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Posted: Oct 18, 2019

The Port of Seattle Fire Department Promotes First Female Battalion Chief

The Port of Seattle Fire Department promoted Stephanie McGinnis from Shift Captain to the Port's first female Battalion Chief during a badge pinning ceremony Wednesday morning. McGinnis will oversee one of four shifts within the Fire Suppression Division that responds to emergencies and calls for the Sea-Tac Airport.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Oct 18, 2019

This Week Then: Seattle Fire Department Turns 130

One hundred and thirty years ago this week, on October 17, 1889, the Seattle Fire Department was created, just a few months after the devastating fire that turned most of the city's downtown into "a horrible black smudge." Gardner Kellogg, a volunteer firefighter since 1870, was named the department's first chief.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Magazine
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Posted: Oct 18, 2019

Fire damages St. Bernadette Catholic School in south Seattle

A school in south Seattle had to cancel some classes after someone allegedly set fire to one of their buildings. St. Bernadette Catholic School on SW 128th Street in White Center released a statement Thursday, saying a fire caused major damage to their primary building, which houses the pre-school to third-grade classrooms.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Oct 18, 2019

Spokane County: Unknown gas leaking from truck on I-90 near Idaho border

The unknown gas leaking from a semi-truck on I-90 near Stateline on Thursday has been identified as Econobrite, an industrial aluminum cleaner. The main ingredients in Econobrite are Hydrosulfuric Acid and Hydrofluoric Acid. A Hazmat team was able to trace the leak to one of two separate 250-gallon totes.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 11:39:14 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
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Posted: Oct 17, 2019

Washington National Guard Member Makes an Impact as Volunteer Firefighter

A service member is often born with a strong desire to help others. Whether it’s coaching a child’s baseball or soccer team, cleaning up their neighborhood or giving a hand-up during the holidays, public service is frequently a common trait of those serving in the military. For Sgt. 1st Class Nick Van Kirk, a logistics and decontamination non-commissioned officer with the 10th Civil Support Team, he wanted to give back to his community in a different way.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 5:42:46 PM - SOURCE: Defense Visual Information Distribution Service
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