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Family thanks firefighters for delivering baby girl

Last week three Spokane Valley firefighters at Station 3 in Liberty Lake got the chance to meet a baby girl for the second time. Their first meeting in January was …


Two West Plains departments need more volunteer firefighters

It’s easy to understand why most children are fascinated by fire trucks: they are big and loud and come with flashing lights and all kinds of cool gadgets, hoses and …


Firefighter loses job for alleged violations

A Spokane firefighter fired in August won’t get a third “last chance” to keep his job. The Spokane Civil Service Commission this week voted unanimously to accept the decision of …


Federal grant for gear helps Fire District 8

Spokane County Fire District 8 south of Spokane Valley was recently awarded a $315,000 grant that will be used to replace aging breathing apparatus. The grant was awarded by the …


Federal grant for gear helps Fire District 8

Spokane County Fire District 8 south of Spokane Valley was recently awarded a $315,000 grant that will be used to replace aging breathing apparatus. The grant was awarded by the …


Fire crews drew heavily from immigrants, laborers

George Earle was looking for work. The 30-year-old English immigrant had recently arrived in Spokane by foot from Alberta, following the railroad tracks into a new country. An ex-solider and …


Spokane firefighter celebrating 45th year on force

Spokane firefighter Lt. Jack Greenamyer is celebrating his 45th anniversary on the city’s fire force today, a fire union official said.


City, firefighters reach deal to avoid cuts

Spokane firefighters likely will be spared layoffs thanks to a deal reached last week between union leaders and city administrators. The sides agreed to create a new early retirement program …


Court rules for white firefighters over promotions

The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed …


Firefighter finishes stairclimb fundraiser in fine fashion

Spokane Valley firefighter Paul Kimball found his performance in this year’s Scott Firefighter Stairclimb “a little disappointing.” He placed only fourth among more than 1,400 men who registered. Last year, …


Wildfire crews head Down Under

Dozens of wildfire specialists from around the West, including a soil erosion expert from Moscow, Idaho, have headed to Australia to help combat massive fires. Multiple blazes have charred more …


Northwest firefighters head to Australia

PORTLAND – About 25 firefighters from the Pacific Northwest will leave for Australia to help fight wildfires. The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center said the firefighters leaving today are from the …


Firefighters Gather To Analyze Tragedy

From left, firefighters Andy Lang, Richard Bacon and Paul Lines are in Coeur d’Alene for a conference seeking to improve safety procedures for hotshot crews in the wake of 28 …