The Fire Department, operated by the government of the City of Kent in Washington, offers a range of emergency management and medical services. The department specializes in fire administration and prevention services and operates public education programs. It also serves King County Fire District 37 and offers first-aid classes. The department also provides a variety of online fire safety tips. It is responsible for granting building and outdoor burning permits. The Fire Department also conducts building inspections. The department administers several community care and awareness programs. It responds to natural disasters and vehicle and hazardous material accidents. In addition, the Fire Department conducts water rescue operations.