Stories tagged: brian schaeffer
Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer and Councilwoman Lori Kinnear are proposing that the city of Spokane pilot a program that would see trips of goats chow down through brush in the …
Wed., July 17, 2019
The calendar featured three firefighters from Fire Station 4, near Browne’s Addition. Records show they were accused of “engaging in horseplay with city equipment and resources” in order to make …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018
Coming from a county in Virginia whose eastern edge rubs against the nation’s capitol, Spokane Fire Department’s newest deputy fire chief is used to the rain. Lots of rain. And …
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018
Five face discipline as city wraps investigation of bullying and hazing within Spokane Fire Department
The city of Spokane will discipline five firefighters after concluding its investigation into allegations of harassment and bullying at Spokane Fire Department Station 2.
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018
Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer responded Tuesday to allegations of bullying, sexual harassment and hazing within the department that were exposed recently in a lengthy investigative report.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018
The amount was the highest its been in the past five years, which city officials attributed to retirements, labor contract requirements and other demands of the job.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
The Spokane Fire Department worked for several hours to knock down a commercial building blaze near Riverside Avenue and Helena Street.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer will join 20 other chiefs from around the country in a year-long development program for fire department leaders.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Spokane Fire crews responded just after 1 p.m. Friday to a structure fire inside a nine-unit apartment building at 1730 W. Pacific in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017
Brian Schaeffer was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017
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
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) …
Mon., March 13, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017
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 …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
City of Spokane seeks state help to monitor and fight “zombie properties.”
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
The longest-serving fire chief in Spokane’s history will retire in January. Fire Chief Bobby Williams, who was named head of the Spokane Fire Department during Mayor Vicki McNeill’s administration, will …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
Medical Lake toddler who died with dog in Hillyard fire was visiting aunt’s home for Halloween party
Noah Whitcher was visiting his aunt’s home Friday night, as he had many times. He wanted to stay over because there was a Halloween party planned on Saturday, his paternal …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
Spokane Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer was briefly named one of four finalists to be the next fire chief in Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday before withdrawing his name from consideration
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016
A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow the Spokane Fire Department to add 50 firefighters next year and staff the Alternative Response Unit program 24 hours a …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
Spokane churches that temporarily shelter the homeless are seeking help from the Legislature to keep the program going.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
As Spokane’s aging firefighters head toward retirement, and the amount of overtime pay the department consumes rattles the Spokane City Council, Chief Bobby Williams and Mayor David Condon this week …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
An accidental release of chlorine gas Wednesday morning from a cylinder at Pacific Steel and Recycling in east Spokane sickened more than a dozen people there and at a nearby …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
Workers at Pacific Steel and Recycling in north Spokane accidentally punctured a barrel Wednesday morning, releasing a plume of chlorine gas that sickened workers there and at a nearby city …
Sat., Sept. 20, 2014
Before the courts slapped down the mayor’s attempt to expand political appointments in the city’s hiring, one handpicked hire snuck through the gate. That appointment – the hiring of Mike …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
The movie theater was dark, lit only by the headlamps on the helmets of firefighters as they searched for shooting victims. Suddenly the room exploded in shouts and gunshots as …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013
A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was forced to land in Spokane after a 16-year-old passenger suddenly died.
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Spokane firefighters responded to a blaze that destroyed much of a second floor apartment unit in a West Central house Tuesday night. No one was injured.