Events and Activities
Port of Seattle Firefighters help in Irene Preparations in NYC
August 28, 2011
Port of Seattle Firefighters headed to New York for the World Police and Firefighter Games, only to be caught in Irene. What started as a personal, fun-filled, competitive trip to New York turned into a charitable effort to help prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irene by sand-bagging around building to help prevent flooding. With word of evacuations, the games were either postponed or cancelled. A call for volunteers went out and members of the Port of Seattle Fire Department stepped up to help. Read more information about the games.
Although we are not a residential department Port of Seattle Firefighters are very active within the community. We do a great deal of charity work for the Northwest Burn Foundation. We have members who participate in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society every year. For the past several years, we’ve had a team take part in the Susan B. Komen Three-Day Breast Cancer Walk who walked the whole 60 miles in full bunker gear.