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The Historic Museum of Flight will honor Spokane and Kootenai County's first responders by flying them across the Inland Northwest Saturday.
Fire departments across Spokane County adopted aggressive masking and quarantine strategies early in the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as cases continue to spike among the general public, first responders are crediting those policies for keeping their crews safe, even as they encounter dangerous situations.
City of Spokane first responders staged a series of parades for health care workers Tuesday afternoon, who lined the streets in front of hospitals with their own signs and cheers of encouragement in return.
Firefighter, Shawn Pichette has always wanted to give back to his community. For the past 10 years, he has done just that working in the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, Spokane first responders are using those calming effects to help people who have autism or are in crisis.
The unanimous panel granted themselves approval authority over any additional steps to combine dispatch duties for emergency responders. The council had previously grilled members of Mayor David Condon’s administration about the need for the change, which is opposed by city employees.
Eight Idaho counties including Ada and Canyon — as well as the Idaho Military Division — have the potential to save an estimated collective $2 million by changing how they negotiate contracts with the company that provides radio service for first responders.
“What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen?”
Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. Butch Otter announced this week that he signed a letter for Idaho to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet...
Now it’s our community that will never be the same; our students, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses and first responders who will never forget.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled a woman’s death a suicide after her body was pulled from the Spokane River on the evening of March 20.
A heavy police and fire presence is expected at Cascade Mall today, but people should not be alarmed, officials said. The mall, Macy’s and the city of Burlington are hosting an open house for first responders of the Sept. 23 shooting at Macy’s.
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 line.
Local police, firefighters and social workers got together this week to learn how trauma can affect their work, as well as the people they serve.
Washington State Patrol officials say they need to be prepared for a worst-case scenario on the Capitol Campus, including active shooters and bombings. That concern brought about 200 first responders to the campus Friday and Saturday for a large-scale drill.
It took nine years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for Congress to guarantee health care for the firefighters, police officers, chaplains and others who fell ill as a result of toiling in the dusty ruins of the World Trade Center.
Almost four years ago, on the old wordpress blog, I wrote about the environmental catastrophe of Ground Zero. Today marks ten years since the attack on the World Trade Center, so I thought it was appropriate to re-post because many of our new readers probably...