Seattle Fire Department Goodwill Games Records, 1987-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Fire Dept.
Title
Seattle Fire Department Goodwill Games Records
Dates
1987-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.2 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
2810-04
Summary
Records documenting security preparations for the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle.
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 Goodwill Games were established as an apolitical alternative to the Olympic Games after those events were boycotted during the Cold War. The first Goodwill Games were held in 1986 in Moscow, and the second took place in Seattle from July 20 to August 5, 1990. Nearly 2300 athletes from 54 countries competed in 21 sports. Many more people participated in companion events including conferences, a Goodwill Arts Festival, and a number of friendship activities.

The City of Seattle was partially responsible for fire protection and emergency medical services for the Games. The Seattle Fire Department took the lead for the City, and closely cooperated with other public safety and law enforcement agencies to plan for and respond to emergencies associated with the event. City agencies also participated in the Joint Operations Center (JOC), a multi-agency endeavor that coordinated security planning and monitored emergency activities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These records include meeting minutes and correspondence relating to security and fire prevention planning, budget planning, and staffing. Notable are minutes and correspondence of the Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), the Integrated Police Planning Group (IPPG), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Coordinated Threat Assessment Group (CTAG). CTAG was the formal operations group to address intelligence problems, and was responsible for the security measures for former President Reagan, First Lady Barbara Bush, and other important guests. Records also include detailed Games schedules, as well as disaster planning documents for fire, earthquake, bombings, and other scenarios.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Goodwill Games Records, Record Series 2810-04. 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.

2810-04:  Goodwill Games Records, 1987-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Accreditation, Minutes, Applications
1989-1990
1/2
Administration, Staff Coordination
1989
1/3
Aircraft
1989-1990
1/4
Budget Planning
1989-1990
1/5
Committee Directories
1988-1989
1/6
Communications, Fire Alarm Center (FAC)
1989-1990
1/7
Coordinated Threat Assessment Group (CTAG), Reports
1990
1/8
Coordinated Threat Assessment Group (CTAG), Fax Outgoing
1990
1/9
Correspondence between Fire Prevention Inspection and Seattle Organizing Committee (SOC)
1989-1990
1/10
Countdown Publications, Newsletters
1990
1/11
Draft Security Policies, Medic Units
1989
1/12
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
1989-1990
1/13
Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Planning
1989
1/14
Emergency Operations, Disaster Plan, Crisis Coordination Center
1989
2/1
FAX - Incoming, Non-Intelligence
1990
2/2
Fire Investigation
1990
2/3
Fire Prevention
1989
2/4
Fire Prevention, Meeting Minutes
1990
2/5
Fire Prevention Plans
1989-1990
2/6
HEAR Radio and HazMat Responsibility to the Athlete Village
1989-1990
2/7
Integrated Police Planning Group (IPPG), Meeting Minutes
1989-1990
2/8
Integrated Police Planning Group (IPPG), Training Subcommittee, Earthquake
1990
2/9
Intelligence, Minutes
1988-1990
2/10
Intra City Correspondence, Operating Agreement , Fire Prevention
1989-1990
2/11
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Air Support Subcommittee
1988
2/12
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Communications
1989-1990
2/13
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Emergency Response, Subcommittee Resolution
1988
2/14
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Correspondence, Minutes
1989-1990
2/15
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Meeting Minutes
1988-1990
2/16
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Security Subcommittee
1988-1990
3/1
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Training
1988-1990
3/2
Joint Forces Coordinating Committee (JFCC), Volunteer Services, Subcommittee Resolution
1988
3/3
Joint Forces Evaluation, Communications System
1989
3/4
Joint Operations Center
1989-1990
3/5
Operational Plans, Other Jurisdictions
1987-1988
3/6
Personnel Division
1989-1990
3/7
Planning Group, Meetings, Minutes
1989
3/8
Planning Group, Minutes
1989
3/9
Preliminary Planning Documents
1989-1990
3/10
Prefire Planning, Traffic, Evacuation
1989-1990
3/11
Public Education and Training of Volunteers
1988-1989
3/12
Seattle Fire Department, Memos, Meeting Notices
1989-1990
3/13
Security, Meeting Minutes
1989
3/14
Services
1990
3/15
Staffing Apparatus, Mutual Aid
1990
3/16
Station Security
1990
3/17
Training
1989
3/18
Training Division, Minutes
1989-1990
3/19
Venue Schedules
1989
3/20
Village Subcommittee
1989-1990

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Emergency drills--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Emergency management--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Goodwill Games
  • Incident command systems--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Law enforcement--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Fire Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)