Seattle Firefighters Tap Basement Fire Quickly

SEATTLE, Washington —

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in the 9000 block of 17th Avenue SW on Friday, September 28, 2018 around 1733 hours PDT.  Battalion 5 assumed fire control and the incident became 17th Avenue Command.

The fire appears to have been fully engulfed in the basement when crews arrived.

RESOURCES

Fire Units included Aid 14, Air Unit 10, Battalions 5 and 7, Deputy 1, Engines 11, 26, 27, 36 and 37; Ladders 1 and 11; Medics 32 and 44 (Supervisor); Marshal 5 (FIU); Rescue 1 (Heavy Rescue unit), REHAB1 (Firefighter REHAB), Safety 2 Officer and Staff 10 (Officer).

Seattle Fire apparatus. (Not the fire scene) Stock Photo Credit: NW Fire Blog

FIRE TACTICS

Fire was reported to be burning in the basement on the alpha/bravo corner.  A 360* was completed of the building by Command/Staffing.  Primary and secondary searches of whole building resulted in nothing found.

Water was on the fire around 1929 hours. Less than 10 minutes later, overhaul was in progress.  A DECON line was established along with ventilation.  Rescue 1 had secured gas and established ventilation and was working securing the power.

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

The fire was tapped (put out) at 1941 hours.

Most of the Command staff (B5, Deputy 1 and Safety 2) went back into service quickly, while fire crews continued to overhaul and go through the DECON (decontaminate their gear and equipment) Line established at one of their engines.

Great job to Seattle Firefighters for putting out this basement fire so quickly and safely, so that everyone goes home.

INJURIES

No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.

CAUSE

The cause is currently unknown, as well as the financial damage to the contents and structure.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

MISSING | Seattle Firefighter Greatly Missed by Many

As some of you may or may not know, Seattle Firefighters along with the Seattle Police Department and fellow friends and Firefighters have been searching since last Thursday [December 10th] for missing Seattle Firefighter Joshua Milton, a 3-year veteran of the Department and entering into his first year into King County Medic 1 Program as a Paramedic student.

FF

Photo Courtesy: Seattle Police Department

Initial reports after he went missing a day or so,  reported by various sources said he had been found and working to bring FF Milton back home.  His car was found abandoned at Deception Pass – approximately 80 miles from Seattle, Washington.

Little information has been shed on the details surrounding his disappearance, so for the sake of hurting his family, we [The NW Fire Blog] have taken a back seat and seeing where we can help or lend support.  As of the time of this publication, this is still deemed as an active Missing Person case being investigated by the Seattle Police Department.

His Fire Family, immediate Family and Friends still are looking for him and if you know of any details on where he is located, you are urged to contact 9-1-1.

Many have been asking how they can help support his Family during this difficult time of year and there has been a Go Fund Me account setup for him.  Here is the information:  https://www.gofundme.com/4nf925y4.  We don’t know the person  directly, but we are led to believe this is a legitimate fundraising page for the family.

Please take a moment and give if you can. If not, please keep FF Milton’s family and his Fire brothers and sisters in your thoughts and prayers.  As you know, this has left a HUGE hole in the Fire Family and to those who know and loved him.

Editor’s Comments:  Generally speaking from experience, living with Depression or other underlying issues that can cause potential suicidal thoughts are embarrassing to admit, little alone share with someone that you are thinking about ending your life because it seems too hard or no one can really understand just comes with the territory of the burden they are carrying.  It becomes your reality and something that you hide on a daily basis.

I can attest to this state-of-mind when I was began experiencing suicidal thoughts at the age of five years old from a very bad childhood into my adulthood at age 21. Yes, that is the truth and has been a worthy cause for me to try to help at least one person, then I know I am making a difference in someone’s life to keep on living.

Be a good listener and to issues that he/she may be going through. Don’t criticize or be judgmental as it could easily send the person over the ability to handle the stress impeding your opportunities of assisting them.  Always check in with them to see how they are doing and let them know they are important.

Did you all go through a traumatic call? Talk it out with each other or let your Chaplain know you need to chat about it.  It is better in so many ways to let off the “steam” then holding all those emotions deep down inside until the burden is way too heavy to carry anymore.  There are many resources including @safecallnow, a 24 hour/7 day/365 confidential line.  Many of those who reach out to are great listeners, confidential, compassionate and know what you are going through. Some of them have gone through very bad situations.   Give them a call @ 206-459-3020.

I don’t know about SFD Firefighter Milton’s situation or if he was dealing with many personal issues, but I can tell you from experience that it is very important to talk things out with one another and get a feel for what they are going through. Being a good listener and helping them through whatever it is that they are going through is the best way to offer assistance.  If you feel it is out of your scope, please talk to a Professional or Chaplain for recommendations.

Be Safe Friends and remember, we care a lot about every single one of you all.

– Lisa Swenson, Editor of The NW Fire Blog [@nwfireblog – Twitter]

NW LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS: Week of December 6, 2015

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NO CLOSING DATES

CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER. University Puget Sound – Tacoma, WA.  https://www2.pugetsound.jobs/psc/HRPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=2651&PostingSeq=1&       [[[ NEW ]]]

CHIEF OF POLICE.  City of Mill Creek – Mill Creek, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25623639/Chief%20of%20Police/City%20of%20Mill%20Creek,%20WA/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 No Closing Date Listed.

COURT SECURITY OFFICER. Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kitsap/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1013839 No Closing Date listed.

DEPUTY – ENTRY. King County Sheriffs Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html.  No Closing Date.

DEPUTY – LATERAL.  King County Sheriff’s Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html No Closing Date.

DEPUTY SHERIFF.  Spokane County Sheriff’s Office – WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924408/Deputy%20Sheriff%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date.

FEDERAL RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Seattle, WA   https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/12l_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=434960&src=JB-10080  No Closing Date listed.

FINANCIAL CRIMES MANAGER 1.  Wells Fargo Bank – Portland, OR.  http://wellsfargojobs.com/us/portland-(or)/compliance/jobid9078601-financial-crimes-mgr-1 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation – Chehalis WA. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Confederated-Tribes-of-the-Chehalis-Reservation/jobs/Police-Officer-c1464fce9a1504a9?q=law+enforcement   No Closing Date listed. [[[ NEW ]]] 

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  City of Bellevue – Bellevue, WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/14501966/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Bellevue%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  Spokane PD – Spokane WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924412/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY. Vancouver PD – Vancouver, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924387/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Vancouver%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Everett – Everett, WA    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5301832076.html  No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  City of Forest Grove – Forest Grove, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/forestgrove/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1297661 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Oak Harbor PD – Oak Harbor, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23429818/Police%20Officer/Oak%20Harbor%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Olympia PD – Olympia, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olympiawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=335246 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office – Everett, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23172514/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Snohomish%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Monroe PD – Monroe, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/24520096/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Monroe%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  Lakewood PD – Lakewood, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakewoodwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=275207.  No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of Eugene – Eugene, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292641   No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of St. Helena, OR.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-St.-Helens/jobs/Police-Officer-cc32a672fad9cc47?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvckRc6gBZ-8AUMHGx4KzNJfhrZSQNflZStS4Ux6MaTyQlPYb9sfpuXPfdOZqUfVb0b1MBqUJSd_ca19y9WYZFSw  No Closing Date listed.

STATE TROOPER – ENTRY LEVEL.  WA State Patrol – Statewide, WA http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924358/WSP%20Trooper%20-%20Entry/Washington%20State%20Patrol/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed. 

DECEMBER CLOSING DATES

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER.  City of Seattle – Seattle Animal Shelter. Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=129418  Closes 12/8/15.

CRIMINAL DIVISION CHIEF. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1288858 Closes 12/8/15.

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Washington State Dept of Fish & Wildlife – Olympia, WA http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1101616 Closes 12/15/15. 

ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER.  Oak Harbor PD – Oak Harbor, WA.   https://www2.pugetsound.jobs/psc/HRPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=2651&PostingSeq=1& c Closes 12/31/15.  [[[ NEW ]]]

POLICE OFFICER.  City of Kennewisk PD – Kennewick, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25626898/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Kennewick%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 Closes 12/31/15. 

POLICE PROJECT COORDINATOR.  City of Shoreline, WA.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/gov/5331168048.html Closes 12/8/15.

SHERIFF CADET – CIVIL SERVICE.  Snohomish County Sheriff Office, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snohomish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1262706      Closes 12/16/15.

2016 CLOSING DATES

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OVERSIGHT. King County Council – Seattle, WA      http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1274428 Closes 1/4/16.

CHIEF OF POLICE.  Kirkland PD – Kirkland, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25907754/Chief%20of%20Police/Kirkland%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 Closes 1/19/16.

 POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292475    Closes 2/12/16.

RECRUIT TROOPER. OR State Patrol – Statewide, OR   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1288717/recruit-trooper  Closing 1/3/16. 

 

We wish you Luck!

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

NW LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS: Sunday, November 29, 2015

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NO CLOSING DATES

CHIEF OF POLICE.  City of Mill Creek – Mill Creek, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25623639/Chief%20of%20Police/City%20of%20Mill%20Creek,%20WA/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 No Closing Date Listed.

COURT SECURITY OFFICER. Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kitsap/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1013839 No Closing Date listed.

DEPUTY – ENTRY. King County Sheriffs Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html.  No Closing Date.

DEPUTY – LATERAL.  King County Sheriff’s Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html No Closing Date.

** NEW!! ** DEPUTY SHERIFF.  Spokane County Sheriff’s Office – WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924408/Deputy%20Sheriff%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date.

FEDERAL RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Seattle, WA   https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/12l_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=434960&src=JB-10080  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** FINANCIAL CRIMES MANAGER 1.  Wells Fargo Bank – Portland, OR.  http://wellsfargojobs.com/us/portland-(or)/compliance/jobid9078601-financial-crimes-mgr-1 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  City of Bellevue – Bellevue, WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/14501966/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Bellevue%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  Spokane PD – Spokane WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924412/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

** NEW!! ** POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY. Vancouver PD – Vancouver, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924387/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Vancouver%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Everett – Everett, WA    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5301832076.html  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** POLICE OFFICER.  City of Forest Grove – Forest Grove, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/forestgrove/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1297661 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Oak Harbor PD – Oak Harbor, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23429818/Police%20Officer/Oak%20Harbor%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Olympia PD – Olympia, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olympiawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=335246 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office – Everett, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23172514/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Snohomish%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Monroe PD – Monroe, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/24520096/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Monroe%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  Lakewood PD – Lakewood, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakewoodwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=275207.  No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of Eugene – Eugene, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292641   No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of St. Helena, OR.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-St.-Helens/jobs/Police-Officer-cc32a672fad9cc47?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvckRc6gBZ-8AUMHGx4KzNJfhrZSQNflZStS4Ux6MaTyQlPYb9sfpuXPfdOZqUfVb0b1MBqUJSd_ca19y9WYZFSw  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** STATE TROOPER – ENTRY LEVEL.  WA State Patrol – Statewide, WA http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924358/WSP%20Trooper%20-%20Entry/Washington%20State%20Patrol/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed. 

DECEMBER CLOSING DATES

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER.  City of Seattle – Seattle Animal Shelter. Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=129418  Closes 12/8/15.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER – B CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST. City of St. Helena, OR.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1289087   Closes 12/4/15. 

CRIMINAL DIVISION CHIEF. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1288858 Closes 12/8/15.

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Washington State Dept of Fish & Wildlife – Olympia, WA http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1101616 Closes 12/15/15. 

POLICE CHIEF.  City of Talent – Talent, OR    http://mailtribune.careers.adicio.com/jobs/city-of-talent-police-chief-search-talent-or-97540-82208403-d  Closes 12/1/15.

POLICE OFFICER.  City of Kennewisk PD – Kennewick, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25626898/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Kennewick%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 Closes 12/31/15. 

** NEW!! ** PARK RANGER 1 – NEHALEM BAY STATE PARK.  Nehalem, OR.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1289053/park-ranger-1-nehalem-bay-state-park  Closes 12/7/15.

** NEW!!**  POLICE PROJECT COORDINATOR.  City of Shoreline, WA.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/gov/5331168048.html Closes 12/8/15.

SHERIFF CADET – CIVIL SERVICE.  Snohomish County Sheriff Office, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snohomish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1262706      Closes 12/16/15.

TRAINING SPECIALIST.  ID State Police. Meridian, ID  https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=08015015933    Closes 12/7/15.

2016 CLOSING DATES

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OVERSIGHT. King County Council – Seattle, WA      http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1274428 Closes 1/4/16.

** NEW!! ** CHIEF OF POLICE.  Kirkland PD – Kirkland, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25907754/Chief%20of%20Police/Kirkland%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 Closes 1/19/16.

 POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292475    Closes 2/12/16.

RECRUIT TROOPER. OR State Patrol – Statewide, OR   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1288717/recruit-trooper  Closing 1/3/16. 

 

We wish you Luck!

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

NW LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS: Monday, November 23, 2015

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

** NEW!! ** Background Investigator. Multnomah County (OR)  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/multnomah/jobs/1294294/background-investigator Closes 11/27/15.

** NEW!! ** Police Officer – Lateral.  City of Eugene (OR).  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292641   No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Seattle (WA)   https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/12l_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=434960&src=JB-10080  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** Court Security Officer. Port Orchard (WA)  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kitsap/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1013839 No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! **  Recruit Trooper. OR State (OR)   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1288717/recruit-trooper  Closing 1/3/16. 

** NEW!! ** Police Officer – Lateral.  City of St. Helena (OR).  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-St.-Helens/jobs/Police-Officer-cc32a672fad9cc47?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvckRc6gBZ-8AUMHGx4KzNJfhrZSQNflZStS4Ux6MaTyQlPYb9sfpuXPfdOZqUfVb0b1MBqUJSd_ca19y9WYZFSw  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** Community Service Officer – B. Crime Prevention Specialist. City of St. Helena (OR)  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1289087   Closes 12/4/15. 

** NEW!! ** Court Operations Supervisor.  City of Eugene (OR)  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1281579  Closes 11/25/15.

** NEW!! ** Training Specialist.  ID State Police. Meridian (ID) https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=08015015933    Closes 12/7/15.

** NEW!! ** Sheriff Cadet – Civil Service.  Snohomish County (WA)   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snohomish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1262706      Closes 12/16/15.

** NEW!! ** Police Officer – Lateral.  City of Seattle PD (WA)   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292475    Closes 2/12/16.

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BELLEVUE POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer  – Entry-Level.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/14501966/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Bellevue%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

CITY OF EVERETT (WA)

Police Officer.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5301832076.html  No Closing Date listed.

CITY OF MILL CREEK (WA)

Chief of Police.    http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25623639/Chief%20of%20Police/City%20of%20Mill%20Creek,%20WA/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 No Closing Date Listed.

CITY OF SEATTLE  (WA)

Animal Control Officer II.  Seattle Animal Shelter   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=129418  Closes 12/8/15.

Criminal Division Chief.   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1288858 Closes 12/8/15.

KENNEWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer.   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25626898/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Kennewick%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 Closes 12/31/15. 

KING COUNTY COUNCIL – SEATTLE (WA)

Director, Office of Law Enforcement Oversight.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1274428 Closes 1/4/16.

KING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – SEATTLE (WA)

Deputy – Entry Level.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html.  No Closing Date.

Deputy – Lateral.  (WA) http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html No Closing Date.

LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer – Lateral. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakewoodwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=275207.  No Closing Date listed.

MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police  Officer.   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/24520096/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Monroe%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

OAK HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23429818/Police%20Officer/Oak%20Harbor%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

CITY OF OLYMPIA POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olympiawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=335246 No Closing Date listed.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – EVERETT (WA)

 Police Officer.   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23172514/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Snohomish%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

STATE OF WASHINGTON (WA)

Enforcement Officer.   Dept. of Fish & Wildlife  – Olympia. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1101616 Closes 12/15/15. 

CITY OF TALENT (OR) 

Police Chief.  http://mailtribune.careers.adicio.com/jobs/city-of-talent-police-chief-search-talent-or-97540-82208403-d  Closes 12/1/15.

 

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

NW LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS: Friday, November 20, 2015

BELLEVUE POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer  – Entry-Level.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/14501966/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Bellevue%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

CITY OF SEATTLE  (WA)

Animal Control Officer II.  Seattle Animal Shelter   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=129418  Closes 12/8/15.

Criminal Division Chief.  (WA).  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1288858 Closes 12/8/15.

CITY OF MILL CREEK, WA

Chief of Police.    http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25623639/Chief%20of%20Police/City%20of%20Mill%20Creek,%20WA/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 No Closing Date Listed.

CITY OF EVERETT, WA

Police Officer.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5301832076.html No Closing Date listed.

KENNEWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer.   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25626898/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Kennewick%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 Closes 12/31/15. 

KING COUNTY COUNCIL – SEATTLE WA

Director, Office of Law Enforcement Oversight.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1274428 Closes 1/4/16.

KING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – SEATTLE WA

Deputy – Entry Level.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html.  No Closing Date.

Deputy – Lateral.  (WA) http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html No Closing Date.

LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer – Lateral. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakewoodwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=275207.  No Closing Date listed.

MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police  Officer.   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/24520096/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Monroe%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

OAK HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23429818/Police%20Officer/Oak%20Harbor%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

CITY OF OLYMPIA POLICE DEPARTMENT (WA)

Police Officer. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olympiawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=335246 No Closing Date listed.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – EVERETT (WA)

 Police Officer.   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23172514/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Snohomish%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

STATE OF WASHINGTON 

Enforcement Officer.   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1101616 Closes 12/15/15. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife  – Olympia.

CITY OF TALENT (OR) 

Police Chief.  http://mailtribune.careers.adicio.com/jobs/city-of-talent-police-chief-search-talent-or-97540-82208403-d  Closes 12/1/15.

 

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

Seattle Fire Responds to Major MCI on Dangerous Aurora Bridge

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Seattle, Washington | Aurora Bridge or also known as Highway 99, played host to a deadly crash scene on Friday morning, involving The Seattle Duck tour vehicle and a chartered tourist bus.  Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle veering into the other lane striking the larger bus, including two additional cars.

One media source reported that the driver may have had a mechanical issue with one of the front tires. Seattle PD was last investigating the closed roadway.  NTSB Investigators had arrived at the accident scene involving two commercial vehicles  and two civilian cars [were towed away shortly afterwards].

Four International college students were killed and over 50 were medically evaluated. Some were serious injuries. Patients needing additional medical attention were transported to Harborview Medical Center [HMC] and area hospitals.

EMS UNITS DEPLOYED

Seattle Fire units were dispatched to the crash site located at the 3700 block of Auroran Avenue N or more pinpointed on the Aurora Bridge just above Lake Union.  It is known by locals where many serious accidents have occurred over the years. Seattle Fire Units began emptying the City around 1111 hours, as they responded. According to the City’s CAD system, these are the units that were dispatched:

  • Engines 2, 8, 9, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 34, 36, 41. [11 units]
  • Ladders 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10. [6 units]
  • Medics 10, 16, 18, 28, 31, 44 [Supervisor], 81, 82. [8 units]
  • Aid Units 5,  [1 unit]
  • Rescue Units:  L7, Rescue 1, Aid 14 [All Respond together] [3 units]
  • Command: B4 & 6, Deputy 1, Staff 10, Safety 2 [5 units]
  • Air 9 [1 unit]
  • Additional Units:  MCI1, PIO, MAB1 [3]

That is an impressive 38 units dispatched, deployed and were on scene within minutes. Mutual Aid arrived from the assistance of Shoreline Fire Department medics.

ABOUT DUCK TOURS

The Duck Tours of Seattle, is an independent and locally owned business by Brian Tracey, a longtime Seattle resident and original host of King5’s Evening Magazine.  Opening in 1997, Tracey saw a need for travel in the Lake Union area, waddling away with the ingenious idea of creating a tour Company as both entertaining and as a business adventure.  For the past 13 years, he has applied his many decades of talents, entrepreneurship skills and experience, making this one of the most successful Tour companies in the State.

Currently, he owns 20 DUKWS  with 120 employees, which include: 40 Captains, 9 highly skilled and heavy-duty mechanics and a great staff of compassionate individuals whose main focus is on entertainment and providing the best customer service as anyone can possibly provide or even match, making them a valuable commodity.

The “ride” is a 90-minute tour of Seattle from many tourist attractions in the downtown area where one stop to pick up passengers is either at the Space Needle or Westlake Center, both very busy with foot, motorized and vehicle traffic whizzing by. The website describes the tour waddles one hour on land and swims 30 minutes in water.

Prices range from $1 [infant] to $29 per person.

The business boasts their Award-Winning recognition for the last eight years as the “Best City Tour Company” by King5’s Evening Magazine.  This is Tracey’s former employer.

WHAT IS A DUCK?

A DUKW is described as an amphibious landing craft developed by the U.S. Army during World War II to deliver cargo from ships at sea to the shore.  D for Built in 1942. U for Amphibious 2-ton truck. K for front wheel drive. W for rear wheel drive. And, therefore the name “Duck” was born.  The Army used these vehicles until the mid-60’s and have been known to be used by the Police Departments, Fire Departments and rescue units.

A local radio guest stated they are not the “exact” DUKW used in the war but they are similar in that they have the same round shape of the vehicle. They are said to be newer & more safe than original U.S. Army models made in the 40’s.

The Seafair Pirates currently have one they’ve named Moby Dick. You can see their DUKW in action annually when the Pirates “land” on Alki Beach [Seattle] in celebratory opening of iconic Seafair and it’s festivities.

SAFETY PROMOTED

There are 40 “Duck” Captains with the  Seattle tour company that carry a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s License, a Commercial Driver’s License [CDL], are CPR/First Aid certified and must pass a rigorous training program.

The boats are inspected by the USCG and bi-annually by the DOT.  They are frequently audited by both on a regular basis.

In a 2010 interview with a local TV news channel after the 2010 Delaware River Duck Tour fatality incident, Seattle Duck tour owner Brian Tracey stated:

“We are not related to the Philadelphia boat company. We are locally and independent run business here in Seattle.  Our boats are newer, safer and less than five years old as they are built on truck chassis.”

The Company prides itself on having an Operations manual that is used as a guideline by others around the Country.

SAFETY ALL QUACKED UP

In a NTSB investigative report on the sinking of the Miss Majestic vessel in 1999, the Safety Board researched available accident history on amphibious passenger vehicles. They found U.S. Coast Guard records show between March 6, 1991 to May 1, 1999, 18 of these vehicles had been involved in accidents including six [6] of them with some degree of flooding.  In December 1999, a meeting bringing operators, Coast Guard and technical experts together to discuss amphibious passenger vehicle safety.

September 23, 2015 – Aurora Ave N Bridge, Seattle [WA]

Media sources say Duck No 6 had not been inspected since 2003 – that’s 12 years ago. We took information from the Company’s website stating they have these vehicles inspected regularly. [Courtesy: Fox News – http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/26/duck-boat-involved-in-seattle-crash-was-last-inspected-12-years-ago-report-says/%5D

August 2014 – Lake Delton – Wisconsin

A Ride the Duck tour vehicle collided with a truck on Lake Delton, Wisconsin’s County-A highway. At the time of the post, Investigators state it’s possible the truck with two [2] occupants may have crossed the center line hitting the amphibious passenger vehicle.

13 people were taken to nearby hospitals.  None of them were life-threatening. [ http://www.piercecountyherald.com/content/wisconsin-news-round-accident-involving-wisconsin-dellss-duck-boat-injures-13 ]

September 29, 2013 – River Thames – London [England]

“Cleopatra”

The UK Government was also investigating this incident. fire on board the DUKW amphibious vehicle Cleopatra on the River Thames, London, England. [ https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/safety-warning-issued-after-2-separate-accidents-on-dukw-amphibious-passenger-vehicles-during-2013 ]

30 passengers jumped overboard and were later rescued by Fire personnel, Police and other passing boats. [ http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1895002 ]

Investigation report dated December 2013. [ http://www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/s36965/Thames%20Passenger%20Boat%20Investigation%20Committee%20-%20Appendix%201%20-%20Safety%20on%20Board.pdf ]

The following Press Release was issued by Porcellio Manufacturing Ltd on 30 September 2013 in response to the fire on a London DUKW.

“A manufacturer of modern amphibious vehicles has warned that a blaze, which saw 30 passengers evacuated from a craft on The Thames yesterday (29 September), was “an accident waiting to happen.

This is the third accident in 2013 so far and follows two in Liverpool, in which two similar machines sank. In the wake of the news, the manufacturer is now urging authorities to withdraw the current certificates for all old crafts currently running tours in the UK, until they can be checked for compliance against the latest regulations.” – Managing Director Howard Slater of Porcello Mfg Ltd on SeaHorse Amphibious Passenger vehicles.

June 15, 2013 – Salthouse Dock – Liverpool [England]

“Wacker Quacker 1”

The UK Government is looking into the flooding and sinking of the DUKW amphibious vehicle Wacker Quacker 1 in Salthouse Dock, Liverpool, England, owned and operated by Yellow Duckmarine.

The Government issued a warning to Coast Guard and Maritime Agencies about DUKW passenger vehicles. [ https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/safety-warning-issued-after-2-separate-accidents-on-dukw-amphibious-passenger-vehicles-during-2013 ]

Approximately 31 passengers including children were on board at the time of the sinking. 27 patients treated and transported to area hospitals. No serious injuries or deaths reported.

October 2011 – Pike Street – Downtown Seattle [WA]

A motorcyclist was waiting at a stop light on Pike when it turned green. A DUKW aka Seattle Duck Tours bus was behind him, hit the gas pedal running over him and dragging him several yards.

The victim was seriously injured and later would file a lawsuit against the company. Media sources did not know what the settlement or status of that lawsuit was. [ http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/local/man-injured-ride-ducks-crash-hold-news-conference/nNzfg/ ]

Around July 16, 2010 – Downtown Boston [MA]

Media reports of only nine [9] days later after the Philly accident, a DUKW lost its brakes on a Boston Highway [Charles Circle / Storrow Drive in downtown Boston], causing the amphibious passenger vehicle to smash into seven [7] cars, injuring five [5] people.

Boston Duck Tours is not owned by the Ride the Ducks but does provide “duck” tours.  [ http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Duck-Boat-Crashes-in-Boston-5-Injured-98623299.html ]

The cause was unknown at the time this post was published.

July 7, 2010 – Delaware River – Philadelphia [PA]

Philadelphia’s Duck Tour Captain collided with a barge that caused the vessel to run down the tourist vehicle causing all 37 customers to be dumped into Delaware River. The Duck sank. 2 student tourists were killed when they drowned. [http://mynorthwest.com/11/340572/Seattle-Ride-the-Ducks-running-after-accident]

2 tourist families brought lawsuits against the company for both tourist deaths, settling for $17M.

December 8, 2001 – Lake Union – Seattle [WA]

“DUKW No. 1”

Seattle’s DUKW No. 1, a 33-foot amphibious passenger vehicle began taking on water five [5] minutes into its tour on Lake Union from one of the city’s neighboring boat launches. The bilge alarm began sounded and the Captain noticed water discharging, immediately headed back to shore after contacting their Dispatch Center.A passing boat safely assisted passengers on to their own vessel.

There were no injuries or deaths reported.

After being attempted to be towed across the lake by Harbor Patrol, the vessel sank in 25 feet of water. After being salvaged, Investigators found that there was a 4 1/2″ access plug that was missing.

The Driver testified he was in a hurry and didn’t have time to confirm all 55 items on the Safety Checklist had been checked. All vehicles were modified to have the hull plugs permanently sealed to prevent this from happening again. There was one [1] boat operator along with 11 passengers on tour at time of accident.

$100,000 vehicle damage.

September 18, 2000 – Milwaukee Harbor – Milwaukee [WI]

“The Minnow”

The Minnow, a 21-foot long Alvis Stalwart-type amphibious passenger vehicle began taking on water after disembarking 13 passengers. A failed bearing on the end of a propulsion impeller shaft contributed to the vessel sinking. [U.S. Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg545/alerts/0502.pdf ].

N0 injuries or deaths were reported.

$170,000 vehicle damage.

May 1, 1999 – Lake Hamilton – near Hot Springs [AR]

“Miss Majestic”

The Miss Majestic, a 31-foot amphibious passenger vehicle sank on Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, Arkansas. 13 fatalities including 3 children out of 20 passengers and 2 crew members. Vehicle damage $100,000. A tear was located in the hull.

The company was supposed to have an alarm installed but never was. The root cause by investigators was that the DUKW the Company failed to repair and maintain the vehicle. [Source:  NTSB report http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAR0201.pdf%5D

GOVERNMENTAL ADOPTIONS

The National Transportation Safety Board made and adopted Safety Recommendations in May of 2002.  [PDF is 52 pages long. Here is the link –> http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/19000/19700/19700/PB2002916605.pdf ]

SEATTLE FIRE

Seattle Firefighters, Medics, Command Staff, support staff and all mutual aid companies, including additional Medics from the Shoreline Fire Department responded quickly and swiftly to remove entrapped victims from all vehicles.  Can’t say enough great things about their heroics and how Seattle is one of the best Fire Departments in the Country.  Many will say they are doing what they were meant to do in life. We say it is definitely a calling of greatness in helping others.

Skilled with many hundreds if not logging thousands of hours becoming skillfully trained in many disciplines.  Their actions out on the roadway just went to prove how experienced they are, putting into action and compassionately removing injured victims.  To see one person deceased is hard on one’s soul and to see four with dozens and dozens of patients proves how great they are at their jobs and treating so many at once.

Great job Seattle Fire!

COMING TOGETHER AS ONE

Many agencies responded upon the scene from the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Fire Department and working in unison with the Emergency Operations Center.  This day was hard for many physically on and off scene, directly and indirectly involved and to area hospitals for doing a great job in triage, treating and your compassionate care of every single injured person.

Coming together as one shows that Seattle can handle anything – major and minor.

Thank you for your Service, Commitment and Dedication in everything you do day in and day out.  You are highly admired for your bravery in going in and taking care of so many and respected for the great things you do everyday.  Your communities thank you!

WE OFFER OUR SINCERE SYMPATHIES

We are deeply saddened by this tragedy in Seattle and we offer our sincere sympathies to those who were injured, to their loved ones and to those affected by today’s events. We are so sorry for your losses to your families, friends and to their communities they represented.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

 

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? I am Missing from Washington State

A friend of mine posted through her Facebook Page that her son was missing and of course we were concerned for his safety and need to get the word out through all Social Media sites.  We are hoping to plaster his photo and information all over the internet to bring him back to his loving families who desperately miss and love him.

kaine

Kaine Moody, 15, was last seen at his father’s house in Mt. Vernon, Washington State and is believed to have runaway.  He is described as 5ft 5″, weighing 100 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair with mustache and slender build.

The above photo was taken of Kaine last year.

His mom believes her son may North of Seattle in the Marysville, Camano Island areas or further up North in Washington State.

We are asking you to share this post with your friends, family, co-workers and anyone else who can help spread the word like wildfire to help this family bring home their son safely.

We are unsure what Law Enforcement agencies may be working this case, so we are asking everyone to get involved in helping bring him home.

IF YOU SEE ME, CALL 9-1-1.

Thank you,

Lisa Swenson, Editor/Blogger

Seattle Children’s Hospital Fundraiser: “St Baldrick’s Shave for the Brave”

Seattle, Washington | What a great way to support children with Cancer by participating in Seattle Children’s Hospital St Baldrick’s “Shave for the Brave” Fundraiser taking place on March 4, 2015, from 1600 – 1800 Hours.

Shavees will go bald in representing “oneness” with children battling Cancer and helping raise money for life-saving childhood Cancer research.

The “Shaving” will take place in the Hospital’s Ocean Cafeteria on Level 7.

For more information, go to their website at https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/SeattleChildrensHospital or you can call the Event Contact, Jonathan Liaw-Gray at 206-355-9107.  If you’re unable to attend, but would like to give to this amazing Hospital and help with Cancer research, you can give by downloading the Donation Form on their site or call 1-888-899-2253.

What a great way to give back to the Community and help save Children’s lives, which to us equals a perfect opportunity!

ABOUT SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Seattle Children’s Hospital was founded in 1907, located off of Sandpoint Way is often ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the Nation by major numerous large news media outlets.  It is known for its superior patient care, finding ways and exploring new technologies through cancer research and saving lives every day.  The 250-bed has over 11,000 admits and over 300,000 Outpatient visits.

HEROES HELPING KIDS

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson is a huge contributor to Seattle Children’s Hospital visiting ill children on a regular basis.  His compassion and love for the kids is genuine and their little faces light up when they see him.  This is a great way for the kids to be motivated, encouraged and supported through their difficult journeys.

JOIN THE “STRONG AGAINST CANCER” TEAM

You too can join Russell Wilson in helping the “StrongAgainstCancer” campaign. Text the word “STRONG” to “501501” and $10 will be donated.  For more information, you can visit the organization’s website at http://strongagainstcancer.org/

“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – Jim Valvano

Editor’s Note:

Cancer is very real for us as we have had many firefighters and friends not in the Public Safety profession have this terrible disease. Some have survived and were cured, others passed away.  It affects all of us.  These kids and young adults can’t really comprehend as adults may try to and helping them through their journeys and finding a cure is what it is all about.  Please give today and join the fight by being Strong Against Cancer. – LR Swenson

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog