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Test post

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

This is a test.  I want to see if I can create a post remotely.

Test Post

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

This is a test of a post from the iPhone app.

Renton Aid 13

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Renton Fire Aid 13

Maple Valley Fire Aid 80

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014


Maple Valley Fire Aid 80, originally uploaded by bbirmingham.

A few of the south King County Fire Departments sent some crews to do some Swift Water Rescue Training in the Cedar River near the Renton Community Center. I found one of the new aid units from the Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety there. It is a 2014 Braun on a International TerraStar chassis. It is very similar to the eight new paramedic units that King County Medic One recently put into service.

Renton Aid 12

Sunday, January 5th, 2014


Renton Aid 12, originally uploaded by bbirmingham.

Renton has taken delivery of two new aid units. They were built by Braun Northwest on 2013 Navistar chassis. One unit, shown here, went to Aid 12. Aid 13 has the second, identical unit.

Sooke Fire Rescue Services

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


Sooke Fire Rescue Services, originally uploaded by bbirmingham.

Two weeks ago, while vacationing in Sooke, B.C., I found a small fire apparatus used by the Sooke Fire Rescue Service. This is a “Muster Station” located in the sales center of a new housing development. An old public education trailer serves as storage for gear and equipment. The vehicle is described as a 2008 Chevrolet one-ton pick up. It appears to function as a squad, bringing personnel and equipment to an incident. It supports two fire stations in Sooke.

King County Medic 5

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


King County Medic 5, originally uploaded by bbirmingham.

Because Ford chose not to make a van-body chassis with a diesel engine this year, the next batch of Medic Units for King County will be on the International TerraStar chassis. This, the first of those units, is now in service as Medic 5. The module is made by Braun NW.

This vehicle has an air suspension. The graphics seen on the fender will soon be required on all new ambulances. However, the required colors will be day-glo yellow and day-glo blue.

Yakima Engine 91

Sunday, October 20th, 2013


Yakima Engine 91, originally uploaded by bbirmingham.

Yesterday, while passing through Yakima on our way to some wineries in Zillah, I found one of Yakima’s newest fire engines. This is Engine 91, a 2011 Spartan/Rosenbauer. The city opted for more of an “off the shelf” design as opposed to their typical custom apparatus to save a bit on costs.

Eastside Fire & Rescue

Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Eastside Fire & Rescue Engine 85Eastside Fire & Rescue Engine 76Eastside Fire & Rescue Air Unit 81Eastside Fire & Rescue Engine 71Eastside Fire & Rescue Engine 81

Eastside Fire & Rescue, a set on Flickr.

We found ourselves in Issaquah this morning. There was an unusually large number of fire apparatus from the Eastside Fire & Rescue in the downtown area this morning. Most of them were supporting a large bicycle ride in the area. I had an opportunity to photograph many fire engines I don’t often get to see. I got a few pictures of Engine 85 from the Carnation area. Engine 76 was there as well. The air support unit and Engine from Station 81 were around town as well. I missed the chance to get Engine 72 though.

Renton Ladder 11

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


Renton Ladder 11, originally uploaded by bbirmingham.

I found some fire apparatus while on my walk this afternoon. Engines 12, 13, and 14 responded with Aid 12 and Ladder 11 to a large house fire in South Renton earlier this afternoon. There may have been others there earlier, but I missed them.