Father and son, Dan (right in photo) and James (left in photo) Richards, fought their first fire together today when both Engine 39 and Engine 31 were dispatched to a house fire in Lake City. Dan Richards has worked for the Seattle Fire Department for 37 years and normally works as the driver on Ladder 9, which responds out of Fire Station 17 in the University District. His son James has been working for the Seattle Fire Department for five years and works on Engine 31 which responds out of Fire Station 31 in Northgate. The father-son duo typically work on different shifts so they don’t run into each other at work very often. Dan was working an extra shift today on Engine 39, which responds out of Fire Station 39 in Lake City.