Onalaska neighbors unleash frustrations on fire commissioners at meeting
Neighbors in Onalaska unleashed their frustrations on fire commissioners Tuesday night. They're upset after a third of the all-volunteer fire department resigned. Some say small town politics is putting public safety in jeopardy. Commissioners voted last week to strip Fire Chief Andrew Martin of his title.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king5.com
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Everett fire officials push for alarms in apartments
Nearly two years after a fatal New Year's Eve apartment fire in Everett, fire officials say they're making progress in the push to get fire alarm systems in apartment complexes up to code. It was December 31, 2015 when a massive fire broke out at The Bluffs Apartments on West Casino Road. The apartment complex, built in the late 1960s, didn't have fire alarms.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king5.com/
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
South King County Firefighters have a new regional asset
Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, firefighters in South King County now have a new tool to help them combat alcohol and petroleum-based fires. The $100,000 grant was a collaborative effort between the Renton RFA and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, fire department officials said in a media release.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 1:52:35 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:52:35 GMT
Fighting fires a family tradition for these Olympia women
When three-year-old Callaway Norwood visits his grandma's house, he expects two things: a satisfying bowl of Cocoa Krispies and fire trucks. Lots of fire trucks. Toy fire trucks and videos of fire trucks. Typical boy you might think. Only in this family, it's not just the boys who love fire trucks.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king5.com
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Moses Lake Firefighters hand out coats to kids in need
Grey and rainy skies blanketed the Columbia Basin on Tuesday. The need for a good, warm winter coat was evident from the moment you stepped out into the elements. For some in the community a good winter coat is hard to come by. The Moses Lake Firefighters Local 1258 helped address the need by delivering winter coats to kids at four schools in Moses Lake on Tuesday through their annual Operation Warm program.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 6:12:24 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:12:24 GMT
A third of Onalaska's volunteer fire department resigns
In Onalaska, the volunteer fire department is dealing with an emergency of its own. Brothers Chris and Craig Franklin say small town politics are putting everyone in jeopardy. "Now I am standing here, watching everything fall apart," said Chris. "I'm worried for my safety, my family's safety, and the safety of all the citizens of Onalaska.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Spokane Fire Department selects new Assistant Fire Chief
The Spokane Fire Department announced Monday that it has selected Trisha Wolford to be the next Assistant Fire Chief. The Assistant Chief serves as a key leader in the department assisting the Fire Chief in planning, coordinating and administering the activities of the organization. She will begin on December 27.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 2:09:06 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:09:06 GMT
Oso chaplain honored for aid, comfort in worst of times
When Oso chaplain Joel Johnson is called to a critical emergency situation or crime scene, odds are someone just lost their home, their life or that of a loved one, and any signs of hope. Johnson is director of Support 46, a program providing respite to on-scene emergency responders from Arlington Fire and Police departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 3:26:30 AM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:30 GMT
Middle School Kids Evacuated to Gym by Fire Alarm in West Richland
Students at Leona Marshall Libby Middle School in West Richland are safe after a fire alarm went off this morning. Staff evacuated the school and the kids were moved to the gym, according to Benton County Fire District 4. Firefighters searched the school and found a light smoke, but no fire. They are investigating to find the source of the smoke.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 2:12:30 PM - SOURCE: KFLD-AM 870
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:12:30 GMT
3 stranded people rescued from Green River in driving rainstorm in Auburn
Three people were rescued after they became stranded on a small island in the middle of the Green River during Tuesday morning's driving rainstorm, emergency officials said. Rescuers from Valley Regional Fire District responded to the scene, near Fenster Park in Auburn, at around 6:20 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from one of the stranded victims.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 9:45:41 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:45:41 GMT
East Jefferson Fire Rescue names Jim Walkowski as new fire chief
East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) has hired Jim Walkowski, a 32-year veteran of the fire service to be the new fire chief. Walkowski was most recently assistant chief at Spokane County Fire District 9, which is comprised of nine fire stations and 170 career and volunteer personnel within a 122-square-mile service area, according to an EJFR press release.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 6:07:46 AM - SOURCE: Port Townsend Leader
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:07:46 GMT
No Injuries Reported From Ocean Shores House Fire
No injuries were reported from the scene a fire in Ocean Shores that destroyed a home and several cars in the 600 block of Chenois Northeast Saturday night. Lt. Corey Kuhl said a report that someone was still inside turned out to be false, police on scene said that everyone evacuated before the fire overtook the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 6:36:42 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:36:42 GMT
South, Central Whidbey fire districts increase rope rescue aid to each other
In an unfortunate scenario requiring a rope rescue, South Whidbey rescue teams might be found responding to instances in Central Whidbey and visa versa. South Whidbey Fire/EMS recently amended an agreement with Central Whidbey that increases rope rescue aid between the two districts. South Whidbey crews will now be automatically dispatched to situations requiring a rope rescue in Central Whidbey, and the crews up north will do the same.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2017 10:43:20 PM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:43:20 GMT
Fire damages mobile home in Lacey
Fire damaged a mobile home in Lacey Friday night, according to Lacey Fire District 3. Just after 11 p.m. Friday, fire crews were dispatched to the 4800 block of Pacific Avenue Southeast, just west of Saint Martin’s University, Fire Chief Steve Brooks said Sunday. The mobile home was occupied by two adults, but neither was injured, Brooks said.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 1:54:38 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:54:38 GMT
Spokane fire damages South Hill house converted into apartments
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish an apartment fire Friday evening in the 1200 block of W. 6th Ave. It happened around 6:15 p.m. Heavy fire was showing from the ground floor apartment unit when fire crews arrived on scene. The fire was threatening the upper level living spaces in the old South Hill home that had been converted into apartments.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 6:15:01 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:15:01 GMT
Vancouver's improved, modern Fire Stations 1 and 2 to open in January
Every detail of Vancouver’s new Fire Station 1 and 2 has been planned to increase efficiency and ensure the stations will better serve the community. “These stations are designed to meet our current and future service needs as well as address our diverse workforce safety and operational needs for the foreseeable future,” Vancouver Deputy Fire Chief Doug Koellermeier said.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 8:56:32 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:56:32 GMT
New Marysville firefighters hired, others receive awards
The Marysville Fire District swore in seven new full-timers Wednesday and also gave out some awards. Firefighter/paramedic Joseph Kendrick joins after more than 10 years of experience. Firefighter/paramedic Hunter Day previously served as a firefighter in Arlington and elsewhere. Sean Anderson, Thomas Fitchett, Scott Cloudy, Katie Hereth and Michael Work are firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 2:37:25 AM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:37:25 GMT
Here's why you can't buy Christmas trees from Richland firefighters this year
For members of Richland’s firefighter union, Christmas is a little less joyful. Officials with Local 1052 said it would no longer sell Christmas trees as a community fundraiser. “We’re in a bit of a dull mood today,” officials said on Richland Fire & Emergency Services’ Facebook page when it announced the news.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 12:49:30 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:49:30 GMT
Chehalis Fire Department Warns of Possible Scam
The Chehalis Fire Department is warning area residents about a group soliciting money using the department’s name without its permission. Chief Ken Cardinale told The Chronicle Thursday that the group, linked to website beasafecommunity.org, contacted a firefighter and used that person’s name on a flyer, which he said made the group’s solicitation for donations seem as if it was coming from the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 3:18:32 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:18:32 GMT
Chehalis Scouting for New Locations for Fire Department
The city of Chehalis plans to make finding a new home for its fire department “a priority for 2018,” citing concerns about its 90-year-old building’s suitability to be a modern fire station, City Manager Jill Anderson told The Chronicle this week. “Because of the building’s historic nature, it wasn’t built to be a fire station.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 3:13:34 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:13:34 GMT
Man rescued after tumbling over 20-foot embankment in Olympia
A man who fell down a steep embankment is recovering after a dramatic rescue overnight in Olympia. The incident unfolded late Wednesday near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Cooper Point Road, the Olympia Fire Department says. A man lost his balance near the edge of a 20-foot retaining wall and plunged over the side.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 8:36:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:36:46 GMT
Pre-annexation agreement between Port Townsend and East Jefferson Fire-Rescue to be before council next year
The Port Townsend City Council has directed city staff to begin negotiating a pre-annexation memorandum that would change the governance and taxing structure in the current interlocal agreement between the city and East Jefferson Fire-Rescue. The council unanimously approved moving forward with the process Monday, and City Manager David Timmons is expected to bring a preliminary agreement to the council in January.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Police, firefighters in Lake Forest Park train to help victims of active shooter
The recent mass shootings at a church in Sugarland Springs, Texas and a country music concert in Las Vegas prove it can happen anywhere. “We know that something like this is going to happen sooner or later in one of our communities,” said Battalion Chief Douglas Knight with the Northshore Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 9:11:55 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:11:55 GMT
Firefighters prevent spread of Woodland shed fire
Firefighters prevented a shed fire from damaging nearby mobile homes Wednesday in Woodland. Crews responded at 12:11 p.m. to a fire in an outbuilding at 6215 N.W. 389th St., at the Woodland Mobile Home and RV Park. When they arrived, they found a fully engulfed shed between two manufactured homes. “The fire was impinging on both manufactured homes at once,” said Tim Dawdy, Clark County Fire and Rescue spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 7:38:26 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:38:26 GMT
3 rescued from second-floor window during South Seattle fire
Firefighters rescued three people from a second-floor bedroom window during a fire at a Seattle duplex. Crews were called to the duplex in the 4500 block of South Orcas Street in the Rainier Valley at about 3:10 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters said the fire started in the living room. Crews were able to get three people out of the home with no injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 5:03:32 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:03:32 GMT
Chelan County Fire District 1 station under construction
Chelan County Fire District 1 said its new fire station in South Wenatchee is under construction. Construction began last week. The new station will be 4,800 square feet. The station is expected to be fully functional by the start of 2018. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Mike Burnett says station 13 will have living spaces for four to five fire fighters and will be staffed 24/7.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 3:12:49 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:12:49 GMT
Family of Toddler saved from Kennewick fire: It's an early-Christmas Miracle
The boy Kennewick firefighters saved from a burning house last week is out of the hospital and staying with his family in Benton City Tuesday night. The Stith family said they're safe and warm. And grateful, because after three nights in a Seattle hospital everyone's together and breathing on their own.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 4:01:00 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:01:00 GMT
Emergency pay phone near Verlot ice caves reinstalled after outcry
A pay phone described as vital in emergency situations has been reinstalled at a ranger station northeast of Everett. The Daily Herald reports that Frontier Communications on Tuesday confirmed it had removed and reinstalled the phone at the U.S. Forest Service Verlot Public Service Center. The phone was brought back after a Sunday story in the newspaper and on KOMO News featured authorities' concerns about the phone being gone.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komonews.com
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
1 dead, 5 hurt as powerful storm blasts Western Washington with 50-70 mph winds
One person has died and least five others have been injured as a powerful storm raked Western Washington Monday. The fatality occurred in Renton where a tree fell onto a car with two women and a toddler inside in the 17900 block of 158th Place SE, according to Sgt. Joe Hauk wih the King County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2017 2:37:15 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:37:15 GMT
Bothell Fire and E.M.S. developing strategic plan with help from community
Bothell’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department recently received community suggestions, which will help staff create a strategic plan that will be presented to City Council at the beginning of next year. Fire Chief Bruce Kroon organized an external stakeholder meeting earlier this month that invited Bothell community members and business owners to provide feedback on what the department should improve and focus on during the next several years.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 6:01:59 PM - SOURCE: Bothell Reporter
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:01:59 GMT
Former Clallam Fire District No. 2 chief, commissioner dies at age 95
Members of Clallam Fire District No. 2 are mourning the recent loss of one of their own, Chief Sam Phillips announced last week. William “Bill” Doran, who served the fire district for 51 years, died Oct. 31 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. The World War II veteran was 95. Services were Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2017 1:44:39 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:44:39 GMT
PHOTO: Freeman shooting victim visits Spokane firefighters who treated her
Spokane Fire District 8 tweeted a picture Monday of one of the students wounded in the Freeman High School shooting, visiting the firefighters who treated her. The Fire Department says Gracie has made an amazing recovery and “truly embodies #Freemanstrong.”
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 3:36:56 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:36:56 GMT
Spokane firefighters help build River Park Square Christmas tree
Spokane firefighters put their climbing skills to good use Monday by helping River Park Square build their giant Christmas tree. The 50 foot tall tree, plus the star, has been a hit since it made its first appearance in 2002. draft The annual tree lighting ceremony will happen on Friday, November 17.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: krem.com
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Firefighters knock down blaze at 9-unit apartment in Spokane
Spokane firefighters responded just after 1 p.m. Friday to a structure fire inside a nine-unit apartment building in Browne’s Addition. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the fire at 1730 W. Pacific Avenue likely started in the basement and extended to the building’s attic. “Everyone was evacuated. There were no injuries,” Schaeffer said.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2017 3:07:00 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 23:07:00 GMT
Three-alarm fire destroys house in Gleed
A three-alarm fire Saturday afternoon destroyed a house on Eschbach Road in Gleed. No injuries were reported. Multiple fire districts responded to a structure fire near U.S. Highway 12. The first units were called around 5:30 p.m. before the second and third alarms were called. Firefighters had the fire under control around 7 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2017 11:31:03 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:31:03 GMT
Fire damages home in northeast Olympia
An Olympia residence in the 900 block of McCormick Street Northeast was damaged by fire late Sunday morning, according to the Olympia Fire Department. Fire crews were dispatched about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Battalion Chief Todd Carson said. After they arrived, smoke could be seen rising from the attic, he said.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 1:42:40 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:42:40 GMT
Yakima kitchen fire early Sunday afternoon displaces eight
A kitchen fire early Sunday afternoon displaced eight people and caused $17,500 in damage, according to the Yakima Fire Department. The fire in the 600 block of South 12th Street began around 1:30 p.m., according to a news release. Firefighters discovered a possible fire in the ceiling above the stove and used a portable extinguisher to put it out.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2017 9:44:30 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:44:30 GMT
Spokane voters reject fines for coal, oil trains traveling through downtown
Spokane voters rejected a proposal that would have fined certain coal and oil trains traveling through downtown. Proposition 2 was failing with only 41 percent of votes cast in favor of the measure, which had been criticized as illegal and potentially embroiling the city in costly legal battles. The initiative began life as a proposal before the City Council last summer.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 11:20:32 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:20:32 GMT
Lacey Fire District 3’s Proposition 1 now looks like it’s going to pass
An updated ballot count Wednesday night shows that Lacey Fire District 3’s Proposition 1 now has a dramatically improved chance of passing, according to Thurston County Auditor data. After Tuesday night’s ballot count, Proposition 1 had enough support at 74.7 percent, but voter turnout was still too low.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2017 9:34:44 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:34:44 GMT
Two people escape overnight condo fire in Edmonds
Two people suffered smoke inhalation after their condo unit caught fire late Wednesday night in Edmonds. Crews arrived at about 11:30 p.m. at 7510 208th St. SW to find a fire in a unit on the second floor of the condominium complex. Initial investigation showed the fire may have started in the kitchen, damaging the unit from both the flames and smoke.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2017 3:53:26 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:53:26 GMT
Kennewick Father thanks Firefighters for saving son from burning house
A Kennewick father is thanking the Kennewick Fire Department after they saved his son from a fire that destroyed their home on Tuesday night. Richard Stith called Action News from Seattle where his wife and son are in the hospital recovering He said he was at the store when he heard the firetrucks
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 10:34:36 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:34:36 GMT
Jolly Mountain and Norse Peak fires cost state and federal agencies millions of dollars
We are in the era of megafires according to an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service. Especially in the Pacific Northwest where forests cover most of the land and fires are put out before they can get rid of dead trees and brush. "When you couple big areas of forest and century without fire, you've got the making for a lot of real estate that can burn," Dr.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 8:12:55 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:12:55 GMT
Skagit County voters approve fire district levy, bond; reject merger proposal
Two Skagit County fire districts had something to celebrate after Tuesday evening’s preliminary election results, while two others remained hopeful their luck might change. With preliminary numbers in, voters in the Clear Lake and Big Lake areas were rejecting a proposal on behalf of Fire Districts 4 and 9 — the districts that represent the areas — to merge into one regional fire authority called Lakeside Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 4:43:54 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:43:54 GMT
Winlock Fire District Levy Passing With 66 Percent of Vote
A proposed maintenance and operations levy for Lewis County Fire District 15 in Winlock is passing as of Tuesday night with 66 percent of the vote. A total of 1,094 votes were cast in the ballot measure, with 726 voting in favor of the levy. The levy is expected to collect $215,000 per year from 2018 through 2021 and is primarily intended to allow the district to hire an additional full-time firefighter to augment its weekday shifts, according to the district.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 3:16:15 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:16:15 GMT
Baby pulled from Kennewick house fire
Kennewick fire officials say a mother and her baby son were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after fire engulfed their manufactured home Tuesday. Firefighters rescued the baby from the home near the Benton County Fairgrounds and recuscitated him, Battalion Chief Kevin Crowley said. Fire Chief Vince Beasley said the boy then began breathing on his own and was transported to Trios Southridge Hospital.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 8:55:15 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:55:15 GMT
Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioner given awards for service
The Washington Fire Commissioners Association has honored Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Commissioner Richard Ruud for his years of service. Roger Ferris, executive director of the commissioners association, presented Ruud with two awards for service during its 69th annual conference in Spokane on Oct.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 3:04:53 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:04:53 GMT
Woman safe after garage fire in Marysville
A woman in her 50's is safe after a garage fire at a home in Marysville Tuesday night. The fire broke out around 6:45 p.m. at then home in the 6800 block of 69th Place NE. When firefighters arrived the garage was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had spread to the house. The woman inside the home was able to make it out safely.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 10:30:28 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:30:28 GMT
A second body is found 4 days after Renton house fire and a mystery surrounds one's death
Four days after a house fire in Renton, King County Fire investigators returned to the home Tuesday and found a second body — this one was inside the charred structure. Firefighters were called to the house in the 16500 block of 146th Avenue SE in Renton last Friday afternoon. During the investigation, a man’s body was found outside near the back of the house, King County sheriff’s Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 9:49:24 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:49:24 GMT
East Jefferson Fire-Rescue mulls hiring new chief after interviews
East Jefferson Fire-Rescue could have a new fire chief as early as today, which would allow current Chief Gordon Pomeroy to retire at the end of the year after eight years of serving as chief. The East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR) board interviewed three candidates Friday, according to Bill Beezley, communications coordinator for EJFR.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
City of Everett appealing ruling on minimum firefighter staffing levels
The city of Everett is appealing an October ruling by a state labor-management board that said it must negotiate minimum staffing levels with firefighters. City attorneys filed paperwork Nov. 1 in Snohomish County Superior Court, asking a judge to review the ruling. Staffing levels are a “fundamental prerogative of management,” and the budget process, the city said in court papers.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 5:11:42 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:11:42 GMT
Fatal house fire in Aberdeen brings out dozens of responders
A woman died in a fatal house fire on Oak Street in Aberdeen Monday afternoon. In an initial briefing, Aberdeen Police Lt. Kevin Darst said they were still in the early stages of investigating and were unsure what caused the fire. As of Monday afternoon, the woman’s name had not been released. “We have not been able to determine the cause of the fire at this point and have an ongoing investigation,” Darst said.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2017 11:59:25 PM - SOURCE: The Daily World
Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:59:25 GMT
50-year prison sentence for Elma man who killed house guest, torched own home
An Elma man who murdered his house guest, then set his own house on fire will likely be spending much of the rest of his life in prison. Jacob Eveland, 37, was sentenced to 50 years Monday for the killing of Roy Jones. The 47-year-old Jones had been house-sitting for Eveland while Eveland served a 30-day jail term for domestic violence assault.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 8:18:17 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:18:17 GMT
Fire burns abandoned commercial building in Spokane
Firefighters worked Tuesday morning to extinguish a blaze burning an abandoned commercial building in Hillyard. One person described by fire officials as a squatter escaped from the building and said he was unsure if others were inside. Firefighters used thermal imaging equipment to check and could not find anyone else.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 9:36:07 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:36:07 GMT
First responders meet baby they helped deliver at reception in Federal Way
South King Fire & Rescue firefighters and other local first responders first met Kylee Kuo April 6 at her grandmother’s house in Federal Way when they helped deliver the precocious baby intent on making an early arrival into the world. They met the now 7-month-old and her family for a second time at a — planned — special reception Monday at SKFR station 62 in Federal Way, where Kylee and her unconventional birth were once again celebrated and the infant received cuddles, two firefighter-themed onesies and the chance to meet her namesake, King County Medic One paramedic Kyle Waterman.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2017 6:29:05 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:29:05 GMT
Firefighters in Spokane take steps to prevent cancer from contaminants
Studies show firefighters have an increased risk of cancer and now Spokane County firefighters are taking steps to change that. “We're seeing so many young firefighters at young ages getting struck down with cancer,” explained Tony Nielsen, Spokane County District 8 fire chief. “And it all seems to be coming down to this absorption that we hope we can prevent.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2017 3:54:55 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:54:55 GMT
Veteran Seattle firefighter speaks out about PTSD
A veteran firefighter is doing his part to help first responders come to terms with post-traumatic stress. In a video by Starbucks, 29-year veteran firefighter Mike Washington, with the Seattle Fire Department, said keeping stress in after difficult calls is like holding a “ticking time bomb.” “If we don’t find ways to work with that stress, eventually it’s all going to catch up to you, and I’ve been that guy,” Washington said.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firerescue1
Posted on Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Man found dead after house fire in Renton
One man was found dead after a house fire Friday in Renton. Flames erupted from the one-story house in the 14600 block of SE 165th Pl. and quickly consumed the structure. The roof collapsed on the home. Fire officials said the man who lived in the house died in the fire. Neighbors told KIRO 7’s Alison Grande that the man grew up in the house.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2017 8:56:05 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Sat, 04 Nov 2017 03:56:05 GMT
Clallam County Fire District 2 gets new brush engine
Clallam County Fire District No. 2 received a new brush engine designed to fight fires in wildland urban interface areas surrounding Port Angeles. The 2017 Ford F-550 chasiss engine can carry 19,500 pounds including a crew of five firefighters, hand tools, equipment and more than 1,000 feet of fire hose.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Chelan County fire chief assists with Puerto Rican disaster relief
A Wenatchee-area fire chief’s skills are being put to the test in Puerto Rico today. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Mike Burnett is currently on-assignment in the country as a member of the Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team 3. The team is one of 16 National Type 1 teams that are down there helping in response to Hurricane Maria.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2017 3:22:50 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:22:50 GMT
Norse Peak, Jolly Mountain fires havent stopped burning
More than 3 1/2 months after they started, two fires that charred more than 90,000 acres of Central Washington’s forests are still burning. But authorities say colder temperatures and winter precipitation will be the key to extinguishing the blazes. The Norse Peak Fire, burning 11 miles west of Cliffdell, and the Jolly Mountain Fire, burning 11 miles northwest of Cle Elum, started as a result of lightning during an Aug.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2017 1:53:31 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Sat, 04 Nov 2017 08:53:31 GMT
Fiery home explosion rocks Sultan neighborhood
Fire investigators believe a natural gas line or propane tanks caused a home to explode in a Sultan neighborhood early Thursday morning. The explosion along Kessler Drive was felt all over the city. "The header that used to hold the garage door in place is now laying about 20 feet from the front of the building out here against the back of those cars," said neighbor Brent Nault whose home caught on fire from the explosion next door.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2017 6:29:28 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:29:28 GMT
Jensen retires from San Juan Island F&R Commission
John Jensen has recently retired from serving as a Fire Commissioner for Fire District 3. His experience and commitment to our community has been a real asset to San Juan Island. Jensen began his career working for the US Civil Service Commission as a Security Investigator. He then worked for the National Park Service, first as a ranger at Pipestone National Monument, Whitman Mission National Historic Site, John Muir National Historic Site, and Point Reyes National Site, and later as a superintendent and district manager in North Cascades National Park for 9 years.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2017 10:52:09 AM - SOURCE: San Juan Islander
Posted on Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:52:09 GMT
Clallam County: Mobile home fire at Aldergrove Mobile Home Park
Clallam County Fire Protection District No. 1 was dispatched to a structure fire at 1:42 a.m. Nov. 2, in Aldergrove Mobile Home Park, space #88. Forks Fire Chief Bill Paul said the structure was mostly involved when he arrived on the scene. The fire was called in by a neighbor. Engine #91 responded with eight firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2017 1:01:51 PM - SOURCE: Forks Forum
Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:01:51 GMT
PHOTO: Two honored during retirement ceremony by South Snohomish Fire
South Snohomish Fire held a special retirement ceremony for Battalion Chief Greg Westerman and Firefighter Kurt McEnroe on Thursday morning. South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in the county, with full-time staffing at 14 fire stations.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2017 3:23:06 AM - SOURCE: MLTnews.com
Posted on Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:23:06 GMT
Working smoke detectors save Spokane Valley home from burning
It's still not clear what caused a small fire at a home near 12th and Adams Thursday morning, but fire investigators are confident that the home would not be standing without proper smoke detectors. The home was vacant at the time the fire started just after 7:00 a.m. A woman who was walking by the property heard the sound of smoke alarms and immediately called 9-1-1.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2017 11:07:36 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:07:36 GMT
Brush fire near Wenatchee puts homes under Level 1 evacuation
A brush fire in Chelan County put about 20 homes under Level 1 evacuation notice along U.S. Highway 2 about five miles northwest of Wenatchee. Chelan County Emergency Management officials reported the fire was at about 500 acres Wednesday afternoon, burning just north of Highway 2 near the town of Monitor.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2017 3:39:52 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:39:52 GMT
Seattle City leaders to council: Homeless sweeps must continue
Seattle's mayor, police chief, fire chief, and homelessness response director are among city leaders expressing serious concerns about legislation to stop "sweeps" in Seattle. A memo, dated Wednesday, was sent to Seattle City Council in advance of a public meeting about the topic and measure sponsored by Council members Kshama Sawant, Mike O'Brien and Kirsten Harris-Talley.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2017 9:15:48 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:15:48 GMT
Homeless Woman In Yakima Escapes Fire With Minor Injuries
Yakima Fire Department officials say a woman living in a homeless camp on West Washington Avenue was able to escape a brush fire started by a campfire Wednesday morning. Firefighters say they were called to the area of the Railroad Tracks and W Washington Avenue . Capt. Jeff Pfaff says the woman woke to fire at the entrance of her cardboard hut where she was living.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2017 8:17:20 AM - SOURCE: KIT 1280-AM & 99.3-FM
Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:17:20 GMT
24 firefighters battle Marysville garage fire
Two adults and a small dog escaped a garage fire Wednesday morning in Marysville. Fire investigators believe an unattended candle started the fire in a garage attached to the house around 8 a.m. in the 8800 block of 45th Drive NE. The residents saw the smoke and escaped unharmed, said Christie Veley, spokeswoman for the Marysville Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2017 4:01:48 PM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:01:48 GMT
Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze at Bellevue apartment complex
A two-alarm fire at a Bellevue apartment building damaged several units Wednesday morning and sent a column of black smoke towering over the city's Crossroads neighborhood. Firefighters responded to the scene, the Woodside Apartments in the 16200 block of NE 14th Place, at about 7:50 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames spewing from the roof of the building.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2017 9:46:19 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:46:19 GMT
Puget Sound Firefighter to be honored for life-saving efforts
Puget Sound Fire will honor firefighter Kent Knight for his role in saving a life while off duty. On Oct. 7, Knight attended a charity basketball tournament at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley when a spectator went into cardiac arrest. Knight, along with several other firefighters who were attending the game, began performing CPR on the patient, according to a Puget Sound Fire media release.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2017 1:01:47 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:01:47 GMT
Worker rescued after boom truck hits power lines in Renton
Firefighters rescued a construction worker after the basket on the boom truck he was in struck some high-tension power lines in Renton. Police and fire crews were called to the scene on the southbound off-ramp from I-405 to Talbot Road, just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, and by the time they were able to bring the worker down to safety, he had been stuck for over three hours.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2017 6:39:16 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:39:16 GMT
Controlled burn becomes an uncontrollable fire overnight in Kennewick
Benton County firefighters put out a fire this morning, which started as a controlled burn, but ended up destroying a mobile home, barn and some cars. Officials say that wind pushed one fire out of control on South 9 Canyon Road around 8:30 last night in Kennewick. They say it started at a mobile home, and then spread to a nearby barn.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2017 5:35:48 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:35:48 GMT
Firefighters prevent flame spread to a Mabton barn after sheds catch fire
Firefighters have saved a barn from catching fire in Mabton. According to officials from Fire District 5, firefighters were alerted to sheds on fire around 3:20 p.m., Monday at 840 High School Road. Fire crews responded to find 50 feet of outbuildings on fire which firefighters said had already burnt to the ground upon arrival.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2017 11:29:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:29:00 GMT
South Snohomish Fire to recognize two during retirement ceremony Nov. 2
South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1828 will honor Battalion Chief Greg Westerman and firefighter Kurt McEnroe at a retirement ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m., at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The ceremony is open to the public.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2017 3:55:47 AM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:55:47 GMT
Yakima County Firefighters in the lower valley receive new safety upgrade
A Yakima County Fire District that serves the lower valley is getting a safety upgrade. Fire District 5 will start using a new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus in November to help firefighters safely breathe in the midst of smoke and heat of fires. The district was able to upgrade equipment that was soon to become obsolete, with grant money that was awarded to them by FEMA Assistance to Firefighters, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2017 3:41:36 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:41:36 GMT
Opinion Column: PAC fueled by Spokane firefighters money should clean up or get out of local politics
The end may be near for Spokane for Honest Government, the political action committee representing the firefighters union and other labor groups. If it dies, whatever rises from the ashes should try, belatedly, to live up to that grandiose name. And the politicians who depend on unions and union PACs – which is to say, every single member of the City Council’s liberal supermajority – should do whatever they can to see that it does.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2017 2:43:57 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:43:57 GMT
Private EMS company clashes with volunteer firefighters in Pend Oreille County
A private ambulance company about to begin service in Pend Oreille County says they're being told not to respond to calls local fire volunteers can handle on their own. One fire chief said it's a matter of saving resources, but the company says it won't be able to survive. When Pend Oreille paramedics begin service in Pend Oreille county, they will be the only first responders licensed to transport patients requiring advanced life support.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY
Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Homeless camp cleanup prompts letter from Seattle firefighters to council member
Seattle firefighters are speaking out against a budget proposal that would end clean-ups of unauthorized homeless camps in the city. In a letter to councilmember Kshama Sawant, Seattle Firefighters Union President Kenny Stuart said, "Needle sticks, exposure to biohazard and contaminants, and assault are serious issues that our firefighters face at unauthorized encampments every day.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Follow Up: San Juan Island EMS faces budget concerns as chief resigns
Even after an increased tax levy in 2016, San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services still isn’t out of the woods. By this February, San Juan Island EMS could join San Juan Island Fire and Rescue to make up for needed revenue. That’s what EMS Chief Jerry Martin suggested at the San Juan Island Public Hospital District 1 meeting on Wednesday, Oct.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2017 1:46:56 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:46:56 GMT
Fire destroys Clallam County home, sends two to hospital
Two people were rescued from a burning home on Thornton Drive overlooking the Dungeness Spit. The house at 20 Thornton Drive was declared a complete loss after the Friday blaze, which spewed flames and smoke seen as far away as Port Angeles. The homeowner, Dorothy Saxton, 95, and her daughter, Donna Huizinga, were rescued by electricians working nearby, said Assistant Chief Dan Orr of Clallam County Fire District No.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2017 12:34:38 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:34:38 GMT
Yakima: Cause of blaze at apartment building still under investigation
Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a Saturday afternoon apartment fire that injured two people, displaced dozens and caused approximately $30,000 in damage. While the fire in an apartment on the third floor of building in the 300 block of West Yakima Avenue was contained to one room, there was considerable smoke damage to the entire third floor, according to a news release from the Yakima Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2017 11:57:44 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:57:44 GMT
San Juan Island EMS Chief quits; recommends EMS join Fire Department
San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services Chief Jerry Martin submitted his resignation at the Wednesday, October 25, 2017 San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 Board meeting. The PHD board, after selecting him from a group of 15 candidates, had voted unanimously to hire him on October 28, 2015.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2017 4:44:17 PM - SOURCE: San Juan Islander
Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:44:17 GMT
2 killed as Seattle-bound Amtrak train strikes vehicle near Kelso
Officials say two people are dead after an Amtrak train struck a vehicle in southwest Washington. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says it happened at a private railroad crossing about 7½ miles north of Kelso at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. The train was heading from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle. Investigators are still responding.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Spokane campaign group fined for 2015 violations
A Spokane political committee will pay $7,000 for failing to properly report some $94,000 it spent to help two city council candidates win in the 2015 municipal elections. Spokane for Honest Government, which got the bulk of its money that year from the local firefighters union and its political action committee, spent the money on independent ads backing council candidates Karen Stratton and Lori Kinnear, who were both elected.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2017 5:51:56 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:51:56 GMT
Seattle: Racing SUVs spark overnight crash on I-5; teen ejected onto freeway
Two racing SUVs on Interstate 5 sped away from the scene overnight after causing a serious crash that ejected a teenager from a third SUV, the Washington State Patrol reports. The incident unfolded at about 10:10 p.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of I-5 at 75th Street, north of Green Lake. Troopers and medics responded after receiving reports of a serious hit-and-run crash with one person ejected from a car onto the pavement, said Trooper Rick Johnson.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Tehaleh deeds East Pierce land for new fire station
With the Tehaleh development looking to add more than 9,000 homes in the Bonney Lake area, developers have been working with East Pierce Fire and Rescue to make sure future residents are safe. Three years of negotiations paid off Oct. 17 when developer American Newland Communities deeded East Pierce a 3.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2017 1:09:09 PM - SOURCE: Enumclaw Courier Herald
Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:09:09 GMT
Department of Natural Resources has 20-year plan to help protect forest against wildfires
With over a month of burning and over a thousand acres blacked, the Jolly Mountain fire was one of the major blazes the state of Washington faced. James Schroeder, the Nature Conservancy, said the health of the forest had its part to play. "On August 11th, natural lightning came through, ignited the Jolly Mountain fire and then the conditions were just primed for a 37,000-acre forest fire," he said.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2017 8:31:39 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 03:31:39 GMT
Two longtime Spokane Valley firefighters compete for Valley fire commission seat
Spokane County Fire District Board Commissioner William A. “Bill” Anderson and challenger Larry T. Rider have at least one thing in common: more than two decades of firefighting experience. Anderson was employed with the Spokane Valley Fire Department for 29 years as a firefighter, dispatcher, engineer and officer.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2017 3:00:52 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:00:52 GMT
Winners of poster contest lunch with Clarkston Firefighters
All this week local elementary schoolers are getting the chance to see what it's like to be part of the Clarkston Fire Department, and it's all part of an annual educational program. The program starts during fire prevention week, when the students are given a presentation on fire safety. They are then presented a theme and asked to draw posters.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: klewtv.com
Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Spokane Firefighters return home after helping fight N. California fires
Spokane Firefighters returned to Spokane Tuesday night after 11 days helping combat the fires that devastated Northern California. Crews from Spokane Fire Protection District 8, City of Spokane Fire, and Chelan Fire and Rescue went out to California and got a firsthand look at the destruction and damage caused by the wildfires that burned across the state.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2017 9:21:55 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:21:55 GMT
Clark County Fire District 3 chief reflects on fire service career
Clark County Fire District 3 Chief Steve Wrightson admits he’s nervous about finally hanging up his helmet. After more than four decades as a firefighter and nearly three decades with the district, he announced his intent to retire last month. “I’ve never done this before, so it’s kind of awkward for me.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2017 2:11:33 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:11:33 GMT
Young girl fighting for her life after space heater fire in Spokane
A little girl is fighting for her life in a Seattle burn unit after a heartbreaking accident in east Spokane Tuesday. Investigators say it all started with something most of us have in our own homes. Just after 3:30 p.m., firefighters got a call of a young girl and a woman with burns near Cataldo and Lee.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2017 7:14:52 AM - SOURCE: KQNT-AM 590 Spokane
Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:14:52 GMT
Fire near truck destroys Yakima home after flames spread new
No one is injured in a truck fire that spread to a garage Tuesday morning. Firefighters arrived at 308 S. 9th Street to find a vehicle on fire which had spread to a garage which was converted to a living space around 8:12 a.m. Tuesday. A father and his four-year-old son were inside the home at the time, but firefighters said they were both able to escape uninjured.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2017 4:45:10 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:45:10 GMT
Pilot dies after helicopter crash into Snohomish County lake
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Snohomish County lake has died, according to a family friend. The pilot and his passenger were rescued after the chopper lost altitude soon after taking off Tuesday afternoon and plunged into King Lake, about five miles southwest of Arlington. The passenger was swimming toward a log after the crash and was pulled from the water by a local resident with a boat.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2017 2:46:12 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:46:12 GMT
McCleary fire damages former hospital building
A building in McCleary that was once home to Mark Reed Hospital caught fire just before 6 a.m. Monday, according to Grays Harbor Fire District 5. The damage to the building in the 300 block of South Birch Street was not extensive because a working sprinkler system helped to put out the fire. McCleary Fire Department responded to the fire and was assisted by Grays Harbor Fire District’s 5 and 12.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2017 3:20:46 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:20:46 GMT
Clallam County Fire District No. 2 refurbishes brush engine from DNR
Clallam County Fire District No. 2 has a new brush engine to fight fires in wildlands. Officials gathered at the district’s Port Angeles office Wednesday to dedicate a refurbished brush truck that was previously owned by the state Department of Natural Resources. The 2001 International “Type 5” wildfire engine has a 600-gallon water tank that can be pumped while being driven along fire lines in forests, fields and other hard-to-get-to areas.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2017 7:32:07 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:32:07 GMT
Small fire breaks out at haunted house in Everett
A small fire in a haunted house caused a real scare Monday in Everett. Customers evacuated the business around 1 p.m. in the 1500 block of Industry Way, when acrid black smoke started to rise from some plastic that was supposed to be noncombustable. “Apparently, it was not,” said LeRoy McNulty, the Everett fire marshal.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2017 7:04:06 PM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:04:06 GMT
Three Snohomish County fire departments seek levies to support emergency services
Three Snohomish County fire departments are seeking levies to support emergency services. District 8 in Lake Stevens and District 17 in Granite Falls are asking voters to approve emergency medical services levy lid lifts. District 25 in Oso is hoping to pass its first fire levy in 22 years. The measures will appear on the Nov.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2017 7:49:54 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:49:54 GMT
2 people rescued from balcony as fire guts Tacoma home
Two people had to be rescued from a second-floor balcony after fire broke out in their home overnight in Tacoma. Firefighters responded to the scene, in the 3900 block of Commencement Bay Drive, at around midnight Sunday after receiving reports of smoke and flames at a home there, Tacoma fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2017 7:53:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:53:46 GMT