Seattle Parks and Recreation hosts free football camp with New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Gibson

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with USA Football,  invites children ages 8-15 to participate in a free football camp with New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Gibson June 25-26 at Rainier Playfield.

The Brandon Gibson Football Frenzy camp will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. both days. Campers will participate in games and drills to improve their football knowledge and skill. Each child will receive a t-shirt and lunch will be provided on June 26.

Rainier Playfield is located at 3700 S. Alaska St. Pre-registration for the camp is required. To register, visit https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp and use course code 129046. Participants must also register with USA Football at https://fundamentals2015.ezwaiver.com/Brandon-Gibson-Football-Frenzy .

 

Denver Fire Chief Pays Off Football Wager With Seattle Fire Chief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         March 14— While wearing Quarterback Russell Wilson’s Seahawk Jersey, Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean installed a donated smoke detector at a Beacon Hill resident’s home. The free installation was payoff for a friendly Big Game wager between Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade and Seattle Fire Chief Dean.

In January, the Chiefs of Seattle Fire and Denver Fire agreed to a challenge proposed by Kidde, a leading manufacturer of fire safety products. According to the friendly bet, the chief whose team wins the Superbowl Championship game would receive 250 of Kidde’s Worry-Free smoke alarms, donated by Kidde. Each alarm has a sealed-in lithium battery to offer nonstop power for 10 years without battery changes or low-battery chirping noises. The chief whose team loses the game would receive 100 of the Worry-Free alarms to install in his community – while wearing the jersey of the winning team.

This month, both Chiefs installed the donated alarms in their respective cities wearing Seahawks Jerseys.

Chief Dean and Engine Company 13 installed smoke alarms in the home of Frank Kiuchi. The 68-year-old retiree contacted the Fire Department to take advantage of the free smoke alarm installation program for qualified homeowners. Kiuchi has lived in the Beacon Hill home for 20 year and says his old smoke alarms were worn out. The Seattle Fire Department advises residents to change their smoke alarms every 10 years.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), two-thirds of fire fatalities nationally occur in homes without smoke alarms or without working smoke alarms. The vast majority of non-working smoke alarms are due to missing or dead batteries. Kidde’s sealed-in 10-year battery smoke alarms offer a decade of protection without ever having to replace the battery.

Chief Dean is thankful to Kidde for providing the donated smoke detectors which will help save lives for years to come.

For more information on the Seattle Fire Department Smoke Alarm Program click on this link:

http://www.seattle.gov/fire/pubEd/smokealarms/smokeAlarms.htm