Everett Fire Crews Show Versatility As SUV Hits Building

January 22, 2016

Everett, Everett Fire

Everett Fire crews

The SUV that hit the apartment was impounded by Everett Police

Everett fire crews

Everett’s Technical Rescue Rig known as TR1 is equipped with a wide variety of tools.

Everett Fire crews

Measure twice, cut once.

Everett Fire crews

Crews work on a vertical shore to put inside the apartment to keep the building safe.

After an SUV ran into the side of an apartment Friday night, Everett Fire crews showed some pretty impressive carpentry skills.

Around 7:30 PM police and fire units were called to a report of a vehicle into a building in the 2600 block of Rucker in downtown Everett.

While there were no major injuries the crash knocked several studs loose and seriously damaged the inside one of the apartments.

Everett’s Technical Rescue Rig was summoned and firefighters used tools and lumber carried on the rig for such occasions to build what they called a vertical shore to keep the building safe until construction workers could make formal repairs.

There was no dollar estimate available for the damage done by the crash.

Everett Police are investigating the cause of the crash and impounded the SUV.

Here are a few pictures of the scene taken by MyEverettNews.com.

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5 Responses to “Everett Fire Crews Show Versatility As SUV Hits Building”

  1. Terie Rae Says:

    As the tenant directly above the impact point, I can’t thank the Everett Fire Department enough for the amazing work they did. Who knew they basically had a carpentry shop in that HUGE rig?! Additionally every responder was extremely nice, very caring (always checking in on me as it was so cold that night) and surprisingly funny. I’m very grateful for these men who put themselves in harms way daily to help others.

  2. Bourne Says:

    We moved to the PNW about 5 years ago. We’ve noticed an inordinate number of vehicle meets building ‘accidents.’ What’s up with that?

  3. Anon Says:

    Hard to see those tiny little BUILDINGS at night.

  4. Eleanore Says:

    More stupid drivers not paying attention or going too fast I don’t drive at night just to avoid these morons…IF the driver had a medical problem thats different but the story doesn’t give any details as to what happened so I will say its just another stupid driver story

    • Terie Rae Says:

      Hi Eleanore,

      This was my apartment building that was hit although not my unit, I’m directly above though. I thought I would give a little more info about this event. It’s impossible to see from these pics, but this is a valid parking space for our building (however, the vehicle in question doesn’t belong to the tenant assigned that parking spot, but ironically does belong to the the apt that the vehicle hit) which is in an narrow alley way between two buildings. Hopefully that gives a better idea of the layout.

      As to the Why? A few of the tenants in my building, myself included, have a ‘theory’ on what might have taken place, but the person fled the scene. I don’t believe a medical condition had anything to do with it, but I have faith that EPD will get to the bottom of it.