Stories tagged: fire department
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019
Less than three weeks after it launched on July 1, the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications announced it has hired a new leader to replace outgoing Executive Director Steve Reinke.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
Despite orders from the Spokane City Council to maintain an independent dispatch crew for firefighters, the city is now relying on a new regional system to handle emergency calls.
Fri., May 31, 2019
Firefighters for Walt Disney World’s private government say they’re understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with this year’s openings of …
Wed., April 24, 2019
A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers “Hard Labor, Odd Hours, …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
Officials said a Bellingham Fire Department officer retired and another resigned after an investigation revealed a deceased person was taken to a fire station in July where several department members …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018
The Spokane Valley Fire Department got new lifesaving equipment for the dogs and cats of Spokane Valley Wednesday.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Then and Now: While Spokane burned, the city’s water superintendent was in Coeur d’Alene doing boat repairs
Spokane’s water superintendent, Rolla A. Jones, was in Coeur d’Alene doing repairs on a steamboat he owned when Spokane’s great fire of 1889 broke out.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017
Firefighers from Spokane and Spokane Valley Fire Departments fished a group of inner tubers out of the Spokane River Saturday after they became entangled with clump of low-hanging tree branches.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
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 …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
A former paramedic suspected of stealing dozens of boxes of painkillers from his employer, Pend Oreille County Fire District 2, for personal use is the focus of a state Department …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016
The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider putting the renewal of a long-running emergency medical services levy on the April ballot.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
SUVs will continue to respond to some medical emergencies in Spokane, according to an agreement announced Monday between the city and the firefighters union. The agreement follows a vote by …
Wed., July 29, 2015
At least two firefighters must respond to a call for help, the Spokane City Council decided Monday in a surprise decision that not even the fire chief was briefed on …
Tue., Sept. 16, 2014
Spokane Mayor David Condon said he would ask for another round of bids for the city’s ambulance contract in response to concerns from City Council President Ben Stuckart. The request …
Sun., Sept. 14, 2014
Spokane leaders may rebid an ambulance contract after no competition emerged to challenge the firm that already provides the city’s emergency transportation. Only American Medical Response bid on the five-year …
Sun., June 22, 2014
Health care reform has come to the Spokane Fire Department. Even residents with reservations about the Affordable Care Act should welcome the local changes. For years, city residents were accustomed …
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Officials flipped the switch on a $47 million upgrade of Spokane County’s emergency communications system last weekend. For the first time, fire and law enforcement personnel will be able to …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2009
Testing of a new “reverse 911” emergency notification system is taking place this week in Spokane County, as officials get ready to put the alert technology online next month. Test …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2009
Testing of a new “reverse 911” emergency notification system is taking place this week in Spokane County, as officials get ready to put the alert technology online next month.