A cooking fire is three times more likely to happen on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year! Make sure you pay attention to all cooking materials and don't leave anything flammable near a heat source!
IAFF Local 2024 urges you to cook with caution and wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving holiday! ...
Across North America, fire fighters are wearing pink to support the fight against breast cancer.
Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer – just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do. With one in eight women diagnosed each year, an estimated 246,660 new cases of breast cancer and 40,450 deaths will be reported in 2016. Among all women affected, 85 percent have no family history.
Everyone is at risk for breast cancer. The two most important risk factors are being female and getting older. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no other known factors. To help reduce your risk, be sure to maintain a healthy weight, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, exercise and limit alcohol consumption.
South King County Professional Firefighters encourage everyone in the community to participate in breast cancer awareness and prevention activities. ...
South King County Professional Firefighters with Snohomish County Fire District visiting patients at Harborview Medical Center. We had a great time and look forward to visiting again soon...South King Fire Rescue and Snohomish County Fire District 1 at Burn Clinic with Peter. ...
Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Local 2024 fire fighters remind you to not only change your clock for Daylight Savings Time but the batteries in your smoke alarms, too.
“Saving your life can be as simple as changing your smoke alarm batteries once a year and replacing smoke alarms every seven to 10 years,” says Local President Layne Winter, a fire fighter at IAFF Local 2024. Special smoke alarms are even available for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired.
The NFPA reports that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Research has also demonstrated that photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective at warning people of smoke from smoldering fires than ionization smoke alarms. With earlier warning, people have more time to escape a burning structure and call to 9-1-1.
Your local fire fighters recommend installing a dual purpose smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside of every bedroom and on each floor of your home.
“You should also install carbon monoxide alarms in your home and check them once a month,” says Layne Winter. Carbon monoxide fumes are poisonous and will increase the intensity of a fire if ignited.
More than 2,300 people die each year in home fires. Having a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm that works 24 hours a day greatly increases your chance of survival if your home catches on fire.
In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1 for the help of your local fire fighters. ...
Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for fire fighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents.
IAFF Local 2024 advises that the best way to enjoy fireworks and prevent injury is to watch a professional show. Fireworks were involved in an estimated 11,400 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during calendar year 2013, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, cookouts and community events can quickly turn to disaster if proper precautions are not taken.
Children are especially at risk on July 4. In 2013, 40 percent of victims with fireworks injuries were under 15. Children should never play with fireworks. Even sparklers can reach 1200º Fahrenheit. ...
South King Firefighters Foundation and Local 2024 provided brand new winter coats to the entire Kindergarten class at Wildwood Elementary today. Firefighters and kids were both all smiles at this great annual event. Thank you to everyone that made it possible ...
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, South King County Professional Firefighters and South King Firefighters Foundation will be providing 100 children in our community brand-new winter coats through our partnership with national non-profit, Operation Warm – Coats for Kids Foundation.
This is our 2nd year providing coats to children in our community. It is our goal to continue the support for this initiative so we may continue to strengthen the overall well-being of children each year.
To ensure a safe and happy Halloween, IAFF Local 2024 offers the following tips:
- Cross streets at the intersection and look both ways before crossing. - Use battery operated lights, not candles, to decorate walkways. Always keep candles, matches and lighters in a place that children cannot reach. This will make it much safer for trick-or-treaters and decrease the chance of an open flame fire. - Keep children, costumes and decorations away from open flames and heat sources. Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. - Check lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections. Make sure they are certified by a recognized organization like the Underwriters’ Laboratory, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or the Underwriters’ Laboratory of Canada (ULC). Do not overload extension cords. Indoor and outdoor decorative lights can be fire hazards. - Choose costumes that are flame resistant, comfortable, and easy to walk in and see. - Pick brightly colored costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists. Add reflective tape to the costume to increase visibility.
Please call 9-1-1 for the help of your local fire fighters in the case of a fire or emergency. ...
While executive board members represented the local at the IAFF 52nd Biennial Convention, members of Local 2024 represented here at home by providing the lifesaving skill of CPR and how to use and AED to more than 60 people at the Federal Way Farmer's Market!CPR at the market was a great success! We taught the lifesaving skill of CPR and how to use and AED to more than 60 people on Saturday! Thank you to the firefighters from Local 2024 that came out to share their expertise with their community. Together we are saving lives! Join us at the Des Moines Farmers Market on September 13 to take this free 20 minute course. ...
Brother Loiland was honored last night for injuries sustained in the line of duty on November 20, 2011. Wynn was presented with the first ever Purple Heart award by South King Fire & Rescue and National First Responder Citation by the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Wynn spent months in the hospital following the incident. Thousands of people, including firefighter union members across the United States and Canada supported the Loiland family financially during the difficult time allowing Wynn's wife and children to put their lives on hold to remain by his side. Wynn retired as a result of his injuries in July 2012. Wynn has made incredible progress and it was an honor to be apart of presenting Wynn with the award.
~ Ryan Herrera, Local 2024 Union PresidentLast night we awarded the first Purple Heart to Wynn Loiland. Many of you remember Wynn's tragic incident in November 2011 and his long road to recovery. Wynn suffered permanent injuries and had to retire from active duty. South asking presented their first ever Purple Heart medal and a wonderful National group also presented their award to Wynn and his family. ...
I am pleased to announce that just 6 short weeks after WA State House of Representatives voted unanimously on the "Wynn Loiland Act" (SHB1868), Senate leaders follow suit with a unanimous vote!
This important bill was introduced on behalf of Local 2024 member Wynn Loiland who was catastrophically disabled in the line of duty after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 5 while working at the scene of a motor vehicle on November 20, 2011.
Thanks to everyone that assisted with this very important bill and special thanks to bill sponsor Rep. Roger Freeman (D-30th) for his support and leadership.
Please join us in welcoming the newest South King Fire & Rescue firefighters accepted into Local 2024 membership (from left to right): Samantha Petrich, David Mataftin, Gregory Garka, Christian DuBois, Scott Mclaughlin, Tyrel Rose, and Garrett Parker.
They depart for the fire academy on May 2nd...wish em luck!! ...
Our thoughts and prayers to Brother Stewart's family, members of Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue and Central Kitsap community. R.I.P. Brother Stewart, thank you for your many years of service and contributions to your community! The Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County join Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue and the greater Kitsap County Fire Service Community in mourning the passing of retired Division Chief Paul Stewart. Paul Stewart was one of 39 Charter Members of IAFF Local 2819 which obtained affiliation into the International Association of Fire Fighters on May 30, 1982. Paul was a past President and past Secretary/Treasurer of IAFF Local 2819.
Paul retired from uniformed service a couple of years ago but remained employed by the CKFR in a civilian capacity as the volunteer coordinator and as a training manager.
Paul Stewart is survived by his wife and three children. ...
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On July 28, 2012 the members of South King Fire & Rescue said goodbye to a great friend, firefighter and mentor. FF John Moncrief passed away from a cancer known to be caused by long-term exposure to toxic products of combustion. Today we honor his memory with a remembrance coin etched from a fire he responded to.
All proceeds over the purchase price will go to the South King Firefighters Foundation to aid in the construction of the 9-11 Memorial at Station 64.
Thanks for posting the coin Ryan, i'm getting one.
My name is Christian Durante. I am s volunteer NYPD Auxiliary Police Sergeant & a memorial challenge Collector. I specifically collect & display Challenge Coins of Fallen 1st Responders. It has come to my attention & understanding that a memorial coin for Firefighter John Moncrief exists.
I would be honored to include This heroic firefighter Challenge Coin in my "Honor & Sacrifice" Display Case. Any help is appreciated. Thank you. I am familiar with his story of sacrifice & my continued prayers are with you and the union.
This display is more of a passion of remembrance than a collection to me. Sadly I have quite a few firefighters included in the display.
I sent a Facebook Message on your groups Facebook Messenger showing my display.
Any help is appreciated.