Last year we had one of the first motorized Fire Trucks of Seattle (100 years old) as part of our Seafair Torchlight Parade “Teddy Bear Patrol” showcase. This is one of many trucks that is owned by retired Seattle Fireman, Galen Thomaire. These trucks are still operational, used for Fire Station dedications, funerals and birthday-retirement parties and often seen in various parades. His collection and the Seattle Fire Dept. Museum he created is now facing a shutdown as community donations have gone away and many not even knowing this Seattle History exists. Maybe you know someone who has an idea for funding? SFD is not allowed to support this effort with taxpayers funds. SFD has give Galen the title of Seattle Fire Dept. Historian. Click on link for story…… firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mark Christopher
Mark is native Seattle and a longtime Northwest & Seattle Radio connection. Colfax, Spokane, Shelton are among some of his radio roadway. From his connections to Seafair, Seattle tourism (Ride The Ducks Captain), and Northwest Musicians (he mastered efforts to put The Ventures in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame). He is Host of KCTS9 COOKS (PBS) and seen during major Pledge Drive campaigns. Only three things will get him outta bed before sunrise…Fishing, Skiing and being on radio giving you reasons to smile!