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Spokane Valley acquires weighted blankets to help first responders calm people with autism

With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, Spokane first responders are using those calming effects to help people who have autism or are in crisis.

Spokane City Council steps in to slow push toward combined 911 center

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 …

How 8 Idaho counties might save $2M on radio service for first responders

Eight Idaho counties including Ada and Canyon — as well as the Idaho Military Division — have the potential to save an estimated collective $2 million by changing how they …

A look at the realities of life as a first responder

“What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen?”

Editorial: Our turn to face tragedy, pull together

Now it’s our community that will never be the same; our students, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses and first responders who will never forget.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017

Woman who fell from Riverfront Park pedestrian bridge committed suicide, medical examiner’s office rules

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled a woman’s death a suicide after her body was pulled from the Spokane River on the evening of March 20.

Burlington’s Cascade Mall, site of fatal shooting, to honor first responders

A heavy police and fire presence is expected at Cascade Mall today, but people should not be alarmed, officials said. The mall, Macy’s and the city of Burlington are hosting …

Gas explosion rocks Portland shopping district, injuring 8

Fire officials in Oregon say in a tweet that “multiple firefighters” were injured in a blast that rocked a northwest Portland neighborhood as utility workers were repairing a damaged gas …

Trauma affects both first responders and those they’re serving, conference attendees told

Local police, firefighters and social workers got together this week to learn how trauma can affect their work, as well as the people they serve.

Agencies practice for active threat at Capitol Campus in Olympia

Washington State Patrol officials say they need to be prepared for a worst-case scenario on the Capitol Campus, including active shooters and bombings. That concern brought about 200 first responders …

Congress considers renewing law providing health benefits for Sept. 11 first responders

It took nine years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for Congress to guarantee health care for the firefighters, police officers, chaplains and others who fell ill as a result …