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Fire District 7 Firefighters participated in annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in honor of 13 year old Colton Matter

On March 9, 2014, seven firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 will race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Scott Firefighter Stair Climb features firefighters as they climb 1,311 steps in full bunker gear.

On March 9, 2014, seven firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 raced up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb features firefighters from all over the world as they climb 1,311 steps in full bunker gear.

This year’s climb is especially important to us,” said firefighter and team captain Bill Ekse, who is participating in the event for his 16th year. “We will be leading the way for Colton Matter, a young man in our community we’ve been climbing in honor of since 2010. Two weeks after we complete the firefighter climb, Colton will be participating in the public stair climb.

Daylight savings time begins March 9th - Check your smoke alarms

It’s time to spring ahead again at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Putting your clocks forward means you will lose an hour, but for many of us the later sunset means more daylight while we are awake.

It’s time to spring ahead again at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Putting your clocks forward means you will lose an hour, but for many of us the later sunset means more daylight while we are awake.

As the time change approaches, Snohomish County Fire District 7 encourages citizens to make another change that could save their lives – checking the batteries in their smoke alarms.

Fire District 7 personnel provided holiday gifts for 14 local families

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Individuals in photo: Back row (left to right): Mike Crockett, Matt Ball, Jamie Merritt, Tom Henderson, Cory Odgers, Joe Basta, Beau Watson and Ken Lawless.
Front row (left to right): Jeffrey Lawless, Johnny Lawless, Joey Lawless, Lori Wirtz, Erika Clinton and Becca Clinton.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 wants to keep you safe and warm this winter

As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research shows that heating equipment is involved in more than 62,550 reported U.S. home structure fires per year, with associated loss of more than 516 civilian deaths, more than 1,595 civilian injuries and roughly $924 million in direct property damage per year.

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