Stories tagged: fire department
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Then and Now: While Spokane burned, the city’s water superintendent was in Coeur d’Alene doing boat repairs
Spokane’s water superintendent, Rolla A. Jones, was in Coeur d’Alene doing repairs on a steamboat he owned when Spokane’s great fire of 1889 broke out.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
Inner tubers rescued from Spokane River; empty kayak spurs search along banks
Firefighers from Spokane and Spokane Valley Fire Departments fished a group of inner tubers out of the Spokane River Saturday after they became entangled with clump of low-hanging tree branches.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly warehouse fire
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Former Pend Oreille County paramedic focus of state case concerning stolen painkillers
A former paramedic suspected of stealing dozens of boxes of painkillers from his employer, Pend Oreille County Fire District 2, for personal use is the focus of a state Department …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Spokane City Council to consider asking voters for fire levy on April ballot
The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider putting the renewal of a long-running emergency medical services levy on the April ballot.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Spokane firefighters will continue to answer medical calls in SUVs
SUVs will continue to respond to some medical emergencies in Spokane, according to an agreement announced Monday between the city and the firefighters union. The agreement follows a vote by …
Wed., July 29, 2015
Spokane City Council requires two firefighters on calls for help
At least two firefighters must respond to a call for help, the Spokane City Council decided Monday in a surprise decision that not even the fire chief was briefed on …
Tue., Sept. 16, 2014
Spokane ambulance contract to be rebid
Spokane Mayor David Condon said he would ask for another round of bids for the city’s ambulance contract in response to concerns from City Council President Ben Stuckart. The request …
Sun., Sept. 14, 2014
City’s search for ambulance provider produces sole bid
Spokane leaders may rebid an ambulance contract after no competition emerged to challenge the firm that already provides the city’s emergency transportation. Only American Medical Response bid on the five-year …
Sun., June 22, 2014
Editorial: Fire Department showed flexibility, creativity in medical-call solution
Health care reform has come to the Spokane Fire Department. Even residents with reservations about the Affordable Care Act should welcome the local changes. For years, city residents were accustomed …
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Spokane County’s upgraded emergency radio system activated
Officials flipped the switch on a $47 million upgrade of Spokane County’s emergency communications system last weekend. For the first time, fire and law enforcement personnel will be able to …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2009
County testing ‘reverse 911’
Testing of a new “reverse 911” emergency notification system is taking place this week in Spokane County, as officials get ready to put the alert technology online next month. Test …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2009, 5:46 p.m.
Spokane County testing emergency phone notifications
Testing of a new “reverse 911” emergency notification system is taking place this week in Spokane County, as officials get ready to put the alert technology online next month.