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Fire and E.M.S.

City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. is dedicated to safeguarding the lives, property, and environment of our community through exceptional service in education, preparedness, prevention, and response to emergency incidents.

City of Bothell and the Snohomish County Fire Protection District 10 (SCFD #10) have had a long standing partnership to provide the fire and emergency medical services to residents in District 10.  As part of this relationship, Fire District 10 owns and maintains the Queensborough Firehouse located at 330 228th Street SW.  District 10 also owns a fire engine, two aid car units, and a variety of others tools.  Through a contract, the City provides the firefighters to staff the Queensborough Firehouse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

News Releases

  • City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. Encourages Citizens to Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July
    6/25/2015

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 25, 2015

     

    Contact:          Lisa Allen

    Public Information Officer

    425.489.3364 (office)

    lisa.allen@ci.bothell.wa.us

     

     

    City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. Encourages Citizens to

    Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July

     

    Bothell, Wash. – The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. is encouraging citizens to celebrate safely this Fourth of July by attending one of the many public fireworks displays in the area.  To find fireworks near you, please visit: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/docs/fireworks/fireshow.pdf .

     

    Don’t wait, talk to your kids about fireworks and safety.  Educate every member of your family about the following 3 B’s:

     

    BEFORE LIGHTING FIREWORKS – “BE PREPARED!”

    Purchase only legal fireworks, available at licensed stands.  Purchase only the quantity that you will use.  Ensure the safety of pets.  Keep a bucket of water nearby in which to place all used fireworks.  Have a water hose or fire extinguisher nearby to put out stray sparks.  Clear a level area from things that can burn.  Know the emergency number to call from your area, your address/location, and basic first aid.  Teach your children to “stop, drop, and roll” if their clothes catch on fire.

     

    WHEN LIGHTING FIREWORKS – “BE SAFE!”

    Only adults should light fireworks.  Use eye protection and wear safety goggles.  Light one at a time and move away quickly.  Keep spectators at a safe distance.  Use only outdoors, away from anything that can burn.  To prevent injuries, follow the directions on the label carefully.  Be considerate of your neighbors, family pets and your environment.

     

    WHEN FINISHED – “BE RESPONSIBLE!”

    Clean up all debris when finished.  Duds can be dangerous; if a fireworks item does not light or fire, an adult should wait at least fifteen minutes, approach it carefully, and place it in a bucket of water.  Make sure unused fireworks, matches and lighters are out of sight and reach of children.

     

    The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. Pancake Breakfast is also a great way to celebrate.  This year, the breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Downtown Firehouse (10726 Beardslee Blvd).  The event offers fire apparatus tours, kids craft activities, and bike helmets and fitting for $10 each. Following the Pancake Breakfast will be the Children’s Parade at 11:15 pm and the Grand Parade at noon.

     

    Fireworks safety information is also available at www.ci.bothell.wa.us .

     

    For more information, please contact Lisa Allen at (425) 489-3364.

     

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  • Apartment Fire in Bothell
    6/25/2015

    Bothell, Wash. – At approximately 3:55 a.m. this morning, crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Shoreline Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department, Snohomish County Fire District #7, and Snohomish County Fire District #1 responded to a multi-family structure fire, located at Canyon Pointe Apartments in Bothell (1630 228th Street SE).

     

    Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from a front window of the structure, in Building G.  Initially, firefighters made a fast interior attack, and then changed tactical strategy to use an aerial ladder when fire extended into the attic and roof area.  

     

    All occupants were safely evacuated from the building, including two cats.  There are no injuries to report at this time.  There were multiple units affected by the fire and several occupants have been displaced. The Red Cross responded to provide resources.

     

    The damage is estimated to be at least $300,000.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

     

    The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to practice home escape routes frequently and identify a meeting place outside.  Additionally, practice crawling low to the ground when escaping a fire. The number one killer in residential fires is smoke inhalation.  Protect your family by having several working smoke alarms installed in your home and check the batteries at least twice a year.

     

    For more information, please contact Kirsten Clemens at (425) 489-3364.

     

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    Contact:

    Kirsten Clemens
    Public Information Officer
    Bothell Fire and E.M.S.
    (425) 489-3364
    kirsten.clemens@ci.bothell.wa.us

  • Bothell Heart Month 2015
    1/29/2015

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 28, 2015

     

    Contact:       Lisa Allen

    Public Information Officer

    Bothell Fire and E.M.S.

    (425) 489.3364

    lisa.allen@ci.bothell.wa.us

     

    City of Bothell - Heart Month Campaign

    Bothell, Wash. – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with diabetes not far behind.  In response to the American Heart Association’s designation of February as American Heart Month, the City of Bothell will once again be celebrating “Bothell Heart Month”.  This campaign focuses on heart health awareness by placing firefighters in high-traffic areas throughout the community to offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. 

    High blood pressure and blood sugar can reduce your ability to live a healthy life, so take control of your health by knowing your numbers,” says City of Bothell Fire Chief Bob Van Horne.  “This community service campaign empowers citizens to educate themselves about health risks so they can take a proactive step toward a healthier lifestyle.”

    The Bothell Heart Month campaign will evaluate willing participant’s blood pressure and blood sugar, provide information about risks, and inform them of warning signs.

    Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be provided at locations throughout the City of Bothell during the month of February.  For an updated list of community event dates and screening locations, visit www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

    Find a list of community locations here.

     

  • Bothell House Fire
    12/30/2014

    Bothell, Wash. – At approximately 7:30 p.m. last night, crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Shoreline Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department, and  Snohomish County Fire District #7 responded to a residential structure fire located at 2908 228th Street SE in Bothell.

    Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from the front door of the single family residence.  Firefighters made a fast attack and were able to contain the fire quickly.

    Two adults and four children evacuated the home before fire crews arrived. The family was displaced from their home due to extensive fire and smoke damage.  The Bothell/Woodinville Firefighter Benevolent Fund provided the family with a hotel room for the night.  The Red Cross responded to provide resources and temporary housing.

    The damage is estimated to be at least $200,000.  The cause was determined to be an accidental electrical fire.

    The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to practice home escape routes frequently and identify a meeting place outside.  Additionally, practice crawling low to the ground when escaping a fire. The number one killer in residential fires is smoke inhalation.  Protect your family by having several working smoke alarms installed in your home and check the batteries at least twice a year.

    For more information, please contact Kirsten Clemens at (425) 489-3364.

     

    Contact:

    Kirsten Clemens
    Public Information Officer
    Bothell Fire and E.M.S.
    (425) 489-3364

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Media Contacts - Public Safety

Fire Department
Lisa Allen
Public Educator/Public Information Officer
lisa.allen@ci.bothell.wa.us 
425.489.3364

Kirsten Clemens
Public Educator/Public Information Officer
kirsten.clemens@ci.bothell.wa.us
425.489.3364

Fire Marshal's Office Contact (click here)

Police Department
Denise Langford
Captain/Public Information Officer
denise.langford@ci.bothell.wa.us
425.486.1254

For non-public safety media inquiries
Barbara Ramey, ABC
Communications Officer
Barbara.Ramey@ci.bothell.wa.us
425.806.6799