Stories & Events: King County


Off Duty Firefighter Saves Teen Victim in Las Vegas Shooting

Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighter Dean McAuley, on vacation but always on the job, went to work October 1st when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas. McAuley was attending the concert with friends. “Jason Aldean was out, and the crowd was […]

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Firefighters Ride Raises Funds to Help House Wounded Veterans

On October 6, Washington firefighters will take to their bikes in Seattle’s Occidental Park for a 25 day trip to raise money to build specially adapted homes for wounded war veterans.

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Eastside Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund Provides Water Safety Program

The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund has launched a new water safety program in east King County. The first of many loaner stations has been constructed at the Lake Sammamish boat launch, and life jackets have been donated by the Paris White Foundation. Each station will have 12 jackets in varying sizes available for the public to borrow and return to the loaner station.

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Screening Save Young Lives: Fire Fighters Partner with Nick of Time Foundation

“Every three days, a kid in the United States dies of sudden cardiac arrest because of heart conditions that go undetected”, says Valley Regional Fire Authority Battalion Chief Bill Mack. “Simple screenings can help identify risk factors and save lives.”

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Generous Gift Enables Eastside Firefighters to Give Back to Community They Serve

Dawn Harper, one of the founding members of the Snoqualmie Chapter and the wife of an Eastside firefighter, nominated the benevolent fund after seeing the good it did at Issaquah Valley Elementary School.

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Screenings Save Young Athlete’s Lives

  Once every three days a high school aged athlete in the United States suffers from sudden cardiac arrest.  The leading cause?  An undetected heart condition. The firefighters of Local 1352 routinely partner with the Nick of Time Foundation to provide screening for high school athletes so that they can safely participate in the activities […]

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Helicopter Rescue at Snoqualimie Pass

Bellevue union firefighters Doug Milligan and Ron Rood along with King County’s Guardian 2 air crew engaged in a hoist rescue of a Portland climber who had fallen more than 70 feet amid rugged, mountainous terrain near Source Lake, high in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains on June 21.  The victim was safely extracted from the mountain side, in an […]

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