Seattle First Responders to Participate in “Friday Night Lights”

First responders want Seattle neighbors to know they are here to serve with “Friday Night Lights.”

For Seattle police and firefighter/paramedics community service and engagement is everything. Spending time with our neighbors and teaching people about public safety is a huge part of our jobs, but because of the health and safety recommendations associated with COVID-19 it’s something we just can’t do in-person.

So, to say hi and offer a friendly wave at a socially appropriate distance, a parade of fire engines, police cars, ladder trucks and other first responder vehicles will wind their way through Seattle neighborhoods this Friday night. We want our community to know that we are here for them when they need us and to thank them for staying socially distanced.

These “Friday Night Lights” will roll through residential neighborhoods and streets with assisted-living and long-term care facilities from 6:30-7:30 p.m. this Friday. Come to your windows, porches, balconies and front lawns to check out the “light show.”

The target area for April 24 is shown in the yellow highlighted zones on this map below

If your street isn’t on this week’s map, check back next Friday to see if we will be out again.

*One disclaimer, firefighters and police officers will continue to respond to emergencies during Friday Night Lights, so they could get pulled away. We will try to travel through as many areas in the highlighted zone as possible.

What: Friday Night Lights

Who: Seattle Fire and Seattle Police staff and vehicles

When: April 24th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For reporters, SPD Chief Carmen Best and SFD Chief Harold Scoggins will be available for a pre-event interview from on Friday. To request a Skype or Zoom interview with the Chiefs, email Seattle Fire: sfdpio@seattle.gov or Seattle Police: lauren.truscott@seattle.gov.