Tag: Firefighters

Playing firefighter for a day

June 15th, 2009

In April I had one of those experiences that can make you feel lucky to be a councilmember. This particular experience also made me feel exhausted, terrified, sweaty, dirty, a little carsick and very, very hot. Every year the Washington State Council of Firefighters hosts Fire Ops 101. It's a day in [More]


Playing firefighter for a day

June 3rd, 2009

In April I had one of those experiences that can make you feel lucky to be a councilmember. This particular experience also made me feel exhausted, terrified, sweaty, dirty, a little carsick and very, very hot. Every year the Washington State Council of Firefighters hosts Fire Ops 101. It's a day in [More]


Up in smoke

August 12th, 2008

After last Thursday's dinner with firefighters in Northwest Seattle I was thinking more about medic calls than fire calls. Then, Sunday I rode my bicycle to the U-District for a meeting with a constituent. I had just crossed Madison when I heard sirens getting closer. I went another couple of blocks and [More]


Some stereotypes are well deserved

August 7th, 2008

In general, firefighters are said to be great cooks. You hear about cooking competitions and great meals for the entire crew. I have to say that in my relatively short time on the job, the stereotype has rung true. Last night I had dinner with the B crew at Station 35 (north [More]


Firefighters really are great cooks

January 2nd, 2008

Firefighters really are great cooks I'm not a big red meat eater. I haven't been since college. So, I was more than a little nervous when dinner was served at Fire Station 28 on a Tuesday night in December in Hillman City and it was three crockpots full of pot roast. I [More]