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Burn Awareness Week, February 6 – 12

Burns and fire injuries affect 116,600 children each year in the US, including 600 deaths of children, ages 14 and under. Most injuries occur at home in the kitchen or bathroom. In Washington State, scald injuries are the second leading cause of death in children ages 0-4 years old. By taking these simple steps, you can […]

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Results of fire engine investigation

Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean and Acting Director of Fleets and Facilities Fred Podesta today announced the findings of an independent expert on the cause of the failure of Engine 81 at the tragic Fremont fire earlier this month. After more than 39 hours of diagnostic and field testing, the consultant and emergency vehicle technicians […]

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Medic One Program founder Dr. Leonard Cobb honored

Dr. Leonard Cobb, one of the founders of Seattle Fire Department’s acclaimed Medic One Program, was honored with a “Pioneers of Paramedicine” Lifetime Achievement Award last weekend in Los Angeles.   In the late 1960’s, in partnership with the late Gordon Vickery who was the Chief of the Seattle Fire Department, Dr. Cobb conducted a […]

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Future firefighters to compete in “Fire Muster” Saturday

The public is invited to watch as nearly 200 Fire Cadets and Fire Explorers from around the region compete in firefighting and emergency medical skill contests at a “Fire Muster” on Saturday, April 24 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event is hosted by the Seattle Fire Department Cadet Program in association with the […]

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Structural collapse rescue training prepares firefighters for earthquakes and more

When an earthquake or terrorist attack causes a freeway or building to collapse, rescuing trapped victims will be a top priority. This month, as part of ongoing Department training, Seattle Firefighters are practicing structural collapse rescue. More than 1,000 Seattle Firefighters will go through the hands on rescue training. Utilizing a specially built collapse prop, […]

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Blazing a Trail for the Future

Twenty-four young women learned the ins and outs of firefighting this week at Camp Blaze. Instructors created Camp Blaze to introduce young women to the Fire Service. Camp Blaze is structured to give young women more confidence by teaching them about team work, problem solving and physical agility. Camp Blaze instructors volunteer their time and […]

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Firefighters Practice High Angle Rescues at South Lake Union Construction Site

On Saturday, July 11 Seattle firefighters worked with construction crews from GLY Construction to practice high angle rescues at a South Lake Union construction site located at 301 Boren Avenue. First, firefighters simulated rescuing injured patients from the bottom of the construction pit, which is approximately 100 feet below the street level. They placed the […]

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Rescue Drill Simulates Freeway and Building Collapses

When an earthquake causes a freeway to collapse or a terrorist bombing knocks down a building, rescuing trapped victims will take more than the efforts of first responders. On Tuesday June 9, the Seattle Fire Department hosted a drill that focused on integrating public and private resources during the rescue phase of a catastrophic disaster. […]

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