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Auburn: Wrong-way driver kills another driver in fiery crash along SR-18
A driver heading the wrong way on SR-18 smashed head-on into another driver Thursday evening, resulting in a fiery crash that left the victim dead and the causing driver under arrest in a hospital. 911 dispatchers received multiple calls that an SUV was heading west in the eastbound lanes of SR-18 near Auburn just before 7:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Washington tests ShakeAlert warnings with mixed results
Washington took a big step Thursday toward a long-discussed earthquake early warning system by sending test alerts to mobile phones, but many people didn’t receive the messages. “This is why we test, so we have an idea of what we need to work on, what improvements we need to make,” said Maximilian Dixon, who heads geologic hazards for the state emergency management division.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Feds seize 460,000 counterfeit N-95 masks heading to Seattle area
More than 460,000 counterfeit 3M N-95 surgical masks that were on their way to Puget Sound area first responders were intercepted by federal investigators, Homeland Security officials said. The masks are a critical tool used by health care providers and first responders to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne dangers.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Homeowner badly burned in Sequim blaze
A serious fire at a mobile home in Sequim Tuesday night left a man suffering with burns over 50% of his body and fire investigators unsure about the cause of the blaze. District 3 firefighters were dispatched around 9:30 pm to a structure fire in the 900 block of S. 3rd Avenue. That location also dispatches units from Carlsborg and Blyn.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 5:49:47 PM - SOURCE: KONP-AM 1450
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:49:47 GMT



Natural gas leak, underground fire cause evacuations in Seattle’s Central District
A natural gas leak and underground fire in Seattle’s Central District caused power outages and evacuations Wednesday. Chopper 7 was above the flames burning on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of East Cherry Street. The fire started after 11 a.m. Seattle Fire Department officials said the burning gas melted through asphalt.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Man found dead in Kent apartment by firefighters
A man was found dead in a Kent apartment after Puget Sound Fire responded to a fire at about 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the 25900 block of 25th Lane South on the West Hill. Puget Sound Fire responded to an initial report of an odor in the building. Upon arrival, firefighters upgraded it to a structure fire response.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 1:02:02 AM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:02:02 GMT



Update: Fundraising Underway for Businesses Impacted by Bull Durham Fire in Cle Elum
PHOTO: The Cle Elum Downtown Association is raising money to help businesses impacted after a Saturday fire in the Bull Durham building. The three-alarm blaze severely damaged the historic structure which sits at the corner of Railroad and Oak Avenues. The fund raiser will help the seven businesses effected, all in the medical field in some capacity.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 2:36:28 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:36:28 GMT



Mattawa City Council proposes annexation into Grant County Fire District 8
The Mattawa City Council wants annexation with Grant County Fire District 8 because the fire district is increasing the fee the city pays for fire protection services. But fire officials said the agreement won’t benefit the district. During a Feb. 18 meeting, council member Tony Acosta proposed annexation into the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 1:13:33 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:13:33 GMT



Firefighters injured during response to Vancouver duplex
Two firefighters were injured Monday while battling a duplex fire in Vancouver’s Lincoln neighborhood. The fire was first reported at 2:56 p.m. at the Logan’s Court duplexes in the 1100 block of West 36th Street, according to emergency dispatch records. The first arriving engine found smoke coming from the front of one of the units, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Joe Spatz said.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Terrace Heights chimney fire displaces two, prompts large fire response
At least two people were forced out of their home when it caught fire, Tuesday evening. More than two dozen firefighters responded to reports of a chimney fire along the 700 Block of Bittner Road in Terrace Heights around 6:00 pm. Crews say when they arrived, flames and heavy smoke were seen coming out of the roof of the home.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys Riverside home
A GoFundMe page has been launched for a local musician who lost his home, vehicles and musical equipment in a house fire Thursday, Feb. 18. Shortly before 9 p.m., crews from Fire District No. 7 (Riverside), Fire District No. 3 (Omak), Okanogan County Public Utility District, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and LifeLine Ambulance responded to a report of a structure fire at 207 Second St.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 1:16:51 PM - SOURCE: Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 21:16:51 GMT



Pend Oreille Fire District 4 chief passes away in the line of duty
Pend Oreille Fire District 4 Chief Nick Knaack passed away in the line of duty on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife and three children. Chief Knaack served for 25 years throughout Kootenai County, Bonner County, and Pend Oreille County, according to Fire District 4. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 5:30:17 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 01:30:17 GMT



Cle Elum's historic Bull Durham Building devastated by fire
A historic building in Cle Elum known to locals and tourists alike was devastated by an early morning fire Saturday. The Bull Durham building on Railroad Street in Cle Elum, known for its iconic advertising mural was badly damaged in the fire, displacing all tenants from the property. The building housed a physical therapy practice, as well as counseling, acupuncture, chiropractic and massage services.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 10:57:02 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:57:02 GMT



Spokane-area firefighters rescue man who slipped and fell in grain elevator
Firefighters from the Spokane area rescued a worker on Monday who slipped and fell while inside a grain elevator. The man was getting ready to receive a delivery when he fell approximately 19 feet, Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesperson Julie Happy said in a press release. It happened in the area of Alki Avenue and Fancher Road.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 6:29:17 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 02:29:17 GMT



Suspected arsonist arrested after fire set at Tacoma middle school
A suspected arsonist has been arrested after a fire was discovered at a Tacoma's Gray Middle School early Tuesday morning. Police had been called to the nearby STAR Center just before 4:30 a.m. on an unrelated call for a stolen car in the parking lot. As officers were on scene, they spotted flames coming from the school.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Two people injured in a Vancouver mobile home fire after a propane tank exploded
PHOTO: Two people were injured in a fire after a propane tank exploded inside a mobile home Saturday afternoon in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood. A dog and two cats were unaccounted for. One person was taken to a hospital and another was being treated at the scene, according to Vancouver Fire Department spokeswoman Heidi Parr.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2021 5:39:33 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 13:39:33 GMT



Car crashes into Parkland home, knocking wall down onto resident
PHOTOS: A man was injured Monday morning when a car crashed into his Parkland residence and knocked a wall down on top of him, sheriff's officials said. The driver who hit the house is now at large after fleeing from the scene. Deputies, state troopers and medics responded to the residence, a duplex near 111th Street South and Sheridan Avenue, after receiving reports of a vehicle hitting a building, said Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2021 3:59:55 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 23:59:55 GMT



State Fire Marshal Urges Parents To Talk Fire Safety
Yakima firefighters have battled a lot of home and apartment fires so far this winter season. Many have been caused by space heaters and woodstoves. Earlier this month a 4-year-old girl was killed in a shed fire on Ahtanum. She was one of two children under the age of 5 that have died in fires this year in the state.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIT-AM 1280
Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Kennewick Fire Department partners with a local brewery to can beer for a cause
Most of us have our favorite beers like ales, stouts and porters. But now, there’s a new IPA in town. The Kennewick Fire Department paired up with Ice Harbor Brewery in Kennewick for their new red IPA or RIPA. A case, or 24 cans, will set you back about $40 dollars. However, one dollar from each can purchased will go to the KFD’s benevolent fund that helps locals in need.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 6:44:37 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 02:44:37 GMT



Eastside Fire District hoping Wenatchee chief will lead both departments
Wenatchee Valley’s two fire districts are expected to be run by the same chief over the next year, during which time they’ll explore the feasibility of a merger. Douglas County Fire District 2 commissioners signed an authorization Thursday that allows the district to negotiate with Chelan County Fire District 1 in hopes that its chief, Brian Brett, will lead both districts.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Blaze Torches Hay, Claims Goats North of Pasco
Franklin County Deputies say Franklin County Fire District 5 crews responded to a structure fire in the 4000 block of West Sagemoore Road early Friday morning (Feb. 19). The fire, about two miles northwest of the Country Mercantile (located on Highway 395) was contained but not before it consumed a number of hay bales, and killed four goats who were in the shed.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 11:17:19 AM - SOURCE: KXRX-FM 97.1
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 19:17:19 GMT



Seattle firefighter accused of impersonating coworker and sending threatening emails to councilmember
A Seattle firefighter is facing cyberstalking and identity theft charges after being accused of using a colleague's email account to send threatening messages to Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. According to court documents, Andrew Finseth, 42, told investigators that his goal in writing the threatening messages to the council member was to get a fellow firefighter in trouble.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 1:12:35 PM - SOURCE: KUOW-FM Seattle
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 21:12:35 GMT



Hit-and-run driver causes 12-vehicle crash on SR 599 in Tukwila
The northbound lanes of State Route 599 were blocked for several hours Friday morning after a hit-and-run driver caused a 12-vehicle crash. The crash occurred near East Marginal Way in Tukwila around 5 a.m. All lanes of SR 599 reopened around 8:15 a.m. According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson, a woman was speeding and tried to get between a semi-truck and another vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Massive fishing ship burns at Port of Tacoma
VIDEO: A large fire broke out on a commercial fishing ship in the Port of Tacoma Wednesday night, sending huge plumes of smoke into the air and firefighters scrambling to keep tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals from spilling into Commencement Bay. Tacoma Fire officials said the Aleutian Falcon ship, owned by Trident Seafoods, started burning about 10:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 7:41:55 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:41:55 GMT



More than 1,000 Spokane County first responders now fully vaccinated
More than 1,000 first responders across Spokane County are officially vaccinated. An interdisciplinary task force was tasked with vaccinating Spokane County's EMS professionals and, as of Friday, all who wished to be vaccinated have received their second dose. In total, 1,060 first responders completed the two-shot series and 5,290 total doses were administered at the clinic.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Follow Up: Bellingham sees second fatal house fire in 3 days, as woman dies in Columbia neighborhood
For the second time in less than three days, an accidental Bellingham house fire proved deadly, as a woman died Tuesday afternoon in a Columbia neighborhood fire. The two deaths are the first due to house fires in Bellingham in more than two years. Bellingham Fire Department crews were called at 2:04 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 7:27:35 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:27:35 GMT



VIDEO: Trash burns in street after truck fire in Seattle
Thanks for the tip. A “car fire” callout in the 4000 block of SW Barton is actually a solid-waste truck fire, says our texter, and police are being dispatched for traffic control – the dispatcher described it as a “large trash fire in the roadway.’ Adding reader video sent by Eric Nordlund. As it shows, and as our crew reports, the truck had to dump trash in the street after the truck broke out – and that’s where the trash burned.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: West Seattle Blog
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Woman burned in fire at Seattle homeless camp
One woman was taken to the hospital after fire broke out at a homeless encampment along Interstate 90 early Thursday. Firefighters and medics responded to the scene, along eastbound I-90 near Rainier Avenue South, at about 12:30 a.m. after receiving reports of flames spreading through the camp. Crews doused the blaze and treated one woman at the scene for burn injuries described as "minor.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



‘It was a very big boom’: Explosion, large fire destroys SeaTac Auto business
A two-alarm fire, which completely destroyed a SeaTac auto service business, was preceded by a thunderous explosion, according to witnesses. The fire began before noon Tuesday at Guru Auto Techs — which customizes Prius, according to its Facebook page — and caused towering flames to erupt from the building located in the 21200 block of International Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Columbia neighborhood fire leads to woman's death
An afternoon fire in Bellingham’s Columbia neighborhood led to a woman’s death Tuesday. Fire crews were called at 2pm to the 3000 block of Victor Street after multiple callAn afternoon fire in Bellingham's Columbia neighborhood led to a woman's death Tuesday. Fire crews were called at 2pm to the 3000 block of Victor Street after multiple callers reported seeing flames and smoke coming from the home's lower level windows.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 7:20:36 AM - SOURCE: KGMI-AM 790
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:20:36 GMT



Update: Space Heater Blamed For Deadly Yakima Shed Fire
Fire investigators in West Valley say they believe a space heater was the cause of a fire in a shed on Ahtanum Road last Friday that took the lives of a father and daughter. The State Fire Marshal’s office is now handing the investigation with help from officials from the Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms or ATF office.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 5:40:57 AM - SOURCE: KIT 1280-AM & 99.3-FM
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:40:57 GMT



'ShakeAlert' earthquake early warning system nearing release in Washington state
After years of development, a West Coast earthquake early warning system will be ready to send alerts to your phone in a matter of weeks. The much-anticipated system rolls out in May in our state. Experts said it will be critical to saving lives and property in an earthquake. When an earthquake hits, every second counts.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 3:14:38 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:14:38 GMT



Fire destroys trailer in Clinton
A fire Sunday evening resulted in the total loss of a trailer that was parked next to a Deer Lake Road residence, but no injuries occurred, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS. Firefighters responded to the blaze around 11:07 p.m. that night when the residents of the home discovered the fire. A family member of the homeowner was living in the camper, Public Information Officer Jon Gabelein said, but they evacuated immediately after noticing the fire and suffered no injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 1:07:19 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:07:19 GMT



Yakima shed fire claims lives of one child, one adult
Two people died in the West Valley of Yakima on Friday morning in an apparent shed fire. Sources close to the situation say that one of the two fatalities was a child. The fire allegedly took place down an unnamed road off of the 7600 block of Ahtanum Rd between S. 74th Ave. and S. 78th Ave. According to County Fire Marshal Chris Pedersen, the shed caught fire around 8:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2021 5:10:14 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2021 13:10:14 GMT



Annexations fire up pride: Fire districts’ pacts with Battle Ground, Woodland praised
Two fire districts in Clark County have implemented visible changes early this year after separate annexation votes last year. Voters in Clark County Fire District 3 and Battle Ground approved the city’s annexation into the district’s coverage area in February 2020. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue and Woodland voters did the same in August.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2021 6:41:37 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:41:37 GMT



Spokane fire crews rescue one person from burning home in West Central
One person is recovering after Spokane Fire crews rescued them from a back room during an early morning house fire on the 1800 block of West Gardner Ave. According to the Spokane Fire Department, the person who was rescued from the home was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2021 2:05:58 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV FOX 28 Spokane
Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021 10:05:58 GMT



Yakima apartment fire displaces eight, sends one to the hospital
The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to an apartment fire on Saturday night that displaced eight people and sent another to the hospital for smoke inhalation. No other injuries have been reported at this time. Yakima firefighters were called to the 500-block of North 6th St around 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 13.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2021 4:52:59 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:52:59 GMT



Spokane firefighters brave bitter cold temperatures while fighting fires
Water puts out fire, it's what we have all been taught since we were kids. But Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told us, when you add extreme cold it’s a dangerous combination. “On the fire ground between the mist and the direct contact with water all the firefighters end up pretty soaked,” Schaeffer said.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2021 3:45:42 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2021 11:45:42 GMT



SR-18 reopens near Tiger Mountain summit after semi truck fire
A semi truck burst into flames Friday morning near the Tiger Mountain Summit, blocking State Route 18 in both directions for about an hour, the Washington State Patrol reports. Troopers and firefighters rushed to the scene at about 9 a.m. after receiving reports of a vehicle fire. A semi tractor was fully ablaze when the first units arrived.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 11:09:50 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:09:50 GMT



Propane tanks explode, one injured at Bellingham homeless encampment by ball fields
Multiple propane tanks exploded and at least one person was injured at a homeless tent encampment in the lower parking lot of Frank Geri Softball Fields, according to Bellingham police Lt. Claudia Murphy. Bellingham police and the Bellingham Fire Department responded to the corner of Puget and Fraser streets shortly before 1:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Pullman Fire Department mourns loss of former fire chief Scott LaVielle
The City of Pullman Fire Department is mourning the loss of former Fire Chief Scott LaVielle. According to their Facebook post, they learned the news that he passed away suddenly. LaVielle served as the City of Pullman Fire Chief from January 2012 to January 2013. Most recently, he retired from the City of Tumwater Fire Department in 2020.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 10:26:33 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 18:26:33 GMT



Camas-Washougal Fire: Fighting fire with prevention
Camas-Washougal Fire Chief Nick Swinhart recently recalled his first encounters with Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Miller. Miller was one of the first people Swinhart met after being named fire chief in 2011. “He (invited) me out to lunch and wanted to know what I knew about fire sprinklers,” Swinhart said, laughing.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 1:03:12 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 21:03:12 GMT



Dog killed in Vancouver house fire
A dog died in house fire Vancouver on Thursday night, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Firefighters were called to 12311 S.E. McGillivray Boulevard at around 7:40 p.m. The flames were so intense that attacking firefighters had to withdrawal from the building. At one point a firefighter was temporarily trapped.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



AUDIO: Junior Firefighter and His Grandma Gift the Everett Fire Department with a Snuggle Blanket!
Randy, a four-year-old junior firefighter, and his grandma teamed up to warm up our heroes in Everett! Join Firefighter Jim Workman and Erica for a mini chat about how love from the community means a lot… and how our heroes simply love what they get to do.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 2:36:12 PM - SOURCE: KCMS-FM Spirit 105.3
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 22:36:12 GMT



Crews battle 2 boat fires on Tacoma waterfront
PHOTOS: Crews battled two boat fires that erupted on the Tacoma waterfront overnight. Firefighters raced to the scene, on the Thea Foss Waterway in the 700 block of Dock Street, at about 2:20 a.m. after receiving reports of two vessels engulfed in flames with people possibly trapped on the dock. Crews evacuated everyone from the scene and began battling the flames on a 35-foot vessel and a 43-foot vessel moored at a marina there.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Spokane County Fire District 8 welcomes new Fire Chief Lonnie Rash; former leader Tony Nielsen has retired
Fire Chief Lonnie Rash took over the top position at Spokane County Fire District 8 south of Spokane and Spokane Valley with little fanfare last month after longtime Fire Chief Tony Nielsen retired. Nielsen was content to leave without a public sendoff, but those who drive by the district’s headquarters inside Station 82 in Valleyford will notice a tribute to Nielsen – a blue street sign marking the driveway that reads “Nielsen Way.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Body found in submerged Jeep at Seattle marina
Seattle police are investigating after a body was pulled from a submerged Jeep near the Shilshole Bay Marina on Wednesday morning. Crews responded to reports of a vehicle submerged in the water near the 700 block of Seaview Avenue Northwest. A person launching their boat saw the vehicle. When crews arrived, they found a Jeep in the water with a person inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Pullman first responders feel ‘wear and tear on morale’ during pandemic
As the U.S. approaches one year of COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, Pullman first responders have been trying to adjust to the new normal. Several areas of operations have changed since last year, said Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston. This includes optional COVID-19 vaccinations, following pandemic protocols and closing the fire station to the public.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 2:02:45 AM - SOURCE: Daily Evergreen
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:02:45 GMT



A third of Americans don't trust the COVID-19 vaccine; how Washingtonians feel
As vaccine rollout continues across the country, it turns out some don't trust the vaccine itself. According to a poll by the Associated Press, 1/3 of Americans don't plan on getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some of the reasons people in Washington told KHQ they won't get a vaccine: They think it doesn't prevent them from getting COVID-19 or spreading it.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Seven displaced in Yakima following fire
VIDEO: The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to a massive fire that left seven people displaced early on Tuesday morning. According to officials with the fire department, firefighters were called to the 1000 block of West Mead Avenue around 4:40 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Though no injuries to humans were reported, the YFD noted that a dog sadly perished in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 1:43:46 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 21:43:46 GMT



Goats killed in Battle Ground barn fire
Fourteen goats perished in a barn fire Monday night in Battle Ground, according to fire officials. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue was dispatched shortly after 11 p.m. to the 20600 block of Northeast 87th Avenue for a structure fire. The first engine arrived within five minutes. Firefighters said they saw a large smoke plume nearly a mile away and called for extra units, Chief John Nohr said.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 6:30:51 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 02:30:51 GMT



Richland Man Charged in Arson, Neighbor's House Destroyed
This case of arson plays out like something you would expect to see on Law And Order Episode. A 23-year old man is in Benton County Jail after allegedly starting two fires to destroy his neighbor's Richland home. Abrahan Liberty Carias was taken into custody last Friday night. The Richland Police and Fire Department were first called to the home in the 1400 block of Short Avenue at about 7 pm.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 2:54:06 PM - SOURCE: KEYW-FM 98.3
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 22:54:06 GMT



100 years ago in Spokane: A firefighter was killed by his friend while delivering him groceries
Harry Williams, 84, was to be charged with murder in the shooting death of his friend, Spokane firefighter John Batten. Batten had befriended Williams years earlier after leasing some land from the old man west of Spokane. Batten usually made two trips a week out to Williams’ ranch to bring him fruit and other groceries.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Port Hadlock house fire extinguished
The people and the family dog had evacuated before firefighters arrived at a house fire in Port Ludlow. Firefighters rescued a lizard and bearded dragon from the flames. East Jefferson Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at the home in the 100 block of Fir Circle in Port Hadlock at about 10 p.m. Sunday night.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2021 1:46:19 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:46:19 GMT



Bellevue Firefighter Retires After 30 Years Of Service
After 30 years of service to the community, Firefighter Greg Wilson worked his final shift over the weekend, according to the Bellevue Fire Department. Hired in early 1991, Wilson completed his probation, and his first permanent assignment was at Fire Station 5. According to the department, this was followed by a long-term assignment at Station 2.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bellevue Patch
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Clark-Cowlitz fire crews get creative to extinguish fire
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue crews had to get creative to extinguish a fire that broke out just before 2 p.m. on Monday. The home was located next to Interstate 5 at the Lewis River Bridge near Woodland. Fire officials said they had a tough time reaching the home because of a muddy driveway that was too steep for regular fire engines.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arson likely destroys toilet, shelter at Pelican Point's park
A portable toilet and its shelter at the Pelican Point development’s park, near the intersection of Viewmont Drive and Vernal Avenue, was destroyed by fire Monday morning. Bob Horst, battalion chief for Grant County Fire District 5, said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but given the nature of the structure, it’s likely human action of some kind was involved and it is listed as arson.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2021 6:14:38 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 02:14:38 GMT



Prescott family uninjured in house fire
PHOTO: A family evacuated uninjured in a Sunday house fire at 107 N. D St. The fire started in the attic from the chimney, damaging the structure. Prescott firefighters arrived about 10 p.m. and spent two hours putting the fire out, according to Walla Walla County Fire District 1 Chief Jim Ruffcorn.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys grape harvesting equipment near Sunnyside
Farm equipment and vehicles worth about $350,000 were destroyed Friday in a fire near Sunnyside. Yakima County Fire District 5 crews responding to a call at Arthur J. Den Hoed Farms near Continental Road and State Route 241 around 6:40 a.m. found smoke coming from a steel building on the site, according to a fire department news release.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2021 5:23:52 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Sat, 06 Feb 2021 13:23:52 GMT



Friday Harbor town annexation into fire district on upcoming ballot
On Feb. 4, the Friday Harbor Town Council adopted an ordinance sending the proposition of town annexation into San Juan Island Fire District No. 3 to its voters on April 27, 2021. Currently, all properties on San Juan Island are part of the district with the exception of those in town. The effect of annexation will be that owners of real property in town will pay the same rate as other property owners on San Juan Island for their fire services.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2021 1:13:04 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Posted on Sun, 07 Feb 2021 09:13:04 GMT



Police arrest man suspected of burglaries, arsons in Snohomish and Skagit counties
Marysville Police say they arrested a 42-year-old man Thursday in connection to series of burglaries and arsons in Snohomish and Skagit counties. The Marysville Fire Marshal alerted police to a series of suspicious fires that occurred over the past month. Police say an investigation into the fires revealed that the suspect was also allegedly involved in a series of commercial burglaries in Everett, Marysville, and Skagit County.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 2:19:54 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 22:19:54 GMT



Crews battle house fire in Tacoma
PHOTOS: Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that gutted a home in Tacoma early Monday morning. Crews responded to the scene, in the area of South 92nd Street and South Yakima Avenue at about 3 a.m. after receiving reports of a heavily involved fire. Smoke and flames were billowing from the home when the first firefighters arrived on scene.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Three new staff members join South Whidbey Fire/EMS team
South Whidbey Fire/EMS hired three new staff members in January by configuring its team to be more cost effective and efficient. The department filled one vacancy and created two new positions, bringing in-house critical services it historically contracted to outside vendors, the department explained in a press release.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2021 1:09:21 AM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Sat, 06 Feb 2021 09:09:21 GMT



Spokane Fire Department Launches Fire Safety Webpage for Kids
The Spokane Fire Department is finding new ways to connect with families during COVID. They've recently launched a new webpage to teach young kids about fire safety. It's like a virtual classroom, with icons and avatars for kids to click on. Jamie McIntyre, with the Spokane Fire Department, says fire fighters really value that one-on-one connection they can have with the community.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 5:27:30 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 01:27:30 GMT



Flashback Friday: Josh Powell kills himself, 2 sons in Pierce County house explosion
VIDEO: Josh Powell killed himself and his two young sons in an explosion at his home Feb. 5, 2012, more than two years after Powell's wife Susan vanished under suspicious circumstances. The explosion shook the normally quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood where Powell had been living just moments after a caseworker had brought his two young sons, Charles, 7, and Braden, 5, there for a supervised visit.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Bellevue 911 landline outage resolved after 4 hours
Thousands of customers in the Bellevue area were affected by a Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) landline 911 system outage Friday morning. The outage was reported on the Bellevue Fire Department’s Twitter account at 6:39 a.m. The outage affected as many as 32,000 homes in Bellevue. Those who could not get through by dialing 911 were given a 10-digit number to reach emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Follow-up: Spokane County Fire District 8's new CPR devices put to the test
Spokane County Fire District 8 is getting ready to roll out devices that can perform CPR on patients, reducing the number of firefighters and paramedics needed to treat them. The district purchased six Lucas 3 machines manufactured by Stryker with a $90,000 grant from Spokane County using CARES Act funding.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 6:14:15 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 14:14:15 GMT



Washington averaging 28,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day
Washington state is averaging about 28,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day, and as of this week, more than 728,000 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. During a Thursday news conference, Gov. Jay Inslee said the average is twice number the state has been doing two weeks ago. Department of Health Secretary Umair Shah said that the state continues to make progress to get closer to the set goal of 45,000 vaccines a day.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Toddler dies in Tacoma house fire
Authorities are investigating after a toddler died in a house fire in Tacoma on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called around 1:40 p.m. to the 2000 block of East Columbia Avenue. When crews arrived, they saw smoke coming from the second floor of a home. They found a 2-year-old on the second floor while searching the home, but it was too late.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Update: Father arrested for murder, arson in South Seattle house fire that killed teenage son
Police arrested a father Tuesday for arson and murder in connection to a South Seattle fire that killed his teenage son. Authorities arrested Mohamed Abdi, 38, on suspicion of murder and arson for an early morning Jan. 22 fire at a home in the 9300 block of 39th Ave. South. Firefighters arrived to find four people who had made it out immediately report there was a fifth person still inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Biden approves disaster relief for Malden and Pine City, other areas after wildfires
President Joe Biden has approved federal aid for Malden and Pine City, along with other areas in Eastern Washington, nearly five months after devastating wildfires in the region burned hundreds of thousands of acres. More than 85% of all buildings in Malden and Pine City, located in rural Whitman County, burned to the ground in the Babb Road Fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters find man dead inside Vancouver house fire
A man was found dead inside a house fire in Vancouver early Wednesday morning, according to Vancouver Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the fire in the 7900 block of 30th Avenue just before 4:00 a.m. When they arrived, they found smoke coming from a single-story manufactured home. According to VFD, crews were met by thick smoke and moderate heat when they went inside but only found smoldering hot spots.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



4 injured as woman taking wild test drive in Everett smashes into truck
PHOTOS: Four people were injured, including two critically, in a crash during a test drive in Everett Tuesday afternoon. A 42-year-old woman was "driving recklessly" while on a test drive of a Hyundai Elantra with a 38-year-old dealership employee, according to Aaron Snell with Everett Police. As the woman sped north on SE Everett Mall Way, she rear-ended a pickup truck near 3rd Ave SE.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Coronavirus: County-by-county in Washington
The Washington State Department of Health releases updated numbers on new coronavirus cases, deaths, recoveries, and a breakdown of which counties have more cases every day. Here is a breakdown of the confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths county-by-county in Washington as of 4:35 p.m. Feb. 2.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Wahluke capital levy, Grant County Fire District 10 commission change on Feb. 9 ballot
Voters in the Wahluke School District will decide the fate of a capital levy, and voters in Grant County Fire District 10 will have a chance to vote on a proposed change in the number of district commissioners, in a special election Feb. 9. ... Fire District 10 voters will decide whether to expand the board from three to five commissioners.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2021 1:12:58 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:12:58 GMT



One dead after mobile home catches fire in Covington
One person died and another was injured after a mobile home caught fire in Covington early Tuesday morning. According to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, firefighters responded to reports of a mobile home fire on the 28400 block of 168th Ave SE around 12:50 a.m. Neighbors heard an explosion shortly beforehand and tried to put the fire out before crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Rock Island Fire Destroys Shared Structure
Crews from Douglas County Fire District 2 and Chelan County Fire District 1 responded to reports of a structure fire on Indiana Avenue in Rock Island just after 10 Monday morning. PIO Kay McKellar said calls reported lots of black smoke coming from a residence, but as firefighters arrived they discovered an unattached structure fully involved.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 3:52:49 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:52:49 GMT



VIDEO: Firefighters scramble to blaze in Moses Lake
A quick, yet intense blaze consumed a motor home in Moses Lake early Monday morning. Moses Lake firefighters responded to the scene of 3720 East Broadway Avenue across from Schaffer's at around 7:30 a.m. Firefighters say the motor home was fully engulfed. Crews were able to contain and extinguish the blaze after a short time and managed to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring structures.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 11:14:23 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 19:14:23 GMT



One person dead in Twisp house fire
A person was found dead inside a home that was destroyed by fire Saturday night in Twisp. Okanogan County Fire District 6 crews responded to the structure fire about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters arrived to find the home fully-engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the garage but crews say the home was a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 10:54:23 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:54:23 GMT



Detached garage fire spreads to home in Ridgefield, no injuries reported
Firefighters battled a fully-involved garage fire that spread to a home in Ridgefield Monday night. At about 11:15 p.m., Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue crews were called out to a fire at 2834 North Smythe Road. Officials said the homeowner ran to his neighbor's house to call 911 since he did not have a phone at his home.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Pasco man crashes car into home during 'test drive'
Pasco police says a man drove off a road and rolled a vehicle into a home while he was on a 'test drive' on Sunday night. Police say the crash happened just before 8:30 near the intersection of Chapel Hill Blvd and Keenland Lane. Officers say that two people were in a 2007 Nissan 350Z when the car struck a curb and rolled into a neighboring yard.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Tacoma firefighters work to extinguish 2-alarm warehouse fire
A two-alarm fire ripped through Tomlinson Linen Service Saturday afternoon with nearly 40 firefighters called to the scene. Tacoma Fire tells KOMO News someone driving past the large building near S. Pine and Tacoma Way called 911 after spotting smoke and flames coming from the roof. The first crews to arrive quickly noticed it was unsafe to go inside.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2021 2:48:44 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2021 22:48:44 GMT



Moses Lake liquor store loses everything in fire
The owners of the Moses Lake Liquor Store are picking up the pieces after a fire ravaged the space late Saturday night. Officials with the Moses Lake Fire Department say they responded to the scene at around 11 p.m. Firefighters say smoke was billowing out of the building and flames could be seen consuming the back of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2021 5:33:55 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 01:33:55 GMT



Eastside Fire Rescue will provide interim fire chief services to Mercer Island
City Manager Jessi Bon announced that beginning on Jan. 29, Mercer Island will contract with Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) to provide interim fire chief services to the city. Her plan for the temporary administration of the Mercer Island Fire Department (MIFD) follows chief Steve Heitman's departure at the end of January.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2021 1:03:50 AM - SOURCE: Mercer Island Reporter
Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2021 09:03:50 GMT



Spokane Fire District 8 buys automatic CPR machines with CARES Act funding
Spokane Fire District 8 received automatic CPR machines thanks to CARES Act funding. These battery-powered devices provide continuous chest compressions on anyone needing CPR, which the Fire District says will limit first responders’ exposure to COVID-19 when responding to emergency calls. The devices were bought with CARES Act funding and will be on all Fire District 8 engines.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2021 3:48:49 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
Posted on Sun, 31 Jan 2021 23:48:49 GMT



Walla Walla police, paramedics save 1-year-old from choking
Walla Walla first responders saved a baby from choking on Saturday. According to the Walla Walla Police Department, they got a call about a medical emergency in which a 1-year-old was choking and bleeding from the nose and mouth. Officers responded to help but faced another issue when they got to the home.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire at Wenatchee Transfer Station
Crews from Chelan County Fire District 1 responded to a structure fire at the Waste Management Wenatchee Transfer Station just before noon Thursday. Battalion Chief Kelly Lindemann said that when firefighters arrived they found a 53-foot semi trailer full of garbage on fire. Had the fire occurred in a normal garbage truck, the load of fiery garbage could have been unloaded on site.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 4:16:27 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:16:27 GMT



Firefighter Will Highley retires after 37 years with Valley Regional Fire Authority
In Will Highley’s early days with Auburn’s part-paid, part-volunteer department, there were some challenging moments. “Sometimes, I was the only firefighter responding to 911 calls,” Highley recalled. Like the time he arrived alone in a fire engine at an apartment fire, connected a hose to the hydrant and began preparing to enter the burning structure alone.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 1:03:09 PM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 21:03:09 GMT



Vaccine Tourism Popping up in the Tri-Cities
With a limited number of vaccines available, some people desperate for their first shot, are crossing state lines. It’s being called vaccine tourism. That’s when someone travels out-of-state to get a vaccine. This just recently came to the attention of health leaders in Washington and they are now focusing on a way to screen, ensuring everyone vaccinated is a state resident.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCYU-LD Fox 41 Yakima
Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Double overtime: Spokane Fire Department soars past budget during pandemic
The Spokane Fire Department’s overtime budget was already drawing scrutiny from elected officials. Then, a pandemic happened. The fire department is expected to close out 2020 about $3.5 million over its budget for overtime pay. It remains to be seen how much of the excess will be covered by state and federal pandemic assistance.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Anacortes brings in interim fire chief
Former Camano Island Fire Chief Mike Ganz, who twice served as interim chief in Burlington after retiring as a full-time fire administrator, is serving as interim chief of the Anacortes Fire Department. The Anacortes fire chief position has been vacant since Oct. 31, when then-chief Dave Oliveri departed after being placed on administrative leave by Mayor Laurie Gere.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 11:40:53 PM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 07:40:53 GMT



King County: Firefighters share experiences with pregnancy while working in fire service
Firefighters in King County are sharing their experiences with pregnancy while working in the fire service. Five women in the service spoke at an event hosted by the King County Fire Chiefs Association to address how they overcame obstacles while working. Three of the women are currently pregnant, one had her baby a year ago and one had her child months before entering the fire academy 25 years ago.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Kennewick fire chief receives second COVID-19 vaccination dose
Phase A1 of Washington’s COVID-19 vaccinations is dedicated to the first responders putting their safety and health on the line to protect citizens. That’s why it’s considerable that Kennewick Fire Chief Chad Michael and other essential first responders are receiving their second doses of the coronavirus vaccine at this point.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 1:16:34 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 21:16:34 GMT



Longview Fire adds new ambulance to improve response times
The Longview Fire Department has purchased a new ambulance to respond to medical emergencies when the private contract ambulance service, AMR, has no ambulances available. The purchase was approved by the city in August after Fire Chief Jim Kambeitz told the city council that the agency’s current vehicle is primed for “major breakdown.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 5:20:55 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 01:20:55 GMT



North Whatcom Fire and Rescue hires four new firefighters
North Whatcom Fire and Rescue has hired four new career firefighters as of January 15. The four firefighters – Patty McDermott, Jackson Sayler, Seth Meredith and Evan Maack – were hired out of a field of 50 applicants. Each made it through three rounds of rigorous interviews, before officially being selected for the department, said district fire chief Jason Van der Veen.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 1:05:23 AM - SOURCE: Northern Light
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:05:23 GMT



First days of Clark County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site goes smoothly
Hundreds of cars lined up outside the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday to be among the first to be vaccinated at Southwest Washington’s first mass vaccination site. Opened under a joint effort between the Washington Department of Health, the National Guard, and the Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacy Operations, the clinic expected to vaccinate as many as 750 people each day this week.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Clark County Today
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Voters will decide if Arlington Fire Department joins North County Regional Fire Authority
Arlington voters will decide in February whether the city fire department leaves the city to become part of the North County Regional Fire Authority. Ballots have been mailed for the Feb. 9 Special Election and will likely arrive soon for most voters. If approved, the measure would annex the Arlington Fire Department into the North County Regional Fire Authority, which currently covers Stanwood and some of the rural areas to the north and west of Arlington.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2021 1:07:07 PM - SOURCE: North County Outlook
Posted on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 21:07:07 GMT



Woman left with serious burns after running into burning house in Spokane to save dogs
A woman sustained serious burns Tuesday morning after running back into her burning East Central home in an attempt to save her two dogs that later died in the fire. Just after 11:30 a.m. the Spokane Fire Department was sent to 2428 Fifth Ave. after a 911 caller reported the house was on fire, said Battalion Chief Mike Bacon.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2021 5:21:02 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 01:21:02 GMT



Washington state to receive a 16% increase in its COVID-19 vaccine allotment
Washington state is expecting to receive an increase in its COVID-19 vaccine allotment in the coming weeks as part of the Biden administration's plan to boost purchases of the vaccines to deliver enough to protect 300 million Americans by the end of summer. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday during a press conference the state is expected to receive a 16% increase in its weekly allotment of the vaccine over the next three weeks.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



State provides $750K for new ‘floating fire engine’ for South King Fire
After 36 years of service, a new Maritime Emergency Response Vessel is in the works with the help of a $750,000 allocation from Washington state. Last week, South King Fire and Rescue announced the department received the final contract appropriating $750,000 from the 2020 Washington state operating budget to pay for a major portion of the new fire rescue boat.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Federal Way Mirror - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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