Firefighters preparing for training

The Seattle Fire Department will use the Laurelon Terrace site to train firefighters to lay fire hose, force entry, and search and ventilate the roof. This opportunity offers them a simulated environment that is close to a typical fire. Training may start as soon as tomorrow, December 9 and will likely extend through the holidays. They will conduct their drills on weekdays only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Up to three fire companies will be on site at a time. Smoke machines will be used to help simulate a smoky environment. The ‘fake’ smoke that they will use is white and has been designed for such training; it has no irritating properties and is not dangerous to breathe. 

Firefighters practice venting the roof

We are pleased to welcome them to our site to prepare for the important work that they do each day. If you have questions or concerns please contact us on our 24-hour message hotline at: 206-987-7444 or e-mail us at