Stories tagged: spokane fire department
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017
A rescue team spent nearly an hour trying to coax a distraught man out of the Spokane River as he waded in shallow water Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from neighbors …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017
A man drew heavy emergency crew presence to the Monroe Street Bridge Thursday morning after he was spotted swimming in the fast-moving Spokane River
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
Two motorcyclists were critically injured Wednesday night after a collision with an SUV that left them trapped underneath the vehicle.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017
Brian Schaeffer, hired by the Spokane Fire Department in 2005, earned full-throated support from the public and the City Council at a confirmation hearing Monday night.
Mon., June 5, 2017
Emergency personnel rescued four people who were clinging to a tree in the Spokane River on Saturday afternoon.
Fri., June 2, 2017
Hundreds of Westview Elementary School kids gathered Thursday morning for something precarious: to watch an egg drop.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017
Brian Schaeffer was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017
Spokane Firefighter Jhareme Fuller didn’t know until minutes before Thursday’s Lilac Festival luncheon that he was there to be recognized as the firefighter of the year.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017
John Goodman, president of the Spokane Firefighters Union, informed the union’s executive board this weekend of his intention to step down and cited “personal reasons” in an interview Tuesday. The …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017
The Spokane County Courthouse annex was evacuated just before noon Friday due to a suspicious substance found in an envelope.
Fri., May 12, 2017
The city must come up with a way to fund the salaries of an additional 48 firefighters hired with federal grant money, in addition to its regular duties fighting wildfires, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017
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) …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017
A man was rescued from a tree on the edge of the Spokane River in Kendall Yards Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017
The city will hold interviews with the candidates on May 11, according to a news release. The finalists include Interim Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer and Tony Nielsen, chief of Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017
A home in East Central Spokane was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday morning.
Thu., April 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Fire Department about to replace its last 5 horses with motorized fire truck
The Spokane Fire Department soon would be without horses, and the savings were big.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017
Victim of Saturday morning house fire remains hospitalized at Deaconess Hospital, but his condition has improved.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017
A 95-year-old man died in a house fire early Saturday morning and his son was injured while trying to rescue him.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017
As the Spokane River continues to rise until its eventual cresting sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, residents in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017
First responders and elected leaders in Spokane are urging voters to approve in April the extension of a sales tax they say will keep the emergency communication system from falling …
Mon., March 13, 2017
9-1-1 callers with medical problems that are not emergencies are being referred to driver services other than ambulances, and taken to urgent care centers rather than emergency rooms, under a …
Mon., March 13, 2017
Former Spokane Fire Capt. J.F. Grant was on trial for shooting Walter Layman in the street after he found Layman walking with his wife. A man who lived next to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017
The city has announced it will conduct a nationwide search that will end in June with the selection of Spokane’s first new fire chief since 1988. Fire Chief Bobby Williams …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
A man was seriously injured in a house fire started by squatters at an abandoned northwest Spokane home Monday morning.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
Rescue crews filled the area of Desmet Avenue and Hogan Street in search of that apparently drove into the Spokane River.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
Tom Heckler, curator of the Spokane Fire Department museum, was recently gifted a 1977 engine to add to his collection. The problem? He doesn’t have anywhere to display it.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
A burst sprinkler pipe at a downtown Pottery Barn store led to evacuations at River Park Square Monday evening.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Firefighters are investigating a blaze that badly damaged a home in north Spokane early Tuesday.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
The Spokane City Council approved this week a budget of $550,000 for private representation in two cases brought by former employees who claim harassment and discrimination. The contracts are needed …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Nikita Gilbert adopted her dog, a pitbull-boxer mix named Cinnamon, from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Agency more than a year ago.