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West Valley fire causes $100K in damage, 1 firefighter injured
A garage fire caused over $100,000 in damage early Thursday morning, according to the West Valley Fire Department. The fire started in the 200 block of Yule Road around 4:20 a.m. A detached garage was engulfed in flames and threatening the owner’s home when firefighters arrived. Although two windows were shattered by the heat, no further damage was done to the home.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 3:24:09 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:24:09 GMT

Man dies after car plunges off road into water near Bremerton
A man was killed early Friday after he drove his car off a beachfront road near Bremerton and plunged into the tidal waters along the Port Washington Narrows. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene, in the 2600 block of Tracyton Beach Road NW, at about 4:50 a.m. after receiving reports of a vehicle in the water, said Lt.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Arson fire destroys Kelso home
A suspected arson fire destroyed a vacant home on Elizabeth Street in Kelso early Friday morning, according to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue. An initial report at 3:40 a.m. indicated that smoke was billowing out of the sides and roof. Crews from Cowlitz 2 and the Longview Fire Department evacuated two nearby homes and started battling the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: tdn.com
Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Fire damages vacant, former restaurant in Pacific
Firefighters quickly doused a fire that damaged a vacant and former Pacific restaurant Thursday, the Valley Regional Fire Authority reported. At 11:43 a.m. the VRFA responded to a report of smoke and flames from the back of a building in the 4500 block of A Street Southeast in Pacific. The building last housed Cools Café but is now vacant.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 1:47:50 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:47:50 GMT

Dump truck catches fire south of Ridgefield
A mechanical issue is believed to have set a dump truck ablaze Thursday morning on a rural road south of Ridgefield. Clark County Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the 4500 block of Northwest 199th Street about 9:47 a.m. A single fire engine from CCFR and another from Fire District 6 headed down the street toward the reported address and spotted the truck engulfed in flames, said CCFR spokesman Tim Dawdy.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 4:27:26 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:27:26 GMT

Chelan's Fire and Rescue's Adam Jones to be honored as Washington State Firefighter of the Year
Washington State Firefighter of the Year award has been announced to go to Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Adam Jones. This award is presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars with their annual Safety Awards. Jones received nomination for this award through his colleagues saying, “the bloke is an animal.” His hands-on approach, dependability and respectful demeanor adds to his knowledge from fish and wildlife to emergency medical training.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 5:56:32 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:56:32 GMT

Space heater likely to blame for Yakima garage fire
Firefighters believe a space heater may be responsible for an early morning fire in Yakima. The fire started about 4 a.m. Thursday morning on the 200 block of Yule road. By the time firefighters arrived, the detached garage was completely engulfed. Firefighters tell us the blaze blew out some of the windows in the home, but thankfully the homeowners were able to get out safely.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 9:00:39 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:39 GMT

Proposition 1 requests tax hike to maintain fire staffing in Lake Chelan
In less than a week, voters in the Lake Chelan area decide whether to continue staffing levels by passing Proposition 1. Steve Saugen, a fire fighter with Fire District #7 is one of 6 firefighters hired with grant funding levels that would be maintained if voters approve the levy Saugen says passage is vital to maintaining vital staffing levels for a growing community Property owners in Fire District #7 are currently taxed at 92 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 4:46:58 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:46:58 GMT

Update: Marysville Man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire
Authorities say an 88-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a mobile home fire in Marysville. Marysville Fire District officials say neighbors called 911 Wednesday morning to report smoke coming from a home in the Crystal Tree Village mobile home park. Authorities say several neighbors helped rescue the 88-year-old man inside.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 7:58:43 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:58:43 GMT

NE Washington Firefighters Learn About The Virtues of Bear Spray
As people prepare to spend time in the woods this spring and summer, wildlife officials are warning them to be prepared for encounters with animals, in particular, bears. Firefighters in one northeastern Washington county received a lesson this week on the virtues of bear spray. You’re more likely to run into a black bear than a grizzly bear in Washington, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for either, says Candace Bennett, a wildlife conflict specialist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Colville.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 5:51:08 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Public Radio
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:51:08 GMT

Spokane firefighters look at policies following mass shooting in Las Vegas
It’s been about six months since the mass shooting in Las Vegas and that shooting presented a new kind of threat to communities across the country – an active shooter firing into an outdoors area. “After Sandy Hook, following a number of shootings, Spokane fire department started the rescue task force,” says Brian Schaeffer, Spokane’s fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2018 6:40:00 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:40:00 GMT

Neighbors rescue man trapped inside burning Marysville mobile home
A man was critically injured during a fire that burned his mobile home Wednesday morning, but was alive thanks to some of his brave neighbors. Witnesses called for help as the fire broke out just before 9:30 a.m. at the Crystal Tree Village mobile home park, according to Christie Veley with Marysville Fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Retired Clallam County Fire District 3 Fire Chief turns attention from fires to art
Steve Vogel doesn’t see a dichotomy between being a first responder and an artist. It’s just that after 34 years of fire and paramedic service in Sequim, Vogel, the retired Clallam County Fire District 3 fire chief, didn’t let many people know he liked art nonetheless majored in it in college. “There just wasn’t time to do art,” he said of his career.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 3:18:45 AM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:18:45 GMT

It's been a wet spring in South Sound, but fire restrictions already are in effect
It has rained, and rained, and rained in the South Sound, so much so, that the downpour in the Olympia area over the weekend set a record. But despite wet winter and spring seasons that have resulted in an above-average snowpack in the mountains, the state Department of Natural Resources already is planning for a dry, dangerous summer.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2018 9:18:52 PM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:18:52 GMT

Coroner: 77-year-old man dead in Richland house fire
An elderly man has died following a fatal house fire in Richland, according to the Benton County Coroner. Crews rescued the man who was inside the burning house at Dakota Street near Columbia Park Trail, Monday afternoon and attempted to revive him with CPR. Fire crews and police responded were at the home for several minutes while crews worked to extinguish the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2018 5:32:10 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:32:10 GMT

Houses ravaged by fire in Spokane, Colbert
Two Spokane-area homes were ravaged by unrelated fires Monday morning. In Colbert, firefighters rescued a dog from a house at 2003 E. Forest Lane that caught fire while no people were home. KHQ reported that a neighbor noticed the fire and called 911 at about 10 a.m., and by the time firefighters arrived, more than half of the house was engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2018 8:01:14 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:01:14 GMT

Benton County Fire District #1 wants levy to fund ambulances, reduce response times
A levy that could potentially reduce response times for a local fire department may soon be introduced to voters. The Board of Fire Commissioners is considering asking voters to approve a levy for emergency medical service (EMS) for Benton County Fire District #1, according to a news release. Funds would be used to purchase and staff two ambulances for EMS calls.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2018 4:27:45 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:27:45 GMT

Grays Harbor Fire District #5 Board of Commissioners announces vacancy
Jerry Bailey, a longtime retired member and fire commissioner of Grays Harbor Fire District 5, resigned from his position as fire commissioner on March 31 for personal reasons, according to a statement released by the district Monday. The open position will be filled through an approved process of the Fire District board.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2018 1:47:26 AM - SOURCE: The Daily World
Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:47:26 GMT

South King Fire and Rescue to ask voters for tax increase
South King Fire and Rescue will ask voters in Federal Way and Des Moines on Aug. 7 to lift a property tax lid to allow the district to collect $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. State law allows fire districts to collect up to $1.50 per $1,000 assessed property valuation, but the increase can’t be more than 1 percent from the previous year without voter approval.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2018 11:52:00 PM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:52:00 GMT

Kirkland house fire spreads to two other homes overnight
A house fire in Kirkland spread to two other nearby homes overnight, emergency officials said. Crews responded to the scene, a home on Northeast 110th Street near 104th Avenue, at around 9 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of smoke and flames there. When firefighters arrived, the blaze had jumped to two other nearby houses, and a second alarm was sounded.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Yakima firefighters say people and dog escape apartment fire, despite no batteries in fire alarm
A fire in the middle of the night, in a home where firefighters say the smoke alarm wasn't working. At around 3:40 in the morning, the Yakima Fire Department responded to an apartment in the 600 block of North 6th Avenue. Firefighters say when they arrived, they saw the people living there and their dog had already evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2018 4:52:07 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:52:07 GMT

Kennewick firefighters battle blaze in auto shop
Kennewick firefighters battled a short blaze at an automotive shop on Third Avenue. The fire started in a vehicle at Les's A-1 Automotive and Repair at 620 East Third at 1:30 p.m. Flames spread to the building. Kennewick firefighters brought the blaze under control within 20 minutes, and were checking to see if it spread to the attic.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2018 5:39:22 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:39:22 GMT

Yakima city leaders experience the life of a firefighter
Sometimes it takes only seconds to determine life or death. It's a reality first responders deal with on a daily basis, but on Saturday there's some new faces on the crew when city council members and other city leaders got the chance to experience what it's like responding to emergencies."I've had some first aid training, but not like anything like the training that I just went through.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2018 11:43:36 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:43:36 GMT

Kennewick road blocked after explosive acid left at collection event
A woman left about 50 grams of a potentially explosive acid at a hazardous waste collection, triggering road closures and concerns. Shortly before 10 a.m., an unknown person dropped off a box of laboratory-grade chemicals at the Benton County event at the road department shop on Wiser Parkway, near Cottonwood Elementary school, said Shyanne Faulconer, a Benton County spokeswoman.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2018 4:00:15 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:15 GMT

Investigation into fire truck that burned in Monument Hill Fire last August, concludes it should have been parked elsewhere
After an investigation, no one is pinning the blame on anyone in particular for the Grant County Fire District 3 truck that burned up during the Monument Hill Fire near Quincy last August. On August 16th, the inferno ate up land at a rapid rate. The firefighters manning the vehicle were out doing structure protection when the blaze began to burn out-of-control.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 7:21:37 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 02:21:37 GMT

Spokane civilian firefighter training shows just how hard their jobs really are
Firefighters play an important role in our community and becoming one is no easy task. Fire Ops 101 is full of real life rescue scenarios to help lawmakers, city representatives, and media understand what it is like on the job and they did not take it easy on us. Even some members of the Spokane city council members went through the training.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 8:30:25 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 03:30:25 GMT

Washougal eyes fire sprinkler policy
Two years after the Camas City Council started requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems be installed in new homes, the Camas-Washougal Fire Marshal is advocating that Washougal councilors approve a similar ordinance. Fire Marshal Ron Schumacher said four Camas homes have been saved by the activation of sprinkler systems with minimal damage.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 1:01:08 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:01:08 GMT

Follow Up: Clark County fire marshal investigating fairgrounds blaze
A Clark County deputy fire marshal continues to investigate what sparked a blaze that destroyed a fairgrounds building housing two food stalls. He said Thursday signs suggest the cause may have been electrical. There were several electric appliances near the fire’s point of origin, said Caleb Barnes, deputy fire marshal.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 7:27:53 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 02:27:53 GMT

Longview woman saves husband with CPR, help from 911 dispatcher
When Longview resident Keith Karns suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest in December, his wife performed CPR for five minutes, ultimately saving his life. At a Longview City Council meeting Thursday, Fire Chief Phil Jurmu honored Carol Karns, along with emergency responders, for their actions as part of the “chain of survival.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 9:49:18 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:49:18 GMT

Arlington Fire to replace aging medic unit after too many visits to repair shop
The Arlington Fire Department is replacing an aging medic unit after one too many costly visits to the repair shop. The 2008 basic life support EMS transport vehicle required $54,500 in repairs over the past three years, including $35,550 over a six-month period in 2017. Keeping the medic unit in the fleet makes no sense, interim Fire Chief Dave Kraski told the City Council Monday.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2018 1:05:21 PM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:05:21 GMT

Northshore fire board meeting heats up over members alleged misuse of funds
Newly elected Northshore fire commissioner Rick Verlinda announced at the board’s April 3 meeting that he will file ethics complaints with the state auditor’s office against two of his fellow board members for allegedly misusing public funds. Under Washington state law, fire commissioners can receive a per diem payment of $114 “for time spent in actual attendance at official meetings of the board or in performance of other services or duties on behalf of the district,” not to exceed $10,944 per year.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2018 1:08:32 PM - SOURCE: Bothell Reporter
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:08:32 GMT

Cowlitz County: One-of-a-kind hero gets first-of-its-kind award after helping to save kids
Heroes do tend to be the quiet type: they usually don't like talking about themselves. Ryan LaFave is no exception. The volunteer firefighter with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue in Kelso would much rather talk "Dukes of Hazard" than how he helped save four neighborhood kids from their burning house. But last summer that's just what the 22-year-old with Down syndrome did.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: katu.com
Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Fire Chief: Clallam County Fire District 3 seeks to improve communications with residents
Clallam County Fire District 3 is developing a long-range financial plan. The first steps are to clearly identify and evaluate all sources of revenue and forecast future service demands. Early in this process, we learned that many in our community did not know how fire and emergency medical services are funded, how many services the fire district provides, and just how busy our crews are.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2018 9:04:35 PM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette
Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:04:35 GMT

13 new wildland firefighters to be prepared for this season after Wenatchee Wildland Academy
Wildfire season will soon be upon the Wenatchee Valley and in order to provide effective and efficient fire, rescue and emergency medical services, Chelan Fire district relies heavily on community involvement. Between residential, career, combat reserve firefighters and volunteers, local county stations are always looking for more hands on deck.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 4:18:42 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:18:42 GMT

Chehalis Fire Department Adds New Foam Capacity to Arsenal
Chehalis firefighters have a new weapon to fight fires involving combustible liquids — from the airport to Interstate 5 to the railway. Chief Ken Cardinale said the oldest rig in the department’s fleet has been outfitted with Class B foam, which puts a sealant over fuel to prevent it from releasing its vapors.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2018 10:38:39 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:38:39 GMT

Spokane Firefighters finding easier ways to get those in danger to safety
Residents in north Spokane had to be evacuated from the top floors of a high-rise retirement home after reporting smoke Monday morning. The incident happened at the Lilac Plaza Retirement Community on the 7000 block of Wiscomb Street. Firefighters say tenants on the 12th, 13th, and 14th floors had to be evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2018 7:38:00 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 02:38:00 GMT

Suspicious fires in Lakewood, Tillicum have neighbors on edge
Neighbors in Lakewood are worried that an arsonist or arsonists are at work with three suspicious fires April 7 and 8. Investigators believe these were human caused, whether intentional or accidental. "Flames were shooting out all of the windows," said neighbor Shirley Farkas of the first fire. "You heard the windows pop.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2018 5:17:49 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:17:49 GMT

Camano Island Fire & Rescue promotes 2, hires 3
Camano Island Fire & Rescue celebrated two promotions and a new firefighter at the March 26 Board of Fire Commissioner’s meeting. After Capt. Ryan Shaughnessy went to Tulalip’s District 15, CIFR needed a captain. Fire Chief Michael Schick said the department took the opportunity to promote from among its qualified and capable members.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2018 1:01:44 PM - SOURCE: Stanwood/Camano News
Posted on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:01:44 GMT

Richland: Firefighters and wildland officials already training to tackle this wildfire season
Firefighters locally and from around the state are already meeting to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season, with the goal of avoiding the damage done by devastating wildfires last summer that threatened homes, polluted our air, and blanketed our skies with smoke. First responders are meeting in Richland for a three-day conference to go over lessons learned from last year’s wildfire season.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2018 5:40:00 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:40:00 GMT

Crews respond to fire at Clark County Fairgrounds
Clark County Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a fire at the Clark County Fairgrounds Wednesday morning. Officials first heard about the fire just after 3:30 a.m. They say it was in the Clark County Dairy Women building. Clark County Fire District says the owners of the building and booth are in their 70s and did not have insurance on the structures.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2018 8:56:17 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:56:17 GMT

Yakima County: 911 call-takers provide vital link in case of emergency
On a recent Friday night, while many were kicking off the weekend with an evening on the town, Jenyne Wells waited for the phone to ring. As a 911 call-taker at SunComm, Yakima County’s emergency dispatch center, she was waiting for anyone needing help. It would not be long. “A young girl is being forced into a van,” a woman caller said, speaking through an interpreter.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2018 7:53:43 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:53:43 GMT

Firefighters rescue window washer dangling from Tacoma building
Firefighters rescued a window washer dangling from a Tacoma building on Monday morning, said Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meinecke. The window washer was working at a building near the intersection of South 11th Street and Broadway Avenue when he suffered an equipment malfunction, Meinecke said. The washer rappelled off of the roof of the building and a safety device reportedly engaged leaving him stranded.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2018 1:51:46 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:51:46 GMT

Firefighter rescues 3-day-old puppy who fell down vent in Auburn
A newborn puppy is back safe with his mom after falling down a heater vent at a home in Auburn. Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) responded to a call Sunday that a 3-day-old puppy had fallen down a vent and far out of reach. The engine crew from Station 32 arrived and crawled under the home. They removed a heat duct and found the tiny pup.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2018 2:39:18 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:39:18 GMT

Jeanette Woldseth, Washington’s first female firefighter, was a self-effacing pioneer
Capt. Jeanette Woldseth thought of herself as just a firefighter. She didn’t want to be remembered as a female firefighter, even though she was the first in the state. She also didn’t want the attention or focus on her, even when cancer consumed her body. Yet, it’s clear part of Capt. Woldseth’s legacy is that she paved the way for other women to not only join the firefighting ranks, but to succeed in the male-dominated profession.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2018 7:08:42 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:08:42 GMT

Fire Destroys Abandoned Chehalis Wastewater Plant
A fire broke out early Sunday morning at Chehalis’ abandoned wastewater treatment plant on Shoreline Road, destroying a former administration building, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Crews responded to the fire at 5:08 a.m. Sunday at the address in the 1100 block of NW Shoreline Road after dispatchers received reports of smoke in the area.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2018 1:10:50 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:10:50 GMT

Suspect arrested following two Monday morning fires in Yakima
One person has been arrested in the investigation of two Monday morning fires in Yakima. Crews with the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) went to a burning home at the 1300 block of Cherry Avenue, around 7:40 a.m., Monday to find flames at the back side of the building spreading to the inside of the house.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2018 2:01:01 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:01:01 GMT

One dead in early morning fire at mobile home park in Mountlake Terrace
One person is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in Mountlake Terrace, emergency officials said. Firefighters and medics responded to the scene, in the 5500 block of 242nd Street SW, at about 4 a.m. Monday after receiving initial reports of a fence on fire. When they arrived on scene, however, crews discovered a mobile home was ablaze.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Firefighters dangle from Moses Lake water tower during rope rescue training
Firefighters were literally shown the ropes during rope rescue training at the Olive Way water tower in Moses Lake on Friday. The Moses Lake Fire Department receives special training like this every three years. Firemen learned to trust one another while dangling from above and on the ground. Moses Lake Firefighter Schrad Rouse says Friday’s rope session was part of a three day training series.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2018 3:14:16 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Sat, 07 Apr 2018 10:14:16 GMT

Several people injured in N. Spokane retirement home fire
Several people were injured in a fire at the Lilac Plaza Retirement Community in North Spokane early Monday morning, according to the Spokane Fire Department. No one was killed. The fire was extinguished and contained by 5:00 a.m. SFD units remained on scene until 9 a.m. SFD Chief Brian Schaeffer said the fire started in an air conditioning unit on the 14th floor of the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM 2
Posted on Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Richland Fire captain will share innovative strategies at national symposium
While firefighters are used to focusing on putting out flames and responding to emergencies--a Richland fire captain said their department has been undergoing a cultural shift that's been six years in the making. Captain Joe Derousie said their strategy is called Community Risk Reduction--which means they've been focusing on proactive ways to keep the community safe--like educating the public about safety issues, or helping youth with mentorship.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2018 6:48:46 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Sun, 08 Apr 2018 01:48:46 GMT

Yakima Valley is Washington's Worst Potential Fire Season Area
Another busy fire season should be expected this year with land around Yakima especially vulnerable. Speaking at a conference of wildland firefighters from Alaska, Washington and Oregon at the Yakima Convention Center, Josh Clark, a meteorologist with the state Department of Natural Resources said, “If I were to pick one place that might experience above-average fire danger, it’s the Yakima Valley and the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2018 5:05:03 AM - SOURCE: KFLD-AM 870
Posted on Sat, 07 Apr 2018 12:05:03 GMT

Electrical problem sparks fire at Ace's Casino in Spokane
Quick work by Spokane firefighters prevented extensive damage at Aces Casino Saturday night when a fire broke out. The Spokane Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from near the roof of the building at about 9:20 p.m. The building was immediately evacuated and road closures were in place, temporarily impacting North Division St.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2018 4:42:02 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:42:02 GMT

Yakima firefighter goes home from hospital 4 days after injury
A Yakima firefighter is on the mend after breaking several ribs and puncturing a lung during a house fire Sunday at about 9 a.m. Lt. Cody Burton was one of several first responders at a house fire on Cornell Avenue near Mead Avenue that morning. The vacant was damaged the previous day from another fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 4:06:29 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:06:29 GMT

Man burned in explosion at Issaquah home
A man was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after an explosion on his property in Issaquah, fire officials said. The homeowner called 911 reporting the explosion and that he had been burned, according to Steve Westlake with Eastside Fire & Rescue. When firefighters and medics arrived at the place in the 14200 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road, they found a fire that was mostly out in an outside greenhouse, with debris scattered nearby.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komonews.com
Posted on Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Wrong-way bottle rocket destroys Key Peninsula mobile home, firefighters say
A mobile home was destroyed by fire Thursday morning when a bottle rocket accidentally fired into the small trailer, according to the Key Peninsula Fire Department. The fire department tweeted at 3:58 a.m. that it was responding to a fully involved fire off of Key Peninsula Highway South. All residents evacuated the trailer allowing crews to take a defensive approach to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 1:48:39 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:48:39 GMT

Pasco Fire Department’s Community Risk Reduction Program confirms first smoke alarm save
The City of Pasco Fire Department’s Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Program serves as the focal point of a collaborative effort with City departments, community partners and social services to identify, mitigate, and reduce the dependence of “at risk” populations on emergency services. One of the services of the CRR Program is replacement of smoke alarms and alarm batteries in private homes.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2018 4:37:09 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 23:37:09 GMT

Follow Up: Welding is possible cause of shed fire in Kennewick
Benton County Deputies say welding could be a factor in a structure fire on the 900 block of east 23rd Avenue in Kennewick. When Benton County Fire District 1 and the Kennewick Fire Department arrived to the scene around 5 p.m. they heard gas cans and paint cans popping. The street was blocked off for over an hour as police and fire engines filled the street in front of the home.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 7:29:28 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:29:28 GMT

Richland firefighters handing out free food to community
Firefighters in Richland are helping those who need some extra food on the table. Richland Fire & Emergency Services is joining 2nd Harvest Friday, April 6, at the Uptown Parking Lot to hand out free produce and nonperishable products to the community. The firefighter's Community Outreach Program partnered with 2nd Harvest to organize the mobile market, which includes nearly 8,500 pounds of food items.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 11:50:30 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:50:30 GMT

Large Fire Claims Elma Home Thursday Morning, No Injuries Reported
No injuries were reported at the scene of a large fire this morning in Elma that consumed a home, motor home, and vehicle in the driveway. Elma Fire Chief Tyson Boling said that crews arrived at the 100 block of Heritage Drive within 2 minutes of the 911 call at 2:25 am Thursday morning. The first engine on scene reported the roof had already collapsed into the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2018 7:39:38 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:39:38 GMT

Port Townsend Property taxes would go up $60 or more with fire annexation
If Port Townsend is annexed into Jefferson County Fire District 1 – more commonly known as East Jefferson Fire Rescue – property taxes for a $300,000 city home would go up by at least $60. The annexation into the fire district would apply only to firefighting and emergency medical services. The possible increase in property taxes for city residents was one of several topics discussed at the second town hall meeting about the fire annexation process, on March 29.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2018 4:53:54 PM - SOURCE: Port Townsend Leader
Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 23:53:54 GMT

Benton County Firefighters put out suspicious brush fire in Zintel Canyon
Kennewick firefighters and firefighters from Benton County Fire District 1 have put out a large brush fire in Zintel Canyon. The fire burned out of control just off Ely Street in south Kennewick, Tuesday night shortly after 10 p.m. Fire officials tell Action News the fire is suspicious. Firefighters said they have responded to a couple other fires in the area in the past month.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2018 5:39:25 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:39:25 GMT

Battle Ground considers changes to fireworks policies
Battle Ground officials are seeking public comment from residents about the city’s fireworks policies. Residents can fill out a survey on the city’s website, www.cityofbg.org, until 5 p.m. April 27 and answer a few questions about fireworks. The results will be provided to the councilors at their May 7 council meeting.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2018 7:13:19 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 02:13:19 GMT

Puget Island, Skamokawa firefighters hone skills on unwanted boat
No good deed goes unpunished, unless you're the Puget Island Fire Department. The department, with an assist from the Skamokawa Fire Department, got a little practice last Thursday after they agreed to burn a boat on Olaf Thomason's property. The boat had no special meaning for Thomason. A few years ago, a fellow from Onalaska with an ailing wife entreated Thomason to take the boat, which had been moored at the Elochoman Slough Marina.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2018 5:28:14 AM - SOURCE: Wahkiakum County Eagle
Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:28:14 GMT

Charge: Friends tried to stop arsonist from setting Bellevue mosque fire
Four people were with the 18-year-old man accused of setting a Bellevue mosque on fire last month and tried to stamp out the small fires he set, according to charging documents filed Friday. Now Carlos Daniel Diaz-Cruz is charged with first-degree arson for the blaze that engulfed the Islamic Center of the Eastside the afternoon of March 21.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2018 3:50:33 PM - SOURCE: seattlepi.com
Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 22:50:33 GMT

Woman found dead after fire heavily damages SeaTac mobile home
The body of a woman was found inside a burned mobile home after firefighters extinguished a blaze that heavily damaged the structure Tuesday, officials said. The first report of the fire came shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday from a person inside the double-wide mobile home at 18100 block of 36th Place South, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 5:33:54 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:33:54 GMT

Responders Plan First Steps Under New Lewis County 911 Agreement
Leaders from emergency response agencies throughout Lewis County gathered Friday for the first official step in efforts to reform the county’s beleaguered 911 communications system. Twenty-eight police, fire and EMS officials assembled at Lewis County Fire District 8 in Salkum for a meeting that was mostly informational in nature, but marked a milestone in long-running efforts to give first responders a bigger voice in 911 operations.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 12:39:13 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:39:13 GMT

Firefighters: Shop fire burns power lines in Kennewick
Firefighters are trying to contain a shop fire that has burned power lines in Kennewick. Action News learned this fire caused power lines to spark and go down in the area of Gum Street and 23rd, around 6 p.m., Tuesday. Police have blocked roads in the area. Drivers are asked to use a different route.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 6:32:38 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 01:32:38 GMT

Recent fires in Ephrata, Moses Lake indicate that local fuels are ripe to burn
Yesterday’s fires in Ephrata and Moses Lake indicate that the fuels in our area are ripe to burn. Grant County Fire District 13 crews responded to RD 9 NW near Dodson Rd to extinguish a controlled burn that spread to corn stubble. It took fire crews about 45 minutes to control and mop up the fire. In total, the blaze torched acre.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 3:16:30 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 22:16:30 GMT

Police: Hoverboard started trash fire in Bellevue
A faulty hoverboard is likely to blame for a trash fire Wednesday morning in Bellevue, according to the Bellevue Police Department. The fire broke out just after 8 a.m. on board a garbage truck on 116th Ave NE at NE 2nd Street. The truck operator, realizing his load was on fire, dumped the load on the street so firefighters could put it out.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2018 11:15:02 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:15:02 GMT

House gutted in predawn 2-alarm fire near Bremerton
A home near Bremerton was gutted in a two-alarm fire early Tuesday morning, emergency officials said. Firefighters responded to the home, about three miles southwest of Bremerton near Hawthorne Avenue West and West Frone Drive in the small town of Gorst, at around 3:20 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames there.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 7:15:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:15:46 GMT

New seamless response approved in King County
The City Council approved a new interlocal agreement (ILA) last week that promotes seamless emergency response among fire departments throughout King County. The ILA’s intent is that the closest available emergency response units will respond to 911 calls, regardless of fire department jurisdiction.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2018 4:36:09 PM - SOURCE: Mercer Island Reporter
Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:36:09 GMT

Former Rosalia volunteer firefighter accused of stealing ambulance
A former Rosalia Firefighter was arrested early Sunday morning for stealing an ambulance. On Sunday morning, Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies were advised that one of the Rosalia Fire Department Ambulances had been taken from the fire station during the overnight hours. Officials reviewed security footage and saw Kelly Brown, 35, enter the fire station around 1:00 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2018 6:40:19 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:40:19 GMT

Small fire at Spokane linen store
Fire crews from Spokane and Spokane Valley were called to the scene of a small fire at a linen and uniform store in east Spokane on Monday night. The fire was reported at Alsco off Waterworks Avenue just after 9 p.m. on Monday. Two workers were inside the store at the time, and were evacuated, firefighters tell KXLY 4 no one was injured.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2018 11:03:17 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:03:17 GMT

No Injuries Reported as Fire Damages Historic Aberdeen Home
No injuries were reported from a fire that spread through a historical Aberdeen home Monday morning. Battalion Chief Troy Palmer said in a press release that the Aberdeen Fire Department was called to the residential structure fire on the 300 block of W. 10th Street in Aberdeen at 09:05 Monday morning.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 4:43:31 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:43:31 GMT

Yakima firefighter injured in one of three suspicious fires over weekend
Yakima firefighters responded to what they described as three suspicious fires over the weekend, including a Sunday fire that left a firefighter injured. Fire Lt. Cody Burton was hurt when he fell through the floor of a house at 1510 Cornell Avenue around 9: 20 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a fire department news release.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 11:30:03 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:30:03 GMT

1 injured in early-morning trailer fire near Elma
Two people evacuated a trailer that was fully engulfed in flames early Monday morning in East Grays Harbor. A 40-year-old Satsop woman was treated for facial burns at the scene, according to a release from Grays Harbor Fire District 5. Her male companion was not injured. Multiple agencies were dispatched to the fire just after on the 200 block of South Fifth Street just after 2 a.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2018 9:12:32 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:12:32 GMT

Huge fire destroys home near Kingston
Firefighters battled a huge fire that destroyed a home in Kingston Friday night. The flames were so intense, they could be seen by ferry passengers and from people across the water in Edmonds. According to North Kitsap Fire and Rescue, crews had difficulty getting to the scene due to narrow road access.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2018 1:59:04 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018 20:59:04 GMT

6 displaced in Kent apartment fire
A fire in a Kent apartment building Thursday displaced six people, emergency officials said. Crews responded to the scene, an apartment building in the 10600 block of Southeast 264th Street, about 9 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames there. Firefighters found that flames had engulfed the two-story apartment building.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2018 11:08:01 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:08:01 GMT

Pregnant woman killed amid several crashes on hail, snow covered I-90 near North Bend
A pregnant woman was killed and several other people were hurt in multiple weather-related crashes on Interstate 90 near North Bend on Sunday night. There were about 20 crashes or spinouts on I-90 along an approximately 15-mile stretch around North Bend after 7 p.m. Sunday, the Washington State Patrol said.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2018 1:59:04 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018 20:59:04 GMT

Spokane Valley Firefighters rush to extinguish attic fire in Otis Orchards
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded at 5:20 pm Friday to a report of a house fire on the 5000 block of North Chase Rd. in Otis Orchards. Firefighters found light smoke coming from the attic of a vacant home, and worked quickly to control the fire. After the fire was out, additional crew assisted in opening up the attic and removing the insulation from the area were the fire was located.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2018 10:07:30 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 05:07:30 GMT

Mental health issues/care for first responders studied at Central Washington University
Central Washington University wants to enter the mind of a first responder by examining how they deal with stress. In particular, the university’s psychology department is studying if emergency personnel can better deal with the stress of their jobs by writing about their experiences. CWU psychology student Ann Marie Farina is collecting data for a survey to better understand the effects that sharing traumatic experiences through writing has on the mental health of first responders.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2018 6:24:13 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 01:24:13 GMT

911 dispatchers want PTSD coverage like police and firefighters
Those who answer calls for help want to be part of a new law offering benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “We’re a first responder’s first responder,” said Valley Com 911 dispatcher Cathleen Robertson. Last week Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill enabling firefighters, paramedics, and police to qualify for disability benefits from the Department of Labor & Industries for PTSD suffered over a career.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM 2
Posted on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Crews rescue man who jumped into the Spokane River in Downtown
Spokane Fire crew were able to safely rescue a person from the Spokane River near Post and Spokane Falls Boulevard Thursday night. Crews responded to the area around 7:00 p.m. for a report of a man who jumped into the river. The man was able to make it to some rock on the side of the water. Rescue crews rappelled down the rock to get to the man.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM 2
Posted on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Clallam County woman testifies in trial for arson, other charges
A woman tearfully described a romantic relationship that spiraled out of control at the trial of a Sedro-Woolley man who allegedly sent her abusive text messages, left threatening voice mails and set her Beaver-area house on fire on New Year’s Day 2016 while she was in Florida. Marshall Jay Lewis, a 38-year-old registered sex offender, was in the third day of Clallam County Superior Court proceedings before Judge Brian Coughenour on Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2018 10:32:10 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:32:10 GMT

4th fire in month at Seattle homeless camp
For about a year, Seattle commuters have been watching a homeless camp grow near the interchange of Interstates 5 and 90. Tuesday night a fire broke out at the camp, the fourth time the fire department responded to the site this month. The city informally refers to it as the Jose Rizal encampment, named after the city park that sits just to the east.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2018 3:11:47 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:11:47 GMT

18-year-old suspect arrested in Bellevue mosque fire
An 18-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of starting a suspicious fire that gutted a Bellevue mosque last week, police said. The arrest follows an investigation into the blaze at the Islamic Center of Eastside at 14700 Main Street, which had previously been damaged by arson in January 2017 and was vacant at the time of the latest fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

4 hospitalized in hazmat incident at Everett-area transfer station
Four people were hospitalized Wednesday following a hazardous material incident at a Snohomish County transfer station near Paine Field. A hazmat team and medics responded to the incident at the transfer station at 10700 Minuteman Drive at around 7:55 a.m., said Leslie Hynes of Snohomish County Fire District 1.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 1:53:20 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:53:20 GMT

Driver seriously hurt in February crash accused of pulling gun on responding Grant County firefighter
A driver is accused of pulling a gun on a Grant County Fire District 5 firefighter who had responded after the man rolled his car near Moses Lake. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is recommending an assault in the first degree charge against 27-year-old Moses Lake resident Andrew Reed in connection to the alleged assault back on Feb.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 5:50:59 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:50:59 GMT

Cathlamet Fire Department presents new fire engine
The Cathlamet Fire Department held an open house to show off their new rig on Sunday. "The Town of Cathlamet worked really, really hard the last couple of years to set aside money for this," Fire Chief Vernon Barton said. "This" is a 2017 Spartan, a traditional structural fire fighting engine. It is the first new engine for the department since 2001, according to Barton.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2018 1:46:06 AM - SOURCE: Wahkiakum County Eagle
Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:46:06 GMT

Medics treat victim at scene of Kent apartment fire
A victim is being treated after fire broke out Thursday morning at a Kent apartment building, emergency officials said. Crews responded to the scene, an apartment building near the intersection of 106th Avenue SE and 264th Street, at around 8:45 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames there.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

State bans firefighting chemicals that may cause cancer
Firefighting foam with a chemical thought to cause cancer and other health problems will be banned in two years for local fire departments and districts in Washington. A new law signed Tuesday bans the group of chemicals that are contaminating some wells in Airway Heights and other water sources near military bases, although it won’t directly affect that contamination.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 4:39:26 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:39:26 GMT

Woman killed trying to escape house fire in Sedro-Woolley overnight
A woman died while trying to escape from a home engulfed in flames in Sedro-Woolley overnight. Firefighters responded to the home in the 1000 block of Sterling Street at about 1:10 a.m. to extinguish the blaze. The woman was found dead at the scene. A neighbor, Brenda Suryan Sem, said fire crews arrived quickly, but the flames spread fast and furiously.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

One year after new contract, South Snohomish Fire presents mixed results to council
There was good news and bad news in South Snohomish Fire and Rescue’s 2017 annual report to the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night. It started with an overview by Fire Chief Bruce Stedman profiling South Snohomish Fire’s work in the community, from providing community paramedic services to disaster preparedness training.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 3:30:06 AM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:30:06 GMT

Camas garage fire damages vehicle
Firefighters quickly contained a garage fire Tuesday morning, preventing further damage to a Camas home. Multiple fire engines were dispatched to 4530 Northwest Dahlia Drive, a home near Lacamas Lake, about 8:35 a.m., according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. A total of 24 firefighters with the Camas-Washougal and Vancouver fire departments and East County Fire and Rescue helped with the response.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 5:53:43 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:53:43 GMT

Mom, 2 kids flee Renton house fire caused by discarded cigarette
After waking up to sounds of breaking glass and the sight of flames, a mother and her two children escaped their home safely in Renton late Tuesday night. Firefighters responded to the scene, in the 18400 block of 107th Court SE, at about 11:15 p.m. after receiving a 911 call. The mother and the two children, aged 5 and 8, were outside the home when crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 7:04:21 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:04:21 GMT

Volunteers honored by Cowlitz-Skamania Fire District
Four new volunteers who signed up in 2017 were among the 27 volunteers honored at the annual Clark-Skamania Fire District 7 volunteer recognition dinner held March 17 at Pleasant View Community Church near Cougar. Caps, pins, jackets and certificates were presented to volunteers who have served the district as long as 31 years.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 1:12:29 PM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:12:29 GMT

Fire in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood ruled arson
A fire at apartment building in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood Monday night was intentionally set, according to investigators. The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. on the mezzanine level of the building located at 404 E. Howell Street. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames. No one was injured, but the fire caused about $10,000 in damage.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 10:24:30 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:24:30 GMT

The hoses are heavy at the new firefighter training academy in Snohomish County
Almost all of the recruits in Snohomish County’s first fire academy have suited up before. But for Chau Nguyen, 33, a former furniture delivery truck driver, it was the first time he’d put on the hefty fire-resistant gear, slung the red 5-inch hose line over his shoulder and unraveled it by hauling it across wet asphalt.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 6:48:28 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:48:28 GMT

First responders can now file for workers' comp for PTSD
On Mar. 23, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 6214 into law, allowing first responders to file for workers’ compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder. Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics will all be eligible to receive workers comp for PTSD acquired on the job. Workers’ compensation claims for PTSD and other stress-related mental conditions are not allowed by state law.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 6:20:30 PM - SOURCE: Business Examiner
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 01:20:30 GMT

Fire Ops 101: Train like a firefighter for a day in Richland
Extricating someone from a car. Breaking down a door. Performing CPR. Those are just some of the tasks that firefighters have to be prepared for, beyond just fighting fires. People from all over the state of Washington got the chance on Friday to spend a day as a firefighter experiencing all the different scenarios these men and women have to be prepared for.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 7:52:20 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 02:52:20 GMT



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