About Graham Fire & Rescue

A Little History

Graham Fire & Rescue was founded in 1962 as allowed by Title 52 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and first operated out of the old bus garage at Kapowsin High School.

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Size of District

Interactive District Map

Graham Fire & Rescue serves over 61,000 residents and covers approximately 70 square miles. Our response area stretches are far north as 160th Street E & Meridian to as far south as the intersection of Webster Road & Meridian. At the widest point, the district spans just over 12 miles, from near 8th Avenue S & Rice Kandle Road to Orville Road near Electron and Camp One Road. To see a footprint of our district with station locations and other features, check out our interactive district map.

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Other Station Facts

Graham Fire & Rescue currently has six Stations. Five of those are capable of housing staff. One is a respond-from-home volunteer station:

  • Station 91 - Built in 1986, 4 personnel minimum, sleeps 8
  • Station 92 - Built in 1972, respond-from-home volunteer station
  • Station 93 - Remodeled in 1997, 2 personnel minimum, sleeps 6
  • Station 94 - Built in 2006, 3 personnel minimum, sleeps 8
  • Station 95 - Built in 2010, 2 personnel minimum, sleeps 6
  • Station 96 - Built in 2010, 2 personnel minimum, sleeps 6

Stations 91, 94 and 96 typically have administrative staff available to answer questions and provide paperwork, such as issuing burn permits, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 430PM.

Station 96 also functions as Graham Fire & Rescue's central logistics hub and contains an extended bay as our maintenance and repair facility.

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Apparatus Facts

As of 2013, Graham Fire & Rescue employs the following response vehicles/apparatus:

  • 6 Fire Engines, plus 1 reserve engine
  • 4 Medic Units, plus 1 reserve medic unit and 1 shared bariatric unit
  • 1 Ladder Truck, 75' ladder
  • 2 Water Tenders, 3000 gallon capacity each
  • 1 Brush Truck
  • 1 Support Services Motor Home, used for rehabilitation and events
  • 1 Battalion Chief Vehicle
  • 1 Zodiac Boat, used for water rescue
  • 1 Hazardous Materials Trailer

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Call Volume Facts

In the recent years, the Graham and surrounding communities have grown exponentially. In 1990, when Graham Fire & Rescue was only a couple of stations and a handful of apparatus, we ran 1375 calls.

From 1990 to 1995, that amount of calls had grown by over 50% to 2128. Another short 5 years brought an additional 61% increase in response to 3444 calls ran in 2000. In 2015, Graham Fire & Rescue responded to 6331 calls, a large majority of them EMS calls. This is a 6.2% increase from the 5959 calls ran in 2014, and is largely due to new apartment complexes and neighborhood build-outs. 2016 saw an additional 214 calls over 2015, or an increase of 3.38% from the 2015 call volume.

Year# of Calls
20166545
20156331
20145959
20135644
20125812
20115248
20105196
20095202
20084943
20074656
20064610
20054004
20043818
20033888
20023551
20013705
20003444
19992995
19982753
19972559
19962381
19952128
19941892
19931915
19921887
19911574
19901375

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