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Off-duty Seattle Firefighter responds to vehicle collision, saves life

SEATTLE – On April 7, 2018, Seattle firefighter Josh McBride, was on his way to work when he came upon a multi-vehicle collision on westbound Interstate-90, just west of the summit. Emergency personnel had not yet arrived on scene. Firefighter McBride pulled in front of the vehicle, put on his hazard lights,… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Residential Fires

SEATTLE – Two fires occurred in the South Park neighborhood on May 2, 2018. The first fire was reported at 1:50 a.m. in an abandoned house in the 1200 block of South Cloverdale Street. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that had spread from the main floor to the attic…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Jay Hagen selected as Bellevue’s new fire chief

On Monday, April 30, the City of Bellevue announced the appointment of Jay Hagen as chief of the Bellevue Fire Department. Chief Hagen began his career with the Seattle Fire Department in 1988. During his 30-year career with the department, he worked in various operations and administrative assignments, and progressed… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm Beacon Hill Vacant Building Apartment Fire

SEATTLE – At 2:42 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, firefighters were dispatched to the 3600 Blk. of 14th Ave. S. for a report of smoke coming from an apartment building. The first arriving engine arrived to find smoke and fire from the second floor and requested a full response. The response was… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm South Lake Union Fire

SEATTLE – On April 18 at 2:58 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 2100 block of Dexter Ave N. for reports of a fire in an two-story home with a basement. Engine 5 arrived first on scene and found heavy dark smoke billowing from the rear of the structure. Fire attack was… [ Keep reading ]

Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – On February 28, 2018 the Seattle Fire Department held a promotional ceremony with Fire Chief Harold Scoggins swearing in three new officers: Lt. Kurt Plunkett to the rank of Captain Firefighter Brian Hart to the rank of Lieutenant Firefighter Kevin Dumont to the rank of Fireboat Engineer Chief Scoggins… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Apartment Fire

SEATTLE – At 3:56 a.m. on February 28, 2018 the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a fire in an apartment on the 6700 Block of 24 Avenue NW. Engine 18 arrived first on scene and reported flames visible from the apartment.  Crews quickly put water on the fire to keep… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm Beacon Hill Apartment Fire

SEATTLE – On February 23 at 5:12 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 1700 Block of 17th Avenue South for a fire in an apartment building. Engine 13 arrived first on-scene and saw flames coming from the windows of the four-unit apartment complex. Crews quickly applied water on the fire and upgraded the… [ Keep reading ]

Southeast Seattle House Fire

SEATTLE – On Thursday, February 22 just after 9:30 a.m., the Fire Alarm Center received multiple calls reporting an explosion and fire in the garage of a home located at the 4900 Block of 30th Avenue South. Engine and truck companies saw a column of black smoke in the area… [ Keep reading ]

Crown Hill House Fire

SEATTLE – On Monday, February 19 at 2:58 a.m. the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls for a house fire on the 9000 Blk of 12 Ave NW. Engine 35 arrived first on scene and reported heavy fire already through the roof. Because of the heavy volume of fire… [ Keep reading ]