Navigate Up
Sign In Section Home Port Home Contact Us

Events and Activities


July 24, 2013
It’s time for the Third Annual BEAT THE BURN 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash! 

Join us at 9:00 am on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Alki Beach at the Statue of Liberty on the scenic West Seattle waterfront. The Third Annual Beat the Burn 5K welcomes all runners, walkers, teams and family members of all ages, including well-behaved dogs. We’ll kick off with a siren start for a fast and flat 5K run or walk. This year firefighters from around the state will be joining the 5K with four-member teams running for a special “Engine Company Boot Prize”. So dust off those running shows and get ready for this special challenge to help support Camp Eyabsut, our annual summer camp for young burn survivors ages 7-17. Hope to see you on Alki Beach for this special event.​ 

Click HERE for the online registration.


July 17, 2013



Emergency Response Drills were performed at SeaTac Airport on the center taxiway this week. These drills gained extra attention in lieu of the tragic events of the Asiana Flight 213 crash in San Francisco. The Port of Seattle Fire Department drills on the airfield on a regular basis, working to get a little better, a little faster, each time. Local news crews were on hand to witness the training event and get feedback from some of those involved. 


Dale Hornung will be honored as the Port of Seattle Firefighter of the Year for 2012. Selected by a department-wide vote, Hornung has served the department for 26 years.


“Firefighter Hornung has all of the best qualities we hope for in a firefighter – a skilled professional, leader and team player who cares about his colleagues and community both inside and outside the fire house,” said Port of Seattle Fire Chief Randy Krause.


rnung continually dedicates himself to numerous projects and committees including: Diversity Firefighters Association president, Port of Seattle Diversity and Development Council member, Emergency Medical Technician/Defibrillation instructor, and annual Woody Gray memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Director.


Hornung plays a key role in the department’s charitable efforts. For over 20 years, he has directed the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser with proceeds going to a Camp Eyabsut for burn survivors. Eyabsut, which translates into “to rise above everything” in the dialect of the Native American Skagit tribe, provides a week-long opportunity for seven to 17-year old children to feel a sense of belonging. ​


A Seattle native, Hornung currently lives in the south Seattle neighborhood of White Center.


Other nominees this year include Adam Griffin, Dayton Hostetler, Colin Rose and Jay Williams.​