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UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

City investigates bullying among employees of Spokane Fire Department

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, 9:15 p.m.

Woman who died in fire in South Perry neighborhood was homeowner

An elderly woman found dead in a Perry District house fire earlier this month has been identified as the home’s owner.

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Woman found dead in Perry District house fire

Firefighters discovered an elderly woman and a dog dead Thursday morning inside a burning home in Spokane’s Perry District neighborhood.

Former fire chief in NW Montana pleads guilty to theft

A former fire chief in northwestern Montana has acknowledged stealing more than $50,000 from his department over the span of four years.

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) …

Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly warehouse fire

Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has …

Spokane assistant fire chief briefly named finalist for top job in Omaha

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

Californian named Spokane Valley fire chief

Bryan Collins has been hired as chief of the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The 51-year-old from San Ramon, Calif., will be paid a $155,000 salary. He replaces retiring Chief Mike …

Six vie for Spokane Valley fire chief

Six finalists have been named as possible replacements for Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief Mike Thompson and will be interviewed Tuesday by the board of fire commissioners. Thompson has announced …

Six compete to replace Valley Fire chief

Six finalists have been named as possible replacements for Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Chief Mike Thompson and will be in Spokane Valley on Tuesday for interviews with the board …

Spokane Valley leader wins state ‘Chief of Year’

Spokane Valley Fire Chief Mike Thompson was having dinner at the annual Washington State Fire Chiefs Association meeting last week in downtown Spokane when he was surprised to hear his …

Voters will have say on Spokane EMS tax

Spokane voters next month will be asked if they want to maintain the city’s tax for emergency medical services. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place the …