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Recognizing Career Milestones January 5, 2017


LSF recognizes the importance of celebrating career milestones and recently honored both Captain Cardona and Firefighter Chester with their leadership oaths at a Commissioner Meeting. Pictured from left to right: Chief O’Brien, Captain Cardona, Firefighter Chester, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Messer, and Deputy Chief Huff.


LSF considers it a privilege to serve the Lake Stevens community, and each firefighter takes an oath of commitment at the beginning of their career.



LSF is dedicated to providing exceptional service to the Lake Stevens community, and an oath of commitment is also taken when firefighters are promoted to the next rank.


LSF members celebrate the accomplishments of their team.

14th Annual Tips for Firefighters December 3, 2016


Tips for Firefighters is an annual event put on by local firefighters and Ixtapa Restaurant. A huge thank you to Ixtapa for hosting this event each year, and thank you to Firefighter Pat Cook who organizes this event each year.


Lake Stevens Firefighters Local 3235 and the Lake Stevens Firefighters Association helped host the tables and collected extra tips at Ixtapa the Lake Stevens Ixtapa on Saturday, December 3rd. The funds raised go towards purchasing Christmas presents for deserving children in our community who have been identified by the Lake Stevens Family Center.
 



Enjoying some great food and supporting a great cause! Tips for Firefighters has become a tradition that Lake Stevens Fire looks forward to each year.


Lake Stevens Fire welcomed families and friends to dinner at Ixtapa and thanked everyone for their generous support.

Family Safe Halloween Festival October 31, 2016


Family Safe Community Event
Each year the Lake Stevens Family Center hosts the Family Safe Halloween Festival downtown Lake Stevens. This event starts out with a Children’s Costume Walk led by Lake Stevens Police and Lake Stevens Fire. They start out at the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club and walk down Main Street towards Jay’s Market.


Introducing New Fire Safety Card
Each year Halloween marks the kick off for a new Fire Safety Card for Lake Stevens Fire. This year’s theme: Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years. LSF distributed over 350 cards this year!

 


 
Sharing Fire Safety Information
Halloween is yet another opportunity for Lake Stevens Fire to connect with families about important fire safety information.


Connecting with Those We Serve
Calls permitting, Lake Stevens Fire looks forward to participating in this event each year and connecting with those families we serve!

Chamber Membership Luncheon September 14, 2016


Connecting with Local Businesses
Lake Stevens Fire is a member of the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce. This allows Lake Stevens Fire to keep current on local events, provides an opportunity to get involved with community events, offers a chance to build relationships within the community, and presents a platform for LSF to communicate their message to local businesses.


Connecting with Local Businesses
During the month of September, Lake Stevens Fire was invited to speak at the Chamber’s membership luncheon. Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal Messer talked about various highlights and key challenges of business inspections, and explained the reasoning behind various fire safety requests.
 
Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge August 18, 2016


Ultimate Softball Challenge
It was the 6th Annual Softball Challenge, with Lake Stevens Fire versus Lake Stevens Police. Each year this is an opportunity for our local fire and police members to enjoy some friendly competition outside of the emergency service realm and raise support for the Lake Stevens community.


The Star-Spangled Banner
Thank you to Cub Scout Troop 43 for presenting the flags and thank you to Savannah Anderson for singing our National Anthem.


BBQ Raises Support
Thank you to Justin Reid and his team for working the BBQ tent at the game. What’s a softball game without a hot dog, especially on a warm summer evening? And many thanks to the following stores for sponsoring the BBQ: County Market, Safeway and Target. Proceeds from the BBQ benefited the Lake Stevens Family Center.



Thank You for Your Support!
Thank you to DJ Bob Justice for providing the sound system; thank you to Pam Stevens with the Lake Stevens Ledger for announcing the game; and a huge thanks to our professional umpires who donated their time.  And thank you to the Lake Stevens community for donating three boxes of school supplies for Back to School families in need.


Looking Good!
Deputy Chief Larry Huff pitched the entire game for the Lake Stevens Fire team.
Pix Guns ‘n Hoses 129: It’s All About the Team Chief Kevin O’Brien plays the catcher position and leads his team to victory!


Hey Batter Batter!
Firefighter David Albert waits for the right pitch and makes it count.


Cheering Their Team on to Victory!
Lake Stevens Fire reclaimed the victory with a score of 16-9. Go team!
 

Member Recognition Ceremony June 21, 2016


Recognizing Career Milestones
Lake Stevens Fire recognizes the importance of celebrating career milestones and thanking family members for their support.


Firefighters & Paramedics
Lake Stevens Fire recognizes Firefighter/EMT Chris Robertson, Paramedic/Firefighter Jake Johnston, and Paramedic/Firefighter Bob Zutter with their Leadership Oath.


Captains
Lake Stevens Fire recognizes Captain Keith Terry and Captain Mike Eagle with their Leadership Oath.
 


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Assistant Fire Marshal
Lake Stevens Fire recognizes Assistant Fire Marshal David Petersen with his Leadership Oath.


Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal
Lake Stevens Fire recognizes Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Messer with his Leadership Oath.


Outstanding Service
Lake Stevens Fire recognizes Firefighter/EMT Adam Blue for Outstanding Service.

Relay for Life Lake Stevens June 4-5, 2016


Relay for Life
Relay for Life Lake Stevens is held at the Lake Stevens Track and Field each year. This year’s event included 29 teams and 280 participants who raised a total of $30,045.88. Way to go!


On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Getting ready to race with the Emerald City Critters at Relay for Life Lake Stevens. Supporting a great cause and having fun!
 



Keeping Cool
Trying to stay cool during a weekend full of sunshine. Each year Lake Stevens Fire is present with their First Aid Booth, in support of this event.


Supporting Community!
Lake Stevens Fire supporting Relay for Life Lake Stevens and connecting with community.

Chamber's Annual Leadership Breakfast May 11, 2016


Leadership Breakfast
The Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Leadership Breakfast at the LSF Conference Center in May.


Community Update
Sheriff Ty Trenary was the guest speaker who gave an informative update on some of the challenges we currently face in Lake Stevens. He spoke about the connection of drugs, homelessness and property damage in our community and how we can all work together to address these issues. Thank you!
 
Lake Stevens Business EXPO April 23, 2016


Connecting at the EXPO!
Each year the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce hosts their Business EXPO, and this year the venue was the Lake Stevens High School. This event is free to the community and provides an opportunity to meet local vendors and learn about the services they provide.


Let’s Talk Fire Safety
Firefighter Adam Blue connected with youth about important fire safety tips at the LSF Booth. Do you have a place to meet outside your house in case of an emergency? Does everyone in your house know where to meet?
 



Spin that Wheel
The LSF Booth was a big hit with all ages, everyone wants to spin that wheel! Depending on which topic it lands on, get ready for a fire safety question.


Touch a Truck
Calls permitting, Lake Stevens Fire brought out their fire engine and aid unit to the LS Business EXPO so that visitors could tour the vehicles and ask their questions.

Fire Academy Graduation April 15, 2016


A Proud Moment
Graduation from the Fire Academy is something to be proud of! The twelve-week program is located in North Bend and teaches firefighters most every topic in structural firefighting. The program is both mentally and physically demanding.


LSF Congratulates Academy Graduates
Chief O’Brien and Deputy Chief Huff congratulate Firefighter/EMT Robertson and Paramedic/Firefighter Johnston on their accomplishment. They represented Lake Stevens Fire and the Lake Stevens community exceptionally well. Thank you!


Celebrating Together!
Lake Stevens Fire celebrates members and their Fire Academy Graduation.
 

Senior Center Luncheon with the Chiefs February 24, 2016


Lunch with the Chiefs!
The Lake Stevens Senior Center welcomed Fire Chief O’Brien and Police Chief Lorentzen to lunch on Wednesday, February 24th. The Center hosts lunch for its members every Wednesday and Friday. They typically have 40-50 members in attendance on Wednesdays and 80-90 members in attendance on Fridays. What awesome participation!!


Connecting with Our Community
In addition to a great lunch, both Chief O’Brien and Chief Lorentzen had an opportunity to speak and field any questions from the audience.
 



Good Food and Good Company
The Senior Center Luncheon was a chance to sit down for a good lunch and talk with friends.


Introducing Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal Candidate
Chief O’Brien also introduced Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal Candidate Mike Messer, who was in town with his wife Gloria, for an intensive interview process with Lake Stevens Fire.

Dickens Fair December 5, 2015


Community Supports Dickens Fair
The Lake Stevens Dicken’s Fair is a holiday favorite for the community and this year there were over 1200 in attendance. This event is hosted by the Lake Stevens School District and located at Cavelero Mid-High.


Spin the Safety Wheel!
Take a minute to spin the wheel and see which topic it lands on. Firefighters asked various safety questions and gave out important safety tips.



Connecting with Community
The Annual Dicken’s Fair provides a great opportunity to connect with the Lake Stevens community. With a booth location near the entrance, LSF was available to welcome visitors and answer questions regarding fire safety.


LSF Welcomes You!
Lake Stevens Fire appreciates the opportunity to connect with community about their questions and concerns.
 

Tips for Firefighters! December 5, 2015



13th Annual Tips for Firefighters!
Each year Lake Stevens Fire and Ixtapa work together for Tips for Firefighters. This year’s event took place on Saturday, December 5th from 5-9pm.


Welcome to Tips for Firefighters!
Lake Stevens firefighters welcomed families and friends to dinner at Ixtapa and thanked everyone for their generous support throughout the evening. Many thanks to Firefighters Local 3235 and the Firefighters Association for their service at this event.


A Tradition We Look Forward to Each Year
Tips for Firefighters has become a tradition that Lake Stevens Fire looks forward to each year. Thank you to the Lake Stevens Family Center for connecting us with local families in need.




Service with a Smile
Lake Stevens firefighters helped host tables and collect extra tips. The funds raised will go towards purchasing Christmas presents for deserving children in our community that have been identified by the Lake Stevens Family Center.


Supporting Lake Stevens Community
A fire engine and medic unit were available in the parking lot, calls permitting, to collect donations of unwrapped children’s gifts throughout the event. All donations go directly back into the Lake Stevens community.


Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event. We appreciate your generosity!
 

Halloween Festival Downtown Lake Stevens October 31, 2015


Family Safe Halloween
Each year the Lake Stevens Family Center hosts the Family Safe Halloween Festival downtown Lake Stevens. This event is free to the community and a portion of Main Street is closed to allow for safe crossing for trick-or-treaters throughout the evening.


Costume Walk Kicks Off Event
This Halloween event starts off with a Children’s Costume Walk. Lake Stevens Police and Lake Stevens Fire lead the walk from the LS Boys & Girls Club to Jay’s Market on Main Street.


Indoor Carnival
In addition to trick or treating and a haunted house, there was an indoor carnival inside the Community Center. With many thanks to Rehabber Extraordinaire Kim Daughtry for providing the games, it was a warm dry place to have some fun and get some treats.


Everyone Welcome
Everyone is welcome and this year over 1100 people visited the Halloween Festival. Downtown Lake Stevens is the place to be!
 



Connecting with Community
Lake Stevens Fire looks forward to participating in this event each year, calls permitting. What a great opportunity to connect with those families we serve!


Trick or Treat!
There were so many great costumes and various booths & area merchants to trick-or-treat. Our local service clubs provided free refreshments as well – Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary. Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make it happen!


Prizes & Treats!
The indoor carnival had games for children of all ages to enjoy. And the Haunted House had two options – haunted and not so haunted!


New Fire Safety Card
Each year Halloween marks the kick off for the next LSF Fire Safety Card, and everyone gets one as part of their treat. This year’s theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep! Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.” LSF distributed 400 cards this year!
 

Lake Stevens Fire Open House October 8, 2015


LSF Open House Welcomes Community
Lake Stevens Fire welcomed members and the community to an Open House on Thursday evening, October 8th. The event was hosted at Fire Station 82 located on Chapel Hill Road in Lake Stevens. Pictured above from left to right: Commissioner Gagnon, Commissioner Elmore, Chief O’Brien, and Commissioner Steinruck.


Witnessing Fire Chief Oath & Firefighter Oaths
Commissioner Elmore administered the Fire Chief Oath for Chief O’Brien; and Chief O’Brien administered the Firefighter Oaths for Firefighters Dahl and Fujiwara-Herbert. Pictured above from left to right: Chief O’Brien, Firefighter Fujiwara-Herbert, and Firefighter Dahl.


Engine Wet Down Ceremony
Captain Barry led the Wet Down Ceremony for the new fire engine and Firefighters Local 3235 provided special towels to dry off the engine. Pictured above from left to right: Deputy Chief Huff and Chief O’Brien.



Supporting Lake Stevens Fire
It was good to see such a great turn out from both the community and the department. Chaplain Michael Baughman gave the invocation and Commissioner Steinruck lead the Flag Salute as the evening got started.


Introduction of Community Resource Paramedic
The evening’s program also included an introduction to our Community Resource Paramedic Scott Koch. Lake Stevens Fire is excited about the service this program will bring to our community. Pictured above from left to right: Paramedic Walradt, Firefighter Boswell, Paramedic Mauer, Captain Barry, and Firefighter Eagle.


Working Together
Both LSF members and the community worked together to dry off the engine and push it back into the bay. Thank you to all who joined us for a great evening!

Health & Safety Fair Winner Enjoys Classroom Visit March 15, 2015


Preschool Class Enjoys Visit with LSF & LSPD
Miss Lexi was the proud recipient of a classroom visit with Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police at her preschool. She qualified for the free raffle drawing by visiting a majority of the booths at our Annual Health & Safety Fair in June.


Cookie Break!
After their lesson the class enjoyed a cookie break, yum! This was also an opportunity to ask the Fire Chief and police officers some of their questions.


Touring the Rigs
What a beautiful day to go outside and tour the emergency vehicles.



Remember Your Helmet
Public Educator Jennye Cooper taught a brief lesson on the importance of wearing your bike helmet.


Connecting with Emergency Responders
It was a day filled with smiles and giggles, as these preschool students were able to connect with police and fire representatives in their classroom.


LSF & LSPD Continue to Serve Lake Stevens
Both Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police value the privilege of serving the Lake Stevens community.
Recognition Reception December 18, 2014


Recognizing Years of Service
Lake Stevens Fire recognized various members for the their years of service at their Recognition Reception in December. Chief Lingenfelter welcomed everyone and thanked members for their support.


Congratulations Paramedic Weisenberger
Lake Stevens Fire congratulates Paramedic/Firefighter Weisenberger for his twenty years of dedicated service.


Commissioners Recognize Chief Lingenfelter
Lake Stevens Fire congratulates Chief Lingenfelter for his twenty years of dedicated service. Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Elmore, Deputy Chief Huff, Chief Lingenfelter, and Commissioner Steinruck.


A Proud Moment
Chairman Elmore commented, “We welcome our newest members and look forward to their future contributions to the Lake Stevens Fire. We congratulate those members who have been serving Lake Stevens Fire 20 years and more. Their ongoing commitment and dedicated service to Lake Stevens Fire and the Lake Stevens community is greatly appreciated.”



Firefighters Take Oath
Chief Lingenfelter administered the Firefighter’s Oath to our most recent fire academy graduates. Pictured from left to right: Firefighter/EMT Harrott, Paramedic/Firefighter Virnig, and Firefighter/EMT Pick.


Congratulations Battalion Chief Bernethy
Lake Stevens Fire congratulates Battalion Chief Bernethy for his twenty years of dedicated service.


LSF Chaplain Serves Over 25 Years
Lake Stevens Fire thanks Chaplain Baughman for his commitment to the department and community. He has been serving Lake Stevens Fire since October 1987.


Celebrating Years of Service
This Recognition Reception was an opportunity to welcome those members who have recently joined Lake Stevens Fire and celebrate those who have diligently served for a great number of years.

11th Annual Tips for Firefighters! December 6, 2014


Welcome to Tips for Firefighters!
Tips for Firefighters is an annual event put on by Lake Stevens Firefighter Local 3235 with Ixtapa Restaurant.


Thank You Lake Stevens Community!
Thank you to the Lake Stevens community for helping us raise $5000. These funds will go towards purchasing Christmas presents for deserving children in our community as identified by the Lake Stevens Family Center.



Service with a Smile
Lake Stevens Firefighters help host tables and collect additional tips to help with the Lake Stevens Family Center’s Holiday Giving Project. Thank you to Ixtapa Restaurant for their continued support of this annual community project.


Collective Generosity Makes an Impact
This holiday season, the Lake Stevens Family Center was able to help over 640 children in the Lake Stevens community. This includes the 50 children that the firefighters were able to sponsor. Wow!! Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

Dickens Fair December 6, 2014


Dickens Fair Is a Holiday Favorite!
The Annual Dickens Fair was located at Cavelero Mid High and it drew in hundreds of people from the Lake Stevens community.


LSF Is Approachable
Commissioner Jim Steinruck joined the Lake Stevens Fire Booth during the afternoon and was available to answer questions from the community.



Reaching Out to Community
This year our Lake Stevens Fire Booth saw over 400 people at the Dickens Fair. It was a great opportunity to remind everyone of our upcoming event, Tips for Firefighters. We also provided information on Smart 911 and holiday safety tips.


Lake Stevens Family Center Joins In
In addition to the numerous vendors selling their handcrafted items, the Lake Stevens Family Center also had a booth near the main entrance. Their booth offered information about resources available within our community and hosted a giving tree with tags identifying requested Christmas gifts for local families in need.

Halloween Festival Downtown Lake Stevens October 31, 2014


Connecting with Community!
Lake Stevens Fire looks forward to joining the Halloween festivities downtown Lake Stevens, calls permitting. Pictured from left to right: Firefighter Joe Mulligan, Captain Ray Kosiba, Paramedic Keith Terry, Firefighter David Petersen, and Paramedic Lisa Defenbaugh.


Free Indoor Carnival
The Lake Stevens Family Center hosts this community event each year. The Community Center is filled with games hosted by various organizations for families to enjoy throughout the evening.


The Fun Continues
The evening starts out with a children’s Costume Walk that is led by the fire engine, and afterwards the fire engine is available for tours. The fun continues with carnival games at the Community Center, Tricks or Treats from local merchants, digital photo costume contest and a not-so-haunted house.



Trick or Treat!
Halloween Night is a great time to connect with families within the Lake Stevens community. This year we had over 960 people visit the Halloween Festival. Downtown Lake Stevens is the place to be!


Everyone Is Welcome!
Everyone is welcome at the annual Halloween Festival downtown Lake Stevens. Participants included Lake Stevens Fire, Lake Stevens Family Center, Lake Stevens Police Department, Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, Rehabber Extraordinaire, American Legion, Tigers Black Belt Academy, and many more.


New Fire Safety Card Distributed
Each year, Halloween marks the kick off for the next LSF Fire Safety Card and everyone gets one as part of their treat. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.” A great message that everyone can benefit from!

Fire Academy Graduates October 31, 2014


Congratulations Graduates!
Congratulations to the following Lake Stevens Fire members who recently graduated from the Fire Training Academy: Paramedic/Firefighter Joe Virnig, Firefighter/EMT Chris Harrott, and Firefighter/EMT David Pick.


Awesome Representation
Throughout their academy experience, our members demonstrated proficiency at their tasks and leadership qualities within their squads. They started the Fire Training Academy on August 7th, where they learned fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.



Exceptional Performance
All three members received the 1st Due Engine Company Award at their graduation ceremony. Way to go! They had 29 firefighters in their graduating class, representing 13 fire districts.


LSF Welcomes New Hires
The LSF Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring of two career firefighters and one career paramedic/firefighter in July. All three hires have emergency medical services training and come to Lake Stevens Fire highly recommended. Welcome aboard Paramedic/Firefighter Joe Virnig, Firefighter/EMT Chris Harrott, and Firefighter/EMT David Pick.

LSF Welcomes Commissioner Jim Steinruck October 1, 2014


Oath of Office
Lake Stevens Fire Commissioners appointed Jim Steinruck as Fire Commissioner at their Regular Commissioner Meeting on October 1, 2014. Administrative Director Leah Schoof administered his Oath of Office. Commissioner Steinruck replaces Commissioner Lorentzen, who resigned after 10+ years of service to move forward as the Lake Stevens Chief of Police.


Ongoing Commitment to Lake Stevens Fire
Commissioner Steinruck also served as an appointed Commissioner for Lake Stevens Fire just prior to the election of Commissioner Gagnon in 2013, and his continued willingness to serve is greatly appreciated. His current appointment will remain in effect until the November 2015 General Election certification. Pictured from left to right is Commissioner Paul Gagnon, Commissioner Jim Steinruck, and Commissioner Troy Elmore.
Recognizing 10+ Years of Service as Commissioner September 18, 2014


Recognizing Years of Service
Lake Stevens Fire recognized Fire Commissioner Dan Lorentzen at a special reception on Thursday morning, September 18th. It was an opportunity to thank Commissioner Lorentzen for his 10+ years of dedicated service with Lake Stevens Fire.


Our City Gains a Police Chief
Commissioner Troy Elmore commented, “It has been an absolute privilege working alongside Commissioner Lorentzen for the past 10 years. He is a wealth of knowledge and one of the most conscientious people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The City of Lake Stevens is very fortunate to have him as their Police Chief.”



Changing Roles
Dan Lorentzen began his role as Fire Commissioner on July 7, 2004 and September 30, 2014 marked the end of this role, as he moved forward with his new role as Lake Stevens Chief of Police. Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Gagnon, Commissioner Elmore, Commissioner Lorentzen, Chief Lingenfelter, and Deputy Chief Huff.


Thank You for Your Dedicated Service!
Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter commented, “I have appreciated working closely with Dan for the past 10 years. I have found him to be a great asset to Lake Stevens Fire. The department has undergone many changes and seen much growth during Dan’s tenure as Fire Commissioner. Dan has been at the leading edge of those changes and growth, demonstrating fiscal responsibility, vision, dedication, and a balanced and thoughtful approach to the operational complexities of the department. I would like to personally thank Dan for his decade of service to Lake Stevens Fire and we wish him the best as he leads the Lake Stevens Police Department into the future.”

Back to School Resource Fair August 23, 2014


A Valuable Community Resource
The Back to School Resource Fair is an annual event hosted by the Lake Stevens Family Center. The resources provided included: notebooks, filler paper, binders, pens, crayons, markers, highlighters, glue sticks, scissors, organizers, books, backpacks, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and even a limited supply of tennis shoes. Wow!


Providing School Supplies Where Needed
This year 281 Lake Stevens children were served! Thank you to all those in the Lake Stevens community who made this possible with their donations. Lake Stevens Fire participates in this event each year, and this year’s booth included information about Smart 911.
Books for Bikes August 22, 2014


Explore Summer Reading
Winners Receive Prizes LSF Public Educator Jennye Cooper and a representative from the Masons of Snohomish County presented the “Explore Summer Reading” winners with their bikes and helmets. Safe Kids Snohomish County provided the helmets and the Masons of Snohomish County provided the bikes. Lake Stevens Library runs a similar program every summer.


Helmets and Bikes Go Together
LSF Public Educator Jennye Cooper helped fit a bike helmet properly. Helmets are provided to the winners of the summer reading program in addition to a new bike.
National Night Out! August 5, 2014


National Night Out 2014!
National Night Out is a free annual event hosted by the Lake Stevens Family Center, with a focus on neighborhood safety and crime prevention.


A Lake Stevens Tradition
National Night Out occurs the first Tuesday of August each year, downtown Lake Stevens. Calls permitting, our on-duty crews are available to give tours of the emergency vehicles and answer questions from the community.


Competition Between Chiefs This year’s National Night Out
Competition between the Fire Chief and Police Chief was a water balloon toss. One at a time, two at a time and then blindfolded. It was great fun to see them get splashed!



Kick Off for Smart 911
Public Educator Jennye Cooper and Firefighter Andrews worked our Lake Stevens Fire Booth and introduced the new program of “Smart 911” to our community. They also provided our community with various safety tips.


Lake Stevens Community Block Party
Attendance for National Night Out in Lake Stevens was over 1500 people. This event is free to the community and offers numerous resources and activities, as well as free hot dogs and popcorn!


Our Chiefs Are Great Sports!
It is a different type of competition between the Chiefs each year at National Night Out, and the community cheers them on. Fire Chief Lingenfelter and Police Chief Lorentzen enjoy connecting with our community at this event each year.

Guns 'n Hoses Softball Challenge August 2, 2014


The Ultimate Softball Challenge
It’s Lake Stevens Fire versus Lake Stevens Police in a great ball game. The community is welcome to come watch each year.


Supporting the Lake Stevens Community
Admission to the softball game was a school supply item that would be donated to the Lake Stevens Family Center. Thank you to all who donated school supplies for our community families in need.



Leadership Participates!
Deputy Chief Larry Huff with Lake Stevens Fire and Chief Lorentzen with Lake Stevens Police were active participants throughout the ball game.


Way to Go Team!
Lake Stevens Fire won the softball game, 22-13. Thank you to all who participated!

Car Seat Demonstration July 31, 2014


Q13 Car Seat Interview
LSF Public Educator Jennye Cooper talks with Q13 about proper installation of a car seat.


Riding Rear Facing Is Safer!
All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat for as long as possible until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of their car safety seat for rear facing.



Always Read the Car Seat Instructions and Vehicle Owner’s Manual
Reading the instructions from the car seat manufacture and labels on the car seat in addition to the vehicle owner’s manual are essential when installing a car seat.


Ask for a Certified Car Seat Technician
Not every fire department or police department have trained staff for car seat checks. Make sure to ask for someone who is a national child passenger safety technician. Lake Stevens Fire can provide this service by scheduled appointment.

All American Aquafest ~ United We Lake! July 25-27, 2014


Aquafest 2014
Lake Stevens Fire looks forward to Aquafest and the Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast each year. This event brings thousands of people to downtown Lake Stevens for the weekend.


Tradition Continues
The Lake Stevens Firefighter Association hosted their Annual Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning, July 26-27, from 6am – Noon at the downtown Fire Station.


Crowds Gather for Breakfast
It has become a great way to start your Aquafest weekend. This year’s pancake breakfast served 1062 guests on Saturday and 962 guests on Sunday!


An Opportunity to Serve
Lake Stevens Fire keeps busy throughout Aquafest weekend, serving in the following areas: Pancake Breakfast, First Aid Booth, Bike Medic, Fire Boat, Parades, and Family Fun Fest.



Here Comes the Parade
Each year Lake Stevens Fire participates in the Children’s Parade and the Grand Parade during Aquafest weekend. This year’s theme was All American Aquafest ~ United We Lake!


Best Pancakes Ever!
It’s pancakes hot off the griddle with ham and eggs on the side, served by your local firefighters.


Meet Local Firefighters
It’s a great opportunity to meet your local firefighters, tour the emergency vehicles and ask any questions you may have.


Learn Fire Safety Tips
Children were welcome to stop by our tent and spin the wheel of Fire Safety during the Pancake Breakfast. A fun way to learn or be reminded of important fire safety tips.

Health & Safety Fair FeJune 14, 2014


Health & Safety Fair Returns to Lake Stevens!
The 2014 Health & Safety Fair took place at the Lake Stevens Albertsons’ Parking Lot on Saturday, June 14th from 10am – 2pm. This event is hosted by both Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police. Thanks to the partnership between these two safety agencies, this event continues to offer additional information to our community each year.


Identifying Safety Risks

Lake Stevens Fire asked youth to identify what was wrong with a picture and how to make the scene safe. Additionally, families were reminded to practice their fire escape plan and have a place to meet outside of the home in case of an emergency.


Something for All Ages

It was a chance to have some fun while learning practical health and safety tips. Admission was free and there was also a free raffle to participate in. Youth collected fun prizes and played some games along the way, while visiting the various booths.


Touring the Emergency Vehicles

Lake Stevens Fire had their fire engine and medic units available for tours throughout the event, calls permitting. Lake Stevens Police also had their police boat available for tours throughout the event. An opportunity to sit behind the wheel!


Practicing Fire Safety

Lake Stevens Fire also had their Fire Safety House open for tours. Individuals of all ages were welcome to go through the smoke filled house with a firefighter and talk about escape plans.



Learn Health & Safety Tips for Everyday Life

Booths provided information on the following topics: Summer Safety, Boating Safety, Sun Protection, Healthy Hair Care Tips, Swimming Safety, Pet Safety During Warm Weather, Eye Care, Oral Hygiene, Buddy System Tips, Identity Theft Prevention, Posture Tips, Fitness, Recycling Tips, Disaster Preparedness, Community Resources, Learn Your Body Composition, and SO MUCH MORE!


Free Children’s ID Cards!

Lake Stevens Police offered free Children’s ID Cards at their booth. This was also a great opportunity for the community to ask any questions they may have.


Free Health Screenings Available to Community

The Walgreen’s booth helped those who were interested to identify their body composition. Additionally, the Lion’s Club brought in their Mobile Health Unit and offered free health screenings in the areas of vision, glaucoma, hearing, blood pressure and diabetes.


Connecting with Community

The Health & Safety Fair brings a great number of resources to our community each year. The time and resources invested by each booth is greatly appreciated!


Free Raffle a Huge Hit!

All visitors had the opportunity to participate in the free raffle. They simply had to get 25 signatures from the booths and turn in their raffle entry card before leaving the event. There were 23 prizes donated this year and all the winners were notified by phone after the event. Many thanks go out to those businesses who donated prizes this year!

Bike to School Day FeMay 7, 2014


Risk Watch Teaches Bike Safety
Risk Watch students were reminded it is important to wear their properly fitted helmets every time they ride their bikes. A helmet is the single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash.


Free Helmet Offer
SafeKids offered a free bike helmet to the first 100 students who responded to the offer that was sent home with Hillcrest Elementary School students.


Students Were Excited About Bike to School Day!
Students rode their bikes to school to celebrate Bike to School Day! Those who rode their bikes to school received a prize and they were praised for wearing their bike helmets.
 



Learning Hand Signals
Public Educator Jennye Cooper taught students the appropriate hand signals to use when alerting traffic to their stops and turns while riding their bikes.


Properly Fitted Helmets
Public Educator Jennye Cooper fitted over 70 students with their free bike helmets in preparation for Bike to School Day.


Poster Contest
Hillcrest Elementary students participated in a coloring poster contest to promote safety and health. SafeKids Shawneri Guzman and Public Educator Jennye Cooper awarded the contest winner of each participating classroom.

Lake Stevens EXPO FeApril 12, 2014


LS Chamber Hosts the LS EXPO
The Lake Stevens EXPO was an opportunity for businesses within the community to showcase their services. This event was held at the Lake Stevens High School on Saturday, April 12th from 10am – 3pm.


Talking Fire Safety
This community event provided another opportunity to talk about fire safety issues with both youth and adults.



Touch a Truck
Special thanks to Lake Stevens Fire, Lake Stevens Police, and Republic Services for bringing their vehicles to the EXPO for Touch a Truck.


Recurring Question Leads to Different Response
As Lake Stevens Fire continues to ask families, “Do you have a place to meet outside the house in case of an emergency?”, more and more families are responding that yes they do. This is encouraging!

Community Leaders Meet with Hillcrest Elementary Students FeMarch 25, 2014


Introducing Our Community Leaders
Lake Stevens community leaders took time to meet with students at Hillcrest Elementary to talk about their jobs and answer student questions. Leaders present included: Interim Police Chief Dan Lorentzen, Public Works Director Mick Monken, Finance Director Barb Stevens, City Administrator Jan Berg, Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter, and Mayor Vern Little.


Ready for Your Questions!
These third graders had some great questions! Is it fun to be Mayor? What kind of job did you have before your current job? How long does it take to put out a fire? What made you want to become a police officer? Do we have any new laws going into effect? How can we help make our community a better place?
Fire Chief Gives Presentation FeMarch 4, 2014


Chief Presents an Update on Lake Stevens Fire

The Lake Stevens Lions Club invited Chief Lingenfelter to give them an update on the latest happenings of Lake Stevens Fire. His presentation included a glimpse of our Annual Report, Strategic Plan, Partnerships & Shared Resources, Cost Savings, Membership Recognition, Community Involvement, as well as Additional Services Provided.


Thank You for Your Support!
Chief Lingenfelter ended his presentation with time for questions and thanked the Lions Club for their support.
New Part-Time Firefighters FeFebruary 24, 2014


Welcome New Part-Time Firefighters!
The most recent part-time firefighter recruits for Lake Stevens Fire are pictured from left to right, Front Row: Chris Burnette, Brian Donaldson, Danielle DeVos, Ryan Clancy, Therese Weaver, Matthew Myers, and Second Row: Eben Endriss-Dygert, Austin West, Brandon Lengkeek, Jerem Rhoades, and Chris McAuslan. Welcome Aboard!
 
 
Risk Watch Success Recognized! FeFebruary 12, 2014


Students Take Responsible Action
Lake Stevens elementary students Max Hein and Macray Flanders remembered what they learned in Risk Watch about gun safety, and right away reported to an adult about the bullets they found.


Congratulations!
Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police recognized both students Max Hein and Macray Flanders for their responsible actions. Pictured from left to right in front row: Students Max Hein and Macray Flanders; and 2nd Row: Fire Chief Lingenfelter, Fire Marshall Robert Marshall, Police Officer Carter, and Public Educator Jennye Cooper.



Risk Watch Makes a Difference
LSPD Officer Carter and LSF Jennye Cooper are familiar faces to this Highland Elementary Classroom as they are actively involved in teaching the safety lessons with the Risk Watch program. This particular classroom visit was a surprise, as they recognized two students for their responsible actions.
Recognizing 20 Years of Service! 2013


Congratulations Paramedic Jim Gilden
Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Elmore, Chief Lingenfelter, Paramedic Gilden, Commissioner Lorentzen, and Commissioner Steinruck


Congratulations Deputy Chief Larry Huff and Firefighter Del Divers
Pictured from left to right: Firefighter Divers, Deputy Chief Huff, Commissioner Lorentzen, and Chief Lingenfelter.



Congratulations Paramedic Carol Walradt
Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Steinruck, Deputy Chief Huff, Paramedic Walradt, Chief Lingenfelter, Commissioner Lorentzen, and Commissioner Elmore.


Congratulations Paramedic Nick Harris
Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Gagnon, Paramedic Harris, Commissioner Elmore, Commissioner Lorentzen, Chief Lingenfelter, and Deputy Chief Huff.

Health & Safety Fair June 8, 2013


2013 Health & Safety Fair
The Annual Health & Safety Fair is hosted by Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police. The goal of this event is to educate community members on health and safety tips for everyday life.


Meet Your Local Firefighters
It was a chance to tour the emergency vehicles and sit behind the wheel.


Free Health Screening
The Lions Club brought in their Mobile Health Screening Unit which offered free health screening in the areas of hearing, vision, glaucoma, blood pressure and diabetes.


Entertaining and Informative
The PSE Booth draws a crowd every year and teaches on the topic of electrical safety.


Practice Your Escape!
Lake Stevens Fire brought their Fire Safety House to the Health & Safety Fair this year. It was a great opportunity to remind families to practice their escape plan at home.
 



Free Raffle Drawing
Guests were eligible to participate in a free raffle drawing once they had their entry form initialed by a majority of the booths.


Children’s ID Cards Available
The Lake Stevens Police Booth was constantly busy, as families signed up their children for ID Cards.


Connecting with Community
Visitors were reminded of important fire safety tips at the Lake Stevens Fire Booth.


Something for Everyone
There was practical information to benefit people of all ages and lots of activities to keep the young ones busy.


Most Festive Booth!
Elle Marie Hair Studio was voted the Most Festive Booth for 2013. Congratulations!

Relay for Life Lake Stevens May 10-11, 2013


Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony began at 6pm Friday evening. The ceremony was hosted by Kim Demary and Pam Stevens and included the National Anthem sung by Miss Aquafest Alliyah Riggen and a dance performance by the PacWest Dancers. The American Legion lead the first official lap which started with cancer survivors and then ended with caretakers joining them half way through the lap.


LSF Connects with Community
Lake Stevens Fire staffed the first aid booth throughout the Relay event, emergency calls permitting, and enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the community.
 



Third Annual Event
Relay for Life Lake Stevens was held at the Lake Stevens High School Track and Field. Various tents set up around the track to prepare for this overnight event as participants walked their laps for a cure. This year was the third annual Relay for Life Lake Stevens and relayers raised over $60,000.


Come One Come All!
Participants of all ages showed their support by participating in Relay for Life Lake Stevens. Thank you to the Lake Stevens community for making this event a success.

Lake Stevens Fire Visits Library Story Time May 1, 2013


Learning to Recognize a Firefighter
Lake Stevens Fire visited the Lake Stevens Library for Toddler Story Time. Public Educator Jennye Cooper explained to the children what firefighters look like in all their safe clothes in a fire, and that they can’t be safe in a fire in their regular uniform.


Toddlers Take a Look at Safety Gear
Paramedic/Firefighter Jon Dudder put on all his safe clothes in front of the children to demonstrate that underneath all of a firefighter’s safe clothes, it is a real person.
 



Reading about Fire Safety
Public Educator Jennye Cooper reads a fire safety book at the Lake Stevens Library.
Welcome Part-time Firefighters March 27, 2013


We Appreciate the Support of our Part-time Members
Pictured from left to right in back row: Cody Hamblin, Chris Harrott, Aleksandr Gorbunov, Marck Fujiwara-Herbert and Artem Teterin. Pictured in the front row: Rochelle Cristine, Josh Wyatt, Jacob McCann and David Pick. Additionally, new part-time members not pictured include: Tyler Compton, Cody Chester, and Riley Korf.
 

 
Tips for Firefighters December 1, 2012


9th Annual Tips for Firefighters
Lake Stevens Fire welcomed those who stopped by for dinner at the Lake Stevens IXTAPA on Saturday evening, December 1st. Thank you to Firefighter Cook who organizes this event each year. Firefighters helped host the tables at IXTAPA and collected extra tips to purchase Christmas presents for deserving children in the Lake Stevens community in partnership with the Lake Stevens Family Center.
 

 
Halloween Festival October 31, 2012


LSF Joins Community Festivities
Each year Lake Stevens Fire joins the Lake Stevens Family Center for their Family Safe Halloween event located downtown Lake Stevens. Activities included the Lake Stevens Fire Booth, Lake Stevens Police Booth, cookies with Kiwanis, bowling with Aquafest Princesses, warm beverages at the Lions Wagon, American Legion Booth, Master Shin’s Booth, carnival games in the Community Center, popcorn with Rotary, trunk or treat on Main Street, and merchant trick or treating.


Come One Come All!
Firefighter Snyder hands out fire safety cards along with a treat. Both parents and kiddos walked away with something from Lake Stevens Fire.


Trick or Treat!
Even the little ones come out to enjoy Halloween night, downtown Lake Stevens!



Spooktacular Fire Safety Cards
It was a night for treats and fire safety tips. Public Educator Jennye Cooper handed out fire safety cards to families during the Halloween Festival. This year’s fire safety theme was “Have 2 Ways Out!”


Activities for Kids of All Ages
The Community Center was filled with carnival games for kids of all ages to enjoy. There was also a haunted house provided for the older youth sponsored by the Lake Stevens Family Center.


Connecting with Community
Downtown Lake Stevens is the place to be on Halloween night.
 

Oktoberfest Lake Stevens September 27-29, 2012


Oktoberfest!
The Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2nd annual Oktoberfest downtown Lake Stevens. Activities included Vendor Booths, Food Booths, Bier & Wine Garden, Davis Shows Carnival, Root Bier Garden, Kids’ Game Room, C Trail Runs, Pumpkin Carving Contests, and various bands for entertainment.


Face Painting and More
Face painting was just one of the many vendor booths available throughout Oktoberfest weekend.


Enjoy the Performance
Enzian Schuhplattler performed at Oktoberfest on Saturday afternoon.



A Community Resource
Lake Stevens Fire connected with the community about fire safety. Do you have a place to meet outside of the house in case of an emergency? If not, take a moment to identify a meeting place!


Pumpkin Carving Contest!
It was an opportunity to carve your pumpkin outside at the Gazebo, and avoid the mess at home. Youth of all ages participated and prizes were awarded in each age group category.


Another Fire Safety Question for You!
Firefighters took time to meet with the community about fire safety. Do you know two ways out of every room at home? If not, take time at home to walk through each room and identify your way out in case of an emergency.
 

LSF Says Goodbye to 3 Team Members SSSeptember, 2012


Congratulations Carl Johnson!
Carl Johnson retired from his position as Part-Time Firefighter after seventeen plus years of service. Carl’s allegiance to fire service has been greatly appreciated throughout his tenure.


Good Luck Alison!
Alison (Caton) Brooke has moved on from her position as Public Educator to pursue a career in nursing. Alison worked with Lake Stevens Fire for five years. Her contributions and dedicated efforts have shaped Public Education for Lake Stevens Fire.



Congratulations Joe Grassl!
Joe Grassl retired from his position as Part-Time Firefighter after fourteen years of service. Joe’s dedication to Lake Stevens Fire and the community has been greatly valued throughout his years of service
September 11th Remembrance Service September 8, 2012


Remembrance Service
The September 11th Remembrance Service was facilitated by the American Legion and held at the Fire Station 81 Bay.


Let Us Never Forget
Fire Marshal Robert Marshall reminded everyone, “Let us never forget the legacy of those who have gone before us, who have suffered and sacrificed so we may be here today. Whenever we become ‘comfortably numb’ may their legacy jolt us back into reality and forever linger in our hearts.”



Leaders Take Time to Remember
Fire Marshal Robert Marshall represented Lake Stevens Fire and Commander Dan Lorentzen represented Lake Stevens Police at the September 11th Remembrance Service.


Ringing of the Bell
The ceremonial ringing of the bell in memory of those who died in the line of duty is an age old tradition of the Fire Services that dates back over 150 years. The tradition reflects respect and honor to those who gave their lives to their duty. A distinctive bell ringing marks the end of an emergency and a return to quarters. In memory of all who died during the attacks on September 11, 2001 the bell is rung five times in series of fives (5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5). Multiplied out this equals 3,125, a number very close to the number of people who died as result of the attacks.

Back To School Resource Fair August 25, 2012


Meeting Needs Within Our Community
The Back to School Resource Fair is an annual event hosted by the Lake Stevens Family Center. It is an opportunity to provide basic school supplies to families who need them within our Lake Stevens community. After families were registered, they worked their way through the various booths.


LSF Offers Fire Safety Info
Lake Stevens Fire met with each of the families present at the resource fair regarding fire safety tips for their homes. This year fire safety information was available in both English and Spanish.



Resources Available
Resources available included backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, notebooks and paper, child ID cards with LSPD, toothbrushes & toothpaste from DeLorm Dental, info regarding available help with homework through the library, free books, info on availability of DSHS benefits for families, resources on cervical and breast cancer awareness for women, coupons for hair cuts through Evergreen Beauty College, and an invitation from Kiwanis for an upcoming BBQ.


Working Together!
Thank you to everyone for their time and resources, which made this day possible.

Guns 'n Hoses Softball Challenge August 25, 2012


Ultimate Softball Challenge
Thank you to both Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police for joining forces and participating in the Annual Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge!


Donations Benefit Local Agencies
Admission fee for the Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge was a box of mac ‘n cheese or a brand new toy per person. All donations will benefit the Lake Stevens Food Bank and the Lake Stevens Family Center. Thank you Lake Stevens community!


Chiefs Pitch Entire Game
Deputy Chief Huff and Police Chief Celori pitched the entire softball game for their respective teams. It was a game of great sportsmanship!




Teamwork Makes It Happen
Thank you to Bob Justice for providing the sound, to Pam Stevens for announcing throughout the game, to Aliyah Riggen for singing the National Anthem, and many thanks to our umpires.


Go Team!
It was a sunny afternoon for the 2nd Annual Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge at the Lake Stevens Baseball Field. Thank you to everyone who came out to cheer their team on!


The Challenge of a Rematch
It was a great ballgame for all to enjoy and we look forward to next year as well!

National Night Out August 7, 2012


National Night Out in Lake Stevens!
National Night Out is a national event that takes place the first Tuesday of August every year. This community event has a focus on neighborhood safety and is hosted by the Lake Stevens Family Center.


Practice Your Fire Escape Plan!
Lake Stevens Fire reminded visitors to practice their fire escape plans at home, and to be sure they have a meeting place the entire family is aware of.


Touring the Rigs
National Night Out provided another opportunity to tour the emergency vehicles and ask questions.


The Competition Continues
Each year there is a Guns ‘n Hoses Competition for the crowds to enjoy. This year was a creative water balloon toss between Fire Chief Lingenfelter and Police Chief Celori.



Lake Stevens Community Block Party
National Night Out had over 1000 visitors this year.


Fishing for Safety Tips
Snohomish County Safe Kids joined Lake Stevens Fire with their fishing pond and some important water safety reminders.


FREE for Community!
Everything is free at National Night Out. It was an evening of hot dogs, nachos, chilled waters, face painting, bouncy house jumping, laser tag, and much more!


Chiefs Connecting with Community
The Fire Chief and Police Chief continue to be great sports with their friendly competitions at National Night Out each year.

Aquafest ~ Got Lake? July 27-29, 2012


Annual Firefighters’ Association Pancake Breakfast
It was all you can eat pancakes with ham and eggs on the side from 6am – Noon on both Saturday and Sunday during Aquafest. What a great way to start your Aquafest activities!


Hot Off the Griddle
Somehow the pancakes just taste better at the fire station!



Fire Safety Game
A fire safety game kept the kiddos busy as they waited in line for their pancake breakfast. Another great opportunity to talk about fire safety tips!


First Aid Tent
LSF staffed the First Aid Tent throughout Aquafest weekend.


Fire Boat
The LSF Fire Boat patrolled the waters of Lake Stevens throughout Aquafest weekend. Water activities throughout the weekend included Water Ski Tournament, Wake Board Tournament, Boat Parade, Fireworks, Quadrathon and the $50 Boat Race.


Aquafest’s Grand Parade
Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police lead the Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon.


Family Fun Fest
Aquafest Sunday has the North Cove Park area packed with FREE fun activities for the young ones to enjoy!


ID Cards Provided
LSPD kept busy at their booth, as they provided children with ID Cards during the Family Fun Fest.


Celebrity Softball
Police Chief Celori pitched the Celebrity Softball game on Sunday, during Aquafest, at the Mt. Pilchuck Elementary baseball field.


Celebrities Join the Fun!
Commissioner Lorentzen is catcher for King 5’s Jesse Jones. Other celebrities who participated included Silvertips and Stealth players, as well as various radio personalities.



Crowds Gather for Pancakes
This year’s pancake breakfast served 1,067 people on Saturday and 1,021 people on Sunday.


Pancakes Pass the Taste Test
“Yum” was the official word used to describe the pancake breakfast during Aquafest weekend.


Meet Local Firefighters
The pancake breakfast was another opportunity to meet your local firefighters and ask any questions you may have.


EMS Bike
LSF also staffed an EMS Bike throughout Aquafest weekend. It was much easier to maneuver through those crowds on a bike.


Connecting with Community
Kiddos were especially pleased to receive their official Lake Stevens Fire sticker badge.


Mariachi Band Performs
The crowds enjoyed the performance given by a Mariachi Band during the Grand Parade.


Fire Safety House Draws a Crowd
The LSF Fire Safety House was a popular place to visit at the Family Fun Fest. This gave families an opportunity to work their way through a dark room with smoke. It also provided the opportunity to remind families to practice their fire escape plan at home.


So Much to See!
From exotic animals, to gymnastic demonstrations, to a pizza eating contest…the Family Fun Fest was the place to be on Sunday!


Batter Up!
Look out, Deputy Chief Huff is about to hit another one out of the park.


Victory to Lake Stevens
Congratulations to our local Lake Stevens celebrities as they take home this year’s trophy from the 2012 Celebrity Softball Game!

Everett Fire Department Softball Tournament June 24, 2012


LSF Takes First Place!
Congratulations to Lake Stevens Fire for taking First Place at the Annual Everett Fire Department Softball Tournament! The LSF Team was sponsored by Firefighters’ Local 3235. They played only two games on Saturday due to the weather, and won 4 out of 5 games on Sunday to take the championship. Way to go team!!


 
Thank You for Donation June 23, 2012


Pet Oxygen Masks Donated!
Thank you to the Lake Stevens Animal Hospital for their generous donation of four pet oxygen masks to Lake Stevens Fire! Each Medic Unit is now equipped with a pet oxygen mask. The Lake Stevens Animal Hospital just recently celebrated ten years of service and honored Lake Stevens Fire with their donation.


Joining the Celebration
It was a day of celebration for the Lake Stevens Animal Hospital including a free petting zoo, tours of the hospital, pet related vendor booths, food, giveaways, and more.
Health & Safety Fair June 9, 2012


2012 Health & Safety Fair!
The Annual Health & Safety Fair is hosted by Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police Department. The goal of this event is to educate community members on health & safety tips for everyday life. Thanks to the partnership between these two safety agencies this event continues to grow each year and offer additional information to our community.


Sharing Her Talents
Diana Ruiz returned to the Health & Safety Fair this year to share her musical talent. What an amazing voice she has!


A Family Friendly Event
Admission was FREE and activities included a bouncy house, balloons, face painting, temporary tattoos, ball toss, fishing ponds, ring toss, and more! FREE raffles were available to both youth and adults throughout the day.


Time to Bounce!
Kiddos enjoyed the chance to bounce to their heart’s content.


Meet Your Local Firefighters
It was a chance to tour the fire engine and sit behind the wheel.


Check Out That Boat!
Everyone had to check out the LSPD Boat. It was a HUGE hit at the Health & Safety Fair!


Pumpkin Canon on Display
Carleton Farms brought their Pumpkin Canon along for the day. It was quite the conversation piece!



Pet Safety Included!
This year’s Health & Safety Fair featured a couple booths with pet health and safety information as well.


Laughter Is Good
Watermelon Wilma shared her laughter and balloon animals throughout the day.


A Captive Audience
Face painting at the LSF Booth provided a captive audience for fire safety questions.


Practice Your Escape!
Lake Stevens Fire brought their Fire Safety House to the Health & Safety Fair this year. It was a great opportunity for visitors to practice their escape. It was also yet another opportunity for us to remind families the importance of practicing your escape plan.


Tips for ALL Ages
Topics that were addressed at the Health & Safety Fair included: water and boat safety, fire safety tips, tips for good posture, pet safety, practical eye care tips, proper hand washing tips, well-balanced nutrition, oral hygiene reminders, school immunization info, safety on the internet, auto safety tips, fitness and self protection, energy efficiency, adult day care services, protection from sun’s UV rays, relaxation tips, spring cleaning tips, green and low VOC paint options, home safety tips, healthy community tips, community resources and mentoring opportunities.


Refreshment Available
What’s a fair without snacks? Thanks to the Lion’s Club for bringing their hotdog wagon and to Custom Kettle Corn for bringing their kettle corn!!


Most Festive Booth!
Sunnyside Preschool & Kindergarten was voted the Most Festive Booth for 2012. Congrats!!

May Recognition Ceremony May 3, 2012


Taking An Oath of Commitment
Chief Lingenfelter administers the Oath of Commitment to Captain Barry in the photo above. Additionally Captain Welch and Captain Rasmussen took their Oath of Commitment at the Recognition Ceremony in May.


20 Years of Service!
Chief Lingenfelter presented the Certificate of Achievement to three individuals for their 20 years of service with Lake Stevens Fire at a Recognition Ceremony in May. Pictured above from left to right: Captain Barry, Battalion Chief Huston, Chief Lingenfelter, and Firefighter Smith.



Upholding Both the Mission and Values
The Oath of Commitment is a pledge to uphold both the Mission and Values of Lake Stevens Fire, as well as motivating and directing ones crew to do the same. Pictured above from left to right: Chief Lingenfelter, Commissioner Foster, Commissioner Lorentzen, Commissioner Elmore, and Captain Rasmussen.


Recognizing LSF Members
Pictured above Captain Welch receives his Oath of Commitment presented by both Chief Lingenfelter and Commissioner Elmore.


An Occasion to Celebrate!
Lake Stevens Fire members gather to recognize and celebrate career milestones.

April Recognition Ceremony April 5, 2012


Moments Worthy of Recognition
Chief Lingenfelter and Deputy Chief Huff take time to recognize the fire service career milestones of department members.


Commitment to Leadership
Captain Lowe received his Oath of Commitment at a recent recognition ceremony.
Pictured back row left to right: Commissioner Foster, Deputy Chief Huff, Commissioner Lorentzen; and front row left to right: Commissioner Elmore, Captain Lowe, and Chief Lingenfelter.




20 Years of Service
Captain Withrow received both his Oath of Commitment and his Certificate of Achievement which recognizes his 20 years of service with Lake Stevens Fire. Pictured back row left to right: Commissioner Foster, Deputy Chief Huff, Commissioner Lorentzen; and front row left to right: Commissioner Elmore, Captain Withrow, and Chief Lingenfelter.


Celebrating Career Milestones
Lake Stevens Fire members gather to celebrate the accomplishments of their partners in fire service.

Welcome Part-time Personnel March 26, 2012


Welcome to LSF!
Part-time personnel are critical to the efficient operations of the department. Thank you for supporting Lake Stevens Fire!


 
March Recognition Ceremony March 15, 2012


Recognizing Important Milestones
Pictured above is Chairman Lorentzen and Fire Chief Lingenfelter. Lake Stevens Fire recognized both Captain Ray Kosiba and Paramedic/Firefighter Norm Peterson at a Recognition Ceremony in March.


Firefighter’s Oath
Fire Chief Lingenfelter administered the Firefighter Oath for Paramedic/Firefighter Peterson. The Firefighter’s Oath reflects a commitment to service, respect for others, dedication to training, and a promise to hold in high regard the public’s faith and trust.



Oath of Commitment
Fire Chief Lingenfelter administered the Captain’s Oath of Commitment for Captain Kosiba. The Captain’s Oath of Commitment pledges a commitment to our department Mission Statement and Values as well as promising to motivate and direct his respective crew to do the same.


Congratulations!
Department members celebrate their fellow crew members and the significant steps in their fire service careers.

LSF Partners in Risk Watch February & March 2012


Partnerships Benefit the Students
LSF Public Educator Alison Caton meets with Everett Community College nursing student Faye Kinkead to discuss plans for an upcoming Risk Watch presentation. LSF is proud to share strong partnerships with the Lake Stevens Police and the Everett Community College Nursing Program. Both of these agencies help teach Risk Watch topics in their respective areas of expertise.


Poison Prevention
Everett Community College nursing student Faye Kinkead teaches students at Skyline Elementary on the topic of Poison Prevention.



Motor Vehicle Safety
LSPD Officer Jim Barnes teaches students at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary on the topic of Motor Vehicle Safety.


Falls Prevention
LSF Public Educator Alison Caton teaches students at Sunnyside Preschool on the topic of Falls Prevention.

Commitment to LSF December 15, 2011


Oath of Office
Commissioner Troy Elmore takes the Oath of Office for his next six year term as Fire Commissioner with Lake Stevens Fire.


2012 Commissioner Roles
Commissioner Dan Lorentzen will be the Chairman for 2012 and Commissioner Vern Foster will be the Vice Chair for 2012. Thank you Commissioners for your service to LSF!



20 Years of Service!
Lake Stevens Fire congratulates Fire Marshal Robert Marshall for his 20 years of service with Lake Stevens Fire, December 2, 1991 through December 2, 2011.
Leadership Oath November 3, 2011


Leadership Oath Presentation
Chief Lingenfelter went through the Leadership Oath with Battalion Chief Matt Bernethy and Chairman Troy Elmore presented the Leadership Oath plaque.


Congratulations BC Bernethy!
The Leadership Oath presentation for Battalion Chief Matt Bernethy was an occasion to celebrate at Lake Stevens Fire.
Retirement News September 23, 2011


Congratulations Paramedic Dave Safford!
Pictured above is Chief Lingenfelter and Paramedic Safford. August 31, 2011 marked the final shift at Lake Stevens Fire for Dave Safford, after nearly 18 years of outstanding service as a Paramedic/Firefighter with Lake Stevens Fire.


Good Times!
The Retirement Reception provided an opportunity to reflect on some fun memories created over the years. Dave Safford will be greatly missed by all!



Acknowledging Dedicated Years of Service
Together Lake Stevens Fire and Firefighter Local 3235 presented Dave Safford with an axe plaque in recognition of his dedicated years of service.


The Gang Is All Here
From the Lake Stevens Fire Admin to Operations, we wish Dave Safford the very best in this next chapter!

Administrative Accomplishment May 2011


Way to Go!
Lake Stevens Fire is proud to announce both Sonya Dudder and Brandie Reece have become Certified Ambulance Coders.  This is extremely exciting for our department as there is only one other biller in the county who is NAAC Certified.
 
Relay For Life May 14-15, 2011


A First for Lake Stevens!
It was the first ever Relay for Life Lake Stevens at the Lake Stevens High School track and over 1,200 people participated!


Thank You for Participating
Thank you to Paramedic Shane Nelson for coordinating our Lake Stevens Fire team at Relay for Life.  Lake Stevens Fire had an on-duty crew on site, calls permitting, as well as various off duty participants.  A huge thank you to Veronica Mulligan who set up a tent and stayed the entire night with her family!  Pictured above are Paramedics Eric Jones and Keith Terry.



It’s an Overnight Event
At Relay for Life, teams of people camped out at our High School track and took turns walking or running around the track.  Each team was asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.  The thought behind this is that because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.


Working Together
Lake Stevens Fire received a Certificate of Appreciation for working together with Relay for Life Lake Stevens.  Pictured above is Deputy Chief Larry Huff, Paramedic Keith Terry, Paramedic Eric Jones, along with Relay for Life staff.

First Responders Thank You Day May 19, 2011


It’s Official!
Mayor Little presented Dr. Castle with an official proclamation declaring May 19, 2011 as “National Thank You Day to honor First Responders” in the City of Lake Stevens.  Dr. Castle was instrumental in organizing this event and the Open House was held at the Lake Stevens Fire Conference Center.


Honoring Local First Responders
First Responders Thank You Day honored local police, fire/EMS, and Search & Rescue. This event was planned to allow Lake Stevens’ residents the opportunity to personally thank our local first responders.



Surrounded by Thank Yous
The Conference Center was filled with thank yous from the Lake Stevens community.  A little thank you goes a long way!


Heartfelt Thanks
Kelly Clark sparked the idea to have an official First Responders Thank You Day in Lake Stevens.  Pictured above is Kelly Clark and her family along with Dr. Castle.  On behalf of Lake Stevens Fire, thank you for setting aside a special day to say thank you!

Fire Academy Graduation April 22, 2011

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Paramedic/Firefighter Norm Peterson on his successful graduation from the Fire Academy.

Excellent Representation
Paramedic/Firefighter Norm Peterson received the Bull Dog Award as well as the Leadership Award. He was also voted by his class to give the speech during their Graduation Ceremony. Norm represented Lake Stevens Fire with professionalism and integrity.
Showcase Lake Stevens April 23, 2011


Showcase Brings in Over 50 Businesses
Showcase Lake Stevens has become an annual event we look forward to each Spring. Over 50 businesses participated in this event and the venue for 2011 was the Lake Stevens High School. Thank you to Vern Foster who orchestrated this Chamber event!


Do You Practice Your Fire Escape Plan?
Jack and Katie were happy to report that they practice their family fire escape plan at home on a regular basis. Way to go!


Music Fills the Air!
A children’s choir singing was just one of many entertainment events that took place during the Showcase Lake Stevens.



Educating Our Community
Communications Director Laana Larson and Firefighter Robert Miner represented Lake Stevens Fire at Showcase Lake Stevens, connecting with the community and asking various fire safety questions.


Hot Off the Griddle!
Firefighter Adam Huber and wife Cindy take time to flip pancakes for the breakfast fundraiser hosted by the Lake Stevens Family Center at Showcase Lake Stevens.


Available to Community
Emergency calls permitting, a Lake Stevens Fire crew stopped by the Showcase Lake Stevens to interact with our community.

Talking Fire Safety with Lions April 5, 2011

Fire Safety Presentation
How many times a year should we test our smoke detectors? Why are fires far more dangerous today than they were 50 years ago? Do you know two different ways out of each room in your house?  Those are just a few of the questions Lake Stevens Fire Public Educator Alison Caton answered with her Fire Safety Presentation at the local Lion’s Club meeting.

Relevant Information for Everyone!
Many people know the basics of fire safety, however we still need to educate our community on why we follow these precautions.  Understanding the mechanisms of fire and our fire safety tools makes the message that much more practical for our friends and neighbors.
Falls Prevention Pancake Breakfast March 16, 2011


Partners for a Cause!
Lake Stevens Fire and Marysville Fire District hosted a pancake breakfast for older adults at Fire Station 66 in Marysville.  The breakfast incorporated a falls prevention presentation and was sponsored by the Falls Prevention Coalition of Snohomish County.


Falls Prevention
The topics discussed at breakfast included what you can do to prevent falls, creating a falls-free plan, home safety checklists and more.  Attendees were also able to find out if they qualified for minor home repair services through Senior Services of Snohomish County.
Smoke Alarm Saturday March 12, 2011

Smoke Alarm Installation a Success
Lake Stevens Fire installed 46 smoke alarms and changed 37 batteries in the Frontier Manor community in March, as part of a county-wide Smoke Alarm Saturday.

Residents Are Now Equipped
At the time these particular homes were built, only one smoke alarm was required for the entire home. LSF is encouraged knowing these residents are now equipped with one alarm in each sleeping area in addition to the single alarm that was originally installed.
Stair Climb Fundraiser February 26, 2011


Firefighters Raise Money For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Firefighters were at Haggen from 9am – 9pm taking turns climbing on the stairclimb machine. All money raised went to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Climbing for a Cause
Off-duty participating firefighters will be climbing the Columbia Tower in Seattle on March 6 in full bunker gear to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Firefighter Oath Ceremony February 3, 2011


Congratulations!
Congratulations to Firefighter Lervold, Firefighter Kees, and Firefighter Petersen who have officially passed probation as career firefighter for Lake Stevens Fire.


Firefighter Oath Presentation

Firefighter Oath Awards were presented by Chief Lingenfelter at the February 3rd Commissioner Meeting.
Congratulations Commissioner! January 20, 2011


Ten Years of Service!
Congratulations to Chairman Troy Elmore for his ten years of dedicated service as Commissioner for Lake Stevens Fire.


Thank You!
Commissioners Dan Lorentzen and Vern Foster presented Chairman Troy Elmore with a Certificate of Appreciation and thanked him for his years of service. 
Live Fire Sprinkler Demonstration October 23, 2010


Group Picture
A group picture before the event begins. The demonstration was held in the Haggen parking lot at the end of Oct. Spectators were able to observe the devastation of fire and see the differences between a sprinkler protected room vs. one without sprinklers.


Identically Furnished Burn Cells
Left: Unprotected burn cell, Right: Sprinkler protected burn cell


Firefighters Extinguish Flame in the Unprotected Burn Cell
Flashover occurred in the first 4-5 minutes at our demo. Flashover occurs when contents of a room become so hot, they ignite in flames. Flashover is not survivable.


What Remains
Spectators were able to walk up to the cells and compare the differences between the two. Little remains of the items from the unprotected burn cell.
Donation of Paintings June 17, 2010


Many Thanks to Leah Grass!
Leah Grass graciously donated three of her paintings to Fire Station 82.  The paintings represent the Lake Stevens Fire patch, the Firefighters’ Local 3235 emblem, and a creative fire painting including the LSF mission statement.  The artwork is fantastic and we thank Leah for her donation!


Presentation of Paintings
Leah Grass presented her LSF paintings to the Board of Commissioners on June 17th.  The paintings have been hung on the walls at Lake Stevens Fire Station 82.
Fill The Boot July 31 - August 1, 2009


Thanks for All of Your Help!
Thanks to Lake Stevens Fire for helping to make this year another successful one for MDA and thanks to those who helped to fill the boot. At last count over $10,000 was raised!


Working Hard
Paremedic/Firefighter Eric Jones, Captain Travis Welch and Firefighter Mike Eagle collected money on Market Place from 10am to 3pm on August 1st.
Guns vs. Hoses Race at Monroe Speedway June 20, 2009


Arriving on the Track
A Rescue truck and a Police vehicle were pace cars for the Guns vs. Hoses race.


Car # 23-Joe Mulligan Takes the Lead
Joe, #23, takes the lead from #7. Way to go Joe.



And the Winner is Firefighter Joe Mulligan!
Joe and his son celebrate a victory. Joe Mulligan represented LSF at the Guns vs. Hoses race at Monroe Speedway for Safety Night. Monroe firefighters, Monroe Police and the Sheriff's Office also participated in the Race.


The Line Up
All of the drivers line up for a snap shot. No matter their place, everyone had a great time!

Pinewood Derby April, 2009


The Whole Gang
LSF firefighters, Scouts and parents stand in front of their 40+ foot track for a group shot.


Hootin' and Hollerin'
The boys root on their cars as the race begins! A good time was had by all.



Line 'Em Up
All of the cars lined up. What a great job these scouts did making them.


Smiles from Ear to Ear
Happy faces could be seen all around the bay. The derby was quite a hit at the fire station.

Easter Egg Hunt at Highland Elementary April 12, 2009


LSF delivers the Easter Bunny
LSF delivers the Easter Bunny to Highland Elementary before the Easter Egg Hunt


Ready, Set, Go!
The start of the Easter Egg Hunt was signaled by the air horn on Engine 81. About 200 kids participated in the hunt this year.



Grand Prize Winner
Some eggs contained tickets for larger prizes such as baskets filled with goodies and even bicycles!


Did I Win?
A little one gets help from his dad to see if his egg held a ticket for a big prize. Thanks to the Kiwanis Club for organizing the event and to LSF C-Shift for their help!

Silvertips Fire Prevention March 21, 2009


Joint-Agency Effort
Marybeth O'Leary (Lynnwood Fire), Tina Delisle and Kim Schroeder (Snohomish County Fire District # 1) manned a booth with the wheel of safety and goodies for Fire Prevention Night at the Silvertips' March 21 game. Representatives from Lake Stevens Fire, North Coutny Fire/EMS, Snohomish County Fire District #7 and Marysville Fire District were also present at the event.


Quizzing for Calendars
Matt Fleischbein (North County Fire/EMS) quizzes a girl and her father on home escape planning before offering a fire safety coloring book to them.
CERT Training Spring 2009


CERT Training in the Classroom
Before Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members can practice hands-on skills, they must first learn the basics from classroom instruction. CERT members learn how to put out small fires, perform basic medical operations, light search and rescue and learn about disaster psychology.


Lifting Heavy Objects
Cribbing was used to lift heavy cement slabs so patients (in this case, dummies) could be removed from underneath.


Medical Operations
A realistic touch was added with volunteer "victims" who acted out different injuries. All of the CERT participants passed the class and are ready to help their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic event!



Fire Safety
CERT Members learn how to operate a fire extinguisher and practice putting out small fires.


Final Practical
CERT Members get to put their knowledge to the test during the CERT final practical in which they practiced light search and rescue at Station 83's Training Tower, put out small fires, lifted heavy cement slabs using their cribbing skills and practiced triaging patients. Lake Stevens Fire, Marysville Fire District, Arlington Fire Department and North County Fire/EMS joined efforts during the final, bringing CERT Members from all over Snohomish County together.


Rescued from the Tower
CERT Members carry a patient out of the tower on a backboard. The patient was taken to the triaging station and tagged according to the severity of their injuries.

Hearts on Fire February 13, 2009


Ready to Make Deliveries!
FF Carl Johnson, Captain Ray Kosiba, FF/PM Dave Rayner (and son) and FF/PM Eric Jones help Haggen with the delivery of Valentines Day flowers. Proceeds from delivery fees went to the Northwest Burn Foundation.


LSF Partners with Haggen
Thanks to those who helped from Haggen and LSF!
Preschool Visits February, 2009


Touring the Big Red Engine!
FF Scott Boswell and PM Shane Nelson show preschoolers at Ebenezer Preschool what's in the compartments of the fire engine and explains how the tools are used.


Firefighters Are Our Friends
Fire Marshal Robert Marshall shows kids that underneath all of the "safe gear" firefighters wear, it is a real person. Kids were invited to go up and feel different parts of the gear at the end of the demonstration.
CPR at Cavelero Mid High November 18, 2008


Practicing CPR
Paramedic/Firefighter Nick Harris supervises a Cavelero Mid-High student as she performs chest compressions.


Skills for Life!
Paramedic/Firefighter Nate Dillon reviews the steps of CPR with Cavelero Mid-High students.
Walk This Way October 8, 2008


Learning Life Safety
Firefighter Pat Cook and Captain Ray Kosiba give kids at the Boys and Girls Club tours of the fire truck and handed out fire hats and sticker badges.


Joining Forces to Promote Pedestrian Safety
Lake Stevens Fire, Lake Stevens Police, Fed Ex, Farmer's Insurance and Safe Kids put on the "Walk This Way" event at the Boys and Girls Club on October 8th. The afterschool event gave kids the opportunity to learn more about pedestrian safety. Kids toured Fire, Police and FedEx vehicles and also participated in safety activities.
LSF at the Fair August 21, 2008


Practicing Water Safety
Kids were able to "fish" for prizes from the Safe Kids pond, but only if they demonstrated the proper water safety precautions. Kids should always wear a personal floatation device while on the water and should always have an adult present when swimming.


Spin the Safety Wheel!
Kids took a shot at spinning the safety wheel in hopes of winning a prize. Kids were asked questions about bike and pedestrian safety, water safety, car safety and fire safety.



What a Catch!
Practicing water safety leads to great rewards; the reward of staying safe and in this case, the reward of winning prizes.


Helping Each Other Out
These two brothers collaborated their answers with a little teamwork to make sure they gave the best answer possible.

Annual Teen Idol Contest July 19, 2008


Annual Teen Idol Contest
Lake Stevens Albertsons and Aquafest presented their first Annual Teen Idol Contest, Saturday afternoon, July 19th.


Take a Peek!
Lake Stevens Fire Paramedic Carol Walradt gives a tour if Engine 82 to curious youngsters.



And Your Aquafest Teen Idol Host…
Participant Clay Young sings his song firefighter style!


Singing for the Title
Teen Idol Contestant sings her song with style in hopes of winning the first annual Idol Contest.

Softball Tournament June 28-29, 2008


Strike Him Out
Firefighter Blake Swain catcher for LSF, waits for a strike.


Close Call!
Batallion Chief Putnam reaches for the ball before the batter makes it to first… he's OUT!


Let's Go LSF!
Paramedic Brandon Mauer throws the ball before the batter makes it to base.



Swing! Batter, Batter.
Firefighter Nick Verbon swings at the ball. This team has hitting power! Way to go Verbon.


Good Game
Lake Stevens Fire ends the first game with a big win. Way to go team!


Firefighters' Softball Tournament
Firefighters from Lake Stevens Fire represent the department at their annual softball tournament at Kasch Park on both Saturday and Sunday.

Retirement News May 30, 2008


Deputy Chief Adkins Retires
DC Adkins waves to his colleagues and rides in the fire truck one last time . Deputy Chief Adkins retired after 35 years of service with Lake Stevens Fire!


Thank You!
Lake Stevens Fire thanks DC Adkins for his dedicated years of service and wishes him a prosperous future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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