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Seattle Fire Foundation, community support help firefighters get new bulletproof vests

SEATTLE — Seattle firefighters need more bulletproof vests because of growing dangers on the job. The department has gotten a few, but still needed more than 200 vests and there’s no more money from the city to pay for them.

But, with help from the Seattle Fire Foundation, more than $55,000 has been raised in community and corporate donations.

“With that, we will immediately be purchasing 40 sets of ballistic gear to help protect our firefighters,” said Lindsey Pflugrath, the chair of Seattle Fire Foundation.

The Seattle Fire Department says each bulletproof vest, along with accessories, costs about $1,300. The city supplied the department 25 of them at $1,300 each, coming out to $32,500.

But, the department wants a total of 250 of them. The total bill would be about $325,000. Many of them will have to be paid for with the help of community donations.

“We have 215 firefighters on duty every day,” said Chief Harold Scoggins with Seattle Fire Department.

Firefighters are doing more than putting out fires.

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SFD CPR Training (Medic II)

The Seattle Fire Department provides training classes in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and choking techniques.

Since the CPR Program (Medic II) started in 1971, more than 850,000 Seattle and King County residents have been trained and retrained in the lifesaving technique of CPR. Studies have shown that prompt bystander CPR more than doubles a patient’s chances of becoming a long-term survivor.

Medic II Program
Phone:(206) 684-7274
Email:medic2@seattle.gov

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HUD: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Deadline Reminder

Round 3 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Deadline Reminder

There are only 2 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the Round 3 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is due. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.

Applications shall be submitted to Grants.gov unless a waiver has been issued allowing you to submit your application in paper form. Instructions for submitting your paper application will be contained in the waiver of electronic submission. As a reminder, “Received by Grants.gov” means the applicant received a confirmation of receipt and an application tracking number from Grants.gov. Then Grants.gov assigns an application tracking number and date-and time-stamps each application upon successful receipt by the Grants.gov system. A submission attempt not resulting in confirmation of receipt and an application tracking number is not considered received by Grants.gov. For more information, please see Section IV.D. of the Round 3 YHDP NOFA.

HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted as soon as possible and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

If you have questions pertaining to Round 3 YHDP NOFA, please submit your questions to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website and select “CoC” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

The AAQ portal accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions. To ensure you receive a response to your question, please submit your question via the AAQ no later than 12:00 PM EDT on May 13, 2019. If you have questions related to grants.gov please visit Grants.gov Support for assistance.

Sawant: Will make new push on Seattle rent control, ordinance against ‘Economic Evictions’

Building on recommendations from the Seattle Renters’ Commission, City Council member Kshama Sawant announced two measures Monday aimed would alleviate some of the burden for Seattle renters. The first is a proposal to enact a Seattle rent control ordinance. The second, the Economic Evictions Assistance Ordinance, would look to protect tenants against substantial rent increases.

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Deadline: March 1 – Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Youth Employment

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HSD’s Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides internship opportunities for young people (16-24) in our community who are from low-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. SYEP promotes work readiness and helps young people explore career opportunities during their summer internships. Through 150 hours of paid employment and training, young people develop the skills needed to compete in Seattle’s competitive job market.
SYEP Internships

Important Dates & Information

Applications open: February 08, 2019

Applications close: March 01, 2019

Internships start: June 26, 2019

Internships end: August 20, 2019
Eligibility

City of Seattle resident
Ages 16 to 24
Demonstrated ability to be responsible, determined and committed
Completion of designated job readiness trainings and orientations
Low-income (based on 2018 HUD Income Guidelines)
2018 HUD Guidelines

Due to the limited number of internships, applications will be offered based on a lottery and placements in job are not guaranteed. Apply online using a smart phone, desktop computer, laptops, or tablets. NO paper applications will be accepted.

*Proof of residence and income eligibility is required*

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Refer a Young Person to SYEP

If you are interested in recommending a youth or young adult to the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please contact us at (206) 386-1375.

Become an Employer!

If your company or organization would like to hire a young person through the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please email HSD_SYEP@seattle.gov or call (206) 386-1375.

Ari Hoffman for Seattle City Council: Infrastructure

Elect Ari Hoffman for Seattle City Council

Infrastructure: It rains in Seattle 8 months out of the year. The elderly and disabled can’t ride bikes and bike ridership is down. The city can’t be spending 12 million dollars per mile to install bike lanes that are hurting local businesses and snarling traffic. The excessive over-budget spending on the light rail and trolley car prove that the city cannot be trusted with taxpayer money and reforms must be put in place.

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Ari Hoffman for Seattle City Council: Regulations

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Regulations: The current City Council has passed and championed regulations on construction and zoning so onerous and expensive that many subcontractors won’t work in Seattle anymore. Taxes on soda send shoppers to supermarkets outside the city limits. Regulations affect supply and demand, and this is directly impacting the homeless crisis.

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Ari Hoffman for Seattle City Council: ‘I’m willing to work with anybody’

“What was fascinating to me was how many people from the left in Seattle were coming up to me saying enough is enough, can you do something about this?” he described. “So many people were coming up to me and saying we need common sense, practical, compassionate solutions.”

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Ari Hoffman for Seattle City Council: Taxes

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Taxes: The cost of living in Seattle is rising, and while part of that can be attributed to living in a growing city, a significant portion of that is the increasing tax burden being placed on our residents and businesses. We need to learn to live within our means, find creative solutions to problems, and support non-profit organizations without merely looking for excuses to tax.

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Ari Hoffman for Seattle City Council: Opioid/Meth Crisis

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Opioid/Meth Crisis: Our city has given  tacit consent to illegal drug dealers and users. Dealers operate on the streets in broad daylight, taking advantage of our most vulnerable. Needles and other drug paraphernalia are found in the parks where our children play. There is no enforcement, not because of our police, but because of the enabling of these crimes and activities by our current City Council.
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