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Job Openings:  Lateral Firefighter/EMT and Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic. Both positions close at 4 p.m. on April 6, 2015.
Board Meetings LIVE online: You can now watch the Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners regular meeting live online at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Facility Use Application:  Apply online or download form to request use of Fire District 1 meeting rooms.
National EMS Award: Capt. Maxwell wins top-10 innovator award for EMS checklist program. VIEW VIDEO: Capt. Shaughn Maxwell talks about how Fire District 1 is using innovative EMS checklists to improve patient care.

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  • Teenager with lighter sparks 4-acre brush fire in Silver Firs
    03.30.15

    Crews from Snohomish County Fire District 1 and 7 extinguish hot spots after a brush fire scorched about 4 acres in a power line right-of-way in the Silver Firs neighborhood east of Mill Creek.

    A teenager playing with a lighter sparked a brush fire that burned over 4 acres in a power line right-of-way in the Silver Firs neighborhood east of Mill Creek this afternoon.

    No one was injured and the fire was contained to vegetation in a power line right-of-way extending south from the Whistle Stop mini-mart in the 5600 block of 134th Pl. SE to about 137th Street SE. “Dispatchers received multiple calls around 2:35 p.m. from residents on 51st Avenue SE, 54th Avenue SE and 56th Avenue SE reporting flames up to 20 feet tall in the right-of-way behind their homes,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1.

    Fire District 7 crews also responded. Firefighters had the flames under control within about 30 minutes. “The wind was coming from the south and pushing the fire north. We had firefighters attacking the flames from neighborhoods on the east and west side of the right-of-way and on the north from an access road behind the Whistle Stop,” Hynes said. “This kept the fire from reaching homes along the right-of-way.”

    An investigator from the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office interviewed a teenage boy who admitted he had been playing with a lighter in the right-of-way.

    The power poles and lines were not damaged by the fire.


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  • Small fire causes smoke damage to fitness room at Mill Creek YMCA
    03.27.15

    Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire in a maintenance room at the Mill Creek YMCA this morning.

     

    No one was injured. Dispatchers were notified of an automatic fire alarm sounding at the YMCA in the 13700 block of Puget Park Drive at 6:23 a.m. Moments later, someone at the YMCA called 911 to report members were smelling smoke in a cardio-fitness room located in a building just south of the main YMCA building.

     

    “About half a dozen people were working out in the cardio-fitness room and safely evacuated,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1. “Our Silver Firs Fire Station is right across the street. Firefighters were able to quickly locate and extinguish a small fire in a maintenance room adjacent to the cardio-fitness room.”

     

    An investigator from the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was started by a battery charger for a power drill. Fire damage was contained to the maintenance room and is estimated at $5,000. The cardio-fitness room sustained smoke damage. YMCA employees are still assessing the extent of smoke damage to the fitness equipment.