My wife and I want to thank the Everett Police and Fire departments for their actions at the boat fire in Everett Marina Tuesday night. We were called at 10:30 p.m. with a message from security that our 27-foot Catalina had been involved in a boat fire at the marina. Our sloop was damaged beyond repair by the blaze set on the boat next to us.
While I was removing personal gear from our boat on Wednesday, one neighbor hailed me from dock D. I quote, “Hey, the police were awesome last night. They did everything they could to untie your boat and slide it over to me,” The impression I got was that they were even thinking of saving our boat while dealing with a domestic dispute, fire, explosion, and man in the water.
We also want to thank the Everett Fire Department. I was a volunteer firefighter in Spokane Fire District 9 for 27 years. I know what it takes to jack a line 100 yards with an air pack on, put out a fiberglass fire, overhaul the scene, break down, and wrap up in the middle of the night.
Thanks also to our neighbors.
Douglas and Candace Cooper