WA | 3-Alarm Technical Rescue | 1

EVERETT, WASHINGTON — JULY 15, 2021 — 1400 HOURS PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

WSDOT, Firefighters and Law Enforcement are on-scene of a 3rd Alarm Technical Rescue three foot deep and eight feet wide hole dug by an unknown person, just northbound of I-5 and under the Pacific Avenue offramp, where they are trying to locate if someone is still inside the manmade tunnel.

Credit | Everett FD

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

WSP, WSDOT, Everett Fire and other agencies on-scene.

OPERATIONS / TIMELINE

0800 hours PT – 911 received a call from a WSDOT member about a hole leading to a tunnel which was close to the northbound I-5 off ramp at Pacific Avenue. Personnel saw a person near the entrance of the tunnel the night before.

During the height of the call, there was concern that the tunnel had collapsed, but after rescuers were working, they found that were was dirt covering the entrance to the tunnel and found it to be fully intact. At this time, they say it does not appear the tunnel has been dug underneath the highway. Concerns of an individual being inside was of the essence to locate.

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Agencies working tirelessly. – Credit | EFD

1022 hours PT – Seattle FD Squad 14 is dispatched to Pacific Avenue and Walnut as a single Red unit. We have reached out to Seattle FD to see if this is the unit that is up in Everett. We are not seeing any Battalion Chief or other resources dispatched as mutual aid in their CAD system.

1210 hours PT – Everett FD: “Working to remove dirt away from this tunnel to determine if anyone is inside. Nothing has been confirmed that it has collapsed or if anyone is entrapped inside the man-made dug tunnel underneath the I-5 offramp under Pacific Avenue in Everett, Washington.”

The “Hole” – Credit | Everett FD

1412 hours PT – Multiple Fire, LE, Public Works and DOT units are still on-scene and working to remove the dirt from the tunnel. It has been a long day for many of these first responders in their urgent search of a possible victim inside the man-made (dug) tunnel.

CLOSED

N I-5 offramp to Pacific in Everett, Washington. (via WSP)

SNOPAC911 Fire/Police CAD Down | Snohomish County WA | Update 2

Snohomish County, Washington State – Scanner traffic over the Snohomish County scanner has picked up information stating the CAD system is down.  We heard the Dispatcher stated to all units (fire/police) do not log in to the system and if you have, log out.  The system has been down since 1645 hours PDT tonight and is still feeling the outage.

SNOPAC911 Dispatchers are now having to page out units for every call in Everett and within the City.

SYSTEM ISSUES

News coverage of this particular Dispatch system that SNOPAC911 uses has been anything but positive since it went live in 2015, but later would be integrated into their communication system.

In the News – Problems with the New System

June 15, 2016 – http://www.statter911.com/2016/06/15/fireground-commander-calls-2nd-3rd-alarms-dispatcher-couldnt-send-anyone/ (STATternews)

June 15, 2016 – http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/more-new-world-cad-woes-in-wa-state-unable-to-dispatch-extra-alarm-fire/ (FirefighterCloseCalls.com)

May 17, 2016 –  http://myeverettnews.com/2016/05/17/snopac-not-satisfied-new-dispatch-system/ (MyEverettNews.com)

January 19, 2016 — http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/deschutescounty/3920361-151/tech-trouble-at-bend-pd (Bend PD, Oregon)

November 9, 2015 – http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20151109/flagler-county-computer-system-restored-problems-persist  (The Daytona Beach News Journal)

October 16, 2015 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5fxSz5E9Mc (Jo Ellen Litz via YouTube)

April 5, 2013 – http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20130405/NEWS/130409735 (Leenconnect.com)

Incidents

October 9 2016 – System reportedly goes down. Unknown reason.  Several Fire Departments are heard self-dispatching over Scanner radio traffic and being reposted by Bloggers. System goes down since 1645 Hours PDT.  It is down County-wide as of 1805 Hours PDT.

June 4, 2016 – An article states that a recycling fire in Everett started out as a one-alarm but quickly ramped up to a two and a three but Dispatchers and a Supervisor desperately tried and failed to dispatch due to a system error.

March 28, 2016 – Another fire but this time a large commercial fire at one of Everett’s marina.  As the alarms were being elevated, again Dispatchers could not get their system to work properly.  “This was a system bug and not from the Dispatchers or from a Training error.” As one Official was quoted saying.

OTHER AGENCIES USE SYSTEM

IDAHO – Multiple Sheriff jurisdictions in Idaho picked the NW systems.  Article posted 11/2015.   http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/news/2015/11/26/new-world-systems-to-modernize-multi-jurisdictional-sheriff-s-office-in-idaho.aspx

City of Bethlehem, PA – http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/news/2015/01/29/pennsylvania-9-1-1-center-implements-new-world-software-solution.aspx

Lancaster County, SC   http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/news/2015/01/19/south-carolina-county-implements-new-world-systems-software-to-improve-officer-safety.aspx

We will keep you all posted!

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#BreakingNews – New World CAD System Down | Snohomish County WA | Update 1

Snohomish County, Washington State – Scanner traffic is starting to pick-up news of the New World Dispatch system by Tyler Tech is now down.  Several Fire Departments are currently self-dispatching.

Currently, SNOPAC911 has now been notified to start paging every single Everett fire/police unit for all calls inside the City. This is now in effect until their system comes back up.

SYSTEM ISSUES

News coverage of this particular Dispatch system that SNOPAC911 uses has been anything but positive since it went live in 2015, but later would be integrated into their communication system.

October 9 2016 – System reportedly goes down. Unknown reason.  Several Fire Departments are heard self-dispatching over Scanner radio traffic and being reposted by Bloggers.

June 4, 2016 – An article states that a recycling fire in Everett started out as a one-alarm but quickly ramped up to a two and a three but Dispatchers and a Supervisor desperately tried and failed to dispatch due to a system error.

March 28, 2016 – Another fire but this time a large commercial fire at one of Everett’s marina.  As the alarms were being elevated, again Dispatchers could not get their system to work properly.  “This was a system bug and not from the Dispatchers or from a Training error.” As one Official was quoted saying.

Around 1722 hours, a Dispatcher told all units not to sign-in to New World as it is down. If they signed in, they were told to log out until further notice.

 

We will keep you all posted!

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#MarineviewFire Continue to Burn – June 5 (Update 2)

Updated  Hours 1015 Hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

This is what the fire looked like last night with black smoke billowing from a recycling plant located in the 100 block of East Marine View Drive in Everett (Snohomish County) Washington State.

Firefighters were dispatched from various Snohomish County Fire jurisdictions pouring into the area to stop the 3-Alarm fire struck at around 1950 Hours on June 4th.

This photo probably is just an understatement to the magnitude of the actual fire’s intensity. The picture was taken around 2130 Hours last night.

Fire at I-5 / 12th Street. (Credit: WSDOT)

There is not a known cause at this time but it is under investigation.

No injuries have been reported.

Fire at I-5 / 12th Street. (Credit: WSDOT)

OPERATIONS

Staffing

Many firefighters still on the fire ground continued to battle the monstrous warehouse fire.  Numbers or Agencies represented are unknown.

Fire Tactics

Firefighters worked through out the evening into this morning, pouring water on the fire.  It is much more calm than the evening before.

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Heavy layers of smoke hang in the air. (Credit: WSDOT)

UPDATES

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Everett Firefighters Battle Extreme Fire Conditions at #MarineviewFire – June 5, 2016

Updated  Hours 0155 Hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A 3-Alarm fire broke out at an Everett recycling plant located at 100 block of E Marine View Drive prompted the response of multiple Snohomish County jurisdictions to descend upon the almost 100,000 square foot facility on Saturday evening.

We picked up the 3rd alarm Scanner Feed coverage and the spread of #FireImages, as well as those tweeting about the incident around 1950 Hours.

At the peak of the fire, it was said that almost 100 firefighters were on-scene.

Fire at I-5 / 12th Street. (Credit: WSDOT)

Fire at I-5 / 12th Street. (Credit: WSDOT)

OPERATIONS

Staffing

Firefighters were faced with a destructive Fire Monster on Saturday when a 3rd Alarm rang out just before 2000 Hours PDT.  Firefighters from Marysville, Lynnwood and Everett responded and quickly arrived.

Multiple Engines, Ladders, Medics and Aid units arrived on-scene.

BNSF Train Traffic

The Wildland Fire group was forced to lay lines over the train tracks to get to the spot fires.  Train traffic has been halted due to the continued fire suppression tactics to control the spot fires that had been occurring.

Water Supply Group

Due to the enormous fire and multiple locations for water, a Water Supply Group was established and worked really well, once everyone was aware of the Division set up to assist with water resources.

Several significant events occurred from an Engine company running over to Motor Trucks hydrant and load up on water then bring it back to the fire scene.  Another event occurred where one engine had to lay 700 ft of hose line to the hydrant while another engine laid an additional 700-800 ft of hose line from the Engine hooked to the hydrant to the intended destination.

Staging

Staging was very active with incoming units and deploying others to various areas of the fire building and exposures. Fire Marshal 3 was very instrumental in working with this Division closely and tying into other fire operations.

5 Water Tenders were in the Water Supply group at one time.

COLLAPSE ZONES

Several alerts were given to Firefighters about collapse zones around the fire building and talking about walls buckling.

Our skies were black as night compared to orange in the air from outside fires in 2015. (Credit: LR Swenson)

FIRE TACTICS

Utilities

Gas was secured within one hour of the 3-alarm was elevated, however, fire crews were reporting needing the power to be shut off due to receiving light power burns from the water.

Due to the PUD Representative not available on site, Fire crews were ready to shut off power themselves, when an Engineering employee arrived and assisted personnel by securing the power.

The Before Photo (Credit: Found on the Web)

The Before Photo (Credit: Found on the Web)

Repositioning Crews

Ladder 15 was definitely one of the most widely used assets during initial fire operations on June 4th, when it was needed to move from the one side of the building to the other.  When this request was approved, they were needed to drive around the fire building but apparatus and hose lines were in their path.

One Engine company that had their monitor on, was instructed to shut it off and unhook their 4″ hose line then hook it up again with the 4″ hose line, while pumping and backing up.

A Ladder shut down his Masterstream operations to allow the needed Ladder 15 to pass.

The original Engine Company was completely back on the hydrant pumping again.

Search and Rescue

Firefighters searched several trailers to ensure no occupants in them.  Searches were conducted and nothing was found.

ACTIVE FIRE CALLS

A fire alarm was dispatched to a structure listed as the Bravo 2 exposure building but appears that nothing was found.

 

ABOUT THE BUILDING SCHEMATICS

Recycling Plant Info

Many various sources are reporting that the building is listed on “West Marine View Drive” and “East Marine View Drive”, which may seem confusing. It definitely was to us so we did a little fact-finding check ourselves.

We could only find one Recycling plant on this roadway under the name of Busy Beaver Recycling.  It appears that it was still operational.  One of it s neighbor is Everett Engineering and firefighters were working to save the building.

We found this to be a commercial building located at 100 East Marine View Drive in Everett, Washington, a 98,350 Retail Square Foot sized facility owned by a LLC organization.  It is said to have a monthly building rent of $44,220 per month.  The building has 18,476 – 98,267 retail square feet availability in a 7.7 acre heavily commercial zoned industrial park.

It was built-in 1952 and has one floor.

The building is have an estimated value of $4.9 Million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facility Address

One source reported that there was another fire at the same building (this same location) but was reported as another address (East instead of West Marine View Drive).  We were not sure if these were two separate buildings or one.

Previous Fire Activity

Another media outlet went on to say there have been three incidents at this same location but were did not see where Everett FD confirmed this.  The one source stated there was one fire that was under investigation when there were burning cardboard and debris found inside the facility.  It was quickly extinguished and nothing happened.

Communities Impacted

Residents and Tweeters alike were beginning to flood Social Media with amazing photos of the incident, while some of us began smelling the strong odor of a fire burning.

This is the kind of smoke that can make you deathly ill.  Smoke was visible from Lynnwood, Bellevue, Renton and other areas.  Residents in the Bellevue area advised they could smell the black smoke that hung in the Puget Sound area.

Please take precautions to protect your immune system, including your eyes, ears and sensitive lungs.

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Help Save Lives, Attend Everett’s Free Family-Focused Public Safety Event April 23rd

The City of Everett and many partners, including the Fire Department will be host to the FREE Casino Road Public Safety Fair to be held this Saturday, April 23, 2016.  The fun family-focused event will be located at Horizon Middle School at 222 W. Casino Road in Everett, Washington State from 10am – 2pm.

Always a fun time when you get to see kids and firefighters interacting with one another.  The kids’ eyes light up when they actually get to participate in what firefighters actually use as tools and fire tactics.

There will be lots to see do,  great people to meet and enjoy a snack or two.

We will be trying to work our way up there for some photos and a story.  See you all tomorrow!

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Everett Police: Looking for Rightful Owners for Stolen Property

Everett, Washington [Snohomish County]

DETECTIVES LOOKING FOR RIGHTFUL OWNERS

Detectives with the North Snohomish County Property Crimes Unit are looking for those who may have been victims of theft and are working to reunite stolen property with their rightful owners.  Property in the form of a laptop, jewelry, cattle horns and car keys.

PHOTOS OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Photos of the stolen property can be viewed on their Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/snocosheriff/.

ASSIGNED DETECTIVE TO CASE

You see your property? You must have proof that you are the owner of this property before it can be redeemed.  Contact SCSO Detective DeWitt by email at glenn.dewitt@snco.org.

THE SUSPECT

The suspect, Jesse Averhart, 40 was staying in a Marysville hotel was arrested on an outstanding Identity theft warrant where Detectives discovered the stolen property.  There were also additional signs of Identity theft.  He was taken into custody on December 16, 2015, and is in jail.

ABOUT THE NORTH COUNTY PROPERTY CRIMES UNIT

The unit compromised of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and neighboring Police Departments in Marysville, Lake Stevens and the Stillaguamish Tribe.  Each Police Department represented by all three counties is staffed by Property Crimes Detectives from each agency supported by the Prosecuting Attorney and Crime Analyst.  Together, they focus on burglary, auto theft, fraud and trafficking in stolen property.

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

Here are some ways to help avoid being a crime / theft victim:

  • Remove “all” valuables from your vehicle[s] including the trunk, i.e. Laptop, GPS, Cell phone, Wallet/Purse, property of value, etc.
  • Do not leave your car “running” with your child or baby inside while leaving for a second to go inside your home, business or any other place.
  • Remove your garage door opener and registration/insurance from your vehicle, if leaving for long periods of time or being stored in a parking garage, etc.
  • Always lock your doors when you enter and exit your vehicle for Personal & property safety.
  • See something out of the ordinary? Say something by calling 9-1-1 immediately and wait in a safe area for Law Enforcement Officers to arrive.

Source:  http://wa-snohomishcounty.civicplus.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=4376

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WA CAREER OPPORTUNITIES | FIRE | August 2, 2015

These Fire Career Opportunities have been gleened from Monster.com, Indeed.com, CraigsList.com, USAJobs.gov, Simply Hired job boards.

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL I/II

City of Vancouver   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vancouver/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1206977

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EMERGENCY, FIRE AND RESCUE – Reserve

U.S. Navy Reserve | Vancouver | Must apply online | No Closing or Salary info listed | http://www.simplyhired.com/job/emergency-fire-rescue-reserve-job/us-navy-reserve/mzuvw64vli?cid=tumtkecjdnimezmhotkupiakugyinoso

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FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

USFS | White Salmon | Closes 9/30/15 | $57,982 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382490100

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FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST [Prescribed Fire and Fuels]

USFS | Forks & White Salmon | Pay Grade:  GS-0401-09/09 | Closes 9/30/15 | $47,923 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382362000

USFS | Wenatchee | Pay Grade:  GS-0401-11/11 | Closes 9/30/15 | $57,982 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?Keyword=fire&Location=wa&search=Search&AutoCompleteSelected=False

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FIRE MARSHAL

City of Burlington http://job-openings.monster.com/monster/369b9c8b-e80f-499d-b389-8e616e36e084?mescoid=3300567001001&jobPosition=21#

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FIREFIGHTER

City of Everett | No closing date | Multiple levels of salary depending on your job title | http://jobs.heraldnet.com /Job?data=iEf4pR083r2  %2b%2fIF4FGEhVgNey2z61GIJzfRtIN5O4YMBxO0SdJVorw%3d%3d [indeed.com]

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FIREFIGHTER / ENGINEER

City of Chehalis FD  http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_19347.aspx

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FIREFIGHTER – EXPERIENCED

City of Everett  https://everettwa.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Experienced-Firefighter-68

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FIREFIGHTER – LATERAL ENTRY

City of Bellevue http://www.resume-library.com/job/view/4775429/Lateral-Entry-Level-Firefighter?pj=yes

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FOREST ASSISTANT FIRE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

USFS | Colville and Wenatchee | Closes 9/30/15 | 47,923.00 to $57,982.00 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382443400.

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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire]

USFS | WA areas:  Chelan, Cle Elum, Entiat, Forks, Kettle Falls, Leavenworth, Metaline Falls, Naches, Newport, Pomeroy, Republic, Tonasket, Wenatchee and Winthrop | Closes 9/30/15 | $43,389 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382501900

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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire Engine Operator]

USFS | Areas:  Amboy, Concrete, Forks, Hoodsports, Husum, Kettle Falls, Metaline Falls, Newport, North Bend, Pomeroy, Quilcene, Randle, Republic, Stevenson, Trout Lake and Walla Walla | Closes 9/30/15 | $28,26931,628/ year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382373600.

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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire Prevention]

USFS | Areas:  Amboy, Chelan, Cle Elum, Forks, Leavenworth, Metaline Falls, Newport, Randle, Trout Lake, Tonasket, Winthrop, Darrington and Quilcene | Closes 9/30/15 | $43,389 – $47,923 /year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382323300.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES | Washington State | April 11, 2015 Saturday

 

 

 

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