Located at 3601 Beacon Avenue South, the renovation project includes a decontamination facility, increased equipment storage, a fire alarm and sprinkler system and a new kitchen.
The renovation of Fire Station 13 was completed as part of the Fire Facilities & Emergency Response Levy Program.
Engine Company 13 and Battalion 5’s Chief have moved back into the station.
The public is invited to visit and tour the new station as part of the open house. Bring the entire family to meet the firefighters. There will be activities for the children including face painting.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Fire Station 13
3601 Beacon Avenue S. – Seattle, WA
Henny fire joined the Seattle Fire Department in 2006 as the very first accelerant detection dog or “Arson Dog”. Henny and her handler Captain Stephen Baer graduated from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Accelerant Detection K-9 school.
Henny is a black lab and is trained to detect petroleum-based fuels in the amounts that humans or machines can’t smell.
Since joining the SFD, Henny has assisted with in 134 fire investigations. Henny has been utilized by the ATF, FBI and other fire and law enforcement agencies around the state.
Captain Baer and Henny’s teamwork has led to arrests and the determination of causes in fires that included losses in the tens of millions of dollars.
Captain Baer transferred from the Fire Investigative Unit to become the Officer-in-Charge on Engine Company 8 located on Queen Anne Hill. Henny, is already enjoying her retirement. She will remain a full-time pet for Captain Baer and his family.
April 4 — This morning James Raisbeck, a Seward Park resident, well-known Seattle-area businessman and philanthropist, was at Fire Station 28 in Seattle, along with his wife, Sherry Raisbeck, where they announced a $25,000 donation to the Medic One Foundation after firefighters and paramedics from Fire Station 28 helped save Raisbeck’s life earlier this year using the techniques and skills taught in the Paramedic Training Program funded by the Medic One Foundation.
“I wanted to show my gratitude to the highly skilled paramedics and firefighters who saved my life earlier this year,” said Raisbeck. “I really am here today because they used the world class education they received through the Medic One Foundation and brought me back from near death.”
Sherry Raisbeck, who called 911 in early January after she found her husband unconscious in their Seward Park home, also credits Medic One’s paramedics and firefighters with saving her husband’s life. “We want to show our support for the Medic One Foundation and the amazing training program they fund, which really did save my husband’s life. I don’t think he would be here today, if they didn’t have the extraordinary education they have.”
Doctors told Sherry Raisbeck that they had never seen a patient with “lab work like that” walk out of the hospital before, illustrating the seriousness of the situation.
The Seattle Fire Department paramedics who treated Raisbeck are graduates of the Medic One Paramedic Training Program that exists in Seattle and King County, funded by the Medic One Foundation and widely regarded as the best and most comprehensive training program in the world. Students undergo 2,500 hours of instruction compared to the national recommendation of 1,100 and have an average of 700 patient contacts, more than three times the national average. The training program allows paramedics to provide Advanced Life Support care that, in the past, could only be performed by a licensed physician. It is a major reason why Seattle and King County achieve a survival rate for witnessed, shockable cardiac arrest of 50 percent, more than twice the rate of most cities.
Each year, the paramedic training program is funded by the Medic One Foundation solely through charitable donations. Currently, there are 280 active paramedics in King County and other communities who have graduated from this program.
“We are committed to providing a world-class training program that prepares paramedics to save lives every day,” said Medic One Foundation Executive Director Jan Sprake. “Incidents like this remind us of the importance of quality education and training for our paramedics. It literally can make the critical difference between life and death in a medical emergency. We are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Raisbeck for their generous contribution that will help us continue to give paramedics the skills, training, and experience they need to save lives.”
For more information, or to schedule interviews with James Raisbeck or Jan Sprake please contact Lee Keller at 206-799-3805, Lee@thekellergroup.com or Kyle Moore at 206-386-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday February 11, 2012 is the Department of Neighborhoods 18th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 23 Seattle Fire Stations will be open for community members. The Stations that will be open are listed below.
Stations – 5, 6, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41
TIME: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DATE: Saturday February 11, 2012
LOCATION: Green Lake Fire Station 16 -6846 Oswego Place NE
Come join meet Seattle Firefighters as Green Lake Station 16 opens its doors to the public this Saturday. The Seattle Fire Department along with Seattle Firefighters Union Local 27 are sponsoring the 2 hour Open House.
This will be your chance to tour the newly remodeled station and meet your local firefighters.
Kids can have their faces painted. Refreshments will be provided.
This Saturday you will have a chance to meet Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean and Seattle Firefighters. They will be at the Seattle City Hall for the annual City Hall Open House. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seattle City Hall located at 601 5th Avenue.
There will also be live music, food trucks, tours of the building and a chance to ask questions of Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle City Council members.
For more information click on these links:
Fire Station 21 Dedication and Open House
DATE: Saturday, December 3
TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Avenue North
On Saturday, December 3, the Seattle Fire Department, in partnership with Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) and Seattle Firefighter Union, Local 27 will dedicate Fire Station 21. For two hours, the fire station will be open to the public for tours.
The brand new state-of-the-art facility is more than 65 % larger. The project increased the building size from 4,925 square feet to 8,150 square feet. The original Fire Station 21 was built in 1951 and was too small to accommodate modern fire engines and staffing.
The new Station 21 is built to withstand an earthquake, and has a backup generator that can power the station during major emergencies. The station houses Engine Company 21 and the Fire Department’s Multiple Casualty Unit, which is specially equipped to treat a large number of medical emergency patients.
Improvements to Station 21 include a decontamination facility, individual bunk rooms, increased storage capacity and a large apparatus bay designed to accommodate modern firefighting equipment.
Housing an officer and three firefighters, the station serves the Phinney Ridge, Green Lake and Greenwood communities. Station crews respond to approximately 1500 emergency calls a year.
In 2003, Seattle voters approved the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy, which was designed with lessons learned from disasters such as the Nisqually earthquake, the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the 1995 Kobe earthquake.
The Fire Levy is the biggest undertaking in the last 40 years to upgrade, replace, and modernize fire stations and emergency responses. The project is designed to make Seattle safer in an emergency–and every day.
The $167 million levy is helping Seattle make tremendous progress on getting prepared including:
• Rebuilt or upgraded14 of 32 neighborhood fire stations to better withstand earthquakes and ensure that the city’s emergency responders are available to help when they are needed most.
• Opening the city’s new state-of-the-art Fire Station 10, Fire Alarm Center, and Emergency Operations Center, located in a 60,333 square foot complex, completed in 2008.
• Added two new fireboats, the flagship Leschi, delivered in 2007, and the smaller fire and rescue boat, Engine 1 that went into service in 2006.
• Created a new Joint Training Facility for firefighters that opened in 2007.
• Hardened hydrants at city reservoirs to provide emergency water supplies by allowing firefighters to draw water directly from reservoirs in an emergency.
• Installed emergency generators at six community centers.
November 5—-Four Seattle Firefighters spent two hours on Saturday giving out free smoke detectors and changing residents smoke alarm batteries. The firefighters visited the residents of the Halcyon Mobile Home Park located on the 122 hundred block of Ashworth Avenue North.
Firefighters from Engine Company 24 installed 25 smoke alarms and installed 7 batteries in 7 smoke detectors at the senior mobile home park.
The mobile home park was chosen because many of the homes did not have working smoke alarms. The Seattle Fire Department wants to encourage all residents to test their smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly.
For more information or to request assistance changing smoke alarms and batteries contact the Seattle Fire Department at (206) 386-1337.
Seattle- A Seattle sister and brother will receive an $18,500 award for giving authorities the information that helped lead to the arrest and conviction of the Greenwood Arsonist.
In May of 2010, Kevin Todd Swalwell pled guilty to setting 10 fires in Greenwood and one fire in Shoreline. A judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison. A tip led authorities to arrest Swalwell.
Between June 19 and November 12, 2009, Swalwell set 10 fires in the Greenwood area causing more than 2.2 million dollars in damage. One person suffered non-life threatening burns during one of the fires.
At the time, an Arson Task Force was formed between the Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Police Department.
The Arson Alarm Foundation and Safeco Insurance offered a large award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist. The award led the brother and sister to come forward with information that assisted investigators in solving the case.
Greenwood Arson Award Presentation
DATE: Monday October 24, 2011
TIME: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Tap Root Theater 204 N. 85th Street Seattle, WA 98103