Seattle Fire Day at the MOHAI

 

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: MOHAI – 860 Terry Ave E.

 

On Saturday, October 11th, the Seattle Fire Department, in partnership with the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will kick off Fire Prevention Month with a special program: Seattle Fire Day. Join us for a fun day learning about fire safety, past and present.  Admission to the museum will be free from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Visitors can tour antique fire trucks, a modern day fire engine and watch demonstrations of firefighters in full gear. In addition, families and kids can engage in fun fire safety activities with the Seattle Fire Department, participate in hands-on firefighting history, Ask a Firefighter, try on firefighting gear, listen to a firefighter read a story, enjoy a craft and activity center and view the Great Seattle Fire exhibit which includes the infamous glue pot that supposedly started Seattle’s massive blaze of 1889.

For a complete schedule of Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Month activities, including Firefighter Story Times at Seattle Public Libraries, visit www.seattle.gov/fire

 

Seattle Firefighters Hit the Books to Promote Children’s Literacy

Seattle-The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. The Firefighter Story Times at the Seattle Public Library is part of October’s Fire Prevention Month. Seattle Firefighters will read No Dragons for Tea to dozens of preschool children at the Seattle Public Library branches across the city.. Important safety messages include “Firefighters are your friend”, “Crawl low under smoke” and “Get out and stay out”.

For more than a decade, Seattle Firefighters have volunteered for literacy events at various Seattle Public Library’s and Seattle Public Schools. The Firefighter Story Times are part of a month long push to educate the young people of the city and their families on fire safety tips. Preschool children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries. During the month of October, Seattle Firefighters are reading to preschoolers at 10 different libraries throughout the city. Click on this link for more information on the Story Times: Story Time or the Seattle Channel.

Rainier Beach Branch
with Fire Chief Dean
9125 Rainier Ave. S
Monday, October 6
10:30 AM

Ballard Branch
5614 22nd Ave N.W.
Wednesday, October 8
10:30 AM

Douglass-Truth Branch
2300 E. Yesler Way
Thursday, October 9
10:30 AM

Capitol Hill Branch
425 Harvard Ave E.
Monday, October 13
10:30 AM

South Park Branch
8604 Eighth Ave S at S. Cloverdale St.
Wednesday, October 15
11:15 AM

Central Library
2401 24th Ave. E.
Thursday, October 16
11:00 AM

Green Lake Branch
5009 Roosevelt Way NE.
Wednesday, October 22
11:15 AM
High Point Branch
2821 Beacon Ave. S.
Thursday, October 23
11:30 AM

Northeast Branch
8016 Greenwood Ave N
Tuesday, October 28
10:30 AM

New Holly Branch
7048 32nd Ave S
Thursday, October 30
11:00 AM

Join the City at the Central Area block party Sept. 27!

The City of Seattle is partnering with the Central Area community to host a Block Party on Saturday, September 27 at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Cherry Street (2323 E. Cherry Street) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You won’t want to miss out on a great time with your neighbors enjoying live music, food trucks, art activities and more!

Neighbors invited to Capitol Hill ‘Find It, Fix It’ Community Walk

Mayor Murray’s ‘Find It, Fix It’ Community Walk, focused on several crime hotspots, makes its way to Seattle’s Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 17. This is the eighth walk hosted by the mayor in neighborhoods around the city.

At the events, community residents, police, and city officials walk together to identify physical disorder and solve it. As a result of these walks, Seattle City Light, the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Department of Planning and Development, and Seattle Public Utilities have worked – and continue to work – to make improvements in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Watch videos, view photos and read actions taken as a result of these walks at: http://murray.seattle.gov/finditfixit

Capitol Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk:
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
E. Olive St. and 11th Ave.
Meet at Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse (Map)

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Short program featuring Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole and department representatives.

6:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Walk commences along the following route:

  • East on E. Olive St.
  • South on 12th Ave.
  • West on E. Pike St.
  • North on Broadway
  • East on E. Howell St.

8:00 p.m.

Walk concludes and department representatives are available for follow-up questions.

For more information on Murray’s public safety strategy for Seattle, visit http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/public-safety-strategy-for-seattle.

Bitter Lake Fire Station Open House Saturday September 6, 2014

Fire Station 24, located at 401 North 130th Street,  hosts an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 24, located at 401 N. 130th St. in the Bitter Lake neighborhood during an open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6.

“Our firefighters play an important role in this tight-knit community,” said Fire Chief Gregory Dean. “Here is a chance for the residents to meet their local firefighters, learn more about their lifesaving techniques and see their improved work facility.”

Fire Station 24 is one of 32 neighborhood fire stations being upgraded, renovated or replaced through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Program, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2003. Fire Station 24 houses one engine company (E24) and a reserve engine. It was built in 1975 and, as one of the newer stations in the system, was in generally fair condition but required minor seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards. Remodeling to enhance operations was also part of the $2.1 million project.

“Fire stations are integral parts of the communities they serve, and our firefighters protect public safety and respond to natural disasters every day,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “The upgrades and improvements made to Fire Station 24 better equip the firefighters to continue that work and provide them a safer environment. I encourage the public to check out the newly upgraded fire station and meet their neighborhood firefighters.”

As part of the safety upgrades to the facility, seismic strengthening on the structure and asbestos abatement in the ceiling were performed. This project added decontamination facilities and EMS equipment storage, as well as new interior lighting and paint. The crew bunk and living areas and the physical training room were configured, and restroom facilities were altered to comply with current building codes.

The Fire Station 24 project was developed by the City of Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services, designed by Hoshide Wanzer Williams Architects and built by Van Rossen Construction. Project construction began in July 2013 and was completed in March 2014.