Seattle Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 27

Seattle Times: Seattle fire crews douse large apartment fire in Delridge

No injuries were reported after a fire swept through a large apartment building Tuesday afternoon in Delridge. The building is owned by the Seattle Housing Authority. Fourty-four residents were displaced.

A fire in a large apartment building in the Delridge neighborhood of Seattle pushed dozens of people out of their homes and caused significant damage.

No injuries were reported in the fire at the Lam Bow Apartments, 6955 Delridge Way S.W., reported at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday. Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) owns the building.

When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof of one of the complex's apartment buildings. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire on the back side of a building with 22 to 25 units, according to Seattle fire Lt. Harold Webb.

He said all the units in the building sustained some damage, with the back of the building the most damaged.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., the Red Cross reported that 44 people were displaced, and staff were assesing their needs.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately known, Webb said. It's also unclear where the fire started.

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Seattle Times: Fire fighter dies in NYC house blast after report of gas leak

NEW YORK (AP) - A fire fighter who responded to a report of a gas leak at a home was killed Tuesday morning when the residence exploded shortly after authorities discovered a possible drug lab there, officials said.

The Fire Department of New York confirmed the fire fighter's death shortly after the explosion at around 7:30 a.m. in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.

The Mayor's office tweeted that the mayor and fire commissioner went to a nearby hospital shortly after the explosion.

Fire fighters had gone to a two-story house to investigate a report of a gas leak when they came upon what they believed to be a drug lab and notified police, authorities said. The house exploded about an hour after the call for gas.

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Delaware Online: Remembrances for Wilmington fire fighters killed

Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, were killed in Canby Park fire.The fire that killed two Wilmington firefighters early Saturday has deprived the city of men who knew the risk, loved their jobs and wanted to help their community, friends and family said.

Wilmington Fire Department Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, died fighting a rowhouse fire in the 1900 block of Lakeview Road.

More than 100 mourners gathered outside Wilmington's Salesianum School, where Leach was a 1994 graduate, to remember the two men. A vigil also was held at Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. in Newark, the station where Fickes started his career.

"They are beyond heroes," said Tim Taggart, vice president of the Wilmington Fire Fighters Association. "They are super heroes and they loved the community."

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Seattle Fire Fighters Clinic Ribbon Cutting 7/14/2016

We're pleased to announce the opening of the new Seattle Fire Fighters Healthcare Clinic at Station 2 in Belltown.
This dedicated fire fighter health clinic will ensure that fire fighters receive healthcare commensurate with the risks, hazards, exposures, and expectations that we face on a daily basis.
Thank you to the long list of dedication people who helped make this dream a success!

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Brothers and Sisters,
Local 27 is fully engaged in the political process to protect and support you, your family, and public safety. Our American democratic process relies on citizens and organizations for elections and for governance. Local 27 informs and supports candidates and elected officials on all issues related to fire fighters and public safety including: health and safety, training, equipment, department policies, compensation, benefits, retirement, staffing, response times, service levels, hazards, etc.
Local 27, the WSCFF, and the IAFF rely on your voluntary financial contributions to fund these efforts.
Many members already do their part and contribute, but many still do not.
If you have not yet signed up for the Local 27 SAFEPAC or the WSCFF Fastpac, or the IAFF Firepac, please follow the link below to get started now. Thank you.

Kenny Stuart
Seattle Fire Fighters Union
IAFF Local 27


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