Each year, the Seattle Fire Department has a “Light the Night” ceremony to honor fallen firefighters. At each station, they pull their rigs out and turn on the lights for 15 minutes.

Last year, I went to Station 18 in Ballard and they pulled *all* their rigs out, including their “special” unit (Hose 18) and a spare chief SUV. This year, I wanted to hit Station 25 because they have two “special” units, including the Mobile Ventilation Unit (MVU1), which is one of the few SFD units I haven’t caught responding yet.

Unfortunately, it was not to be. Two units went on runs before the ceremony started, and they only ended up pulling out Ladder 10. I’m not sure why they didn’t pull out the chief’s rig or either of the special units – maybe due to staffing?

Still, it wasn’t a total bust since I got to see Aid 25 and Engine 25 responding. I also got to chat with some fire fighters for a few minutes to thank them for what they do.

Clip listing:
0:00 – Intro / clips from last year
0:26 – Photos of the special units parked inside
0:46 – Aid 25 going on a run
1:36 – Engine 25 going on a run
2:27 – Ladder 10 pulling out for the ceremony

Outro music: Demilitarized Zone by Ethan Meixsell, via the YouTube audio library.


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