Stories tagged: emergency
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
Severe weather, traffic incidents and crime disrupt routines and threaten lives. Facebook announced Tuesday it is arming state, city and local government emergency managers with the ability to issue local …
Fri., July 19, 2019
A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.
Sun., March 10, 2019
Patients are showing up at emergency clinics with the expectation that their care will be covered by their health plan. But some of the ER doctors aren’t covered by the …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
Cathey’s actions on that Aug. 5 flight to Yakima put her in the spotlight Monday at an all-employee meeting for Energy Northwest in Richland.
Mon., July 16, 2018
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 …
Wed., May 30, 2018
Idaho officials are planning meetings across the state next month to discuss the problems facing many rural emergency medical agencies.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
A JetBlue Airways plane made an emergency landing in Buffalo after three crew members became ill on a cross-country flight.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017
Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world.
Wed., April 5, 2017
People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes …
Thu., March 30, 2017
A massive fire caused an interstate bridge to collapse during rush hour Thursday in Atlanta, just minutes after witnesses said police halted traffic and turned cars away from the crumbling …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017
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
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
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 …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
The report is in on a big earthquake-preparedness exercise from June, and the conclusion is that we’re not prepared. When the Big One hits, the key to survival will be …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency reported that so far, the text-to-911 program has gone well.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Though it’s still months away, officials in Washington are preparing for a massive, four-day earthquake and tsunami drill in June.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
State regulators have fined CenturyLink $2.85 million for a statewide 911 outage in April 2014.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Acting Idaho Gov. Brad Little this morning declared an emergency for Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties in the wake of the disastrous Nov. 18 windstorm, paving the way for …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015
Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Starting today, Spokane County residents can reach 911 with a text message.
Thu., June 1, 1995
Trauma Plan Clears Hospitals For Treatment State Allows Sacred Heart And Deaconess To Both Offer Care To Seriously Injured Patients
People who are seriously injured in Spokane now are often treated at the hospital of their choice. Not for long. The city’s two largest hospitals received the blessing of state …
Tue., March 28, 1995
Sheriff’s Letter Asks 911 Merger Post Falls Center Duplicates Newer County Operation, Clegg Tells State
The state should shut down Post Falls’ 911 center now that the county’s version is running smoothly, sheriff’s officials said Monday. Kootenai County Sheriff Pierce Clegg contends the city’s emergency …
Sat., Feb. 11, 1995
Valley paramedics respond to a construction site accident. File photo/The Spokesman-Review
Fri., Feb. 3, 1995
We’ve seen what earthquakes can do. And, as we know, like Japan, we’re earthquake-prone. But whether it’s potential earthquakes or simply because it’s a good safety procedure, homeowners should know …