Welcome to the Mercer Island Fire Department web pages. These pages, developed in partnership with other city agencies, is designed to provide the citizens of Mercer Island with timely information about activities and programs of your Fire Department.
My name is Steve Heitman and I am the Fire Chief for the Mercer Island Fire Department. I have been with the department since 2001 starting my career as a firefighter. I have worked my way through the ranks serving as Lieutenant, Deputy Chief and now Fire Chief.
As part of our mission, we view these web pages as another medium in which we can provide information and assistance to our community. It is our hope that you find this site educational and enjoyable. If you are unable to locate a specific piece of information, please feel free to contact us with your suggestion. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the value of these pages.
The Mercer Island community is well served by a staff of incredible people who are dedicated to their mission. Mercer Island is one of the safest communities in the State of Washington and we believe it is because of the unique partnerships that exist between the community and its local government and schools. The Mercer Island Fire Department is honored to be a part of that partnership.
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Deputy Fire Chief
My name is Mike Mandella and I am the Deputy Fire Chief for the Mercer Island Fire Department. I started with the department on January 2, 2018. I have over 39 years of increasingly responsible positions in the fire service, emergency management, and management oversight positions, including eight years as Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Preparedness at Sea-Tac International Airport, culminating with my last position as Deputy Director at NORCOM.
I am excited for the opportunity to serve the residents of Mercer Island.
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