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 and use course code 129046. Participants must also register with USA Football at .


Firefighters Extricate Driver from Truck vs Bus Collision on Rainier Avenue South

March 7- Seattle firefighters spent half-an-hour extricating a mother from her pickup truck after a collision between the vehicle and a bus.

At 12:53 p.m.  firefighters were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street for a car rescue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck with a smashed-in driver’s door. The female driver was trapped in the driver’s seat of the extended cab pickup. Ladder Company 3 cut the roof off of the pickup truck and took the driver’s side door off in order to extricate the female driver.  The woman was conscious and alert. The approximately 30-year-old driver suffered a cut to her head. Medics evaluated her and transported her to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

By the time firefighters arrived, the three children, whose ages range from 2 to 6-years-old, and the male passenger were already outside the car. All 4 patients were evaluated by Medics and did not require further treatment. The three children were secured in car seats at the time of the accident.

Three passengers on the bus were evaluated for minor injuries and did not need treatment or transport.

The Seattle Police Department is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.


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