Tagged with 'Fire'

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly... [Read more]

Des Moines resident & house fire victim Frank Wegnzen could use some help

Des Moines resident & house fire victim Frank Wegnzen could use some help

Des Moines resident Frank Wegnzen suffered from a house fire on Thursday, Jan. 7, and friends and neighbors are rallying to help lend a hand. Frank is an elderly gentleman whose home on Marine View... [Read more]

Apartment fire in SeaTac displaces three families Thursday

Apartment fire in SeaTac displaces three families Thursday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: An apartment fire in in the 19200 block of 11th Place South (map below) in SeaTac displaced three families Thursday morning, Nov. 5. No injuries were reported, and... [Read more]

Apartment fire on 18th Ave South in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Apartment fire on 18th Ave South in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that they fought an apartment fire at 23401 18th Ave South in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 21: SKF&R at scene of an apartment fire 23401 18th Ave... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue rescue cat & dog from house fire in Des Moines Monday

South King Fire & Rescue rescue cat & dog from house fire in Des Moines Monday

South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that firefighters lived up to their name Monday (Oct. 12), as they saved both a cat and dog from a house fire in the 24500 block of 27th Ave South in Des Moines. The... [Read more]

South King Fire and Rescue provides fascinating presentations free of charge

South King Fire and Rescue provides fascinating presentations free of charge

Are you a member of a community organization or block watch? Have a scout group or business networking group which you would like to educate?  Did you know that informative, entertaining and lifesaving... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone that as outlined by Des Moines Municipal Code, the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030... [Read more]

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson, Chief of Operations for South King Fire & Rescue, has accepted an offer from Thornton Colorado to be their new Fire Chief, SKF&R announced on Facebook. Gordie will be leaving the... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue’s first of three town hall meetings will be at 6 p.m. TONIGHT – Thursday, Jan. 29 – at Des Moines fire station #67, located at 2238 S 223rd Street. They are conducting... [Read more]

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

A house in the 2000 block of South 232nd Street that “exploded” on Aug. 15 has now been classified as an Arson. The original report was that a man was thrown from the roof of the home while... [Read more]

Fire on J-dock of Des Moines Marina injures two, burns a dozen boats

Fire on J-dock of Des Moines Marina injures two, burns a dozen boats

A huge fire struck the J-dock of the Des Moines Marina Sunday night (June 23), injuring two people and burning at least a dozen boats. The fire was reported around 10 p.m. Sunday night (June 23), and in... [Read more]

Major apartment fire in Des Moines displaces 18 families

Major apartment fire in Des Moines displaces 18 families

Click image to see larger version. Photo courtesy South King Fire & Rescue. Several families from Midway Elementary, Pacific Middle School, and Mount Rainier High School lost their homes during Monday... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser for Burien Fire Victims is Saturday Night

REMINDER: Fundraiser for Burien Fire Victims is Saturday Night

REMINDER: Our sister site The B-Town Blog, in association with Surgz Promotions, is sponsoring “Up from the Ashes,” a fundraiser for victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire, this Saturday... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue Awarded $400,000 Grant for Defibrillators

South King Fire & Rescue Awarded $400,000 Grant for Defibrillators

South King Fire & Rescue received word Jan. 25 that they would be receiving a $400,000 federal grant to assist them in replacing an aging fleet of Defibrillators on their emergency response fire engines... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue Receives 11th Consecutive Clean State Audit

South King Fire & Rescue Receives 11th Consecutive Clean State Audit

South King Fire & Rescue announced this week that they just completed their annual financial audit with the Washington State Auditor’s office, and are happy to report that the report “has no findings,”... [Read more]

Des Moines Man Pleads ‘Guilty’ in Connection with August Wildfire in E. WA

Des Moines Man Pleads ‘Guilty’ in Connection with August Wildfire in E. WA

Jarrell Banks-Canady, 22, of Des Moines, plead “Guilty” Thursday (Nov. 15) in Garfield County Superior Court in connection with a wildland fire that burned several hundred acres near Lower Granite Dam in August…

Fuel Tanker Truck Crash Kills Driver in Fiery Federal Way Accident

Fuel Tanker Truck Crash Kills Driver in Fiery Federal Way Accident

South King Fire & Rescue units, along with a ladder truck from Valley Regional Fire Authority, responded to a tanker truck crash that took the life of a 68-year old driver at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday... [Read more]

South King Fire’s Hazardous Materials Team Responds to Fed. Way Apartment

South King Fire’s Hazardous Materials Team Responds to Fed. Way Apartment

A 911 call came into to South King Fire & Rescue Saturday (Oct. 13) at 5:35 p.m. for the fire department to respond and investigate a possible chemical hazard and odor at a Federal Way apartment complex. Fire... [Read more]

Grandfather and Grandson Die in South King House Fire

Grandfather and Grandson Die in South King House Fire

At about 4 a.m. Friday morning (Sept. 28) Valley Com Dispatch Center began receiving numerous reports of a fully-involved house fire with people trapped at the 3900 block of South 238 Street in Kent, which... [Read more]

Des Moines Man Charged with Arson for Starting Eastern Washinton Fire

Des Moines Man Charged with Arson for Starting Eastern Washinton Fire

A 22-year old Des Moines man was arraigned in Garfield County Thursday (Sept. 6) for second-degree arson in connection with a fire that burned between 500 to 1,000 acres near Lower Granite Dam in eastern... [Read more]

Looks Like South King Fire & Rescue Levy Will Pass; Det. Awarded a SAFER Grant

Looks Like South King Fire & Rescue Levy Will Pass; Det. Awarded a SAFER Grant

It looks like South King Fire & Rescue has passed their recent Maintenance and Operations Levy, with a current overwhelming “Yes” vote of 61% and a “No” vote of 39% as of Aug.... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help!’

Dear Editor, Our fire district has lost over 22% of its annual revenue since 2009 as property values have declined. This reduction has necessitated major cutbacks in service levels and personnel, longer... [Read more]