March 19, 2018


Everett Fire Department Offering Free Fire Extinguisher Training


A photo from a fire extinguishing class in 2016.

If you’d like to get some practical hands-on use of a fire extinguisher you’ll need to sign up quick for a training offered by the Everett Fire Department next month. Here are all the details:

Learn How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Limited spots available. Register at:


You can get some hands-on experience with a fire extinguisher.

The Everett Fire Department is offering fire extinguisher training on April 21, 2018. There is no cost. The training is one hour long, 30 minutes of lecture followed by 30 minutes of hands-on, live fire training.

We will be running three groups of 16, staggered at half hour intervals. On the interest sheet, please pick which time is best for you. We will do our best to accommodate your request; however, based on registrations and the number of requests, we may need to place you in a different class start time.

All training is outside at our fire drill field, 6201 Berkshire Dr. Everett WA 98203. Since it can be windy and cold, we encourage you to dress for the weather, to include wearing proper shoes that are closed-toed. The Everett Fire Department supplies all training materials with the exception of eye protection and gloves, which at minimum must have leather palms. If you are unable to supply your own eye protection and gloves, please indicate that on the interest form so we can help you meet those needs.

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March 19, 2018


Everett Police Say Car Knocked Man Into Path Of Bus Friday Night

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Everett Police look under the front of the bus for evidence Friday night.

Here’s the update from Everett Police regarding a man run over by an Everett Transit bus Friday night on south Broadway.

An adult male died last Friday night after being stuck by an Everett Transit bus in the 8100 block of Broadway Ave at about 10:00 p.m. Arriving units performed CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The roadway was closed for about two hours while detectives with the Traffic Safety Unit investigated. Initial video surveillance indicates the man exited a black 4-door sedan that had stopped alongside the road. As he attempted to re-enter the vehicle, it drove off and knocked him into the roadway and path of the bus. The sedan continued southbound on Broadway Ave and left the area.

Detectives located the sedan in Mukilteo where they interviewed the female driver and are working to clarify why the sedan stopped alongside the road then drove off and left the scene.

Identification of the man, as well as cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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March 19, 2018


5 New Everett Firefighters Among Recruits Training In Local Fire Academy

Five Everett Fire Department recruits are among the inaugural class as 10 area fire departments launch the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy today. Here are more details from Everett Fire…


Photo courtesy South Snohomish Fire

The Snohomish County Fire Chiefs Association directed the development of the local academy as the county’s growing hiring needs outpace available enrollment at the Washington State Training Academy in North Bend. The intensive 14-week academy will be based at South County Fire near Everett. Member agencies are: Arlington Fire Department, Everett Fire Department, Lake Stevens Fire Department, Marysville Fire District, Mukilteo Fire Department, North County Fire & EMS, Snohomish County Fire District 4, Snohomish County Fire District 7, Snohomish County Fire District 19 and South County Fire.

Per Everett Fire Chief Tim Key, “The Everett Fire Department is excited to take part in this cooperative effort that will produce mission-ready firefighters already familiar with Snohomish County operational practices. This will allow Everett to get our new firefighters into the field and responding sooner. I applaud the teamwork and effort that went into creating the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy allowing Snohomish County fire agencies to have a more cost-effective local alternative to train our recruits.”

Twenty-seven recruits will train 40 hours a week learning skills to prepare for their first shift assignment at the fire station. Seven company officers will serve as mentors. Training will be provided by 45 instructors drawn from all 10-member agencies. Many have previous teaching experience at the Washington State Fire Training Academy. Instructors from Everett Community College Fire Science program will provide strength and conditioning to prepare the recruits for the physical demands of a career in the fire service. Other training will focus on the mental demands of the job including handling stress in emergency situations.

Providing a local recruit academy not only addresses the county’s hiring needs, but offers other benefits as well:

The local academy will include training in Snohomish County protocols not available at the state academy. This will greatly reduce or eliminate the need for post-academy training, allowing departments to put recruits to work at local fire stations more quickly.
Multiple departments sharing local expertise breaks down borders so firefighters can work together more effectively on mutual aid incidents.
Sharing instructors and curriculum reduces duplicated effort.
Training locally allows recruits to go home to their families at night instead of spending 14 weeks at the state academy in North Bend.
The costs for the initial year are equal to the expense of sending a recruit to the state academy. Participating fire departments are donating the use of apparatus and equipment. The academy is seeking a federal grant to pay for equipment needs going forward.

Fire departments are looking at other regional opportunities. The Snohomish County Training Consortium formed last year to explore ways to expand multi-jurisdictional training and work together across jurisdictional boundaries.

The five new Everett Fire recruits who will be attending this upcoming academy are Mark Bates, Chau Nguyen, Andrew Porter, Joseph Reynolds, and Dustin Todd.

Chief Key would also like to recognize Captain Mike Bedard as one of the seven company officers who will serve as mentors for recruits during the 14-week academy, as well as, Division Chief, Matt Sorenson, who is one of the four academy coordinators.

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March 18, 2018

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Silvertips Clinch U.S. Title – Playoffs Against Seattle Begin Friday In Everett

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The Silvertips will hold home ice advantage throughout the playoffs.

In team history the Everett Silvertips have never missed a trip to the post season.

This year things are looking great after their win over Victoria last night. Everett clinched their sixth U.S. Division Title and also the top record in the Western Conference.

The Tips will have home ice advantage throughout the playoffs which begin with round one on Friday against the Seattle Thunderbirds at Downtown Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena. Here are the playoff details from the team.

The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) clinched their sixth U.S. Division title in franchise history and top record in the Western Conference after an 8-1 victory over the Victoria Royals in the regular season finale in WHL action. The Silvertips, guaranteed home ice advantage through the Conference Finals, will open the WHL Playoffs presented locally by Mountain Pacific Bank in a best-of-seven first round series against the Seattle Thunderbirds starting Friday, Mar. 23 at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett at 7:35 p.m.

Ticket packages are on sale now and individual playoff tickets will go on sale on Monday, Mar. 19 at 10:00 a.m. PT in person at the Silvertips offices, by phone at (425) 252-5100 or at


  • Playoff Combo Pack (Games 1-2), as low as $38 total | CLICK HERE
  • “Preferred Seating” 6-Game Packs | CLICK HERE


GAME 1: at EVERETT | Friday, Mar. 23 – 7:35pm (Angel of the Winds Arena)

GAME 2: at EVERETT | Saturday, Mar. 24 – 7:05pm (Angel of the Winds Arena)

GAME 3: at Seattle        | Tuesday, Mar. 27 – 7:05pm (accesso ShoWare Center)

GAME 4: at Seattle        | Friday, Mar. 30 – 7:35pm (accesso ShoWare Center)

GAME 5: at EVERETT | Saturday, Mar. 31 – 7:05pm (Angel of the Winds Arena) **

GAME 6: at Seattle        | Tuesday, Apr. 3 – 7:05pm (accesso ShoWare Center) **

GAME 7: at EVERETT | Wednesday, Apr. 4– 7:05pm (Angel of the Winds Arena) **

** If necessary


All games will be carried live on radio at Fox Sports 1380, 95.3 FM, the Silvertips mobile app and streamed on WHL Live.

The Silvertips will face the Thunderbirds in postseason play for the fourth time in franchise history (spanning five seasons). This season, the Silvertips clinched their sixth U.S. Division banner with a record of 47-20-3-3 (99 points) the third highest point total in franchise history. Their 47 wins are second most in franchise single season history, and their 245 goals broke the franchise mark for most in one season.

This season, the Silvertips went 6-2-0-2 against the Thunderbirds and won four of the five final matchups in the regular season.

Silvertips season ticket or mini-plan packages are available at or by calling (425) 252-5100.

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March 18, 2018

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Everett Police Search For Suspect In Stabbing

Everett Police are looking for a suspect following a stabbing behind a house in the 3600 block of Hoyt Saturday night. It was reported about 9:15 PM. On arrival Everett Police found one person suffering from a stab wound. The suspect had run off before the officers got to the house. Medics transported one person […]

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March 17, 2018

Comments Off on Cherry Blossoms Not Only Thing Beautifying Everett’s Delta Neighborhood

Cherry Blossoms Not Only Thing Beautifying Everett’s Delta Neighborhood

Dozens of residents are out in the Delta Neighborhood in north Everett today cleaning streets, sidewalks, alleys and parks. We spotted volunteers cleaning on Broadway between 19th and 16th and in the alleys on either side. On 16th street between Broadway and Walnut. In Wiggums Hollow Park, Jackson Park and public spaces all around the […]

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