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  Fire Festival - 2009





               Date:   Friday, July 10, 2009 (Opening ceremonies & firefighter competitions)

            Time:  1:00pm - 8:00pm


            Date:   Saturday, July 11, 2009 (All events including Last Resort Fire Dept)

            Time:  11:00am - 8:00pm




Firefighter Combat Challenge:  The Toughest 2 Minutes in Sports

Firefighters from across the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia show off their skills and compete for personal glory in what is called "the toughest 2 minutes in sports."  Competitors must climb a 5-story tower, hoist, chop, drag hoses and rescue a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.  Visit the Fire Fighter combat challenge website for more information or to register for the challenge.






Kids Challenge

Children of all ages can safely experience the thrills and excitement of the big challenge on an inflatable ground-level kids' course.







Mascot Challenge

Mascots from your favorite professional and college teams face off on the Kids' Challenge course.

Antique Fire Trucks

Antique fire trucks from the Last Resort Fire Department will be on display along Occidental Mall and Main Street.


Seattle Fire Department Museum

The Seattle Fire Department Museum, located in SFD Headquarters at the corner of 2nd  Ave. South & S. Main St, will be open during the Fire Festival on Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  Eight antique rigs will be on display - six belonging to the SFD, and two LRFD rigs, as well as a room full of firefighting artifacts, photos and Seattle Fire Department memorabilia.  Members of the Last Resort Fire Department will be on hand to give tours and to answer questions.

                  ~ ~ Visit our "MUSEUM" page for more details ~ ~





Klondike Gold Rush Adventure

Travel back to 1897 to pan for gold and mount your own expedition with sled dogs into the Yukon goldfields.

Music and Entertainment

Enjoy contemporary and turn-of-the-century musical performances on the main stage in Occidental Park.

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                                  Updated schedule of events for 2009 coming soon . . .



                              For more information visit the Pioneer Square Community Association website at


         Scenes from previous Fire Festivals

          ~ Last Resort Fire Department ~


                               ~ 2008 ~

























                                           ~ 2007 ~ 







                                                           ~ 2006 ~







                                                           ~ 1997 ~ 




                                                           ~ 1996 ~ 




                                                           ~ 1994 ~ 




                                                           ~ 1993 ~ 



                                                           ~ 1992 ~ 







                                                           ~ 1991 ~ 




                                                           ~ 1989 ~ 







                                                           ~ 1976 ~



                                                           ~ 1973 ~ 



                          The "Last  Resort  Fire  Department" has participated in
                          every "Pioneer Square Fire Festival" since the event was
                          re-established in 1971.


We hope you'll bring the entire family and join us for

    a fun-filled day in Pioneer Square in July of 2009


 We plan to have at least 15 rigs on display - PLUS . . .

 . . . Firefighter Combat Challenge

 . . . Kids Challenge

 . . . Mascot Challenge

 . . . Seattle Fire Department Museum 

 . . . Klondike Gold Rush Adventure

 . . . Music and Entertainment

 . . . and Lots More



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