Paul J. Guy, age 49, passed away September 7, 2013 in Bellingham. He was born March 23, 1964 to Vernon and Elizabeth Guy. He was a dedicated firefighter with Snohomish County Fire District #7 for 30 years. Paul also served as a Fire Commissioner for the South Whatcom Fire Authority. He is survived by his wife Jana, sons Derek and Turner, parents Vern and Liz Guy, sister Patty Guy-Haggard, brother Robert "Dale" Guy and many loving relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Westford's Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway at 2 PM on Wednesday, September 18th. You may share memories with the family in the online guestbook at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.
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Ladder co. 72 was first due to a detached 4 unit garage fire today at a large condominium complex. L72- Lt. Rob Rob Fisher, Truckman Jesse Freer, Truckman James Hammeren, and myself. One individual sufferred 1st/2nd degree burns to face and legs and was transported to the hospital. Companies operating; Batallion 71, Ladder 72, Engines 45, 71, 73, 77, M76, Training 71 & 72, Fire Marshall 28B, and PIO 71. Great job by all the brothers, and very appreciative residents on the good stop.
Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, part of the Prescott Fire Department, lost their lives Sunday, June 30th, while battling the 2,000-acre Yarnell Hill fire that ignited Friday south of Prescott.
Information about how you may help the families can be found at the Granite Mountain Hotshots or In Memory of Prescott Firefighters Lost 6/30/2013 Facebook page.
In case you haven't already heard, I'm excited to announce that the official Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Everett on August 23rd and 24th, 2013. This is a national/international level tour that is coming to our own town.
If you're not familiar with the combat challenge, here's a great 3-minute video from the Silverwood event in 2011:
My vision for this event is to not only have the competition, but a huge fire festival to go along with it. That includes an antique apparatus muster (courtesy of the FOOLS), some of our own rigs, demos, vendor and sponsor booths, kids combat challenge course, and a ton of other stuff for kids including hoses to squirt water, Fire Safety house, water ball, bucket brigade, kid's bunker gear, bouncy house, etc. My hope is to have an event that will be a ton of fun for us, our families, the citizens of Everett, and firefighters from all over Snohomish County and beyond.
I'm also stoked to announce that the competition will be held on 14th street on Everett's beautiful waterfront, right across the parking lot from Scuttlebutt.
There's much more that could be said, and many more emails to follow, but for now I at least want to start getting the word out. I also need to ask for help because it's going to take a ton of people to pull this thing off. My hope is for everyone to be involved in some way or another, preferably doing something they want to do and are gifted in. I'm also open to ideas, so if you have any let me know.
In general, I'm approaching this event as if it's a large scale emergency incident, i.e. with a unified command/committee at the top and groups and divisions handling each of the major elements. Those elements include (for now):
Below is a breakdown of the volunteer assignments needed for the event.
In a nutshell we need:
· Event Crew - 30 volunteers per day - plus 3 volunteers for the Kids' Firefighter Challenge
· Pit Crew Assistance - 5-7 dedicated volunteers for set-up and take-down-in exchange for free team registration
Fire district 7 units were dispatched to a residential fire with flames showing from the D side of the building. The fire had spread to the attic and was venting out the roof. E76 conducted an interior attack and coordinated with L72 doing vertical ventilation. The fire was knocked down aprox 10 min's after being dispatched. No one was injured.
Kent Firefighter Passes Away First state LoDD Death in 2013
Kent FF/Engineer Robert W. "Bob" Schmidt
Kent, Wash. – April 22, 2013 – With regret, the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority wishes to notify the public of the death of Engineer Robert W. “Bob” Schmidt.
Bob passed away last night with family, friends, and fellow firefighters at his side following a 10 month battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, Kim; and his two sons, Erik and Alex.
Because his cancer was determined to have been caused by his profession as a firefighter, Bob’s death is considered to be a Line of Duty Death. Bob is the first LoDD for Washington State in 2013. He will be honored by the state at the 2014 Washington State Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. The WSFFMS is held annually in Olympia to honor those Washington State firefighters who have given their lives for the communities they served.
A LoDD funeral service is currently being planned by the Schmidt family and the Kent Fire Department. More information will be published as it becomes available.
Bob joined the Kent Fire Department in September, 1989. He spent most of his career on C-shift at Fire Station 71. Over the course of his career, Bob responded to thousands of 9-1-1 calls and never hesitated to help, whether it was as a firefighter or a friend.
At Bob’s side when he passed away, Fire Chief Jim Schneider said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Engineer Schmidt’s family. We have lost a great guy who placed his family as his number one priority. He could light up a room with his smile and his enthusiasm for everything and everyone he believed in”.
The Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority is grateful for the service Engineer Bob Schmidt provided to the residents and businesses of our community. He is gone, but will never be forgotten.
Firefighters from SCFD 7 and 1 respond to a residential fire in the Mill Creek area for reports of fire showing from the second story window. Crews arrived to find a upper story room well involved. Firefighters performed a primary search and fire attack simutaneously. The fire was controlled aprox 15 min's from the time of the 911 call.
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Firefighters and staff at Snohomish County Fire District 7 helped support fifteen local families this holiday season. Each of Fire District 7's fire stations adopted two to three families in need, buying them holiday gifts they wouldn't otherwise be able to give their children."We were thrilled to be able to provide so many gifts for families in our own community. We love being able to help our own neighbors every year," explained Lieutenant Joe Basta, who organizes the annual gift drive. Fire District 7 fire stations are also drop-off sites for the Maltby Food Bank. For a list of needed donations, please visit www.maltbyfoodbank.org or call 360-668-7900. Firefighters and their families came together to wrap the gifts and took a quick break for a photo with just a few of the presents.
Left to right:
Lieutenant / Paramedic Jeff Larsen, Firefighter Erik Emerson, Firefighter / Paramedic Matt Ball, Fire Chief Gary Meek and Lieutenant Joe Basta.
Randy was an incredible father who cherished his children and loved spending every possible minute with them. Randy's amazing smile, infectious sense of humor and love of family have left giant footprints in the hearts of all who loved him. He leaves his wife, Elene and sons, Landon and Parker.
Please help the Firefighters and Paramedics of SCFD 7 Local 2781 raise money to support this families two young children, Landon (3) and Parker (2). You can help by donating to the JSL trust fund. All donations will go to assist the family raise Landon and Parker in their Fathers absence.
E76, M76, A77, M71 responded with Dist 1 to a fire that caused extensive damage to a home east of Everett on Monday morning. Two men taking a walk noticed wispy smoke coming from the peak of the home's roof. "The roof collapsed and there was damage to the whole upper level." On the primary search Firefighters rescued a dog, named Shadow, and later found another dog, named Violet.
Fire District 1/7 units responded to a attic fire in the first due area of station 76. There was a primary search completed by medic 76, a quick knock down of the fire by engine 76 followed by vertical ventilation performed by ladder 72.