the stations on emergency responses, training and other duties. For this reason, it’s always best to call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.