Seattle Fire Department Marine Fire Protection Project Records, 1972-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Fire Dept.
Title
Seattle Fire Department Marine Fire Protection Project Records
Dates
1972-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 cubic feet, (5 boxes)
Collection Number
2801-14
Summary
Records documenting the Seattle Fire Department's Marine Fire Protection Project.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

A Fire Department was established by City Charter in 1883. It provided for equipment purchases, but not for hiring of firefighters. Following the Great Fire of 1889, a professional fire department was created with five district fire stations and purchase of a fire boat. The first Fire Chief of the professional department was Gardner Kellogg who served 1890-1892 and 1895-1901. A Board of Fire Commissioners was established by the 1890 City Charter to prescribe rules and regulations for the Department. The Board's responsibilities included enforcing rules violations, and appointing the Fire Chief and all subordinate officers. The Board was abolished with passage of a new City Charter in 1896. The position of Fire Marshall was established in 1901 with responsibility for inspecting buildings to insure they were in compliance the ordinances related to building construction and fire protection. The Fire Marshall also inspects all fires and reports on the causes. The Department's mission is to curtail loss of life and property by fire through inspection and certification of building safety systems, public education, regulation of hazardous material storage, and fire suppression.

The Marine Fire Protection Project was established in 1973 to create a fire-safe environment for shipboard personnel, protect port facilities and the maritime economy, reduce the potential for large marine fires and environmental damage, provide highly trained personnel for ship fires, and encourage the fire service and the maritime community to cooperate in marine fire protection efforts. The first two years of active operation were funded by a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Commerce, State of Washington, and Seattle Fire Department. After this period, the project relied on funds donated by the marine industry. The budget restraints within the City of Seattle, combined with the lack of a permanent funding source, forced termination of the program on June 30, 1977.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Marine Fire Protection Project Records include correspondence, minutes, detailed planning documents, and daily and monthly reports. Records cover the early planning phases of the project through its execution and eventually its discontinuation. Topics include education, training, equipment, budgets, and procedures. The records document the cooperative efforts among the ports, cities, state and federal institutions during the project.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Marine Fire Protection Project Records , Record Series 2801-14. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Pre-Fire PlanningReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Pre-Phase I - Project Planning Records, State of Washington Proposal
1973
1/2
Pre-Phase I - Surveys
1973
1/3
Pre-Phase I - Budget
1973
1/4
Pre-Phase I - Meeting Minutes
1973
1/5
Phase I - Planning Rough Notes
1973
1/6
Phase I - Budget
1973-1974
1/7
Phase I - Workshop
1973-1974
1/8
Phase I - Committee Base
1973-1974
1/9
Phase I - Committee Objectives, Correspondence
1973-1974
1/10
Phase I - Equipment Survey
1974
1/11
Phase I - Research and Development
1974
1/12
Phase I - Final Report
1974
1/13
Phase II - Budget
1973-1974
1/14
Phase II - Progress Reports, Cost Effectiveness Studies
1973-1975

Project AdministrationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/15
Pre-Phase I - Proposal Base
1974
1/16
Phase I - Proposal
1973
1/17
Phase II - Project Summary
1974
1/18
"A Better Way" Film
1975-1977
1/19
Proposed Residential Smoke Detection Study
1976
1/20
Interim Personnel Selection of Marine Fire Assistance (MFA) Teams
1976
1/21
Phase III - Funding Methods for Marine Fire Protection
1976
1/22
Phase III - Cost of Marine Fire Assistance (MFA) Teams
1975
1/23
Phase III - Maritime Administration (MARAD)
1976
1/24
Phase III - Data
1975-1976
1/25
Phase III - Budget
1976-1977
1/26
18 Months Funding
1976
2/1
Weekly Progress Reports
1973-1974
2/2
Phase I - Monthly Progress Reports
1974
2/3
Phase II - Monthly Progress Reports
1975
2/4
Phase II - Monthly Progress Reports
1976
2/5
Phase III - Monthly Progress Reports
1976-1977
2/6
Marine Section - Daily Reports
1973-1974
2/7
Marine Fire Protection Project - Daily Reports
1974-1976
2/8
Marine Fire Protection Project - Daily Reports
1975-1976
2/9
Marine Fire Protection Project - Daily Reports
1975-1977
2/10
Marine Fire Protection Project - Daily Reports
1977
3/1
Marine Fire Protection Project - Daily Reports
1975
3/2
Photo Description
1974-1977
3/3
Endorsement for MFP Project
1973
3/4
H.R. 11459
1974-1976
3/5
Bill H.R. 11459
1976
3/6
Budget - Local Contribution
1974-1976
3/7
Seminar
1975
3/8
General Correspondence
1973-1974
3/9
General Correspondence
1975-1976
3/10
Pre-Fire Planning (PFP) and Marine Fire Assistance (MFA)
1974
3/11
Project Termination
1977
3/12
Marine Firefighting Assistance Agreement (MARAD)
1974-1975
3/13
Commission For Vocational Education
1974-1976
3/14
Vessel Operators Agreement
1974-1976
3/15
Industrial Mutual Aid
1974-1975
4/1
Marine Fire Assistance (MFA) - Pension Fund
1974-1976
4/2
Equipment Cache
1974-1977
4/3
Cache Assignment, Base File, Maintenance
1974-1977
4/4
Equipment Budget
1975
4/5
Pasco Cache
1975-1980
4/6
Vancouver Cache
1975-1980
4/7
Equipment Correspondence
1975-1976
4/8
Equipment Correspondence - Intra Project
1973-1975
4/9
Equipment Correspondence - Marine Firefighting Assistance Agreement (MARAD)
1975
4/10
Communication Equipment
1974
4/11
Port City Fire Departments Inventories
1974-1975
4/12
Equipment, Other Masters
1974-1976
4/13
Equipment Maintenance and Tests
1975

Marine Fire Assistance TrainingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/14
Marine Fire Assistance (MFA) - Training, Response Procedures Manual
1975-1977
4/15
Training
1975-1977
4/16
Monthly Training Drills
1975-1976
4/17
MFA Training Bulletin
1973-1976
4/18
MFA, Training Course Description
1974-1975
4/19
Support Committee Report
1974-1975
4/20
Manpower Committee Reports
1974
4/21
Personnel Selection
1974
4/22
Recruit Training
1976
4/23
Training Committee Reports
1974
4/24
MFA Training - Chemical Hazard Response Information System (CHRIS)
1974-1975
4/25
MFA, Training - Foam Debate
1975
4/26
MFA Training - Schedule Changes
1974-1975
4/27
MFA Training - Seattle Community College Data
1975
4/28
MFA - Damage Control School, Program
1974
4/29
MFA - Oil Spill, Information (includes photos)
1972-1973
4/30
MFA, - Curriculum, Helicopter
1974-1975
5/1
Graduation Ceremony
1973-1975
5/2
Ship Classification and Construction
1974
5/3
Ship Familiarization Field Trips
1974-1975
5/4
Ship Fire Tactics, Lesson Plan
1974
5/5
Ship Systems Test
1975
5/6
Instructors
1974-1975

Marine Fire Assistance System ImplementationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/7
Tactics Handbook
1976
5/8
Transportation - Ground
1974-1975
5/9
Transportation - Water
1974
5/10
Transportation - Air
1974
5/11
Industry Meetings
1975
5/12
U.S. Coast Guard
1975
5/13
U.S. Navy
1975
5/14
Operational Tests
1975
5/15
Operational Drill - Operation Evaluation
1975
5/16
Operational Drill - Damage Control Central
1975
5/17
Communications Drill - Evaluations
1975
5/18
Transportations Drill - Evaluations
1975
5/19
Training Background Information
1975
5/20
Response Procedures
1974-1975
5/21
Marine Fire Incident Reports
1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Emergency drills--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Emergency management--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Fire fighters--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Fire prevention--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Harbors--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Marine terminals--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Fire Dept.
  • Port of Seattle
  • United States. Dept. of Commerce
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)