FOLLOWUP: Added Seattle Fire apparatus, crews now on duty in West Seattle, South Park

Thanks to the tipster who texted that photo – West Seattle’s Fire Station 37 (35th/Holden) is now home to Ladder 13 as well as Engine 37. Four weeks ago, the city announced that extra SFD apparatus and crews would be stationed on this side of the Duwamish River because of the West Seattle Bridge closure – L13 in West Seattle, and Medic 26 at Station 26 in South Park. SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley confirms to WSB that both additions have arrived at their new locations, but their crews will be training for a few days before they’re fully ready to respond. (Our tipster says that for L13, for example, that’s 20 more people, to cover all shifts.)

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Added Seattle Fire apparatus, crews now on duty in West Seattle, South Park"

  • beanie June 1, 2020 (5:07 pm)

    I don’t really know what Ladders vs Engines mean in terms of services to the community, but it sounds like extra emergency support, which is much appreciated. Glad something came of the promises from a few weeks ago!

  • Jonah June 1, 2020 (6:43 pm)

    Beanie. Extra engine just means if one is on a call there’s a unit available in WS to handle a call that comes in for a fire truck vs having one dispatched from another part of the city.

    • WSB June 1, 2020 (7:41 pm)

      Just to be precise: Ladder 13 is a truck, not an engine. West Seattle already has five engines – one each at stations 11, 29, 32, 36, and 37 – but only one ladder truck, Ladder 11, and only one medic unit, Medic 32, so now this area has two trucks and two medic units.

      • Tn June 2, 2020 (6:46 am)

        Thank you for clarifying. Tn

      • beanie June 2, 2020 (12:22 pm)

        Thank you for the clarification!

  • ~Hockeywitch~ June 1, 2020 (7:24 pm)

    Welcome to 37, L13... Thank you in advance for being here.

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