Stories tagged: Brian Schaeffer
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:23 p.m.
Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer responded Tuesday to allegations of bullying, sexual harassment and hazing within the department that were exposed recently in a lengthy investigative report.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 12:18 p.m.
The amount was the highest its been in the past five years, which city officials attributed to retirements, labor contract requirements and other demands of the job.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
The Spokane Fire Department worked for several hours to knock down a commercial building blaze near Riverside Avenue and Helena Street.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer will join 20 other chiefs from around the country in a year-long development program for fire department leaders.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Spokane Fire crews responded just after 1 p.m. Friday to a structure fire inside a nine-unit apartment building at 1730 W. Pacific in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Brian Schaeffer, hired by the Spokane Fire Department in 2005, earned full-throated support from the public and the City Council at a confirmation hearing Monday night.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Brian Schaeffer was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11 p.m.
John Goodman, president of the Spokane Firefighters Union, informed the union’s executive board this weekend of his intention to step down and cited “personal reasons” in an interview Tuesday. The …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
The city must come up with a way to fund the salaries of an additional 48 firefighters hired with federal grant money, in addition to its regular duties fighting wildfires, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
The human resources analyst in charge of the recruitment process for Spokane’s next fire chief said Thursday about an email urging top members of the department to “support Chief (Brian) …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:52 p.m.
9-1-1 callers with medical problems that are not emergencies are being referred to driver services other than ambulances, and taken to urgent care centers rather than emergency rooms, under a …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
The city has announced it will conduct a nationwide search that will end in June with the selection of Spokane’s first new fire chief since 1988. Fire Chief Bobby Williams …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
City of Spokane seeks state help to monitor and fight “zombie properties.”
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
The longest-serving fire chief in Spokane’s history will retire in January. Fire Chief Bobby Williams, who was named head of the Spokane Fire Department during Mayor Vicki McNeill’s administration, will …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
Medical Lake toddler who died with dog in Hillyard fire was visiting aunt’s home for Halloween party
Noah Whitcher was visiting his aunt’s home Friday night, as he had many times. He wanted to stay over because there was a Halloween party planned on Saturday, his paternal …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
Spokane Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer was briefly named one of four finalists to be the next fire chief in Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday before withdrawing his name from consideration
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow the Spokane Fire Department to add 50 firefighters next year and staff the Alternative Response Unit program 24 hours a …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane churches that temporarily shelter the homeless are seeking help from the Legislature to keep the program going.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
As Spokane’s aging firefighters head toward retirement, and the amount of overtime pay the department consumes rattles the Spokane City Council, Chief Bobby Williams and Mayor David Condon this week …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
An accidental release of chlorine gas Wednesday morning from a cylinder at Pacific Steel and Recycling in east Spokane sickened more than a dozen people there and at a nearby …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2015, 8:15 p.m.
Workers at Pacific Steel and Recycling in north Spokane accidentally punctured a barrel Wednesday morning, releasing a plume of chlorine gas that sickened workers there and at a nearby city …
Sat., Sept. 20, 2014
Before the courts slapped down the mayor’s attempt to expand political appointments in the city’s hiring, one handpicked hire snuck through the gate. That appointment – the hiring of Mike …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
The movie theater was dark, lit only by the headlamps on the helmets of firefighters as they searched for shooting victims. Suddenly the room exploded in shouts and gunshots as …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013, 3:17 p.m.
A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was forced to land in Spokane after a 16-year-old passenger suddenly died.
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013, 8:25 p.m.
Spokane firefighters responded to a blaze that destroyed much of a second floor apartment unit in a West Central house Tuesday night. No one was injured.
Sat., Oct. 26, 2013
Randall Sluder has laid his head in a lot of downtown spots over the past 13 years. Few were comfortable, and few his own. He spent a lot of nights …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
The city of Spokane terminated a veteran fire captain last month for threatening a lower-ranking official who reported he kept brass knuckles in a city vehicle and stored city-issued guns …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2013
John Alfred didn’t hear the explosion before a fire ripped through three homes on the South Hill on Thursday, but he felt it. “I couldn’t figure out what the heck …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
On July 8, longtime Spokane firefighter John Knighten was laid to rest in Spokane at a funeral attended by hundreds of firefighters. One of Knighten’s pallbearers, firefighter Mike Rose, walked …