Stories tagged: spokane fire department
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.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
The Spokane City Council has passed a byzantine set of standards for new street names and addresses designed to improve emergency response times as the county shifts to a regional …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016
A two-alarm fire early Saturday morning that damaged a building undergoing renovation in downtown Spokane appears to be arson.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016
A Spokane firefighter is contesting a three-shift suspension he received after being charged with assaulting a patient on a medical call.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
A Safeway grocery store on North Hamilton Street was evacuated Tuesday morning after firefighters detected “extremely dangerous” levels of natural gas in the air inside the building, Spokane Fire Assistant …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
A spark from a welding torch started a small fire Wednesday morning at North Central High School, forcing students to evacuate for more than an hour.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
A woman received apparently minor injuries after driving onto the wrong side of a bridge barrier and rolling down a steep embankment Monday afternoon.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
The longest-serving fire chief in Spokane’s history will retire in January. Fire Chief Bobby Williams, who was named head of the Spokane Fire Department during Mayor Vicki McNeill’s administration, will …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
A man was taken to a local hospital Tuesday morning after his house caught fire in Spokane’s South Perry neighborhood.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
A 3-year-old boy who died in a fire late Friday night in Hillyard was found huddled with his dog, who stayed by his side, and a teddy bear.