Stories tagged: Firefighters
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Fire crews gained ground on a massive Northern California wildfire that has destroyed 175 homes, businesses and other structures and charred nearly 7 square miles, fire officials said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Firefighters have started two simultaneous burnouts trying to stop an 81-square-mile wildfire that on Friday moved to within a few miles of a small town in mountainous central Idaho.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Firefighters have set up sprinkler systems on homes in a central Idaho town and also plan to start two simultaneous burnouts Thursday to stop a 78-square-mile wildfire from coming down …
Wed., July 20, 2016
Fire bosses in southwest Idaho called in retardant bombers Wednesday morning as well as additional firefighters in an attempt to strengthen containment lines on a blaze burning in grass and …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Six New Jersey firefighters who were exposed to a “chemical haze” pouring out of a warehouse have been taken to a hospital.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
More than 500 firefighters are training this week at Deer Park High School to prepare for another potentially devastating wildfire season.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
An investigation by the Washington state Department of Natural Resources found that tree branches rubbing on a power line started the 2015 blaze near Twisp that killed three firefighters.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper “get out of here” while he was sorting cans at his Iowa …