Stories tagged: spokane fire department
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
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, 8:29 a.m.
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, 9:04 a.m.
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.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
A ground floor fire in a Browne’s Addition apartment building led to a big response Friday morning.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane Fire Department has hired one woman in the past 18 years, prompting calls for better recruitment
Bridget Blackmore is the only woman hired by the Spokane Fire Department in the past 18 years, a number reflective of other departments across the country as officials sound the …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
Spokane Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer was briefly named one of four finalists to be the next fire chief in Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday before withdrawing his name from consideration
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Two workers were taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after they were burned in an incident at the city’s Waste to Energy plant on Geiger Boulevard.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Spokane police and firefighters regularly participate in a program to help kids on the autism spectrum develop positive relationships with first responders.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
Two people jumped from the second story of a north Spokane house fire early Sunday morning. Four dogs died in the blaze, the Spokane Fire Department said.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Spokane Fire crews are investigating a white powdery substance that was discovered when an employee opened a letter at the City of Spokane property facility Wednesday afternoon.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
The radio system for every first responder in Spokane County - fire, police and Washington State Patrol - abruptly went dead for three hours Wednesday night.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
A Spokane firefighter who was seriously injured in Wednesday’s apartment-complex blaze has been transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, an official said Thursday.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
A cyclist was seriously injured Tuesday morning after plowing head-first into a minivan near the Gonzaga University campus.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a late night house fire in the 1800 block of South Maple Thursday.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
A fire in north Spokane destroyed a garage Wednesday afternoon in north Spokane. Firefighters were able to save the house, although it was damaged by the heavy smoke and flames …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
A man making hash oil in the basement of his home was burned in a flash explosion Thursday and is in critical condition, according to the Spokane Fire Department.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
A house in the 800 block of South Freya Street was heavily damaged by fire Thursday afternoon but a woman inside was able to get out safely.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
U.S. Marshals arrested a Florida man in Moses Lake last week after he allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at a house in East Central Spokane.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
The cause is officially undetermined, but scanner traffic suggested a wooden pallet caught fire when a piece of “highly polished” steel concentrated sunlight onto it.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 9:30 p.m.
As people start planning to celebrate the Fouth of July, the Spokane Fire Department is reminding people that fireworks are illegal in the city of Spokane and most of the …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
A fire ripped through a warehouse on a residential property in Mead early Wednesday, damaging about 20 antique cars in various stages of restoration.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
A 2-alarm fire destroyed several apartments in North Spokane Friday afternoon, leaving more than a dozen people without a place to stay.
Wed., May 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: 2 firefighters still seriously ill after inhaling toxic fumes in downtown fire
From our archives, 100 years ago About 57 Spokane firefighters were still suffering from the effects of toxic fumes from a fire in a downtown pharmaceutical storeroom.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
A nun saved a sleeping man from a house fire early Sunday morning after she banged on the door to wake him up.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
A unmarked barrel full of an unknown liquid shut down the Spokane County Transfer Station in Spokane Valley Tuesday afternoon when it began spewing a “strong vaporous fume cloud.”
Wed., April 27, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
A second day of counting ballots shows that Spokane’s fire levy has maintained its strong support among voters. With more than 36,000 votes tallied, the levy is passing with nearly …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Votersrenewed a long-running emergency medical services levy, Tuesday.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Tuesday is the deadline to return ballots containing a renewal of a long-running emergency medical services levy in Spokane. The levy generates about $8 million annually for the Spokane Fire …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 7:20 p.m.
A small house was gutted by fire Saturday evening in North Spokane amid worries that the man who lived there may have been trapped inside.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Some couldn’t speak. Others eagerly asked for another turn. But all the disabled kids who came to a free rock wall climbing event at Wild Walls Saturday seemed to have …