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Arsonist strikes during church service in Seattle; Molotov cocktails used
About fifty people were worshiping inside a Seattle church when someone threw Molotov cocktails at it starting a small fire, the Seattle Fire Department said. Witnesses began calling 911 just after 8 p.m. Thursday to report a fire outside the Iglesia ni Cristo Church at 7100 42nd Avenue South. By the time the Seattle Fire Department arrived the fire had already been extinguished.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 11:31:19 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:31:19 GMT



Camas leaders say firefighter hires critical
A long, contentious debate — filled with passions, twists and finances — over hiring new firefighters at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department hit a conversation-stopper this week, after the majority of Camas City Council members agreed the hires are necessary and the city will have to find funding, even without Washougal’s 40 percent buy-in.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 1:03:56 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:03:56 GMT



Man accused of harassing, threatening Spokane County 911 operator in more than 20 calls
Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of making “highly agitated and abusive” threats to a 911 operator. Christian D. Greenwald, 27, called the emergency hotline over 20 times making threatening comments, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release. Greenwald also said he would become a terrorist and mentioned the Freeman High School shooting.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Centralia Dad with Olympia firefighter brings tragic lessons to classroom
"What I do for a living is communicate with people," said Brad Tower in front of an elementary school class in Olympia. "I actually work to change laws." But, with Olympia firefighter Dave Frost, Brad Tower is helping this class brainstorm a project to start a fire safety campaign at their school. "I was nervous about it," confesses Brad after it was over.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 6:51:47 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:51:47 GMT



Puget Sound Fire warns about misleading solicitation calls
The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority has received an increasing number of calls recently from concerned residents who have been contacted by phone solicitors asking for donations that they say support local fire departments, including Puget Sound Fire. These calls often come from a 253 area code, making them appear to be local.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 1:01:19 PM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:01:19 GMT



North Whatcom Fire and Rescue fire chief resigns
William Pernett, fire chief of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), announced his resignation to fire commissioners at a special meeting on October 10. “I just want to pursue other opportunities,” he said to The Northern Light in a phone interview, emphasizing there were no other reasons behind the decision.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 2:07:32 AM - SOURCE: Northern Light
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:07:32 GMT



U.S. Forest Service ecologist says mega wildfires require more than suppression, urging 3-step solution
Hotter, dryer summers have led to increased megafires and Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, said he fears our wildfire seasons will get much worse. A megafire is a fire that grows larger than 100,000 acres, and Washington and the western United States in general have seen a lot of them.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 6:27:57 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:27:57 GMT



Clallam 2 Fire and Rescue gets new 'rough terrain' stretchers
According to Clallam 2 Fire and Rescue, things just got a little safer for hikers, cyclists, and other back-country trailblazers because of a set of new rescue stretchers they’ve obtained through a grant. The specialized stretchers, used for getting injured people out of rough terrain, are made of a high-density flexible plastic.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My Clallam County
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Pullman Police and Fire Safety Plans for College Game Day
The city of Pullman has around thirty thousand people. Pullman Police are expecting that number to double to sixty thousand for this weekend's College Game Day. "We have eleven people scheduled for Friday night and eleven people scheduled for Saturday and we are also going to increase our code enforcement officers so we'll have at least two working during the game," said Sergeant Jake Opgenorth.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEW-TV CBS 3
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Pasco Fire: Smoke alarm test shows how alarms over 10 years old can fail
Your smoke alarm might beep loudly when you hit the test button. But that doesn't mean it will sound off in a fire. 10 years old--that's when firefighters said you must replace your smoke alarm. Firefighters said the smoke sensor can fail after 10 years, even if you replace your batteries. The video above shows Pasco Fire Department’s Ben Shearer comparing a new and old smoke detector.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 6:22:37 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:22:37 GMT



Galvin Fire Destroys Travel Trailer and Threatens Vehicles, Buildings
A fire in Galvin Monday engulfed a travel trailer and spread to surrounding structures, leaving behind some significant damage but no injuries. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to a press release from the Riverside Fire Authority. Riverside Fire Authority personnel were dispatched at 5:03 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 2:52:59 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:52:59 GMT



Elderly man dies in Bonney Lake mobile home fire
An elderly man bound to a wheelchair died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning in Bonney Lake. According to East Pierce Fire, crews were called after 5 a.m. Wednesday to the 9100 block of 207th Avenue East. Four people were inside the mobile home when the fire started. One of them went back inside to try to get the elderly man out but was unsuccessful.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 6:22:03 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:22:03 GMT



Propane explosion, fire in Sequim trailer injures man
A male resident was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after suffering burns from an explosion and fire inside a trailer in Sequim at about 2:25 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 16. Clallam County Fire District 3 personnel reported to a call of a propane explosion in an 18-foot travel trailer on the 800 block of West Hendrickson Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 1:41:48 AM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:41:48 GMT



Clallam County Fire District No. 2 crews knock down blaze that endangered two homes
Crews extinguished a house fire on Edgewood Drive on Tuesday and prevented the blaze from destroying an adjacent home, Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Deputy Chief Jake Patterson said. All of the occupants of the houses at 2418 and 2414 Edgewood Drive were accounted for, Patterson said. One pet dog was missing, he said.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Tax would fund new Snohomish County emergency radio system
Snohomish County’s emergency radio system is nearly at its expiration date and a 0.1 percent sales tax increase on this November’s ballot would allow for a replacement of that system. The Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS) is an organization which runs and maintains the system, which helps coordinate communication between 911 dispatchers and local police officers, firefighters and other emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 1:07:21 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:07:21 GMT



Douglas County Fire District 4 seeks tax increase
In 2002, Douglas County Fire District 4 responded to 72 calls. That’s jumped to over 190 this year, and Fire Chief Jim Oatey predicts it’ll be about 310 in 2028. “Our community has changed from a small farming community to a bedroom community and a vacation community,” he said. “Orchards have been taken out along the river, and houses have been built.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 5:10:38 PM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:10:38 GMT



RV fire spreads to building, causes gas leak in West Seattle
An RV fire spread to a building in West Seattle overnight, and now firefighters are dealing with a gas leak near the West Seattle bridge. According to Seattle Fire, the RV fire started about 1:00 a.m., then spread to a building at 28th Avenue South and Southwest Andover Street. This is near the West Seattle Bridge.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 5:53:50 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:53:50 GMT



Everett firefighter’s invention will close bedroom doors in house fires
VIDEO - It was his daughter’s nighttime habits that turned Joel Sellinger from a firefighter into an inventor. "She'd fall asleep. I'd go shut her door. I'd wake up in the morning, and her door would be open because she had gone to the bathroom or gotten a drink of water," he said. Keeping bedroom doors closed in your home when you go to sleep is critical in keeping your family safe.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Smoke alarm saves man and dog as fire destroys Poulsbo home
A smoke alarm is being credited with saving a man and his dog from a burning home in Poulsbo Monday afternoon. The fire broke out around 4 p.m. at the home along Lincoln and 11th, according to the Kitsap Sun. The man had been sleeping inside when the smoke alarm went off, allowing him to escape with his dog, Poulsbo fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 7:52:52 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:52:52 GMT



Massive Haystack Fire Investigated Near Walla Walla
VIDEO: Sometimes spontaneous combustion is responsible, but authorities are still looking at what caused this huge pile of hay to go up in flames, especially since it was reported early Saturday morning. Walla Walla County fire crews, Sheriff's deputies and others responded to the 3100 block of Reser Road for this one.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 11:43:02 AM - SOURCE: KFLD-AM 870
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:43:02 GMT



When a police dog arrived, Marysville arson suspect turns himself in
A man suspected of setting a detached garage on fire was arrested Friday. When police spotted him, he started running. Officers eventually lost sight of him, so they brought out a police dog to try and track him down. Police warned the hiding suspect that he could be bitten if he didn’t give up. The suspect got on the ground.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 7:57:16 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:57:16 GMT



Snohomish County: New emergency phone installed at Verlot Ranger Station near Big Four Ice Caves
Monday, the forest service and Snohomish County officially re-launched access to 911 service at the Verlot Ranger Station. In November, Frontier Communications briefly removed the pay phone at the station in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie Forest. It was then re-installed until an alternative means of emergency communications could be found.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO 7 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Suncadia Lodge resort hotel evacuated as fire breaks out near Cle Elum
Hundreds of guests were evacuated in the predawn darkness after fire broke out at the Suncadia Lodge resort hotel near Cle Elum. Multiple fire agencies joined the fight after flames and smoke were reported at the four-star luxury resort around 2:15 a.m. Monday. Hours later, crews were still battling the stubborn blaze.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 7:40:50 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:40:50 GMT



As Kent grows, fire department has adapted along with community
As the population in the city of Kent continues to explode, the growth plays a significant role on the effects and demand for public safety. Serving a city like Kent certainly has it’s unique challenges -- and the department has survived and thrived by adapting and changing, right along with that growth.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 6:04:20 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:04:20 GMT



Mount Vernon Fire Department looks to upgrade stations
The Mount Vernon Fire Department is asking the City Council to consider sending a bond proposal to voters in February that if passed would give the department the money to make changes at each of its three stations. The bond would allow the department to address advances in fire service and the growing population of the city, said Chief Bryan Brice.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2018 6:55:55 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:55:55 GMT



Police: Man set fire to Marysville garage to cover up his car prowls
A man suspected of trying to break into cars was arrested Friday after he allegedly set a garage on fire to cover up his crimes. At about 3 p.m., police received reports of a suspect trying to break into cars in the WinCo Foods parking lot in Marysville. The man left the parking lot, police said, and moved to a garage in the 3900 block of 119th Place Northeast.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2018 5:59:03 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:59:03 GMT



Firefighters: Phone scam is targeting Spokane-area residents
The Spokane Firefighters Union alerted residents Saturday that a new phone scam asking for donations to a “firefighter support fund” appears to be targeting Spokane. The phone numbers are coming from (360) 967-0952, (253) 480-6613 and others. “They are not affiliated with any firefighters or fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2018 4:29:02 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Sat, 13 Oct 2018 23:29:02 GMT



Setting Fires to Control Wildfires: A Profound Change Takes Hold in Washington State
On Sept. 2, 2017, volunteer firefighter Chris Martin spread the word to his neighbors. The Jolly Mountain fire was raging nearby. Pack up important possessions and prepare to leave at a moment's notice The flames never made it to town. People stayed put, but many now live with a new sense of vulnerability.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 10:41:00 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:41:00 GMT



Swearingen is the new Valley Regional Fire Authority Board fire chief and administrator
The Valley Regional Fire Authority Board of Governance did not have to look far to find its next chief executive. The board on Wednesday appointed Brent Swearingen, deputy chief of operations, to serve as fire chief and administrator of the VRFA, effective Jan. 1. “Chief Swearingen brings 34 years of experience in the fire service, significant academic achievements and industry credentials,” said Nancy Backus, Auburn mayor and VRFA board chair.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 1:11:27 PM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:11:27 GMT



Family involved fatal motorhome crash on I-90 reunited with Kittitas County first responders
A little over a month after two members of the Edelbrock family died in a motorhome crash on Interstate 90, the family was reunited with emergency responders on scene that day. First responders with Kittitas County Fire District 7 and Upper Kittitas County Medic One met with the Edelbrock family this week at the request of the family to meet the responders who had transported family members in the Sept.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 1:45:02 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:45:02 GMT



Kennewick police working to identify arsonists in nine Zintel Canyon fires
Police are asking for help in identifying the person or people involved in starting fires at Zintel Canyon in Kennewick over the last six months. The Kennewick Police Department said Friday the series of fires at the city park are now considered arson. Between April 3 and Oct. 1 of this year, firefighters have responded to nine suspicious fires at the park, according to a Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers bulletin.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2018 11:39:59 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:39:59 GMT



Kent driver crashed pickup twice same night as quadruple fatality
A 22-year-old Kent man reportedly crashed his pickup twice earlier in the night prior to the wreck that killed his four passengers. King County prosecutors charged Jesse Tenorio with four counts of vehicular homicide for the Oct. 7 crash along eastbound State Route 518 in Tukwila near the Interstate 405 interchange.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 4:02:27 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:02:27 GMT



'Historic' Wildland Fire Funding Request Goes To Washington's Legislature
Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is asking the state Legislature to nearly double funding to manage and respond to wildfire. Since 2008, Washington’s Department of Natural Resources has received nearly $21 million on average from the Legislature to pay for fire suppression annually.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 7:56:29 AM - SOURCE: news.opb
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:56:29 GMT



South County Fire celebrates first year with recognition ceremony
South County Fire celebrated its first anniversary as a regional fire authority last week with a recognition ceremony honoring employees, volunteers and citizens. Volunteers of the Year: Larry and Carol Foote. The Footes have been volunteering for more than seven years and have logged nearly 1,000 hours of service as they drive interdepartmental mail and supplies between South County Fire’s 14 fire stations and headquarters.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 3:58:03 AM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:58:03 GMT



Port Townsend, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue boards to consider annexation for February ballot
City of Port Townsend and East Jefferson Fire Rescue officials have agreed to pursue annexation of the city into the fire district, which provides city fire and emergency services. If both entities approve the agreement at meetings of their respective boards next week, the measure will be put on the Feb.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 2:49:09 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:49:09 GMT



Kirkland Fire Department receives pet oxygen mask donation
While fire departments are ready to battle blazes and rescue victims at a moment’s notice, not every unit is equipped to assist pets affected by smoke inhalation. With new pet oxygen masks donated by Invisible Fence’s Project Breathe program, the Kirkland Fire Department will be able to help pets on the scene of a fire and hopefully reduce the number of pet fatalities.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2018 1:01:56 PM - SOURCE: Kirkland Reporter
Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:01:56 GMT



Arrest made in 2016 death of Woodland man found in burning home
Authorities say a 39-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the 2016 death of a man whose body was found inside his burning home. The Columbian reports Dustin Griffin was arrested late Monday. Firefighters called to the blaze on Nov. 22, 2016, found the body of 62-year-old Donald Howard in his Woodland home.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2018 7:21:50 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 02:21:50 GMT



Authorities: Bad Elmer City fire could have been worse
A fire that destroyed four homes in Elmer City last week left the fire chief thankful for his neighbors, who he said likely prevented a larger catastrophe. Okanogan Fire District 2 Chief Dave Finch said some 41 firefighters from every local department were in Elmer City Tuesday night to fight the fire that started about 6 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2018 1:00:21 PM - SOURCE: Grand Coulee Star
Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:00:21 GMT



Court: Wenatchee Sleepy Hollow Fire arsonist owes victims $10.6 million
The price of the Sleepy Hollow Fire was high — millions of dollars in homes and property destroyed in one of Wenatchee’s most expensive neighborhoods, and tens of millions more in warehouse space. Part of that price must be paid by Jeremy Kendall, the 40-year-old Wenatchee man who confessed to setting the fire in June 2015.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2018 3:52:53 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:52:53 GMT



Mom, baby safe in accidental Spokane apartment fire
At 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, Spokane firefighters responded to fire alarms going off at a South Hill apartment complex at 3210 E 44th Ave. A mom and her baby were in their apartment when a candle was accidentally knocked onto a bed and started the fire. The mother and child safely got out of the building.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 11:33:45 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:33:45 GMT



Mercer Island firefighters raise funds, awareness for breast cancer
Mercer Island firefighters will join many across the world in recognizing breast cancer awareness month and raising funds to support a local charity. The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) calls upon its members every year to help support the annual international awareness campaign throughout the month of October.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 1:12:06 PM - SOURCE: Mercer Island Reporter
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:12:06 GMT



Students volunteer to help Spokane Fire install smoke alarms in homes
To raise awareness about campus and community fire safety, the Spokane Fire Department, Red Cross and Whitworth University are partnering with First Alert, along with Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation, to participate in the Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project. As part of the Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project, Spokane Fire Department was chosen along with 24 other departments to host community events nationwide.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 11:44:59 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:44:59 GMT



Tumwater brewery fire ignites city’s frustration over property access, lack of progress
Tumwater Development LLC, whose primary member is Chandulal Patel of Southern California, paid $4 million for four brewery parcels at the end of December 2015. Patel is a real estate investor and developer who splits his time between Southern California and India. LaVielle said they hope to get the owners and an insurance adjuster on site to come up with a plan about next steps.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 2:52:10 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:52:10 GMT



3 dogs die in Clark County house fire; woman escapes, gets tangled in barbed wire
Firefighters say three dogs, including a puppy, died in house fire Monday morning in Clark County. A woman who escaped the flames in the 19700 block of Northeast Erion Road left through a back window and became tangled in barbed wire, Clark County Fire District 3 says. Crews responded around 6 a.m.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2018 2:04:50 PM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 21:04:50 GMT



Vancouver man believes truck was torched because of Trump bumper stickers
A Vancouver, Washington man believes his bumper stickers are the reason someone set his truck on fire. “It took me by surprise,” said Johnny Mackay. “It blew me away.” Mackay left his truck outside the Garage Bar and Grille after some drinks Sunday night. He returned early Monday morning to find the truck torched.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Six people, dog escape Kent house fire
Six people were displaced by a house fire Sunday night in the 12400 block of Southeast 238th Place on Kent’s East Hill. The fire was reported by the occupants at 9:52 p.m., after they smelled smoke and their smoke alarms activated, according to a Puget Sound Fire news release. All six escaped safely along with the family dog.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2018 1:15:32 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 20:15:32 GMT



Yakima house destroyed after a fire
A house was destroyed during a fire early Sunday morning. Firefighters were forced to battle the flames from outside of the house on the 4600 block of Hilltop Loop. After the first and second floor ended up collapsing and released natural gas. While on the way down it damaged a gas meter, making the fire more dangerous to put out.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 7:31:46 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:31:46 GMT



Cigarette likely cause of Edmonds condo fire
A woman and her dog safely escaped a fire that caused more than $50,000 damage at an Edmonds condominium on Sunday, Oct. 7. According to South County Fire spokeswoman Leslie Hynes, dispatchers received an alert from an alarm company and multiple 911 calls around 6:10 p.m. that reported smoke and flames on the ground floor of the 16-unit, four-story Carmel Condominiums in the 600 block of Main Street.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 2:24:05 AM - SOURCE: Edmonds Beacon
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:24:05 GMT



3-alarm fire burns offices near historic Olympia brewery
Multiple firefighter crews rushed to battle a 3-alarm fire in an office building near the old Olympia Brewery property in Tumwater early Monday morning. At about 2:30 a.m., a watchman on site reported seeing smoke in the building. According to Ann Cook, the communications manager for the City of Tumwater, the fire was burning south of the 100 block of Custer Way SW, which is not the historical property of the brewery that the city is currently in the process of renovating.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2018 5:39:01 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:39:01 GMT



Everett marina evacuated as boathouse bursts into flames
An Everett marina was evacuated Monday morning after an intense fire broke out in a boathouse there. A fireboat and other crews responded to the scene, in the 1700 block of West Marine View Drive, at about 8 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames. Police evacuated boaters from the Central "G" Dock at the Port of Everett while firefighters battled the flames, which sent a plume of black smoke towering over the Everett waterfront.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Clallam Bay coach loses home to fire
Longtime West End resident Kelly Gregory and his wife, Kim, lost their cedar home to fire last week. No one was inside the home at 24563 state Highway 112 when the fire began in the area of the chimney late Thursday morning, Fire District 5 Chief Trish Hutson said Friday. No injuries Gregory, his wife, their dog and cats, and two horses that were in a corral at a barn some 50 to 100 feet west of the home were not injured.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2018 2:37:15 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Sun, 07 Oct 2018 09:37:15 GMT



Two killed, two injured in fiery Hockinson crash
Two people were killed Saturday night and two injured, one of them with life-threatening injuries, in a single-car crash in the Hockinson area, Clark County authorities said. Rescuers responding to a 911 call made at 11:22 p.m. found the car on fire at Northeast 182nd Avenue and 139th Street. One of the dead victims — identified as Isabella P.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2018 8:55:33 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Sun, 07 Oct 2018 15:55:33 GMT



Man arrested for arson after allegedly admitting to starting 2012 house fire in Ephrata
Nearly six years after a fire destroyed an Ephrata home, a man has reportedly admitted to starting the fire. James Wyman, 24, was arrested Thursday morning for arson in the first degree and burglary in the first degree in connection to the December 2012 blaze. Ephrata police were called just before 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2018 12:03:47 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 19:03:47 GMT



Woman attempts to burn pile of clothes on barbecue, fire spreads to Kennewick apartment deck
A fire meant to burn a pile of clothes spreads to an apartment deck in Kennewick. Firefighters were called out to the On The Boulevard apartment complex near Steptoe Street and West Gage Boulevard Saturday night. When crews got there, a fire was burning on an apartment deck. Once put out they discovered Kali Beacham, 21, attempted to burn a pile of clothes on the barbecue.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2018 12:50:32 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sun, 07 Oct 2018 19:50:32 GMT



Valley Regional Fire Authority administrator decides to retire
Eric Robertson has decided to retire as administrator of the Valley Regional Authority at the end of the year, concluding more than 35 years of public service. Robertson shared the news with his staff on Thursday. “I have been extremely blessed in my career, given the opportunity to lead the formation of the first regional fire authority in the state,” Roberts told his employees.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2018 1:59:54 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:59:54 GMT



Yakima firefighters team up with 911 dispatchers on the front lines
They usually answer emergency calls in front of a computer, but Yakima is now sending out Suncomm 911 dispatchers into the field as technical support when needed. “So instead of them concerning about what resources they have or what resources they have available, it's our job to keep track of that and relay that information to them as needed,” Cameron Haubrich with SunComm said.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 7:41:03 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 02:41:03 GMT



Bellingham Fire chief: ‘We will not obtain training...on recently deceased patients’
Training on recently deceased patients will no longer be an accepted practice for Bellingham Fire Department paramedics, as the department’s policy has been clarified in response to a dead man being intubated by 11 employees July 31 on the floor of Station 1. “Patient care and procedures should only be provided with the goal of patient resuscitation,” assistant supervising physician Dr.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 4:41:14 PM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 23:41:14 GMT



Bothell firefighter with cancer fighting for a bigger cause
Kirk Robinson, a local firefighter and lifelong Mercer Islander, is battling stage 4 cancer. But Robinson, a lieutenant with the Bothell Fire Department, doesn’t look - or act - like you might imagine, and now he’s fighting for a bigger cause. In early 2017, Robinson felt a lump on his side, and was soon diagnosed with stage 3 (now, stage 4) cancer - metastatic melanoma.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Klickitat County Dispatchers Earn Team of Year Honor
The Washington State Chapter of APCO (Association of Public Safety Communication Officials) and NENA (National Emergency Number Association) has named the Klickitat County communications officers as the recipient of the “2017 Team of the Year Award” for Washington State. This award recognizes the emergency communication team that handled an unforeseen or unusually challenging situation causing each nominee to handle additional responsibilities in addition to their regularly assigned duties.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 1:00:24 PM - SOURCE: White Salmon Enterprise
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:00:24 GMT



Carbon monoxide tragedy teaches hazard awareness to Longview students
A bright yellow "Airy the Canary" stuffed animal watches over Linda Hanseler’s first grade classroom at Mint Valley Elementary School. The little bird perches directly under the room's carbon monoxide alarm, which kids have been learning about over the last week. Many of Hanseler’s students were eager to share their new knowledge about canaries and carbon monoxide with local firefighters Thursday during Fire Prevention Week.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2018 11:35:08 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:35:08 GMT



At least a dozen people displaced, two firefighters injured, following north Spokane house fire
Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries early Thursday morning after battling a house fire that quickly spread to other buildings. The fire happened near the intersection of Ruby and Sinto. Arriving crews found a house engulfed in flames and the fire spread to another house and a garage.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 6:41:52 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:41:52 GMT



City of Camas appeal of fine denied by Washington Department of Labor and Industries
It was a story of heroism. Back in February, two Camas-Washougal firefighters ran into a burning Washougal home and saved a man who was trapped inside and yelling for help. The two-man crew was praised for their decisive actions. "We're firefighters," said Adam Brice, the president of the East Clark Professional Firefighters, on March 9.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOIN-TV CBS 6
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Seattle firefighters to wear bulletproof vests for their safety
Seattle firefighters have added a new piece of equipment to their trucks -- something they hope will keep them safer. The city has bought 14 bulletproof vests and helmets and have another 25 on order, according to the department. Chief Harold Scoggins said the job of firefighters has evolved, with potentially violent situations becoming more common.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2018 7:41:30 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 02:41:30 GMT



Spokane Valley Fire makes Medic 7 – a two-man response unit – permanent
A successful pilot program last year has prompted the Spokane Valley Fire Department to permanently add an Alternative Response Unit to the department to respond to minor medical calls. A similar program is also in use by the Spokane Fire Department. The two-man crew on Medic 7 responds to lower priority calls that do not require a full crew or firefighting equipment, such as minor illnesses or falls.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 8:51:15 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:51:15 GMT



State health department opens investigation into nine Bellingham firefighters
The Washington State Department of Health is actively investigating nine members of the Bellingham Fire Department for their roles in the July 31 incident at Station 1 in which an intubation procedure was attempted on the body of a recently deceased patient. Health Department spokesperson Sharon Moysiuk said Wednesday in an email to The Bellingham Herald that the department “has nine active investigations concerning the fire/EMS intubation incident.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 5:56:17 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:56:17 GMT



Structure losses to wildfire in Washington state nearly triple in 2018
Another active fire season is nearly over in Washington state, and once again there were plenty of lives, livelihoods and homes that found themselves in the path of nature’s fury. Since the number of seasonal wildfires began to increase in the 1990’s and more people have moved into areas at greater risk for fire, the number of structures lost to these fires has been consistently up-and-down.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2018 1:46:16 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:46:16 GMT



Marysville Regional Fire Authority agreement may be approved
Marysville and Fire District 12 officials hope to improve local fire and emergency services by forming a Regional Fire Authority. After years of negotiating city and fire district representatives are ready to submit a final proposal to the Marysville City Council and Fire District 12 commissioners. “Tonight we reached the last milestone in the plan and we have to take it back to the respective bodies for a vote,” said Martin McFalls, Fire Chief of the Marysville Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 1:09:23 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 20:09:23 GMT



Multiple structures lost in Elmer City fire
Multiple structure were lost in a fire in Elmer City on Tuesday night, Okanogan County Emergency Management said. An accurate number of structures lost will soon be released, officials said. Officials said no injuries were reported and the Red Cross is on standby. The Coulee Dam Community Church is also helping anyone who has been affected by the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2018 10:35:58 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 17:35:58 GMT



Redmond police seek arsonist who is setting fires inside unlocked cars
Redmond police are searching for an arsonist who’s set more than half-a-dozen fires within the past week. Most of the fires were set inside parked vehicles, police said. All but one of the fires was out by the time the arsons were discovered. "I opened the window and smoke comes billowing out. Then you just kinda go into shock and start to process what you’re looking at," said victim Bryan Zembruski.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 12:37:54 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:37:54 GMT



Burn pile turns into wildfire near Yakima
Wind fanned a homeowner’s burn pile into a 35-acre wildfire that threatened seven homes Tuesday afternoon. A resident told dispatchers that a fire in the 900 block of North Cottonwood Road had gone out of control around 11:40 a.m., said West Valley Fire Chief Nathan Craig. The man was trying to clean up his property by burning weeds and brush.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 5:44:23 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:44:23 GMT



Update: Bellingham officials meet with family of deceased man
Aurieona Ginn says her boyfriend “keeps up with The Bellingham Herald all the time,” tagging and sending her stories online that she might find interesting. But she never imagined the story link he sent her last week — one that reported about the Bellingham Fire Department performing multiple intubations on the body of a deceased patient on the floor of the Station 1 apparatus bay in late July — would be about her father, 52-year-old Bradley Ginn Sr.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 4:49:10 PM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 23:49:10 GMT



Fire guts Rock Island home, displaces three residents
An early morning residential fire gutted a small home in Rock Island on Wednesday. The blaze was reported at 4:37 a.m. in the 200 block of Saunders Avenue. A dozen firefighters from Douglas County Fire District 1 and Chelan County Fire District 1 responded to find the house fully-involved when they arrived on scene.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2018 9:36:10 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 16:36:10 GMT



Over $700K in grants to bring new apparatus, power cots, more firefighters for Arlington
The Arlington Fire Department, Camano Island Fire and Rescue, and North County Fire/EMS were awarded a $770,000 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to replace 123 sets of self-contained breathing apparatus that have reached the end of their service life. The equipment is the face mask, tank and related gear worn by firefighters in the field that provides breathable air on a life-threatening fire and smoke-related call, or other hazardous situations.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 6:26:08 PM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:26:08 GMT



Fire agencies take part in simulated house fire training in Benton County
According to the National Fire Protecting Agency most structure fires that Firefighters get called out to are house fires. Today Benton County Fire District practiced live fire training for exactly that. Fire agencies across the region received a fire training grant to buy live fire burn boxes that are meant to simulate a house fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 6:41:27 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:41:27 GMT



Seattle: Firefighters working to rescue 150-foot boat sinking in Puget Sound
Firefighters and rescue crews have determined no one was on board a small wooden sailboat that is taking on water in Puget Sound. The vessel was spotted leaning far to its side about 150 feet off the 11000 block of Arroyo Beach Pl. SW, Seattle Fire officials said. After determining there was no one to rescue, firefighters have left the scene.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 8:31:01 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:31:01 GMT



WDFW lifts fire restrictions for most of Eastern Washington
The recent spate of cooler temperatures and elevated humidity levels in Eastern Washington has led the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) to lift fire restrictions on many of the lands they manage there. According to the manager of WDFW’s Lands Division Cynthia Wikerson, the action is consistent with, and follows a similar lifting of restrictions by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which is responsible for fire protection on many wildlife areas in the state.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 9:40:04 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:40:04 GMT



Spokane Valley firefighters rescue driver and dog from car suspended in trees
On Sunday, Spokane Fire District 8 tweeted about an unusual extrication that took place on Saturday near Mica, just south of Spokane Valley. A car rolled off Highway 27 and became suspended in some trees. Firefighters successfully removed both the driver and the driver's dog from the vehicle The patient was transported to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2018 7:56:27 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 02:56:27 GMT



Fire scorches, damages Kent home; no one is hurt
Firefighters from the Puget Sound and Renton regional fire authorities responded to and exinguished a house fire in the 11400 block of Southeast 217 Street on Saturday night. Neighbors first reported the fire around 9 p.m., which started in the covered walkway of the two-story house. The fire heavily damaged the front of the home, melting the siding and breaking out two windows.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2018 1:00:42 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Sun, 30 Sep 2018 20:00:42 GMT



Longview council honors firefighters', citizens' heroic act
The Longview City Council Thursday honored two off-duty firefighters and two citizens who saved the life of a Longview man after he had a heart attack while fishing. Later in the meeting, the council then voted to accept a grant that will help pay for three additional firefighters. Chris Wills, who is married to Longview Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Wills, was fishing on the Columbia River in the early morning on Aug.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 2:46:20 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 21:46:20 GMT



Fire at rural Clark County home being investigated as crime
A Monday morning fire at an abandoned home in rural Clark County is being investigated as a crime. According to Deputy Clark County Fire Marshal Caleb Barnes, the fire in the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue and JR Anderson Road appears to have been started intentionally. Clark County Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched about 6 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 12:52:47 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 19:52:47 GMT



6 hurt as semi jackknifes on I-5 in Tacoma, causing multi-vehicle wreck
A jackknifed semi truck snarled traffic late Sunday night on I-5 in Tacoma, injuring six and snarling overnight traffic for hours in the chaos. A semi driver traveling south on I-5 around 11:30 p.m. Sunday jackknifed, struck the barrier separating the two directions of traffic on I-5 near SR-16, and caused another semi driver to hit the barrier.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Washougal won’t add firefighters in 2019
The city of Washougal will not add funding for new firefighters in its 2019 budget. Washougal City Administrator David Scott said Tuesday the city simply cannot afford it. The decision puts a damper on a recent Camas proposal to add four firefighters to the Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) in 2019.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 1:08:15 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:08:15 GMT



Bellingham’s practice of tube checking ‘is not how it happens’ elsewhere in state
Firefighters performing intubations on a recently deceased patient — inserting a tube-like device into their throat — isn’t standard practice in Whatcom County or elsewhere in Washington state. Intubation is a medical procedure aimed at helping a patient breathe, a treatment usually performed in the field when a patient’s heart has stopped.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 6:35:27 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald - metered site
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 13:35:27 GMT



Follow Up: Arsonist Martin Pang released from prison, Seattle firefighters angered
“The recent news that Pang will be released from prison brings back painful memories for the department and the community,” Chief Harold Scoggins said in a statement. Kenny Stuart, president of the Seattle Firefighters’ union, said he and other firefighters will “never forget the service and sacrifice of these men.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 3:59:02 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:59:02 GMT



Fire rips through Spokane home
A house caught fire Thursday night in the 1600 block of N. Ruby near the Ruby and Mission intersection. The fire was called in around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when a woman who lives at the home returned to the house and heard the smoke detector going off. She then saw the flames inside the home and flagged someone down to call 911.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 11:16:13 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:16:13 GMT



Report finds long-standing training practice at Bellingham Fire Dept. led to intubation of dead man on floor
Bellingham Fire Department personnel made 15 training attempts to intubate a dead man as he lay in a body bag on the floor of the apparatus bay at Station 1, according to an investigation into the incident submitted Sept. 4 by a Seattle law group and released by the city Wednesday to The Bellingham Herald.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 6:18:32 PM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 01:18:32 GMT



4 escape as fire burns 2-story home in Kent
Four family members managed to escape a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged their home in Kent early Thursday morning. Multiple witnesses called 911 around 4 a.m. reporting flames shooting from the home in the 26500 block of 115th Place SE, according to Kyle Ohashi with Puget Sound Fire. When firefighters arrived, they found the entire front of the home engulfed in flames, along with two burning cars in the driveway.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 5:41:56 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:41:56 GMT



Fire chief: help dangerously low in Pend Oreille County
Fire District 5 is in dire need of volunteers, according to the station's chief Jay Foster. "If nobody comes out and there's a fire, they ain't going to have no help. They ain't going to have no help for a long time," he said. The station currently has 11 volunteers, all on-call. Only seven are trained firefighters and even fewer are EMTs.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 12:08:55 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:08:55 GMT



EMS Services, Part 1: Fate of patients is at stake; Grandview City Council to discuss ambulance service next month
A few weeks ago, the Grandview City Council was presented information about a proposal from the Sunnyside Fire Department ambulance service. The council members decided to seek more information before it makes a decision. At issue is which service is best for the community. Residents in Grandview were provided service by a private entity until 2000, when Prosser Memorial Hospital (now Prosser Memorial Health) stepped up in the wake of the private service shuttering its doors.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 1:10:24 PM - SOURCE: Sunnyside Sun News - Metered site
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 20:10:24 GMT



Fire burning off I-82 between Benton City and Prosser
Firefighters are battling a blaze off Interstate 82 between Prosser and Benton City. The fire is burning near Gibbons and Yakitat Road and thick smoke is affecting visibility on the freeway. Drivers should use extreme caution, according to West Benton Fire Rescue. Crews responded to the scene at about 2:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 3:45:43 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 22:45:43 GMT



Martin Pang, who set fire that killed 4 Seattle firefighters, to be released from prison
Martin Pang, who set fire to a Seattle warehouse in 1995 in hopes of collecting an insurance payout — a blaze that killed four firefighters in the worst loss of life in the department’s history — will be released from prison on Thursday. Pang, now 62, set fire to a frozen-food warehouse owned by his parents in the Chinatown International District on Jan.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 5:37:13 PM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:37:13 GMT



Despite recent incidents, Bellingham officials remain confident in fire, police agencies
Bellingham city officials are confident that its emergency services can keep the public’s trust in the wake of several incidents involving first responders. The Bellingham Fire Department disclosed on Monday that a ranking officer resigned and another retired in the wake of “serious misconduct” regarding a late July incident in which a deceased patient’s body was used for an unauthorized training exercise.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 5:03:11 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:03:11 GMT



Clallam Fire Rescue 2 to buy equipment with $311,239 grant
Clallam County Fire Rescue 2 plans to purchase 46 state-of-the-art self-contained breathing apparatus air packs for firefighters using a $311,239 grant. The Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is part of the fiscal year 2017 AFG program.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 3:04:45 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:04:45 GMT



Commercial fire damages Wenatchee building
This morning at 10:42, emergency officials responded to a commercial structure fire at 1028 South Columbia Street in Wenatchee. iFIBER ONE News was on scene only a few minutes after firefighters arrived to discover smoke emanating from the roof of the building. “The call came in as a commercial fire and first arriving units, the door was open and smoke was pouring out as well as coming out of the top vent, so we had a working fire for sure," said Chelan County Fire District 1 Deputy Chief Mike Burnett.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 4:50:16 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:50:16 GMT



Fire causes $125,000 in damage to Olympia home
An attic fire damaged an Olympia home in the 200 block of San Mar Drive Northeast on Monday, according to the Olympia Fire Department. The fire is under investigation. Damage to the home is estimated at $125,000. No one was home at the time of the fire. Neighbors alerted fire crews about the presence of a family dog.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 11:29:19 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:29:19 GMT



Training on dead body ‘was neither normal nor acceptable,’ Bellingham fire chief says
One Bellingham Fire Department veteran officer retired and another resigned after an investigation revealed a deceased patient in July was taken to Fire Station 1 to await pick up from a funeral home and several department members, including a division chief and EMS captains, practiced multiple intubations on the body, according to information provided by City of Bellingham Communications Director Vanessa Blackburn.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 3:46:11 PM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:46:11 GMT



Cleverly takes over as deputy director of Grays Harbor County Emergency Management
Hannah Cleverly of Aberdeen is the new deputy director of Grays Harbor County Emergency Management. The County Commission unanimously approved her hiring by Sheriff Rick Scott at the commission’s Tuesday afternoon meeting. “I’m very excited to get going and hit the ground running,” Cleverly said. “I’m excited about the new role and where we’re going to go.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 1:09:19 PM - SOURCE: The Vidette
Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:09:19 GMT



Sunnyside Fire Department receives FEMA grant
The Sunnyside Fire Department has been awarded a $170,000 FEMA grant to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus for its personnel. According to Fire Chief Kenny Anderson, the new equipment, 24 apparatus, will bring the department one step closer to meeting its safety needs. “It brings us up to enter-operability,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 4:33:00 AM - SOURCE: Sunnyside Sun News
Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:33:00 GMT



Asotin County EMS reach is stretching agency budgets
The mounting costs of providing emergency medical services in rural Asotin County could lead to a new EMS levy proposal in places such as Anatone, Cloverland and the Snake River corridor. At Monday’s Asotin County Commission meeting, Lewiston Fire Chief Travis Myklebust and Asotin County Fire Chief Noel Hardin said first responders are getting more calls to areas outside the boundaries of the Asotin County Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lewiston Tribune
Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Woman arrested for arson for downtown Spokane apartment fire
A woman who neighbors suspected started an apartment fire in downtown Spokane Monday has been booked into the jail for 1st Degree Arson. Lisa Milliken was booked on the charge just after 3:00 Monday. Fire investigators say the fire at the apartment building at 2nd and Pine destroyed one unit and damaged another.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 6:01:27 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:01:27 GMT



 

 
 

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