The Bellevue Fire Department has nine stations staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At any one time, there are at least 39 firefighter/emergency medical technicians and eight medic/firefighters on duty.
Two stations are “cross-staffed,” which means the three-person crew takes whatever apparatus is required for the call. If it is a fire-related call, they take the fire engine. If it is a medical-related call, they take the aid car.
Three stations (Station 1-Downtown, Station 2-Eastgate and Station 3-Crossroads) have dedicated aid cars, meaning they are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with two firefighter/EMTs. Bellevue also has two ladder truck companies, housed at Station 7 and Station 3.
The Bellevue Fire Department also runs four full-time Medic units, two of which are in the city boundaries. Medic 1 runs out of Overlake Hospital and Medic 2 runs out of Station 2 at West Lake Hills. Medic 3 is housed in North Bend, while Medic 14 is in Issaquah.