Stories tagged: firefighters
UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020
Prospective firefighters for the state Department of Natural Resources must complete a 3-mile course in 45 minutes – while wearing a 45-pound pack. But there’s good news for those who …
Mon., May 11, 2020
In new plans that offer a national reimagining of how to fight wildfires amid the risk of the coronavirus spreading through crews, it’s not clear how officials will get the …
UPDATED: Sun., March 8, 2020
Spokane firefighters climb local stairs for cancer fundraiser after coronavirus threat cancels Seattle event
Firefighters from multiple departments climbed 18 floors of the downtown Bank of America Building on Sunday morning, a substitute for the 69-story Columbia Tower in Seattle, where the event was …
UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020
On March 8, Michelle Phay will participate in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb to honor her late husband, David Phay, and raise awareness about firefighters’ toxin exposures. …
Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Twenty firefighters from California have returned to the United States after spending nearly a month battling wildfires in Australia.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
The Spokane Fire Department team participating in Seattle’s annual Firefighter Stairclimb has raised more than $23,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society so far, making them fourth among teams competing …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
A wildland firefighter badly burned in the 2015 Twisp River blaze has reached a $5 million settlement with two utility companies that he had sued for allegedly failing to keep …
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
The U.S. is planning to send at least 100 more firefighters to Australia to join 159 already there battling blazes that have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes.
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
A Spokane Valley Fire Employees Scholarship recipient in 2013, Alexis Skjelbred became a Spokane nurse a few years later. She’d once abandoned that dream after high school academic struggles. A …
Sun., Oct. 27, 2019
If $118,000 says anything, it’s that the firefighters of Spokane have a stake in this year’s municipal elections, particularly in the mayor’s race.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
While it never grew more than 400 acres, the Montana Creek Fire threatened the historic town of Talkeetna and drew a large response from firefighters around the Northwest continental United …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a two-car crash that sent three people to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The crash, which happened at about 12:45 …
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
Fire officials ordered the evacuation of about 10 homes near the intersection of Graham Road and Highway 904 near Cheney on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019
No one was hurt after a sparking dryer caused a house fire in Browne’s Addition on Thursday evening, residents said.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019
Firefighters rescued a boy trapped in a tree at Garry Middle School in north Spokane on Thursday evening.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
Last October firefighters installed smoke alarms in a Spokane Valley home; that investment saved lives when the home caught fire Wednesday night.
A fire at a Spokane Valley mobile home on Wednesday would have turned out much worse if firefighters wouldn’t have responded to the same house last year, for a non-fire …
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019
Spokane Valley firefighter Joseph Connelly described his climb up 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center in Seattle as the 13 most “grueling minutes of his life.”
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019
Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
A barn in Valleyford caught fire Tuesday afternoon, killing a dog, a sheep and two lambs.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
Spokane firefighters responded to a house fire at 700 N. Altamont St. that started at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Spokane Firefighters Union alerted residents Saturday that a new phone scam asking for donations to support a “firefighter support fund” appears to be targeting Spokane.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
Federal authorities said two hunters were cited after they entered a closed area and fired their rifles in the direction of firefighters who were battling a wildfire near the White …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Deputy Chief Kirk Carpenter of the Nampa Fire Department told the crowd at the annual Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony on Friday that he’s a third-generation firefighter, following in the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
An online survey that drew some 400 firefighters mostly identified mental and physical fatigue as the primary cause of injuries to firefighters who are often confronted with a changing, dangerous …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Rehabilitation units provide both a mandated and a vital service for firefighters – giving them respite from the heat and weather, fluids and energy snacks, and medical evaluations before going …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
An early morning house fire displaced a family and damaged a house Sunday at 808 E. Bridgeport Ave.
Sat., July 14, 2018
Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed – a wildfire had started – and the elite crew launched into motion to …
Fri., July 13, 2018
A dozen current or former Hanford fire captains or platoon sergeants are suing their employer over pay.