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High speed crash in Des Moines sends one to hospital early Thursday morning

High speed crash in Des Moines sends one to hospital early Thursday morning

A high-speed crash into a utility pole at S. 216th and Pacific Highway South in Des Moines early Thursday morning (July 2) sent one to the hospital with serious injuries, according to South King Fire &... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue warning of false advertising for vent cleaning

South King Fire & Rescue warning of false advertising for vent cleaning

South King Fire & Rescue is warning residents that a door-to-door sales group is indicating that they are working with the fire department in the Des Moines area. “They ARE NOT ASSOCIATED... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I urge a yes vote on the election of the bond for South King Fire & Rescue’

LETTER: ‘I urge a yes vote on the election of the bond for South King Fire & Rescue’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] I urge a yes vote on the April 28th... [Read more]

Landslide damages four homes near Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday

Landslide damages four homes near Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday

A landslide hit just north of Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday afternoon (March 27), damaging four homes. There were no injuries or road closures, according to South King Fire & Rescue. A... [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]

Local Firefighters providing warmth to kids through ‘Operation Warm’ Oct. 30

Local Firefighters providing warmth to kids through ‘Operation Warm’ Oct. 30

On Thursday, Oct. 30, South King County Professional Firefighters (IAFF Local 2024) and the South King Firefighters Foundation will be providing area children brand-new winter coats through their partnership... [Read more]

“Holy Ground” brought to the City of Federal Way

“Holy Ground” brought to the City of Federal Way

by Judy Schwanke “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and... [Read more]

JOBS: South King Fire & Rescue looking to hire 4 Firefighters/EMTs

JOBS: South King Fire & Rescue looking to hire 4 Firefighters/EMTs

South King Fire & Rescue announced that they are looking to hire four (4) replacement Firefighter/EMT positions. Here’s the full announcement: South King Fire & Rescue will recruit candidates... [Read more]

SCUBA Diving Accident at Redondo Pier in Des Moines Results in Fatality

SCUBA Diving Accident at Redondo Pier in Des Moines Results in Fatality

Saturday evening (March 9) around 6:42 p.m., South King Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to a 911 call reporting a diver down at the Redondo Pier in Des Moines; unfortunately, the female diver in... [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]

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]

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]

South King Fire & Rescue Teams with Local Churches to Make a Difference

South King Fire & Rescue Teams with Local Churches to Make a Difference

South King Fire & Rescue announced this week that they’re partnering with local churches to benefit local students and schools to help keep them both thriving. “In this economy with smaller... [Read more]

South King Firefighter Moncrief Honored with Line of Duty Death Funeral Service

South King Firefighter Moncrief Honored with Line of Duty Death Funeral Service

South King Fire & Rescue Firefighters and their families honored and celebrated the life of Firefighter John Moncrief Saturday (July 28) in Federal Way. Moncrief, 59, died July 21st from a cancer... [Read more]