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Seattle Fire Trench Rescue

Seattle Fire Department crews flooded North Seattle scene Thursday afternoon where a 28-year-old man fell into a 9-foot trench.

Crews were called at 3:57 p.m. to the 11600 block of Meridian Avenue North in the Haller Lake neighborhood – adjacent to Northwest Hospital – where the construction worker was trapped up to his waist in dirt near the front yard of a home.

The fire department’s Rescue Company 1 responded to the scene, where they found the man conscious and breathing, according to Seattle Fire reports.

The fire department announced at 5:17 p.m. successfully pulling the worker from the trench.

Seattle Public Utilities vehicles assisted with the rescue.

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LODD Captain David Louis Ross, October 15, 2014

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain David Louis Ross of IAFF Local 1782 - Coquitlam, British Columbia. Brother Ross passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from esophageal cancer. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, British Columbia V6X 1K1, (604) 273-3748. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can be sent to IAFF Local 1782, 202-508 Clarke Road, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2A0.

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Across the United States and Canada, IAFF members will be wearing pink this October - just one of the many ways to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it's because they have been personally affected by the disease. Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer - just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do.

Through the years and, through their collective efforts, IAFF affiliates have raised funds benefiting national and local organizations dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

This year, the IAFF is again encouraging affiliates to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaigns. The International has once again partnered with Susan G. Komen and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) for affiliates who chose to join the Passionately Pink for the Cure program or support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

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Bellevue Fire Fighter Deanna Carr

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of Firefighter Deanna Carr at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.

Firefighter Carr was involved in a diving accident on Sunday, October 12th and has not regained consciousness since that event. The Fire Department and Local 1604 have been working closely with her family to offer any assistance we can provide and to ease their grief during this tragic time.

Firefighter Carr has been assigned to Engine 9/C Platoon for the last several years after serving at various other assignments over her 22 year career. In talking to Lt. Bob Crueger about her loss to the personnel at Fire Station 9, it was very obvious to me that her presence will be sorely missed and her absence very hard to come to terms with. She contributed greatly to an open, humorous and hard working environment and was not afraid to speak her mind when a job was not done to her high standards. She was an outstanding firefighter/EMT that loved her career and had the admiration and respect of her coworkers.

She was a great friend and co-worker to all of us and her loss is certainly an unexpected blow that is being felt throughout the organization. We will continue to work with Deanna’s family to help them through this tragedy. I would ask that all of you remember both her immediate family and those in her fire department family that were greatly impacted by her untimely passing in your thoughts and prayers.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 18th, at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, Washington at 1:00 p.m.

As indicated in the Bellevue Fire Department Funeral Guidelines for “Class III – Off-Duty Death”:
-All Department flags will fly at half-staff the day of the service (Saturday, October 18th) from 0800 hours to the conclusion of the service.
- Badge shrouds should be worn from the time of death until 0800 Sunday morning, October 19th.

Mark Risen
Interim Fire Chief

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IAFF Response to Ebola

Infectious (communicable) disease in the fire service is well established as a very serious concern. This resource provides basic information specifically about Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, including standard precautions and protocols for response and exposure, as well as guidance on what training and equipment every fire department needs to have to ensure a safe and effective response. #EbolaResponse

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Husky Football Police & Fire Appreciation Game

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IAFF Members Raise Millions

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Shaun Probert Speaks to the IAFF 2012 Convention

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IAFF Supports Fast Food Workers

Brothers and Sisters,

The IAFF has voiced our support for fast food workers and their struggle for fair wages. Follow the link to read the IAFF's statement.

Kenny Stuart
Seattle Fire Fighters Union
IAFF Local 27

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Press Release: Seattle Fire Fighters Endorse City Preschool Plan

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Are you doing your part?

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 VPAC 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

VPAC, FASTPAC, FIREPAC Contribution Forms


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