Battalion Chief David H. Jacobs, Jr. lost his battle with duty-related esophageal cancer on November 8th. On Thursday, December 3rd, there will be a processional and memorial for Jacobs.
Procession Route: The Seattle Fire Department Honor Guard, Seattle Firefighters Pipes & Drums Band, fire engines and fire trucks will leave Sixth Avenue between Battery Street and Bell Street at 1:30 p.m. and head south down Sixth Avenue to Bell Street, go east on Bell Street to Ninth Avenue, then go north on Ninth Avenue to Republican Street and then East on Republican Street to Terry Avenue. The procession will finish heading north on Terry Avenue to the memorial site at the Lake Union Naval Reserve Center.
The 26-year veteran served at several different stations including Greenwood, Queen Anne, Madison Park, Downtown, West Seattle and Capitol Hill. Jacobs was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2001. According to this memorial for him, he was also a talented writer, penning 22 how-to books.
Update Thursday: Dana Vander Houwen from SFD tells us Chief Jacobs served as the Captain at Greenwood’s Station 21 from 1997 to 2000. He also served as the Battalion Chief in Battalion 4 (Station 18 in Ballard is the base for Battalion 4 but it serves the entire Northwest end of the City, including Phinney Ridge/Greenwood) from 2001 to 2004 and again in 2007.