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The Seattle Fire Department is the fire department of the city of Seattle.

HistoryEdit

Skyscraper FireEdit

One of the toughest calls in the department's history was that of the skyscraper fire in downtown Seattle, requiring the help of numerous stations.

Ripley's DeathEdit

The majority of the SFD gathered for the procession and funeral of universally beloved Fire Chief Ripley. Afterwards, people from all stations attended the wake at a bar.

Known FirefightersEdit

CurrentEdit

Seattle Fire Chief

Battalion Chiefs

Station 7

Station 12

Station 19

Station 23

Station 42

Station 88

Unknown stations

West Seattle Fire Academy

Former FirefightersEdit

Deceased

Retired

Known StationsEdit

  • Station 7: One of the fire stations that responded to the skyscraper fire. Their lieutenant Cole Edmonds was in the running to become Captain at Station 19.
  • Station 12: Lieutenant Charlotte Dearborn was also in the running for Captain.
  • Station 19: The best station of SFD. It sets the bar for other stations.
  • Station 23: A notoriously slow station located close to Station 19. Station 19 once came across a crash site and stopped to help out since Station 23 wasn't there yet. Maya was initially going to become Lieutenant there. Victoria briefly had a sexual relationship with one of the firefighters there.
  • Station 42: A station located close to Station 19. They once handled a call together with Station 19. Later, they responded to a fire at a coffee processing plant and called Station 19 for backup. They also responded to the L.A. wildfire and came by Station 19 to pick up supplies.
  • Station 66: One of the fire stations that responded to the coffee plant fire.
  • Station 71: One of the fire stations that responded to the skyscraper fire.
  • Station 88: One of the fire stations of SFD. Fifteen years before the start of the series, Lucas Ripley was a lieutenant there. Robert Sullivan also worked at that station at the time. They were called to a scene along with Station 19 and then-Captain Herrera complained they arrived late. In present day, they also responded to the fire at the coffee plant.

West Seattle Fire AcademyEdit

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Andy and Maya's graduation ceremony.

Aspiring firefighters in Seattle follow a tough training at the West Seattle Fire Academy. Often, strong friendships are formed during the hard times and remain intact throughout the firefighters' careers, for example Andy Herrera and Maya Bishop as well as Jack Gibson and Dean Miller.

CadetsEdit

Medic OneEdit

Medic One is a special program run by the Seattle Fire Department that trains firefighters to provide pre-hospital basic and advanced life support. The fact that they are allowed to start advanced life support sets them apart from regular firefighters, who are also qualified EMTs in Seattle. It's often viewed as an elite program as only the very best manage to get in. Ben Warren studied to get in, but was denied due to his history of going rogue.

Given the medical nature of the program, Richard Webber once mentioned it would be eligible to qualify as a fellowship.

EmployeesEdit

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • A somewhat unique characteristic for the Seattle Fire Department is the fact that all firefighters are required to complete an EMT training, meaning all firefighters are also qualified EMTs.
  • The department organizes peer groups where troubled firefighters come together to talk about tough calls. Lucas Ripley, Travis Montgomery and Victoria Hughes attended at least once after the skyscraper fire.
  • While the uniforms, gear and vehicles shown in Station 19 are true to the real versions of the SFD, the locations in the show and station and battalion numbers are entirely fictional.
    • For example, Station 19 does not exist. The exterior used for Station 19 is actually the real Station 20. The set was modelled after that station. In reality, Station 20 only has an engine and no ladder or aid car.
  • As with Station 19, the other mentioned stations so far (7, 12, 23, 42, 71, and 88) do not exist in reality.
  • According to Jack Gibson, the Fire Department sees about seven babies per year who are left at fire stations around the city.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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