Stories tagged: Spokane Fire Department
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Firefighter seriously injured in fall at South Hill blaze
A firefighter was seriously injured when he fell off a ladder while battling a fire at Beacon Cleaners on Grand Boulevard late Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Fire chars apartment building in Browne’s Addition
A two-alarm apartment building fire in Browne’s Addition drew dozens of firefighters in the sweltering heat just before noon Friday.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Small brush fire reported on High Drive
A small brush fire broke out in the area of High Drive and 25th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday evening.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Gas leak sends Spokane firefighters and retirement home employees to hospital
Four firefighters and two retirement home employees were hospitalized following a gas leak Tuesday evening at a retirement home northeast of downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
4-year-old boy pulled from Spokane River dies
A 4-year-old boy went missing near the Downriver Disc Golf Course Tuesday evening and was later pulled from the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
A boisterous Fourth sends pets scrambling
This year’s Fourth of July in the Inland Northwest appeared to be quiet, and not particularly dangerous or smoke-and-fire-filled, though it did feature its fair share of spooked dogs and …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Rescuers convince distraught man to climb out of Spokane River
A rescue team spent nearly an hour trying to coax a distraught man out of the Spokane River as he waded in shallow water Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from neighbors …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Emergency crews converge on Monroe Street Bridge after man spotted swimming in river
A man drew heavy emergency crew presence to the Monroe Street Bridge Thursday morning after he was spotted swimming in the fast-moving Spokane River
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10 p.m.
Motorcyclists critically injured in crash with SUV
Two motorcyclists were critically injured Wednesday night after a collision with an SUV that left them trapped underneath the vehicle.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously confirms Brian Schaeffer as fire chief
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.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Four people rescued from Spokane River; city recommends life jackets
Emergency personnel rescued four people who were clinging to a tree in the Spokane River on Saturday afternoon.
Fri., June 2, 2017
Westview egg drop helps kids think outside the shell
Hundreds of Westview Elementary School kids gathered Thursday morning for something precarious: to watch an egg drop.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Brian Schaeffer named Spokane fire chief by Mayor David Condon
Brian Schaeffer was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Spokane firefighter gets a big suprise: Firefighter of the year
Spokane Firefighter Jhareme Fuller didn’t know until minutes before Thursday’s Lilac Festival luncheon that he was there to be recognized as the firefighter of the year.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11 p.m.
Spokane Firefighters Union president steps down as chief search continues
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Envelope with suspicious substance triggered Spokane County Courthouse evacuation
The Spokane County Courthouse annex was evacuated just before noon Friday due to a suspicious substance found in an envelope.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s five finalists for fire chief address long-term staffing, emergency readiness
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.
Email from City Hall urges fire department brass to support interim chief in hiring process
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) …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Man rescued from tree in Spokane River at Kendall Yards
A man was rescued from a tree on the edge of the Spokane River in Kendall Yards Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Five finalists named to become next Spokane fire chief
The city will hold interviews with the candidates on May 11, according to a news release. The finalists include Interim Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer and Tony Nielsen, chief of Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Home damaged by fire in East Central Spokane
A home in East Central Spokane was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday morning.
Thu., April 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Fire Department about to replace its last 5 horses with motorized fire truck
The Spokane Fire Department soon would be without horses, and the savings were big.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Victim of North Spokane house fire remains hospitalized, condition has improved
Victim of Saturday morning house fire remains hospitalized at Deaconess Hospital, but his condition has improved.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
World War II veteran dies in house fire in North Spokane
A 95-year-old man died in a house fire early Saturday morning and his son was injured while trying to rescue him.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs
As the Spokane River continues to rise until its eventual cresting sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, residents in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Spokane leaders urge voters to extend sales tax funding 911 service
First responders and elected leaders in Spokane are urging voters to approve in April the extension of a sales tax they say will keep the emergency communication system from falling …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:52 p.m.
Spokane routing non-emergency medical calls away from ambulances, ERs
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 …
Mon., March 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Former fire captain goes on trial for murder
Former Spokane Fire Capt. J.F. Grant was on trial for shooting Walter Layman in the street after he found Layman walking with his wife. A man who lived next to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Spokane seeking replacement for longtime fire Chief Bobby Williams following retirement
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
House fire injures man squatting in vacant northwest Spokane home
A man was seriously injured in a house fire started by squatters at an abandoned northwest Spokane home Monday morning.