Terrible news out of Dallas this afternoon . . . Our hearts and thoughts are with our firefighting families in Dallas. Please send healing thoughts as they fight to save those injured in this incident. ... See MoreSee Less
Drum roll please......the final count is in. Members of Bellevue Firefighters - IAFF, Local 1604 collecting donations from passing motorists in our Fill the Boot drive this week raised $14,133 to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association!! We are grateful to the City of Clyde Hill for allowing us to hold this charitable event and to the residents who so generously gave. #togetherwecanmakeadifference ... See MoreSee Less
Our hearts are with the family, friends, and coworkers of Lt. Cody Traber. Lt. Traber died in the line of duty, fighting a wildfire.I am deeply saddened to report the LODD of E92B LT/PM Cody Traber. Cody was operating at the scene of a reported brush fire on August 26 at approximately 2200 hours when he was fatally wounded. This a very difficult time for the Traber family and our Fire 9 Family. Cody was an 18 year veteran of the District and previously served at Stevens County Fire District #1, Cheney Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources Arcadia District. Cody leaves behind his wife, Allisyn and four young children. Please keep Cody and his family in your thoughts as we all navigate through this difficult time. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
First responders are having to deal with the mental and physical illnesses/injuries related to the psychological stressors and mental trauma that first responders are exposed to every day.
We have a responsibility to ensure all employees have appropriate access to needed treatment, care and counseling. These injuries and illnesses should be treated no differently than any other type of workplace injury. ... See MoreSee Less
It took almost a decade for 20-year veteran Olympia EMT Lance Slosson to realize he was suffering from job-related post-traumatic stress disorder. "I love my job," he said. "But I wasn't right. I need...
FILL THE BOOT IS BACK! Members of our Bellevue Firefighters Local 1604 will be out today collecting donations from passing motorists in the annual Fill the Boot Drive. All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association to support research and assistance for those affected by neuromuscular diseases. Please stop by and see us at the intersection of 92nd Ave NE and NE 24th St in Clyde Hill between 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less