Stories tagged: firefighter
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
After suffering extensive burns fighting a wildfire south of Okanogan last month, Christian Johnson, 55, died Wednesday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
Not long ago, had you asked Lou Franchino, a Spokane firefighter for 23 years, if he would ever return to work, he would have said no.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
Two former Spokane Valley fire captains died in December. In both cases, long-term exposure to toxins may be to blame.
For the second time in less than a week, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has announced the death of a former fire captain, and again, work-related exposure to toxins is …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
The Spokane Valley Fire Department announced Friday that its former captain, Tim Cruger, died on Monday from cancer caused by exposure to toxic smoke on the job.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base …
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018
A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday.
Mon., June 25, 2018
A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing a veteran fire captain and wounding …
Thu., April 26, 2018
Sandpoint man set to run 100 miles in firefighting gear to promote a healthy, cancer-fighting lifestyle
Gwen LeTutour strains against the laces on his large, cumbersome firefighting boots, pulling the leather tight against his intricately tape-wrapped feet and ankles. He shrugs on his heavy black and …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018
Retired Bellevue Fire Department Capt. Jeanette Woldseth died in February from complications due to cancer. She was 64.
Fri., March 23, 2018
A New York City firefighter died after he became separated from his unit as they battled a fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Montana firefighter suffered a wrist injury when he was struck by exploding ammunition while battling a mobile home fire near Lincoln, northwest of Helena.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
An eastern Idaho firefighter being treated for burns is credited with saving another firefighter’s life.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017
Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in Western Montana.
Tue., May 16, 2017
A Seattle firefighter is suing Puget Sound Energy and one of its contractors, saying he has lingering injuries after being knocked out by a natural-gas explosion that leveled two buildings …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017
A man suspected of shooting and critically injuring a paramedic who was tending to a shooting victim on Monday has been found dead in a Dallas home, authorities said.
Thu., March 23, 2017
California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes.
Thu., March 23, 2017
The Snohomish County Fire District Board of Commissioners has voted to issue a written reprimand to two of its members caught on tape making racially insensitive comments about Mexican laborers.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016
Spokane police and firefighters regularly participate in a program to help kids on the autism spectrum develop positive relationships with first responders.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
A firefighter among those battling a central California wildfire died Wednesday and another firefighter was hurt when the water tanker truck they were in overturned near Vandenberg Air Force base, …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
A Mississippi firefighter who received the world’s most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like “a normal guy” for the first …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyon hillsides, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, some running …
Sat., June 25, 2016
Authorities may have found human remains Saturday within a voracious wildfire in central California that has claimed two lives and burned 150 homes.
Fri., March 11, 2016
A District of Columbia firefighter is being praised as a hero after he climbed a ladder to a burning third-floor apartment and shared his breathing mask with a trapped 65-year-old …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
A suburban Detroit firefighter has paid off a struggling family’s electricity bill of more than $1,000 after responding to a call at their home.
Fri., April 19, 2013
A quick delivery brought Jeffrey Jay Baxter Jr. into the world Tuesday evening under the bright fluorescent lights of a Spokane Valley fire station. Jeffrey’s father, Jeff Baxter, a city …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
A firefighter was briefly trapped in the basement of a burning home early this morning in Diamond Lake, north of Spokane. KHQ reports he was rescued and treated at a …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Two of Aaron Cochran’s passions merged the other day. The junior defensive lineman and his Whitworth football teammates were leaving the practice field when the conversation turned to the haze …