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Big emergency response in Normandy Park for possible drowning victim

Big emergency response in Normandy Park for possible drowning victim

If you saw or heard emergency activity near Normandy Park early Tuesday evening (Sept. 11), it was most likely from a rescue operation for a possible drowning victim. Despite a large response though, medics... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

Story & Photos by Elston Hill EDITOR’S NOTE: On Thursday, July 12, Boeing Field hosted an exercise in which the airport served as the main transport center for people “injured” in a fictional... [Read more]

Burien Starbucks employee Natasha Stapp recognized for saving customer’s life

Burien Starbucks employee Natasha Stapp recognized for saving customer’s life

Story & Photos by Katalia Alexander For many years, our region has been known as a global leader in emergency medical response, with an extremely high heart attack survival rate of 62% in 2013.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Medivac helicopter takes off from Burien’s Lakeview Park Saturday

VIDEO: Medivac helicopter takes off from Burien’s Lakeview Park Saturday

On Saturday afternoon (June 10) a medivac helicopter landed, then took off from Burien’s Lakeview Park (422 SW 160th Street), where it transported a patient from Highline Medical Center another,... [Read more]

Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

A bit of excitement in Burien’s Three Tree Point Monday night (June 5), as two underage boys (13 & 17 years old) stole a one-man kayak from one neighbor and oars from another, then jumped down... [Read more]

Three-year old falls from second floor window at SeaTac motel Monday morning

Three-year old falls from second floor window at SeaTac motel Monday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 3-year old boy fell from a second story window at the Day’s Inn Motel in the 19000 block of International Blvd. (map below) in SeaTac just after 11 a.m. Monday... [Read more]

Fall session of Community Emergency Response Team training begins Sept. 11

Fall session of Community Emergency Response Team training begins Sept. 11

The fall session of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training will begin Sept. 11, and held Thursday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. in SeaTac. Emergency professionals train residents, organizations or... [Read more]

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

If you happen to notice a lot of emergency-type activity at Sea-Tac Airport this Thursday, July 10, don’t worry – it’s just a very large drill being put on by the Port of Seattle. Eight... [Read more]

Here’s why there were so many fire trucks parked around downtown Burien

Here’s why there were so many fire trucks parked around downtown Burien

You may have noticed what looked like some kind of “Fire Truck Show” in downtown Burien near the old bank and City Hall building at 415 SW 150th – a bunch of trucks and emergency vehicles... [Read more]

Community Emergency Response Team training starts March 20

Community Emergency Response Team training starts March 20

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) spring session will start March 20, then will continue every Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. for eight weeks at SeaTac City Hall…

UPDATE: Car Driver Dies On Burien Street Of “Apparent Natural Causes”

UPDATE: Car Driver Dies On Burien Street Of “Apparent Natural Causes”

UPDATE TUES. 1/25/11 4pm: We first covered this tragic story shortly after Noon today, but we have an update from the King County Sheriff’s Department on the man who died on a Burien street of what... [Read more]

AUDIO: We Review The City’s Test “Burien Alert” Phone Call. Heard It Yet?

AUDIO: We Review The City’s Test “Burien Alert” Phone Call. Heard It Yet?

On Wednesday, Oct. 6th, the city tested its new “Burien Alert” system by sending out automated, recorded messages to resident homes and cell phones, and yes, they even sent out emails as well. We... [Read more]

Burienites May Receive Phone Alerts In Oct. 6 Earthquake Drill

Burienites May Receive Phone Alerts In Oct. 6 Earthquake Drill

If you live in Burien and your telephone rings on Wednesday, Oct. 6th, don’t be alarmed if you hear a recorded message for a test emergency earthquake drill. The City of Burien will participate in... [Read more]

City’s New “Burien Alert” Systems Boots Up, Will Send Out Emergency Alerts

City’s New “Burien Alert” Systems Boots Up, Will Send Out Emergency Alerts

The City of Burien on Wednesday (Sept. 15) booted up their new “Burien Alert” emergency system, and now residents and businesses have a new way to receive alerts about natural disasters and... [Read more]

REPORT: Burien Family Escapes Fire Thanks To Yapping Chihuahua

REPORT: Burien Family Escapes Fire Thanks To Yapping Chihuahua

KIROTV.com is reporting that a Burien family escaped a garage fire early Monday morning because their yapping Chihuahua alerted them that something was wrong. There were no injuries, other than perhaps... [Read more]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Begins Sept. 16th

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Begins Sept. 16th

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins Sept. 16th and continues every Thursday evening from 6pm – 9pm at SeaTac City Hall, which is located at 4800 South 188th Street. CERT was created... [Read more]

Grand Opening Of Highline Medical Center's New ER Facility Is April 10

Grand Opening Of Highline Medical Center's New ER Facility Is April 10

The Grand Opening Celebration for Highline Medical Center’s New ER and Patient Care Unit is coming Saturday, April 10th from 10am – 3pm at the main campus in Burien. Along with tours of the... [Read more]

End Of Daylight Savings Time Sunday At 2am = Extra Hour At Bars + Extra Hour To Sleep Off Hangover + “Vial Of L.I.F.E.”

End Of Daylight Savings Time Sunday At 2am = Extra Hour At Bars + Extra Hour To Sleep Off Hangover + “Vial Of L.I.F.E.”

At 2am this Sunday, Nov. 1st, bar owners and patrons throughout the area will rejoice as they’ll be the first to take advantage of the extra hour that’s given back by the ending of Daylight... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s “Kids Day” Is Saturday, Sept. 12th

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s “Kids Day” Is Saturday, Sept. 12th

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s annual “Kids Day” is coming Saturday, Sept. 12th from 10am to 3pm and will feature firefighting demonstrations, apparatus showcase, games, prizes,... [Read more]

Public Demo Of Emergency Communications Is 6/27-28

Public Demo Of Emergency Communications Is 6/27-28

Highline-area “Hams” will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities over the weekend of June 27th and 28th.

Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America, including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events worldwide. During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio – often called “Ham Radio” – was often the ONLY way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to…

Burien Launches Its Own Radio Station At 540 AM

Burien Launches Its Own Radio Station At 540 AM

The City of Burien now has its own radio station, but instead of broadcasting “Top 40 Cocktail Music” with DJ Mikey, or “EZ Red Tape Listenin’” with DJ HerHonor, they’re playing recorded information on city events and programs, emergency information and city-related public service announcements.

Kind of like what you see on the city’s TV channel (21) only without pictures.

You can listen to the broadcasts on one of those old-fangled radio thingys tuned to 540 AM

Des Moines’ Woodmont Elementary Closed Due To Swine Flu

Des Moines’ Woodmont Elementary Closed Due To Swine Flu

Effective Friday, May 1st, Woodmont Elementary School in Des Moines is one of four schools in King County to close due to probable swine flu infections.

No classes will be held, and all students are being told to stay home.

King County Public Health, working with both the Federal Way and Seattle School Districts decided Thursday that the best course of action is to close all schools where probable cases may have attended for at least seven days.

The schools, which are all scheduled to re-open May 8th, include…

Emergency Preparedness Fair Is Thursday, April 23rd

Emergency Preparedness Fair Is Thursday, April 23rd

The 2nd Annual Normandy Park Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd from 12pm to 6pm at the Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove), located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive (map... [Read more]

1st-Hand Eyewitness Account: Snowplow Activity In Burien!

1st-Hand Eyewitness Account: Snowplow Activity In Burien!

As we were returning (slowly of course) on Sylvester Road from an all-day excursion to the eastside, we were nearly run off the road by an approaching large truck-like vehicle in the opposite lane. Turns... [Read more]