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Everett Firefighters Use Short Haul Technical Rescue After Man Drops 30 Feet

December 20, 2014

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Police and medics work on the man.

Still don’t know what caused a 40-year-old man to end up 30 feet below a fence at the Greens of Merrill Creek Apartments late Friday night. Everett Police were at the apartment complex shortly after 10:30pm in west Everett on a separate call when they were notified of a man who was laying in the woods near the back of the apartment complex at the base of a 30 foot wall. Officers were able to get to the man and start first aid while aid crews were called. Arriving Everett Fire crews called for a technical rescue. As paramedics stabilized the man, other firefighters prepared a basket and attached it to the end of a ladder truck who then lowered it through the trees, over the wall and down about 30 feet. The man was raised to waiting fire crews and transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett with serious injuries. At this time there is no further information on the man or how he ended up in that position. Here are a few pictures taken from the scene.

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Crews lower the basket

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Everett Firefighters watch from above.

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The man is loaded into the basket and secured

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The victim is raised back over the fence

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The 40-year-old man was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.


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Santa Joins Everett Firefighters Delivering Toys To Christmas House

December 18, 2014

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Firefighter toy drive

Everett Firefighters have been collecting toys from Everett residents every year for more than a decade.

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Just some of the members of the Everett Fire Department who have been collecting toys from community members.

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Santa helps fill the firetruck.

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The crew cab is full of toys and gifts from generous Everett residents.

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Santa and one of his helpers.

We told you earlier this month about Everett Firefighters collecting donations from folks in Everett for Christmas House. Today was the day that the toys, gifts and donations from the Everett community were collected from the various Everett fire stations and delivered to Christmas House. Here are a few pictures from this morning as Santa and Everett Firefighters loaded up an engine to make their delivery…

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Passing Truck With Machine Leaking Gear Oil Spreads Rotten Egg Smell Across Everett

December 16, 2014

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Turns out gear oil smells a lot like rotten eggs or natural gas leaking.

The Everett Fire Department responded to more than a dozen reports of a rotten egg smell similar to natural gas Tuesday morning over downtown and north Everett. Reports ranged from 41st and Broadway and north to 10th and Colby. Fire alarms were pulled at several buildings and people evacuated only to find there was no leak in their building. So what was the issue? MyEverettNews.com spoke to the driver of a truck hauling a piece of concrete cutting equipment who traveled down Broadway, Hewitt and California. As the truck traveled, gear oil was leaking from the equipment. Turns out gear oil smells a lot like rotten eggs. The truck stopped in the 2700 block of California just a couple of blocks east of the PUD building. Crews were able to quickly contain the spill and there didn’t appear to be any environmental damage. The driver asked not to be identified and we are respecting his request.

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Unusual Fire At Everett Goodwill

December 12, 2014

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The fire was contained to the box crusher.

No real damage to the store, but Everett firefighters had a challenge when the box crushing machine behind the Goodwill on Everett Mall Way caught fire Thursday night. Crews were able to keep the fire contained to the crushing machine on the back loading dock though some smoke got into the store. Access to the blaze was a bit of a challenge but nothing that a huge pair of pliers and the right sized hose couldn’t handle. No word yet on the cause of the fire or any damage estimate.

Sometimes you need a really big pair of pliers.

Sometimes you need a really big pair of pliers.

Once access was made, water could be applied.

Once access was made, water could be applied.

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Everett Fire Crews Busy With Flooded Apartments and Record Storage Warehouse

December 10, 2014

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Ladder crews at the Iron Mountain facility on Hardeson Road

Everett Firefighters were busy today with two separate flooding problems. Around Noon, an engine company and both of the city’s ladder trucks were called out to the Iron Mountain records storage warehouse in the 6600 block of Hardeson Road. Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks tells MyEverettNews.com a sprinkler head was accidentally broken on the third floor causing potentially thousands of gallons of water to leak to the 2nd and 1st floors. Firefighters assisted company representatives in shutting down the system, extracting water and replacing the sprinkler head. Several records sustained water damage.

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Fire crews at Camelot Apartments

A short time later Everett Fire crews had to call in a ladder company from outside of the city to help with a broken sprinkler head that flooded multiple units in the Camelot Apartments at 110th and Evergreen Way.

Rain has also been causing issues and overwhelming many storm drains in roadways throughout the streets of Everett. City crews are responding to flooding areas as fast as they can. According to the weather folks it may be a rough 24 hours.

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Everett Firefighters Launch Annual Toy Drive For Christmas House

December 5, 2014

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Click the logo to visit the Christmas House website.

Yesterday marked the opening of Christmas House for the 2014 season. It also marked the start of the annual Everett Firefighters Toy Drive to benefit Christmas House. What is Christmas House? Here’s a brief description from their website…

Christmas House was founded in 1981 by Roy Fraser in his garage. Roy had heard of children in Snohomish County who had not received anything for the prior Christmas and was determined to change that. He established the first annual Christmas House and stocked it primarily with used toys and handmade items, which they refurbished and gave away to families in need. They served more than 100 children the first year. Unfortunately, Roy did not live to see the second Christmas House, but his memory lives on as we now look forward to our 34th year, Christmas House 2014. The general format of how Christmas House functions has not changed over the years, just the number of families and individual children who benefit from his dream over two decades ago.

Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization in Everett, Washington that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant-18.

In 2013 we provided more than 50,000 gifts to 9,000+ children from 3,000 families. Each December our “store” is located in the Boys & Girls Club gym at 2316-12th Street, Everett, WA. Our mailing address during the year is PO Box 717, Everett, WA 98206.

You can drop off new toys at any of the following Everett Fire Department stations between now and December 17th…

  • 3619 Rucker
  • 2201 16th Street
  • 1600 Madison
  • 5920 Glenwood
  • 9520 Evergreen Way
  • 11221 Silver Lake Road
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Everett Marine Unit, SCSO and Everett Fire Rescue Stranded Boaters On Snohomish River

November 29, 2014

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Rescuers were able to get the people in the river to Dagmar’s

Winds caused grief for two boaters on the Snohomish River Friday night. Two docks broke loose and sent people into the river. According to Everett Fire one person was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center. Here is a bit more from Shari Ireton at SCSO…

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is assisting Everett’s Marine Unit in a water operation involving two docks, four boats, and two people on the Snohomish River. Everett has rescued the persons on board two of the boats near Dagmar’s Marina and operations are underway to secure the vessels and docks.

The incident began around 6 p.m. when a person on one of the boats, a 33 ft pleasure boat, reported that the dock it was moored to on the Snohomish River in Everett came loose from its mooring, along with three other boats and another dock. The Sheriff’s Office deployed the Marine Unit and the Swift Water Rescue Team to assist, and requested additional assistance from the US Coast Guard.

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