Reminder: South County Fire Neighborhood Night Open House June 13

South County Fire is hosting a Neighborhood Night Open House on Thursday, June 13, at Keeler’s Corner Fire Station 10, located at 3922 156th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. The community event lasts from 5:30-7 p.m. and free to the public. Meet the firefighters, learn about emergency services and programs, and find out how to protect…

Reminder: Learn more about fire safety at South County Fire Open House Oct. 13

The public can learn more about home fire escape planning and other safety topics at the South County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The South County Fire Board of Commissioners on Oct….

Fire District 1 encourages citizens to learn CPR during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

It’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month and Snohomish County Fire District 1 is encouraging the public to make a difference by learning the lifesaving skill of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) “We know effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can greatly increase a victim’s chance of survival, but only about a third of cardiac…

Fire District 1 achieving its goals, according to annual report

In its annual review of fire and emergency medical services, Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 reported that it met the 2014 objective for firefighters to arrive within eight minutes on 90.25 percent of emergency calls. The response time is calculated from the time the SNOCOM dispatch center receives a 911 call, which is a much higher standard…

Mountlake Terrace, Brier firefighters to retire

Snohomish County Fire District 1 will honor Capt. Dan Tobin, Firefighter David Arnim and Firefighter David Pelham at a retirement ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19, at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Tobin served as a firefighter for more than 34 years, most recently as a captain at Brier Fire…

Snohomish County to launch new countywide dispatch later this month

Public safety leaders from across Snohomish County have voted to launch New World Systems (NWS), a new countywide public safety dispatch and records management system, this month. The system will go live on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 27 for all of the 50-plus first responder agencies. It has been more than 20 years since the county’s…

Fire District 1 hosts Open House on Saturday

Kids can spray water from a real fire hose, see what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire engine and talk with firefighters about safety at Snohomish County Fire District 1’s Fire Prevention Month Open House on Saturday, Oct. 10. The free open house will take place from 10 a.m. to…

Fire District 1 fire calls: Sept. 17-23

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 436 calls the week of Sept. 17-23: 347 emergency medical aid calls, 31 motor vehicle collisions, 22 fires, 15 service calls, 4 natural gas leaks and 17 automatic fire alarms. Sept. 17 COLLISION: At 7:59 a.m., a two-car collision occurred on southbound I-5 north of I-405. Firefighters transported…

Fire District 1 takes a stand to prevent falls

  Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be just around the corner for older adults. That’s why Snohomish County Fire District 1 is launching a new program on Sept. 23, the first day of fall and Falls Prevention Awareness Day. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 Community Resource Specialist honored

Kristen Thorstenson, a community resource specialist at Snohomish County Fire District 1, is being honored with a statewide award for her dedication and hard work in child passenger safety. The Washington Child Passenger Safety Program named Thorstenson as the outstanding child passenger safety technician instructor for 2015. Thorstenson teaches classes in Snohomish County and across…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 promotes Torey to Captain

Snohomish County Fire District 1 has promoted Sean Torey to the rank of captain. Captains are responsible for supervising shift personnel at the fire station level — leading a crew of three to five firefighters. Torey has been assigned to Brier Fire Station 18. Torey was raised in Sequim and began his fire service career…

Happening nearby: Firefighters to hold opening ceremony Friday for 9/11 Memorial Park

Edmonds firefighters will hold an opening ceremony for the Edmonds 9/11 Memorial Park, located outside Fire Station 17 at 275 6th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds, at 9:11 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 11. According to firefighter Dave “Bronco” Erickson, who has been spearheading fundraising efforts for the memorial, firefighters of IAFF Local 1828 received a…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Aug. 27-Sept. 2

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 690 calls Aug. 27 through Sept 2: 349 emergency medical aid calls, 43 motor vehicle collisions, 77 fires, 136 service calls, 10 natural gas leaks and 75 automatic fire alarms. Aug. 27 COLLISION: At 6:19 p.m., a car struck a motorcycle at 9th Avenue W and Main Street in…

Update/Happening nearby: Fire District 1 responds to Edmonds house fire

One man was taken to Swedish Edmonds for treatment of smoke inhalation Sunday following a house fire in the 18500 block of 85th Avenue West in Edmonds. Snohomish County Fire District 1 and Lynnwood Fire Department crews were called to the fire at 12:05 p.m. The man who suffered smoke inhalation had been trying to put…

Fire heavily damages Brier house

A fire at a Brier home Friday afternoon caused heavy damage and displaced three adults and a toddler who lived there. A resident reported the fire around 3:10 p.m.at a tri-level house in the 23000 block of 29th Ave. W. All four residents were inside the house at the time of the fire. They safely exited the…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 hires Community Resource Specialist

Snohomish County Fire District 1 has hired Kristen Thorstenson as a Community Resource Specialist, focusing on emergency medical services prevention and education programs. Thorstenson brings more than 25 years of experience in home health and injury prevention and education working with Fire District 1, Marysville Fire District, the Safety Restraint Coalition and SafeKids and other…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Aug. 13-26

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 854 calls Aug. 13-26: 643 emergency medical aid calls, 60 motor vehicle collisions, 65 fires, 28 service calls, 8 natural gas leaks, 1 hazardous materials call, 3 rescues and 46 automatic fire alarms.  Aug. 13 COLLISION: At 4:35 p.m., a two-car collision occurred in the 2300 block of Highway…

No injuries in one-car rollover accident

The Lynnwood Fire Department reports there were no injuries in a one-vehicle rollover accident around 2 p.m. in the 23800 block of Cedar Way. The lone occupant was the driver. (Photo courtesy of Lynnwood Fire Department)