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Firefighters Extricate Driver from Truck vs Bus Collision on Rainier Avenue South

March 7- Seattle firefighters spent half-an-hour extricating a mother from her pickup truck after a collision between the vehicle and a bus. At 12:53 p.m.  firefighters were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street for a car rescue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck with a smashed-in driver’s door. […]


Car into a Building in International District

  February 3–A 92-year-old female was transported to Harborview Medical Center to be evaluated after running her sedan into the front door of a business in the International District.  At 1:27 p.m., firefighters were called to reports of a car into the building with a possible person trapped in the 800 block of South Weller […]


Seattle Firefighters Save Swimmer In Ship Canal

November 22—Seattle Firefighters rescued a struggling swimmer in the ship canal early this morning. At 12:51 a.m., a 911 caller reported the swimmer was halfway across the canal in the 1400 block of NE Boat Street. The swimmer did not have a floatation device but was able to communicate with the caller. A Seattle Police […]


Seattle Firefighters Rescue Trapped Driver at U-Village Parking Lot

November 21—Seattle Fire Department Paramedics transported a female driver in her 50’s to Harborview Medical Center after being rescued out of her car. When firefighters arrived, they found the female patient trapped inside her rolled over Honda Minivan which was laying on its side. The female patient was able to communicate with firefighters and indicated […]


Seattle Firefighters respond to School Bus Accident in West Seattle

November 8—Seattle Firefighters treated two patients after a collision between a school bus and a passenger car. The accident occurred at the corner of 18th Avenue SW and SW Elmgrove Street in West Seattle shortly after 9 this morning. The driver of the car, a male in his early 30’s, was transported to Harborview Medical […]


Technical Rescue Crew Rescues Construction Worker

October 12— Seattle Firefighters along with the Technical Rescue Team rescued a construction worker pinned between a wall and a piece of drilling equipment. Around 1:30 p.m. dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about the male in his 20’s trapped in a pit at the 700 block of Marion Street. When firefighters arrived, they found the […]


Multi-Agency Response for Missing Jet Skier on Lake Washington

August 17—The Seattle Fire Department along with the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted an extensive search of Lake Washington for a missing jet skier. The 21-year old Seattle man disappeared about 100 yards off shore from the 4400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South. Multiple 911 calls came in shortly before […]


Firefighters Contain Airport Way South Motel Fire to Just Two Units

August 3—Seattle Fire investigators determined a fire that started in a three-story motel along Airport Way South was accidental. The fire, which heavily damaged two units, was electrical in nature according to the investigators. The fire caused 400 thousand dollars in damage including 300 thousand dollars in damage to the structure and 100 thousand dollars […]


Stuck Window Washer Thankful for Rescue by Seattle Fire’s Department Technical Rescue Team

July 14-The Seattle Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team saved a window washer caught dangling 65 feet from the ground. A few minutes before noon, firefighters were called to McCaw Hall located in the 300 block of Mercer Street in Lower Queen Anne to find the man dangling by a safety harness about 15 feet from […]


Dragon Boat full of Teenagers Rescued in Lake Washington

July 7—Seattle Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Lakeside Drive South in Leschi with reports of an overturned boat with people in the water. Initial reports indicated a racing dragon boat overturned about 150 yards off the shore in choppy waters. The Seattle Fire Department responded with Engine 6 and Ladder Trucks 3 […]