Stories tagged: Firefighters
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Toxins in widespread use excluded from EPA chemical review
Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump’s administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Fire District 3 sends crew, engine to help in California
In response to a call for assistance, Clark County Fire District 3 on Friday afternoon sent an engine to respond to the fires ravaging Northern California.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
State resources approved to battle Whitehall Fire burning south of Coulee City
State resources were approved Saturday to battle the so-called Whitehall Fire burning about eight miles southwest of Coulee City in Douglas County.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Montana firefighting costs approach $400M
The cost of fighting wildfires in Montana is approaching $400 million at the tail end of the state’s worst wildfire season in two decades.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 9 p.m.
Union: Thousands of firefighters didn’t work during Harvey
Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey’s flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city’s firefighters union …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Firefighters battle large fire in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood
Lower Manhattan has filled with acrid smoke from a large fire in a building just a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 4 p.m.
Firefighters make slow progress against Oregon’s big blazes
Firefighters in southern Oregon on Tuesday gained a toehold on a fire burning near the coastal town of Brookings but new evacuations were ordered after a flare-up on a different …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Three firefighters injured in fire-engine crash
Authorities say three firefighters working on a blaze southwest of Medford were injured when a fire engine crashed.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Three Idaho firefighters injured after truck hits gas can, burns
Three Idaho firefighters battling a grass and brush fire threatening homes suffered burns after their firetruck ran over a gas can, engulfing the truck in flames.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
Kelli Scott: Gratitude, humility gained through fire
My family’s new house is just finished, still a mess of unpacked boxes and construction dust, but already buzzing like a good home should.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Firefighters make headway as mop-up continues
Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire
A San Antonio firefighter was killed and two others were seriously hurt while battling a blaze at a strip mall that grew so intense that fire crews were forced to …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 5 p.m.
Fire captain battles industry’s higher cancer risk, alongside his disease
Jim Brown, an Olympia fire captain who has stage 4 lung cancer, is teaching other firefighters how to avoid what’s happened to him. He was in Spokane April 25 to …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Fire department to get body armor to boost safety
A fire department in Washington state will start using ballistic vests and tactical helmets to better protect its firefighters and paramedics.
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Firefighters make headway on blaze near Boulder, Colorado
Firefighters made progress Sunday in battling a small wildfire that forced people to flee hundreds of homes in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, and ignited dead trees that …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Pennsylvania fire company turns to ‘naughty bingo’ for cash
A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is turning to titillation to raise money. The Hometown Volunteer Fire Company in Schuylkill County is getting ready to host its second adults-only naughty bingo …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Two injured as crews battle fire at apartments in Seattle area
Authorities say two firefighters were injured as crews battled a large blaze at an apartment complex under construction north of Seattle in the suburb of Lynnwood.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
Family thanks Yakima firefighters for saving them from apartment fire
A man and his granddaughter who were rescued from a fatal apartment fire took time Thursday to thank the firefighters who saved them.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 6 a.m.
Spokane fire captain contests discipline after incident with patient
A Spokane firefighter is contesting a three-shift suspension he received after being charged with assaulting a patient on a medical call.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Firefighters from across U.S. battle Appalachian wildfires
Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Pullman firefighters pull man from burning apartment
An alert neighbor and quick actions by Pullman firefighters likely saved the life of a 57-year-old man this morning.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Gas explosion rocks Portland shopping district, injuring 8
Fire officials in Oregon say in a tweet that “multiple firefighters” were injured in a blast that rocked a northwest Portland neighborhood as utility workers were repairing a damaged gas …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane Fire Department has hired one woman in the past 18 years, prompting calls for better recruitment
Bridget Blackmore is the only woman hired by the Spokane Fire Department in the past 18 years, a number reflective of other departments across the country as officials sound the …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
1 firefighter dies, 9 other firefighters and 6 police officers hurt in NYC explosion
New York City’s fire commissioner says a blast that took the life of a battalion chief also injured nine other firefighters and six police officers.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
9/11 flag believed to be lost found in Washington state
EVERETT – A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West
Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Stray bullets blamed for wildfire in west-central Idaho
Investigators say bullets from a gun club may have started a large wildfire in west-central Idaho.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Crews make major gains against Southern California wildfire
Firefighters were on the offensive Friday as they worked to expand significant gains against a huge wildfire that chased thousands of people from their homes in Southern California.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Crews work to protect central Idaho ghost town from wildfire
Firefighters on Friday are working on structure protection at the central Idaho ghost town of Pioneerville as a 134-square-mile wildfire approaches.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Evacuated residents in limbo as wildfire burns in California
Air tankers bombarded rugged slopes with fire retardant Thursday and a squadron of helicopters dropped load after load of water to corral a destructive wildfire threatening mountain homes 60 miles …