UPDATE 2 p.m.- June 23–At 11 a.m. the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from the Coast Guard reporting a man clinging to his boat in the Elliot Bay Marina somewhere between Piers 86 and Pier 91. The man reported being knocked overboard while deploying a fender on the side of the vessel. Deck crews […][More]
Puget Sound Energy crews plugged a major gas service line leak in SODO after it was ruptured this morning. At 5:35 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a major gas line break at 55 South Spokane Street. The first arriving company found a high-volume of gas leaking into […][More]
Posted: June 17th, 2014 under Fire Line.
Tags: Burlington Northern, gas leak, Marginal Way, mobile ventilation unit, MVU, PSE, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Seattle Police Department, SODO, Spokane Street, West Seattle
June 13—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire at an under-construction Capitol Hill Apartment Building was accidental, caused by improperly extinguished smoking materials in a Porta-Potty on the top of the roof. The first 911 call came in at 3 a.m. to firefighter/dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center. The caller reported black smoke coming from […][More]
The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being held […][More]
Posted: June 11th, 2014 under Community Events, Fire Line, Public Education.
Tags: Columbia City, downtown, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Public Libraries, SPL, story times, University District, West Seattle
The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being […][More]
Posted: May 23rd, 2014 under Community Events, Fire Line, Fire Prevention.
Tags: Public Education, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Seattle Public Libraries, Seattle Public Schools, SFD, SPL, story times
This week technicians from the Management Information Services (MIS) Department will be upgrading our dispatch software for our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. During the upgrade, the Seattle Fire Department’s Real-Time 911 Dispatch System will be taken offline for three straight days: Monday, May 19th, 2014 from 09:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday May 20th 2014 […][More]
Fire Station 25 Open House Saturday May 10, 2014 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1300 E. Pine St SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to visit the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 25, located at 1300 […][More]
Posted: May 6th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line.
Tags: ARC Architects, Capitol Hill, Chief Gregory Dean, FAS, Finance and Administrative Services, Local 27, Open House, Pine Street, seattle firefighters, Station 25, Western Ventures Construction
May 5 – A fire erupted around 5:00 am at the house that burned previously on April 29 (see blog post dated April 30). Firefighter’s quick actions and previous knowledge of the building aided in their ability to make sure everyone was safe and aggressively extinguish the fire in 10 minutes. Since the building already […][More]
Posted: May 5th, 2014 under Fire Line.
April 29 – Fire investigators determined a First Hill High Rise fire was accidental, caused by unattended food on the stove. The damage estimate was $20,000 to the structure and $3,000 to the contents. At 9:24 p.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received an automatic fire alarm coming from a high rise […][More]
April 29—Seattle Fire Investigators are classifying a fire at an Arbor Heights home as undetermined. Due the extensive damage to the structure and the danger of the building collapsing, investigators were not able to go inside the home to collect evidence. At 7:38 p.m. the first 911 call came […][More]
Posted: April 30th, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: 39th Avenue SW, April 29, Arbor Heights, Harborivew Medical Center, Medic One, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, undetermined, West Seattle