City offers winter safety tips

Winter weather is upon us and experts are warning that this isn’t the last time we will have the threat of lower temperatures and/or snow. In light of those anticipated weather warnings, the city of Lynnwood wants to be sure that residents are safe and prepared. The following are some safety tips.  It is expected that…

Suspicious package at Lynnwood Permit Center determined to be safe

Lynnwood Police and later Everett Police Bomb Technicians were called to the Lynnwood Permit Center, located at 4114 198th St SW., today (Monday, Nov. 25) to investigate a suspicious package that was left on a table in the center at about 2:20 p.m. The package was cleared as not harmful at 3:21 p.m., according to Lynnwood Police spokeswoman Lisa…

Lynnwood Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Lynnwood Police blotter. Nov. 14 3300 block of 184th St. SW. Accident. A 32-year-old woman was arrested for reckless driving and hit and run. Nov. 19 2900 block of 196th St. SW. Accident. A hit-and-run collision was reported. No injuries. Nov. 20 19700 block of Highway 99. Narcotics….

Fire District 1: Swedish/Edmonds fire caused by electrical problem

Investigators have determined a three-alarm fire at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital last night was caused by an electrical problem in a subbasement mechanical room. Swedish/Edmonds reported Friday morning that a portion of the hospital is without power, but current patient care is not affected. “Hospital staff and leaders continue to work quickly to restore power to all…

Fire forces evacuations at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital

An electrical fire in a sub-basement at Swedish/Edmonds hospital Thursday night forced fire crews to evacuate patients after smoke rose to the ninth floor through a stairwell, said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1. Other patients were being kept in shelter-in-place — with no evacuation necessary — on other hospital floors. This…

Unattended candle to blame for Lynnwood house fire

  Fire investigators believe a candle left burning unattended in a bedroom sparked a fire that heavily damaged a home in unincorporated Snohomish County east of Lynnwood morning and displaced the three adults who lived there. Dispatchers received multiple calls just after 7:30 a.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from the single-story house in the 3500 block…

Fire District 1 offers safety tips for a safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with three times as many an average day, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Snohomish County Fire District 1 offers the following safety tips to help avoid a Thanksgiving fire: Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep…

Fire District 1 calls: Nov. 7-13

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 349 calls the week of Nov. 7-13: 291 emergency medical aid calls, 31 motor vehicle collisions, 8 fires, 4 service calls, 1 natural gas leaks and 14 automatic fire alarms. Nov. 7 COLLISION:  At 6:43 a.m., a two-car collision was reported on northbound I-5 north of 128th Street SW. Firefighters transported…

City urges residents to prepare for winter weather

As the cold and wet season is upon us, the City of Lynnwood offers some suggestions of things residents can do to prepare for winter: Remove debris such as leaves and packed snow from storm drains to help drainage problems along roadways and help prevent melted snow from refreezing. Move vehicles from the side of…

Fire District 1 board to hold budget hearing Tuesday

The Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the district’s proposed 2014 budget on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The hearing will take place during the board’s regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., at Fire District 1 Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S., Everett. The meeting and hearing are open…

Trader Joe’s recalls salads

Trader Joe’s is recalling Trader José’s Mexicali Brand Salad with Chili Lime Chicken (SKU 97216) with “USE BY” dates of 10/01/13 through 11/15/13. The supplier informed Trader Joe’s that the product may be contaminated with E. coli, an organism that can cause serious food-borne illness if consumed. All of the potentially affected product has been removed…

Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 427 calls the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6: 299 emergency medical aid calls, 44 motor vehicle collisions, 26 fires, 29 service calls, 2 natural gas leaks and 27 automatic fire alarms. Oct. 31 COLLISION:  At 4:50 p.m., a pedestrian was struck by a car at Highway 99 and Lincoln…

Fire District 1 promotes four paramedics to serve as medical services officers

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently promoted four paramedics to serve as medical services officers. Fire District 1 added the 24-hour medical services officer position to enhance patient care and expand support for first responders working in the field. The four paramedics selected for the new position work rotating shifts to provide around-the-clock response for…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 24-30

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 369 calls the week of Oct. 24-30: 293 emergency medical aid calls, 33 motor vehicle collisions, 16 fires, 13 service calls, 1 natural gas leak and 13 automatic fire alarms. Oct. 24 COLLISION:  At 3:31 p.m., firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital after responding to a three-car collision…

Safety tips for Halloween

Snohomish County Fire District 1 encourages families to keep safety in mind as they get ready to celebrate Halloween. “A little extra caution and a lot of common sense can go a long way toward preventing injuries and fires,” said Kim Schroeder, the district’s fire and life safety educator. Here are some tips: Costumes Stay…

Smoke-alarm program outfits 320 homes in Fire District 1 service area

More than 320 homes are safer thanks to a grant-funded program that provided free smoke alarms and safety surveys in the Snohomish County Fire District 1 service area. The smoke-alarm program was funded by a Vision 20/20 Grant awarded through the federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant program. The grant provided resources for Fire District 1…

Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 17-23

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 335 calls the week of Oct. 17-23: 267 emergency medical aid calls, 33 motor vehicle collisions, 13 fires, 10 service calls and 12 automatic fire alarms. Oct. 17 FIRE:  At 11:40 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at a four-plex in the 20400 block of 28th Avenue W east of Lynnwood….

Lynnwood Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Lynnwood Police blotter. Oct. 16 16800 block of Highway 99. Theft. Two men were suspected of shoplifting two bottles of alcohol valued at $103.98. Oct. 17 6000 block of 168th St. SW. Assault. Two teenage boys asked a 10-year-old girl for money. She said she did not have…

Fire District 1 adds four volunteers, including Lynnwood High School graduate

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently added four volunteers to its ranks: Alex Reece is a 2005 graduate of Lynnwood High School. As a high school student, he participated in the Sno-Isle Skills Center Fire Service Technology program, which held classes at Fire District 1 Headquarters. He completed his emergency medical technician training and is…

Seattle Sounders FC player visits with local youth soccer team

Seattle Sounders FC’s DeAndre Yedlin visited with youth soccer players from the Northwest Nationals Thursday evening in Mountlake Terrace. The Northwest Nationals youth soccer club, which is composed of players from Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Mountlake Terrace, won ‘Sound Off,’ a campaign by AT&T that challenged Washington Youth Soccer players to lead a no texting while driving…

National Drug Take-back Day is Saturday, Oct. 26

Saturday, Oct. 26, is a national drug take-back day. Sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), this opportunity provides a means of safe, legal disposal of unused drugs found in homes. There will be three locations to take your unneeded drugs this Saturday. Lynnwood Police Department from 8 a.m.-noon Edmonds Police Department from 9…

Fire District 1 Assistant Chief awarded International Professional Credential

Snohomish County Fire District 1 Assistant Chief Mark Correira has completed the stringent requirements to be awarded the prestigious Chief Fire Officer designation by an international public safety commission. “This is a major accomplishment. Chief Correira joins the elite ranks of less than 1,000 officers worldwide who have earned this designation,” said Fire District 1…

Reminder: Emergency Services Coordinating Agency seeking volunteers for Wednesday, Oct. 23 training session

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) is recruiting volunteers to staff regional Volunteer Reception Centers (VRC). After a disaster such as an earthquake, VRC workers register citizens as official emergency volunteers to assist city personnel engaged in disaster response activities. Emergency Managers will conduct training for volunteer VRC staff on Wednesday, October 23, from 9…

Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 10-16

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 339 calls the week of October 10-16: 282 emergency medical aid calls, 20 motor vehicle collisions, 18 fires, 5 service calls, 1 gas leaks, 1 technical rescue and 12 automatic fire alarms. October 10 HOUSE FIRE:  At 6:20 p.m., firefighters responded to a house fire in the 22800 block of…

Lynnwood Police Blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Lynnwood Police blotter. Oct. 10 5000 block of 168th St. SW. Malicious mischief. A window was broken out of a vehicle. No theft. Oct. 11 6000 block of 168th St. SW. Narcotics. A 14-year-old boy was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 3200 block…