fire department http://www.kplu.org en Preparedness and special equipment make Seattle tunnels safe, say fire chiefs in Satsop http://www.kplu.org/post/preparedness-and-special-equipment-make-seattle-tunnels-safe-say-fire-chiefs-satsop <p>This week, the Seattle Fire Department has been in training for what might be a nightmare scenario: the possibility of fire inside a deep-bore tunnel.&nbsp; A technical rescue team has been practicing at the unfinished nuclear power plant in Satsop, west of Olympia.</p><p>About a dozen firefighters are in a huddle at the base what was designed to be a cooling tower. It’s been re-purposed into one of the nation’s premiere training grounds for urban firefighters.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:44:37 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6758 at http://www.kplu.org Preparedness and special equipment make Seattle tunnels safe, say fire chiefs in Satsop Seattle facing more budget cuts next year http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-facing-more-budget-cuts-next-year <p>Police, fire and all other departments in Seattle have been asked to find budget cuts for next year. Mayor Mike McGinn has instructed every office to look for trims because of lagging city revenues.</p><p> Tue, 03 May 2011 22:32:58 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1531 at http://www.kplu.org