Kent Firefighter Retires After 36 Years

Kent, Washington State

Kent Fire Engineer Dennis Wilson has retired from the Department after 36 years of service.

Valley Com, the regions communications center officially sounded the final tones for him on his last shift.

He has spent his whole Firefighting career as a B shifter at Kent Fire Station 77, until more recently when he and his Captain went out to Maple Valley Station 80.

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Photo Credit | KFD Local 1747 Instagram

Congratulations on your retirement and may you have just as much fun in your next Chapter in life!

Check out the Kent Firefighters Local 1747 Instagram page and learn all about this great firefighter!

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Kent Home Touched by Christmas Fire

Units E377, E313, E376, E377, L374, A313, D307, B313, M7, MSO1, Zone3RHAB303, FM4 were dispatched from Renton Fire, Puget Sound Fire and King County Medics to a residential structure fire on Christmas night at 2017 hours PT.

The incident was located in the block of 10600 of SE 216th Street in Kent, Washington. Fire Command designated the incident as “216th Command”.

First due arriving units reported a standalone garage with fire through the roof. A total of three lines were pulled with two of them as 2.5″ and a red 3.25″ hose lines. Several vehicles were said to be ablaze inside the structure.

One unit exhausted their fire suppression resources but E377 re-established a water supply about 150 feet west of E313 and quickly began pumping water again. A total of three lines would be used during this incident.

Access was made by L374 through the garage on the alpha side with the entry team and completed their objective within three minutes.

Firefighters had a tap fire at 2103, about 10 minutes after the timer was stopped by Dispatch. It took about 86 minutes for fire crews from the time they responded to the tapped fire.

Police were dispatched to help with traffic control and shutdown area impacted roadways. SE 216th is still closed at the time of this post.

No reports of injuries to the occupants or firefighters were reported.

Unknown content and vehicle damage is unknown, as well as the cause.

A County Fire Investigator (FM 433) is en route as of 2053 hours PT with an one-hour ETA. AVOID THIS AREA. It will be shutdown for the next few hours when the Investigator arrives on-scene and determines the cause.

This is a developing story. We will post as more information is received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/25/2020 2130 Hours PT