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About CityStream

CityStream is the Seattle Channel's weekly feature magazine show. Tune in and join our hosts as we venture to new and exciting spots in Seattle. We'll visit hidden parks, new restaurants and favorite haunts as we bring you in-depth coverage of the happenings in the Emerald City. Learn about unique organizations and the people making a difference in our town. Hear about up and coming programs and what you can do to join in.

Simply put, if you live in or near Seattle - if you care about Seattle - CityStream will help you connect to life in the city.

CityStream: Rescue Swimmers & Resource Stream
CityStream: Rescue Swimmers & Resource Stream

Meet Seattle's new lifesavers - highly trained, rapid-entry rescue swimmers. They can deploy from boats, beaches and piers and are on duty 24/7. Training is rigorous. See what it takes to earn a spot on this special unit of the Seattle Fire Department. And from rescuing to reading, firefighters say story time is a great way to teach youth about fire safety. And, when you are reading something on your smartphone, chances are you're using data. We consume it. But the city creates it. A lot of it. In fact, data is a valuable resource some call "the new oil." Host Jeff Renner has these stories from the new Fire Station 32 in West Seattle!