Update 2 | February 7, 2020 | Washington State

Thank you for following our Blog posts about adverse weather conditions in Washington State. All information is gleaned from verified sources from government, fire departments, law enforcement, emergency management and other public information.

We will try to list the source where the information is bein received from in a Sit Rep format gleaned from all Social Media channels being broadcasted from.

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Weather Fact |Our soggy weather has been sent with a red bow on top all the way from the tropical (U.S.) State of Hawaii.  – Source:  NWS Seattle

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KING COUNTY

AUBURN

Road Closures

SE Lake Holm Road between 130th Ave SE to Auburn Black Diamond Rd | Water over roadway | 2-6 0338 PST

BLACK DIAMOND

Road Closures

Enumclaw Franklin Rd SE between Franklin Ridge gravel pit and SE Green River Gorge Road | Damaged roadway | 2/7/2020 1205 PST

Turn around

Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 20827 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd. Open 24/7.  Empty sandbags and sand provided by County. Self-service. Max 25 sandbags per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.

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Water Facts | 6″ of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars – Weather Alert

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CARNATION

Road Closures

310th Ave NE between NE Carnation Farms Rd and SR 203 (including NE 60th St) | Water over roadway | 2-7 1355 PST

NE 100th St between W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE and NE Carnation Farm Rd | Water over roadway | 2-6 1024 PST

NE Tolt Hill Rd between SR 203 and W Snoqualmie River Rd NE | Water over roadway | 2-6 0838 PST

W Snoqualmie River Rd SE between #1550 x NE Tolt Hill Rd | Water over roadway | 2-1745 PST

NE Tolt Hill Rd between SR 203 and W Snoqualmie River Rd NE | Water over roadway | 2-6 0838 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of Carnation Public Works | 33100 NE 45th St.  | Hours:  Weekdays from 0800 – 1630 PST.  Empty bags and sand provided.

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Water Fact | A foot of water will float most vehicles. – Weather Alert

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BELLEVUE

Road Closures

EB lanes on Coal Creek Pkwy from 124th Ave SE to Factoria Blvd | Downed trees on power lines | 2-7 2309 PST | Source & Photo Credit:  City of Bellevue Transportation

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SE Newport Way from SE 42nd Pl to 133rd Ave SE | Downed trees on power lines | 2-7 2309 PST

Intersection of 134th Ave SE x SE 42nd St | Downed trees on power lines | 2-7 2309 PST

SB Coal Creek Parkway. Both lanes. | Downed tree and power lines over roadway | 2-7 2037 PST

Open Roadways

SE 7th Place, east of Lake Hills Connector | OPEN | was closed 2-5 due to flooding | 2-7 0630 PST

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Photo Credit: City of Bellevue Transportation Department (E of the Lake Hills Connector on 2/5/2020)

DUVALL

Flooding Images

The rising of the river is being captured by many photographers as records are being broken all over the State.  Here is a video clip showing extreme flooding. | Video Credit:  City of Duvall

SR 410 X MP 38

(BETWEEN ENUMCLAW & GREENWATER)

Road Closures

A major landslide shutdown this busy thoroughfare. | Photo Credit: WSP Sgt. Zimmerman & Courtesy of  WSP Trooper / PIO Rick Johnson

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FALL CITY

Road Closures

SE David Powell  Rd x Preston Fall City Rd SE  | Landslide | 2-7 0015 PST

316th Av SE x SE 28th St between SE 24th St and 321st Ave SE | Water over the roadway | 2-6 1115 PST

SE 308th St  between SR 202 x SE 31st St | Water over roadway | 2-6 1115 PST

Neal Road SE x SR 203 | Water over roadway | 2-6 0338 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 33719 SE 44th Place | Open 24/7.  Empty bags and sand provided by County. Self-service. 25 max bags per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.

Water Fact | 2 Feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including SUVs and Trucks. – Weather Alert

MAPLE VALLEY

Road Closures

Dorre Don Way SE x 230th Ave SE | Water over raodway | 2-7 1315 PST

Maxwell Rd SE between SE Lake Francis and 220th Ave SE | Erosion of roadway | 2-7 1117 PST

Lower Dorre Don Way SE between Upper Dorre Don Way SE to Dorre Don Way SE (the loop) | 2-7 0620 PST

NORTH BEND

Road Closures

Cedar Falls Rd SE x SE 177th St | Water over roadway | 2-7-2020 1050 PST

428th Ave SE between SE Reinig Rd and SE Ernies Grove Rd | 2/6/2020 1215 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of North Bend City Hall | 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.  | Hours: Monday-Thursday 0830 – 1600 PST, Friday 0830 – 1200 PST.  | Empty sandbags and sand provided by City.  Self-service.  Shovels available. Check in City Hall before bagging.  Bags available after hours when the EOC is open due to flooding.

PACIFIC

Road Closures

W Valley Hwy S between Ellingson Rd x 3rd Ave SW | Water over roadway | 2-6 1600 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of Pacific | 130 3rd Ave SE. (Across from Police Station) | Open 24/7. Empty sandbags and sand available.  Self-service. 25 max bags per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.

PALMER

Road  Closures

SE 309th St between 335 Ave SE to W to end of road | Landslide | 2-7 1852 PST

REDMOND

Road Closures

NE 124th St between W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE x SR 203 | Water over roadway | 2-6 0930 PST

204th Pl NE between NE 67th St x SR 202 | Water over roadway | 2-6 0845 PST

Park / Trail Closures

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Photo Credit | City of Redmond

Sammamish River Trail at Leary Way | Standing water

Farrel-McWhirter Park | some interior trails closed

Redmond West Wetlands

Bear Creek Trail between Redmond Way and Avondale way

Evan’s Creek Trail from Perrigo Park South to the raised boardwalk area | Water over boardwalk

Bear Creek Bridge on the Puget Sound Energy Trail

Water Safety

The rain is continuing to fall and we want to remind you to avoid driving, walking or riding through standing water. | Source / Photo Credit:  City of Redmond Image

Turnaround, Don’t Drown

The Redmond Police Department would like to remind drivers to never drive around any road closure signs present on flooded roadways.  | Photo Credit:  RPD. Photo taken on February 5th of NE 95th St, east of Willows Road.

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Landslide Awareness

Fact Sheet: Recognize Landslide Warning Signs

Release date:
October 17, 2017
Release Number:
R2 DR 4339-PR FS 009
  • Changes in your landscape such as patterns of storm-water drainage on slopes (especially the places where runoff water converges) land movement, small slides, flows, or progressively leaning trees.
  • Doors or windows stick or jam for the first time.
  • New cracks appear in plaster, tile, brick, or foundations.
  • Outside walls, walks, or stairs begin pulling away from the building.
  • Slowly developing, widening cracks appear on the ground or on paved areas such as streets or driveways.
  • Underground utility lines break.
  • Bulging ground appears at the base of a slope.
  • Water breaks through the ground surface in new locations.
  • Fences, retaining walls, utility poles, or trees tilt or move.
  • A faint rumbling sound that increases in volume is noticeable as the landslide nears.
  • Unusual sounds, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together, might indicate moving debris.
  • Collapsed pavement, mud, fallen rocks, and other indications of possible debris flow can be seen when driving (embankments along roadsides are particularly susceptible to landslides).

After the Landslide

  • Go to a designated public shelter if you have been told to evacuate or you feel it is unsafe to remain in your home.
  • Stay away from the slide area. There may be danger of additional slides.
  • Listen to local radio or television stations for the latest emergency information.
  • Watch for flooding, which may occur after a landslide or debris flow.
  • Check for injured and trapped persons near the slide, without entering the direct slide area. Direct rescuers to their locations.
  • Check the building foundation, chimney, and surrounding land for damage. Damage to foundations, chimneys, or surrounding land may help you assess the safety of the area.

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/10/17/4339/fact-sheet-recognize-landslide-warning-signs   | Source & Photo Credit:  FEMA via City of Redmond / Photo Courtesy

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RENTON

Road Closures

SE Jones Rd between #18631 x SR 169 | Landslide | 2-6 2024 PST

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Landslides in Fire / Disaster Images

(L) This photo was taken on February 5, 2020, of a landslide on the WB side of Maple Valley Hwy and across 1.5 lanes.  It would take fire crews and mutual approximately 3-4 hours to remove it.  Mud and debris impacted drivers on the highway and forcing officials to close it protecting the motoring public.  | Photo Credit:  Renton Fire / RFA PIO

Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 155 Monroe Ave NE | Open 24/7. Empty sandbags and sand provided. Self-service. 25 max per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.

SEATLLE

Sandbag Distribution Centers

Delridge Community Center | 4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106. | Filled sandbags. Self-service. 25 max per household or business.

Helene Madison Pool | 13401 Meridian N, 98133 | Same messaging.

South Park Neighborhood | 731 S Sullivan, 98108 | Same messaging.

Meadowbrook Community Center | 10517 35th Ave NE, 98125 | Same messaging.

SKYKOMISH

Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 74212 Old Cascade Hwy | Open 24/7 | Self-servce. 25 max per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.

SNOQUALMIE

Road Closures

SE Reinig Rd from the City of Snoqualmie limits to 396th Dr SE | 2-6 1115 PST

W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE at NE 124 | 2-7 2110 PST

Traffic camera: West Snoqualmie Valley Road NE at NE 124th St

Photo Credit | KC DOT

Restricted Roadways

356th Dr SE, N of #4030 | 1 lane closed due to road failure. 1 lane open and alternating traffic. Expet long delays. | 2-6 2142 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of Snoqualmie. | 38190 SE Mill Pond Rd. | Weekdays from 0700 – 1500 PST  | Must call Public Works at 425-831-4919 for an apoointment to pick-up sand and bags. During flooding, call the EOC at 425-888-5911 for sandbags.

SNOQUALMIE PASS

Road Closures

Weather Forecast – Snow

Reports of up to 14″ of new snow on the Pass from 2300 hours on Thursday and Friday were reported by law enforcement. Chain enforcement was scheduled at 1600 hours to midnight on eastbound on I-90 over the pass.  | Source:  WSP PIO / Trooper Rick Johnson

SNOQUALMIE FALLS

Flooding Impacts

The Falls are yet again overflowing at a high rate of speed and splash.  This image shows the magnitude of flooding we are experiencing and showing us its dangers of the rate of speed and splash.   | Source / Photo Credit:  City of Snoqualmie

CASCADES

Weather Forecast – Snow

This also includes Snoqualmie Pass.  Snow levels are expected to drop by early Saturday morning. 12-18″ expected are possible. | Source & Photo Credit:  NWS Seattle

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PIERCE COUNTY

PUYALLUP

Road Closures

PUYALLUP RIVER | Roads, Surface Water and Emergency Management crews and personnel were busy with damage assessments from flooding in various areas.  This was conducted across the whole County.  Currently, there are on-going repairs in progress on the the Puyallup River Levy above Orting within two hours after the discovery of the damage.

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One of Pierce County’s Executives, Bruce Dammeier was out with crews for the full day observing damage assessments and excellent / tireless efforts by crews to fix roadways and other major maintenance. | Photo Credit:  Pierce Co. Government. Source:  PC Exec Bruce Dammeier.

EAST PIERCE COUNTY

Damage Assessments

SR 162  | Images show extensive impacts on SR 162.  Photo taken on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  | Source / Photo Credit:  East Pierce Firefighters, IAFF Local 3520

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RESOURCES

Road Service Helpline

KING COUNTY | 206-477-8100, 800-527-627 | King County Road Services Helpline – 24/7 .  Website:  https://kingcounty.gov/depts/local-services/roads/24×7-helpline.aspx  Sign-up for road alerts at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/local-services/roads/road-alert.aspx

Life-Threatening Medical / Fire Hazard or Criminal Act in Progress/Occurred

9-1-1 | Emergencies only  for FIRE, EMS, POLICE.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Water Safety

As the rain continues, follow safe guidelines: do NOT walk or drive across flooded roads; gather emergency supplies and follow local updates; use flashlights instead of candles if you lose power. | Source:  King County Public Health

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THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA – EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Issaquah Creek

Cars are submerged in flood waters in Issaquah as Issaquah Creek continues to rise up quickly. Current was reported as being very strong. ” | News Media on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 2 – 2/7/2020 2315 PST

 

 

 

Washington State Hit by Adverse Weather | 1

You think that the other Washington’s politics are bad.  Try living in our Washington State and dealing with one storm after another and there appears to be another one heading our way.

King County

As of 10pm, the following have been closed:

  • SE Jones Rd between #18631 and SR 169 (Renton area)
  •  Valley Hwy S between Ellingson Rd and 3rd Ave SW
  • 428th Ave SE between SE Reinig Rd and SE Ernies Grove Rd (North Bend)
  • West Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE between NE Novelty Hill Rd and NE 80th St
  • SE Reinig Rd from City of Snoqualmie limits to 396th Drive SE
  • 316th Ave SE and SE 28th St between SE 24th St and 321st Ave SE
  • SE 308th ST between SR 202 and SE 31st St
  • NE 100th ST between W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE and NE Carnation Farm Rd
  • NE 124th St between W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE and SR 203
  • 204th Pl NE between NE 67th St and SR 202
  • NE Tolt Hill Rd between SR 203 and W Snoqualmie River Rd NE
  • 312th Ave SE between 316th Pl NE and Upper Preton Rd SE
  • Neal Rd SE at SR 203
  • SE Lake Holm Rd between 130th Ave SE to Auburn Black Diamond Rd
  • Issaquah Hobart Rd SE between SE May Valley Rd and Issaquah City limits (SE 96th St)
  • W Snoqualmie River Rd SE between #1550 and NE Tolt Hill Rd
  • SE 24th St between 309th Ave SE and 316th Ave SE
  • SE Issauquah-Fall City Rd between SE Duthie Hill Rd and 274th Ave SE
  • NE 80th St between W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE and Ames Lake Carnation Rd NE
  • Dike Rd between Preston Fall City Rd to end of route
  • NE 165th between 179th Pl NE and Avondale Rd NE
  • SE Middle Fork Rd at mile marker 9.6
  • SE Fish Hatchery Rd between 361st Ave SE and 372nd Ave SE
  • SR 900 closed from NW Talus Dr to SE May Valley Road (Issaquah)

Carnation

Residents are being advised to stay alert to changing river and weather conditions. Be prepared to respond quickly.  (King County, WA)

Duvall

The City is reporting seeing a lot of traffic coming into their city limits to try to access northbound SR 203 but it is closed and cannot be accessed to reaching Monroe or Snohomish County.  (City of Duvall)

Issaquah

2/6/2020 – 1:00 pm – The Issaquah-Hobart Road at May Valley Road was closed due to a large landslide.  The King County Road crews were out in force with lots of personnel and large equipment trying to remove the rocks and debris blocking the culvert.  Some of the rocks were as large as basketballs! (KC Road Services)

Around the same time, water was running high underneath a bridge prompting multiple calls to Eastside Fire & Rescue personnel including a Rescue team to search an apartment complex for possible trapped residents and pets.

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11 residents were safely evacuated including several children and animals.  (Photo credit/source:  Eastside Fire & Rescue)

Renton

Free sandbags are available 24/7 at the King County Roads facility at 20827 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Renton.  There is a 25-bag limit per vehicle.

North Bend

Sand and sandbags were made available at 1:30pm until 5pm on Thursday, February 6th to North Bend residents.  You can pick up these at the Public Works facility on Friday, February 7th from 8am – noon, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend. Bring your own shovel and truck. They will supply the sand and bags.

“Snoqualmie River is currently at Flood Phase 2, meaning that lowland flooding may occur. Currently, there are no roads closed in North Bend. The Park & Ride lot across from the Pour House is closed due to flooding.” (City of North Bend)

Rivers

The following Rivers at various flood stages:

Phase 4: Cedar River

Phase 3: Issaquah Creek, Green River, Tolt River

Phase 2: Snoqualmie River, White River

Resources

Flood Warning Center | 206-296-8200 or 800-945-9263.  https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/water-and-land/flooding/warning-system.aspx  Click on name of river for further information.

Sandbag distribution | https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/water-and-land/flooding/sandbag-distribution.aspx  (King County)

National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA) | 888-379-9531

King Conty Metro Alerts | 206-553-3000

American Red Cross (King/Kitsap Counties) | 206-323-2345

Additional flood related Important Contact Phone Numbers |  https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/water-and-land/flooding/phones.aspx

King County Office of Emergency Management | 206-296-3830

King County Stormwater services | 206-477-4811. After business hours, call 206-477-8100.

King County Solid Waste Division | 206-477-4466 or 800-325-6165.

King County Public Health (Seattle/King County) | 206-296-4600

Additional links, Important phone numbers | https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/water-and-land/flooding/phones.aspx

Updates

More updates will be coming as we are gleaning news, resources and alerts to bring to you throughout the day and evening.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/7/2020 00:50 PST

 

 

 

Woodinville Firefighters Face Extreme Conditions

Update 1 – June 26, 2019 – 2100 hours PDT

Fire conditions are much better when black billowing smoke could be seen. | Credit: WSDOT

Firefighters are working to suppress and contain a very large fire that broke out at the  Schnitzer Steel recycling plant located in the 23700 block of 63rd Ave SE in Woodinville.  It is located off of SR 522 and near SR 9.

The WSDOT sent out a broadcast over social media almost two hours ago, warning drivers to be careful due to smoke blowing over the highway.  There was unknown details if they were shutting down the highway for safety reasons at the time of this post.

The Schnitzer Scrap Metals Recycling Yard is said to accept Ferrous and nonferrous metals, auto bodies; provides trucking and/or container service and equipment including balers, cranes, loaders, forklifts, car processing station and 80 and 90 foot truck scales.

They are said to be one of the nation’s largest scrap metal recyclers and purchase from the Western US, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, the New England states, the Southeast and Puerto Rico.  The Company states the metals are from old machinery and equipment such as automobiles, RR cars and tracks, home appliances and metal from demolition structures and other obsolete buildings.

Their recycled metal is sorted, shredding and bailed to be used in new steel products sold to domestic and foreign customers being shipped in bulk on cargo ships, barges, RR cars and trucks.

Fire History

June 26, 2019 – Woodinville, Washington

See above incident summary.

June 2, 2018 – Oakland, California

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Credit: Oakland Firefighters Local 55

A scrap yard bursts into flamer in Oakland, California, so Alameda Fire 689 and Alameda FD along with San Francisco Fire Department bring in their fire boats as Oakland FD did not have one.   Mutual aid was requested and Oakland received additional personnel and equipment:  Water tenders from Alameda County Fire and, Moraga-Orinda Fire Department.

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Credit: Oakland Firefighters Local 55

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The Recycling company had another fire break out at a metal recycling center but this time in the Port of Oakland, sending the same black smoke into the air and several drivers taking notice.  This plant was located in the 1100 block of Embarcadero West near Jack London Square.

It was reported around 1600 hours.  Fire investigators found a large pile of recycled material burning in the yard and port and due to it being so close to flammable gases that it was escalated to numerous fire alarms.  One interesting fire tactic was pumping water directly out of the Willamette River because the fire demanded so much water.  The media source states that the fire started as employees were processing metal.  (Source:  news media)

August 6, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

Black smoke was seen going straight up in the sky in North Portland (OR) that was reportedly started at 5:30 p.m. at the center located at 12005 N Burgard Road, about three miles northwest of St. Johns Bridge.

It would take firefighters about 12-hours to bring the fire under control (at 2000 hours) but would remain on-scene until 0415 hours into the next morning to fully put out the fire. (Source: news media)

April 8, 2009 – Oakland, California

Black smoke, a theme of sorts was shooting up into Oakland’s skies was said to be burning on Embarcadero West which was fairly close to the West Oakland BART station.  Even though the fire would eventually be put out, those stated could smell the remnants of the fire as away to the Bay Bridge toll plaza.  No cause was known. No injuries were reported. (Source: news media)

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog 

Old Iconic Building Burning in Auburn, Washington | 1

AUBURN, WASHINGTON

Around 1530 hours PST, a fire broke out at the Old Heritage building located at 100 South Main Street in Auburn, Washington which is at the intersection of Auburn Way South and Main Street.   

The fire started on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, originally reported as flames from a dryer.  It would escalate from a first alarm to a third alarm very quickly.

Credit: King County Medic 1

RESOURCES

A large number of fire Resources from both King and Pierce Counties were promptly dispatched to the incident with personnel represented from Valley Regional FD, KCFD #44, East Pierce, Puget Sound Fire, South King Fire, Renton Fire, Tukwila Fire and Burien Fire.  Additional EMS units were dispatched from King County Medic One. 

FIRE TACTICS

When firefighters first arrived, they found heavy fire in the attic. They took offensive strategy due to the ceiling starting to collapse.  One person who was non-ambulatory was rescued and treated on-scene for smoke inhalation.  They were not transported.

Credit: Puget Sound Fire

ALARM COMPANIES

Here are the units deployed and which alarm they have been assigned to:

First Alarm | B31  CH32  E31  E32  E33  E38  L74  PIO32  B74  

Second Alarm | E61  E65  E71  E73  M6  MSO1  PCL113  R74 23PIO  23REHAB

Third Alarm | E62  E72  L11  L29  PCE118  Q75  E13  E17

Credit: Puget Sound Fire

EVACUATIONS

Neighbors in businesses and apartments have been evacuated for their safety and for fire crews.

Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes and buses were provided for them on 28th, which was the NW corner of their building.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media is using the hashtags #MainFire #AuburnFire #heritagebldgfire for this incident.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – 12/26/2017 @ 1920 Hours PST

The People Have Spoken in King County

For those watching the Preliminary results from the April 26th King County, Washington State’s Special Elections on some very important issues:

King Co Fire Dist 45’s “Levy of Tax for Mtnc & Ops”

  • Yes 1551 votes 73.43%
  • No 572 votes 26.57%
  • Note: 685 Yes votes or 60% Yes votes w/1142 # of voters to pass

King Co Fire Dist 28’s “Increasing Property Tax Levy Rate for 2017-2022” (Enumclaw, Washington)

  • Yes 1773 votes 51.36%
  • No 1679 votes 48.64%
  • Simply majority needed to pass.

Proposed Eastside Regional Fire Authority (merging of Districts 10 (Preston, Tiger Mtn, Carnation and Lake Joy) and 38 (North Bend))

  • Yes 2856 votes 55.74%
  • No 2268 votes 44.26%  
  • Needs 60% Yes votes to pass 

Proposed Renton Regional Fire Authority creation (joining Renton Fire & Rescue)

  • Yes 7198 votes 62.64%
  • No 4293 votes 37.36%  
  • Needs 60% percent Yes votes to pass

East Pierce Fire & Rescue – “Levy Lid Lift” (Bonney Lake)

  • Yes 170 votes 79.07%
  • No 45 votes 20.93%  
  • Needs simple majority vote to pass

Kent FD Fire Authority – “Continuation of Benefit Charge” (Kent)

  • Yes 9899 votes 64.15%
  • No 5533 votes 35.85%
  • Needs 60% Yes to pass

These are just preliminary numbers. These will be updated each day up until the results are certified on May 6, 2016.

(c) 2016   The #NWFireBlog

FOOD ESTABLISHMENT CLOSURE: Redmond Inn | Redmond, Washington

Redmond, Washington

The King County Public Health Department shut down the food portion of the Redmond Inn located at 17601 Redmond Way in Redmond, Washington, due to operating without a valid permit.

It was closed on Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:30 p.m., when an inspector visited the facility.

The rest of the Hotel remains open.

The Hotel can reapply for a permit so that the Food portion of their hotel can be reopened.

ABOUT REDMOND INN

The Hotel is located minutes from Marymoor Park and Redmond Towne Center.

It boasts 137 rooms with A/C, fridges and microwaves, wi-fi, and all the amneties one could ask for in a comfortable facility.  It is also used as a venue for business travelers. The Hotel also has been rated 4/5 stars by its guests and vistors.

KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

Want to see more Food Establishment closures in the King County, Washington Cities/towns?  Check out their website at —> http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/foodsafety/inspections/closures.aspx.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

JANUARY

  • ** NEW !! ** 20 – 24:  National Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference.  Marriott Hotel. WA DC.  http://www.sheriffs.org/content/2015-winter-conference
  • 27 – 28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

FEBRUARY

  • 21 – 25:  “The Building Blocks of the Fire Service: WA State Fire, Safety, Training and Officer’s Conference.  Yakima Convention Center. Yakima, WA.  Website:  https://connect.computility.com/f/index.php.

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MARCH

  • ** NEW !! **  10 -11:  APCO’s “Emerging Technology Forum” Conference. Dallas Marriott Hotel, TX.  Featuring Location Accuracy, FirstNet, Cyber Security, NextGen911.  http://techforum.apcointl.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 17 – 20:  CPSE “2015 Excellence Conference”.  Carribe Royale Orlando Hotel.  Orlando, FL.  http://www.publicsafetyexcellence.org/workshop-registration/excellence-conference.aspx
  • 22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/
Woodinville's Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

Woodinville’s Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

APRIL

  • 20 – 25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.
  • ** NEW !! ** “Minnesota Public Safety Interoperable Communications Conference”.  Location TBD.  $125.00 Cost. http://www.togpartners.com/interop/
Photo Credit | LR Swenson

Photo Credit | LR Swenson

JUNE

  • ** NEW !! ** 26 – July 1.  National Sheriffs Association’s “NSA Annual Conference”.  Baltimore, MD.  http://www.nsaconference.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 27 – July 2.  “NENA [National Emergency Number Association] Annual Conference.  The 9-1-1′ Association.  Denver, CO.  http://www.nena.org/?Conferences
  • 28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

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JULY

  • 14 – 18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/
  • ** NEW !!** 16 -19:  PSWA [Public Safety Writers Conference].  The Orleans Hotel.  Las Vegas, NV.  www.policewriter.com.

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AUGUST

  • 26 -29:  Fire – Rescue International 2015″ Georgia World Congress Center.  Atlanta, GA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/fire-rescue-international-2015/

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OCTOBER

  • 3 – 4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/
  • ** NEW !! ** 12 – 14:  “19th Annual Public Safety Communications – Oklahoma Public Safety Conference”.  Marriott Tulsa Hotel, Southern Hills.  http://www.okpsc.org/ 
  • ** NEW !! ** 24 – 27″  “122nd Annual IACP [Int’l Association of Chiefs of Police] Conference, Law Enforcement Education and Technology EXPO”.  Chicago, IL.  http://www.theiacpconference.org/iacp2015/public/enter.aspx
Photo Credit: LR Swenson

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

2015 Officer Development Academy  thru the King County Fire Training Officers Association

2/9 – 2/12   & 2/19 – 2/20:  “Leadership & Supervision”  $275.00.  Renton Fire.  19 slots open.

3/11 – 3/13:   “2015 Extrication Academy”  $565.00  Puyallup Fire Extrication Team.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  Registration Link:  www.kcftoa.org/classdetails.asp?id=573.  41 slots open.

3/23 – 3/24:  “NFA Health & Safety Officer”  $130.00.  Shoreline Fire.  19 slots open.

3/25 – 3/26:  “Incident Safety Officer”  $240.00.  Shoreline Fire. 30 slots open.

3/27 :  “Art of Reading Smoke”  $135.00. Shoreline Fire.  41 open slots. 12 open slots.

4/6 – 4/7:  “Fire Investigation” $210.00.  South King Fire. 12 open slots.

4/8 – 4/10:  “Fire Inspection”  $240.00.  South King Fire.  24 open slots.

4/20 – 4/24:  “2015 Spring Pump Academy” $360.00.  North Shore Fire [4/20] & North Bend Training Academy [4/21-4/24].  16 open slots.

4/27 – 4/29: “Incident Command System” $225.00.  Renton Fire.  24 open slots.

5/11 – 5/14:  “Fire Service Instructor I”  $195.00.  2 Locations:  Bellevue Fire [6 open slots] or Woodinville Fire [8 open slots].

5/20:  “Community and Government Relations”   $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 16 open slots.

5/21:  “Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers”  $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 20 open slots.

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6/18 – 6/19:  “Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers [STICO]”  $195.00.  South King Fire. 13 open slots.

6/22 – 6/25:  “NFPA Conference & EXPO”.  McCormick Place. Chicago, IL.  Website:  http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo.

9/18:  “Legal Issues”  $125.00.  Woodinville Fire.  26 open slots.

9/21 – 9/24:  “Building Construction”  $200.00.  Woodinville Fire.  18 open slots.

9/28 [AM]:  “Budget & Finance”  $80.00. 25 open slots.     [PM]: “Media Workshop” $60.00.  Bellevue Fire.  30 open slots.

9/29 [AM]:  “Technical Writing”  $85.00.  32 open slots.  [PM]: “High Rise”  $80.00. Bellevue Fire. 29 open slots.

9/30:  “Mass Casualty Incidents”  $80.00.  Bellevue Fire. 23 open slots.

10/1 – 10/2:  “Terrorism Response”  $235.00.  Bellevue Fire. 20 open slots.

10/5 – 10/9:  “2015 Truck Academy”  Instructor: Fire Town. $750.00.  Woodinville Fire. 25 open slots.

The  King County Training Officers Association offers training opportunities for Fire Officers or those seeking to become Fire Officers throughout King County and in the Puget Sound area, Washington State. They offer an annual membership of $100.  KCTOA members receive discounts on any ODA required training courses.  Course registrations are only accepted online.  Contact them directly or visit their website for more information at http://www.kcftoa.org.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Updated 1/14/15 1745 PST

MAIL THEFT TIPS: King County Sheriff’s Office

King County, Washington | The King County Sheriffs Office headquartered in Seattle, Washington released these helpful tips on their Facebook page to warn residents about increasing mail thefts.  This isn’t happening in just King County but all around the State and they want you to know the signs and how to protect yourself.

Some tips to prevent mail thefts:

The suspects are looking for mail that contains items they can turn around quickly; such as gift cards and/or cash. If they find checks they’re washing them, making them out to themselves and changing the amounts.

While the thefts happen at all hours of the day, lately most occur during two different time periods, noon to 2 PM and midnight to 2 AM. The suspects target traditional mailboxes, yet they aren’t deterred by locking ones either. They will pry open locked boxes and have even gone so far as to use a torch on the hinges on a bank of mailboxes like those found in many housing developments.

  • Make it a habit to collect your mail every day.
  • Don’t ever leave your mail in the box overnight.
  • Consider buying a locking mailbox.
  • When on vacation either arrange for a neighbor to collect your mail or ask the post office to hold your mail until you return.
  • When sending mail, don’t place it out for your mail carrier; drop it off at the post office.
  • That red flag is a notice to everyone that there is mail in the box.

If you see anyone hanging around mailboxes , visiting your neighbor’s home while away, stealing packages from doorsteps or something doesn’t seem right to you, call 9-1-1 immediately and report the descriptions of the person[s], vehicle and license number.  The better you describe the information to the Dispatcher, the better you become a great witness helping Police catch the bad guy[s].

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

1/27 – 1/28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

2/21 – 2/25:  “The Building Blocks of the Fire Service: WA State Fire, Safety, Training and Officer’s Conference.  Yakima Convention Center. Yakima, WA.  Website:  https://connect.computility.com/f/index.php.

3/22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/

4/20 – 4/25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.

6/28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

7/14 – 7/18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/

8/26 – 8/29:  Fire – Rescue International 2015″ Georgia World Congress Center.  Atlanta, GA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/fire-rescue-international-2015/

10/3 – 10/4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

2015 Officer Development Academy  thru the King County Fire Training Officers Association

2/9 – 2/12   & 2/19 – 2/20:  “Leadership & Supervision”  $275.00.  Renton Fire.  19 slots open.

3/11 – 3/13:   “2015 Extrication Academy”  $565.00  Puyallup Fire Extrication Team.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  Registration Link:  www.kcftoa.org/classdetails.asp?id=573.  41 slots open.

3/23 – 3/24:  “NFA Health & Safety Officer”  $130.00.  Shoreline Fire.  19 slots open.

3/25 – 3/26:  “Incident Safety Officer”  $240.00.  Shoreline Fire. 30 slots open.

3/27 :  “Art of Reading Smoke”  $135.00. Shoreline Fire.  41 open slots. 12 open slots.

4/6 – 4/7:  “Fire Investigation” $210.00.  South King Fire. 12 open slots.

4/8 – 4/10:  “Fire Inspection”  $240.00.  South King Fire.  24 open slots.

4/20 – 4/24:  “2015 Spring Pump Academy” $360.00.  North Shore Fire [4/20] & North Bend Training Academy [4/21-4/24].  16 open slots.

4/27 – 4/29: “Incident Command System” $225.00.  Renton Fire.  24 open slots.

5/11 – 5/14:  “Fire Service Instructor I”  $195.00.  2 Locations:  Bellevue Fire [6 open slots] or Woodinville Fire [8 open slots].

5/20:  “Community and Government Relations”   $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 16 open slots.

5/21:  “Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers”  $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 20 open slots.

6/18 – 6/19:  “Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers [STICO]”  $195.00.  South King Fire. 13 open slots.

6/22 – 6/25:  “NFPA Conference & EXPO”.  McCormick Place. Chicago, IL.  Website:  http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo.

9/18:  “Legal Issues”  $125.00.  Woodinville Fire.  26 open slots.

9/21 – 9/24:  “Building Construction”  $200.00.  Woodinville Fire.  18 open slots.

9/28 [AM]:  “Budget & Finance”  $80.00. 25 open slots.     [PM]: “Media Workshop” $60.00.  Bellevue Fire.  30 open slots.

9/29 [AM]:  “Technical Writing”  $85.00.  32 open slots.  [PM]: “High Rise”  $80.00. Bellevue Fire. 29 open slots.

9/30:  “Mass Casualty Incidents”  $80.00.  Bellevue Fire. 23 open slots.

10/1 – 10/2:  “Terrorism Response”  $235.00.  Bellevue Fire. 20 open slots.

10/5 – 10/9:  “2015 Truck Academy”  Instructor: Fire Town. $750.00.  Woodinville Fire. 25 open slots.

The  King County Training Officers Association offers training opportunities for Fire Officers or those seeking to become Fire Officers throughout King County and in the Puget Sound area, Washington State. They offer an annual membership of $100.  KCTOA members receive discounts on any ODA required training courses.  Course registrations are only accepted online.  Contact them directly or visit their website for more information at http://www.kcftoa.org.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

DANGEROUS SEXUAL [Level 2] PREDATOR: King County DOC Look for High Risk Criminal

This Level II sex offender is on the run from Dept. of Corrections in King County. Jason Sumey preys on disabled men. SUMEY raped and tortured a victim, then demanded $7,000 from his family to bring him back to them. The last information “America’s Most Wanted” had on him is that he was heading to Seattle.

[Photo Courtesy: Washington’s Most Wanted]

 

SUMEY is not registered as a sex offender and has been known to be in King County, Pierce County and Oregon. He has a nationwide arrest warrant. He goes by Steven Davidson, Jason Zumek, Jason Rumek and R. Koufax. He also is a dangerous internet predator.

[Photo Courtesy: Washington’s Most Wanted]

 

“Sumey has a lengthy history of befriending women he meets online,” says DOC Ofc. Emily Isaacs. “He particularly seems to go for women who have young children. He tells them he’s a secret agent. He uses fake first names like ‘Trey’ and ‘Brian”.

It could be months before they find out his real name, if he ever tells them his real name. He’s been known to provide false information to police officers when he’s arrested. You never know what version of him you’re going to get. So, please pay attention and help us find him as soon as possible.”

If you spot him, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips (8477)

Never approach. Always call the Police right away and give them the best of your abilities Descritpion, Time, Location, etc.  The 9-1-1 Dispatcher will ask you specific questions.

2014 The NW Fire Blog

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