On February 19th 2022, I filmed Seattle Fire’s Vault Response Team responding to a report of smoke from a manhole cover at the Shilshole Marina.

I also filmed Air 10 arriving on scene (without lights), and a City Light truck pulled up just as I was leaving.

The Vault Response Team is a group of specially trained fire fighters who deal with electrical fires in underground or confined electrical vaults. The team consists of a Power and C02 Truck (P25), Engine 25, Ladder 10 and Aid 25. They also partner with units from Seattle City Light.

Aid 25 was using their new rig – it looks to be the same model as the new medic units that were delivered last year.

Here’s a cool video showing a demo of using C02 to extinguish a fire **skip to 8:08** http://seattlechannel.org/videos?videoid=x92833

Article about the Vault Response Team: https://powerlines.seattle.gov/2018/06/18/seattle-city-light-and-seattle-fire-department-partner-to-address-network-vault-fires/

Article about 2 electrical fires in Seattle and how they were fought: https://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/06/seattle-vault-fires-review.html

Clip listing:
0:00 – Aid 25 responding
0:12 – Engine 25, P25 and Ladder 10 responding
1:03 – On scene footage
1:23 – Seattle City Light arriving
1:46 – My face
2:27 – Outro
Outro music: Demilitarized Zone by Ethan Meixsell, via the YouTube audio library.


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