Washington State Regional Fire Investigation Council

Officials: Cowlitz County 911 center improving in first year as independent agency
In the 30 years dispatcher Melissa Thomas has worked at Cowlitz County’s 911 center, it has been fully staffed once, and only for six months. But since the call center became an independent agency almost a year ago, the dispatch staff has increased 50%, reducing the some of the stress and overtime involved in a high- intensity job.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily News
Posted on Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Firefighters buy beds for Prosser kids whose family couldn't afford them
Firefighters purchased beds for a family that recently moved to Prosser after learning that their kids were sleeping on the floor. According to the West Benton Fire Association, firefighters received a letter from a child that said his parents had lots of bills to pay, and they could not afford new beds.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 7:48:31 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 13 Dec 2019 03:48:31 GMT

Washougal to continue funding new firefighters in 2020
The city of Washougal will continue to fund the salary and benefit costs of two new Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) positions in 2020, but has not committed to the ongoing funding of the positions in 2021 and beyond. Instead, city leaders hope a recently released “master plan” report can provide not only a long-term solution to the CWFD’s staffing issues, but a way for Washougal to continue — and even bolster — its investments in the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 1:00:47 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:00:47 GMT

Resident injured in 2-alarm fire at Kent apartment complex
At least one person was injured in a two-alarm fire that broke out Friday in a Kent apartment complex. Firefighters responded to the scene, the Woodland Estates in the 4800 block of South Kent Des Moines Road, at around 9 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames in the building. A second alarm was sounded soon afterward.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue, Vashon Park District closing in on interlocal agreement
A deal between Vashon Island Fire & Rescue and the Vashon Park District for contracted fire protection services seems closer than ever following more than a year-long back-and-forth that has delayed an agreement between the two districts. Washington state law says that any municipal organization within the confines of, or adjacent to, a fire district must contract for fire protection services.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 1:43:23 AM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:43:23 GMT

Seattle’s new data dashboard highlights city performance
The office of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan launched a new performance dashboard Wednesday, providing residents both a central hub to access information about the city’s many services and a series of data visualizations showing well the city is delivering on its promises. The new website, called Performance Seattle, uses charts, maps and descriptions of its goals to provide a window into the city’s performance across seven domains, such as homelessness response, capital projects, and “future of work.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: State Scoop
Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Horse survives terrifying ordeal involving explosion, fire and powerlines
A horse survived a terrifying situation Thursday morning in Graham that left the animal tangled in a live power line. According to Graham Fire & Rescue, a transformer blew which set the utility pole on fire. That caused an active power line to fall onto the horse. Puget Sound Energy cut the power and firefighters put out the fire before cutting the horse free.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 10:03:07 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:03:07 GMT

Pasco firefighters union donates $500 to Meals on Wheels to fix vandalized van
A Pasco firefighters union donated $500 to help the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels repair or replace a delivery van that was stolen and vandalized last month. Local 1433 Pasco Union Firefighters Charitable Foundation learned about the stolen and damaged van and wanted to help out. Union president, James McGrath, said he holds a personal connection to Meals on Wheels and even traveled to Nashville, Tennessee with the Nutrition Services Director, Kristi Thien, to learn more about the program.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 7:38:43 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2019 03:38:43 GMT

Woman, dog displaced by Kennewick apartment fire
Officials say a woman is temporarily without a home after a fire cause thousands of dollars in damage to her apartment Tuesday afternoon. At about noon, firefighters arrived to heavy smoke coming from a unit on the ground floor of the Enclave on Edison Apartments at 530 N. Edison St. The woman told firefighters she was at home when her dog alerted her to a fire in the living room.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 2:45:03 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:45:03 GMT

San Juan County: Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election
San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas brought a draft resolution in front of the county council that could help fund a radio upgrade for emergency services. During its regular meeting on Dec. 3, the council was presented with a resolution to put a sales tax increase on the February ballot that would pay for improving outdated EMS communication.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 2:04:35 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:04:35 GMT

Fire causes $200,000 in damage at historic White Building in downtown Olympia
An early morning fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to Olympia's oldest commercial building. According to the Olympia Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 209 4th Ave. East about 2:10 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters found light smoke on the first and second floors of the White Building.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 7:58:50 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:58:50 GMT

New UW research tackles fire forecasting to better manage future wildfires
New research from the University of Washington tackles fire forecasting -- all in an effort to better manage powerful wildfires in the future. Scientists hope that improved fire predictions can save more lives and homes. Intense wildfires can quickly grow out of control. Strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels can all contribute to extreme fire behavior.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Firefighters battle blaze at home south of Toppenish
Firefighters battled a blaze Saturday night at a home south of Toppenish. Yakima County Fire District 5 officials say firefighters arrived before 8:30 p.m. to find one home fully involved and another home starting to be involved near U.S. Highway 97, Marion Drain Road and Spurck Road. Fire officials say no one was at home at the time of the fire and that the case has been turned over to Yakama Nation Police Department for investigation.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2019 8:36:02 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2019 04:36:02 GMT

Whidbey farmers worry over polluted water from naval station
For decades, cows on the Christensen farm sauntered across the pasture to quench their thirst at a creek that carries storm-water runoff from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. In October 2018, the Navy disclosed the water contained trace amounts of toxic chemicals from firefighting foam used on the base during aviation accidents and training.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 7:56:40 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:56:40 GMT

Procession held for Walla Walla County firefighter who died in crash
A procession was held for a 23-year-old Walla Walla County firefighter who died in a car crash last month. Ashton Farley was found unconscious with his car on its side in ditch along Harvey Shaw Road west of Prescott on Nov. 21. A passing driver saw the vehicle, pulled over and called police to report the crash at about 1:25 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 2:42:53 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:42:53 GMT

Longview Fire Department helps teen with cancer check off bucket list item
A recent high school graduate in Longview is facing a terrible diagnosis, but she’s using the time she has left to knock out a bucket list. She crossed off one item Saturday night at the Longview Holiday Parade. The Longview Fire Department learned about Kylee Jacobson’s cancer diagnosis while reading the newspaper Saturday morning.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV
Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Fire at shed, camper in Prosser likely caused by space heater, homeowner says
Authorities say a fire engulfed a camper and unattached shed Sunday morning in Prosser. Benton County sheriff's deputies and firefighters responded about 10:30 a.m. to reports of a structure fire in the 12500 block of North Missimer Road. Deputies say the two structures were totally engulfed within minutes, but left the main residence undamaged, No one was injured in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2019 5:42:10 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:42:10 GMT

Spokane County firefighters and deputies team up to collect toys in memory of teens killed in 2013 crash
Donated toys were piling up on Saturday as Spokane County Fire District #8 and the Spokane County Swat Team were collecting toys in the memory of Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott, who were killed in the 2013 Ponderosa jump crash. Every year since the loss of his daughter, Rick Freier has collected Toys for Tots in memory of his daughter, Joise.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2019 10:41:56 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Sun, 08 Dec 2019 06:41:56 GMT

Woman arrested for reckless burning of RV trailer porch in East Kennewick
A woman was arrested Friday for setting a fire on her RV's trailer porch. It happened on the 1400 block of South Date Street in East Kennewick. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says when firefighters arrived, they found the wooden front porch on fire and a woman inside who refused to get out. 35-year-old Terra Redmond eventually came out unharmed and the fire was put out.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2019 8:44:02 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Sun, 08 Dec 2019 04:44:02 GMT

Report lays out needs of Camas-Washougal Fire Department
The first time Zach Goodman addressed the Camas City Council about firefighter safety was in March 2018, just a few weeks after a two-person Camas-Washougal firefighter crew had pulled a man and his dogs from a burning house. “I’ve got to say, I’m second-guessing my decision to live here because of the two-person engine crews,” Goodman, a 14-year career firefighter and Camas resident, told city leaders in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 1:02:35 PM - SOURCE: Camas-Washougal Post-Record
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:02:35 GMT

Everett apartment reopens nearly 2 years after deadly arson
VIDEO: The Highridge Apartments reopened in north Everett nearly two years after a homeless man set fire to the complex. “We owned this property for a long time, and we knew this is where we wanted to be. And I didn’t have any interest in a random arsonist taking that away from us,” said Jim Addington, who has owned the property since 1999 with his wife.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 8:59:47 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM. Seattle
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:59:47 GMT

Neighbors remember man killed when truck collapsed on top of him in northeast Spokane
The Spokane Fire Department has released new details after a man in northeast Spokane was crushed beneath a truck. The Department first responded to the call at 10:14 a.m. on Thursday, December 5. First responders arrived in four minutes and reported the man was trapped beneath a large commercial vehicle, pulseless and not breathing.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 7:45:29 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 03:45:29 GMT

Lit cigarette sparks garage fire in Benton City
A lit cigarette is to blame for a garage fire in Benton City. Around 10:45 p.m, on Thursday, Benton County firefighters responded to a detached garage fire near 11th and Della Street. They later found out that the fire was sparked by a renter who was smoking while working in the shop. The Benton County Sheriff's Office explained that he had apparently put the cigarette down and forgot about it.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 2:20:28 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:20:28 GMT

Spokane Firefighters: Carbon monoxide scare at South Hill restaurant serves as important reminder
As we head into winter, we're at an even greater risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and people at a South Hill Restaurant learned that the hard way Wednesday night. Luna suffered a carbon monoxide scare Wednesday when firefighters responded to reports of a sick person -- then found unhealthy levels of carbon monoxide coming from a furnace.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 7:44:19 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 03:44:19 GMT

Kennewick police claim victory against firefighters in charity basketball game
Usually law enforcement and firefighters are on the same team, but that wasn't the case last night in the Tri-Cities. Kennewick police and firefighters faced off in a game of basketball at Southridge High School in order to raise funds for charity. It was a competitive game but at the end of the night it was the police that "took home the hardware.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 12:29:29 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:29:29 GMT

Fireboat responsible for oil spill in Seattle's Elliott Bay, officials say
VIDEO: Crews worked to clean up an oil spill Wednesday morning in Elliott Bay near the Seattle Waterfront. At about 8 a.m., crews at Fire Station 5 found a small leak of waste oil from Fireboat Leschi, Seattle fire officials said. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, several gallons were spilled. Crews immediately secured the leak and several agencies responded.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 3:40:25 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:40:25 GMT

Spokane Fire Department endures challenging rescue to save victim of fall near Post Street Bridge
Spokane Fire Department rescue crews went through what they called "likely the most technical and challenging event faced by the team this year" in providing life-saving measures for a victim of an apparent fall after he ended up in the river near the Post Street Bridge. Around 1 a.m. Thursday morning, a passerby near the bridge reported hearing a man screaming for help, and spotted him on the edge of the Spokane River about 80 feet below.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 8:36:54 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:36:54 GMT

Washington Public Lands Commissioner stops in Kennewick to discuss wildfire fund proposal
A couple days after proposing a first-of-its-kind statewide wildfire fund, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands made a stop in Kennewick on Wednesday to tour a local fire station and discuss the proposal. Commissioner Hilary Franz announced the proposal in Seattle on Monday to create the Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Account.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 7:44:30 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:44:30 GMT

Spokane County firefighters put out RV fire in Mead
A Mead man is displaced after his RV camper caught fire while he was inside sleeping Wednesday night. According to Spokane County Fire District 9 crews, the man woke up to flames inside his camper that was parked at the Alderwood RV Express off Newport Hwy. Crews arrived on scene and went right to work, making sure the fire didn't spread to any other campers in the area.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 2:12:28 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:12:28 GMT

Follow-up: Despite Big Fire In Yakima, Picatti Brothers Open For Business
The owner of Yakima's Picatti Brothers says they're open for business despite a big fire that caused a $1 million in damage on Sunday. Doug Picatti tells KIT News the fire started in some pallets that were on an outside loading dock. The fire then spread to buildings that housed valuable electrical systems and panels that were either damaged by flames or by water from firefighters trying to douse the flames.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 3:52:26 AM - SOURCE: NewsTalkKIT.com
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:52:26 GMT

Two people hurt in east Vancouver crash
A man suffered serious injuries in a car crash Wednesday night in east Vancouver. Police, fire and medical crews were dispatched at 6:48 p.m. to the intersection of Southeast 168th Avenue and Southeast 34th Street. A four-door car headed east on 34th Street turned left at the intersection, hitting a westbound four-door car, Vancouver Police Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 9:36:07 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:36:07 GMT

Pierce County firefighters say downloading free Pulse Point app can save lives
Firefighters in Pierce County have joined Pulse Point Respond, an app that notifies people who know CPR of medical emergencies happening within a quarter-mile radius. Altogether, 19 agencies in Pierce County are using the app and encouraging people who know CPR to download it. To promote the app, first responders staged a mock emergency in South Hill Mall in Puyallup to show how it works.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 7:47:22 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 03:47:22 GMT

Clallam County Fire District 3 plans staff additions in 2020
Next year is all about adding people to help with Clallam County Fire District 3’s increasing call load. Leaders with the Sequim area fire department look to add four more line staff in 2020 bringing the total of firefighters/EMTs or paramedics from 34 at the start of 2019 to 39 next year. Fire commissioners authorized two new firefighters, with one hired so far and another three anticipated to be hired in 2020, District 3 Fire Chief Ben Andrews said.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 1:43:10 AM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:43:10 GMT

Update: Rash Of Suspicious Haystack Fires In Central Washington Leaves Major Export Up In Smoke
A blazing haystack puts out a ton of heat and light, and smells like a big cigar. Early Saturday morning, Nov. 30, in Washington’s Tri-Cities region, a haystack was set alight north of Pasco in Franklin County. The fire was called in by an air traffic controller at the Tri-Cities airport in Pasco who could see it from miles away.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 6:50:55 AM - SOURCE: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:50:55 GMT

Investigator: Longview house fire caused by electrical box connected to ceiling fan
An investigator has determined the cause of a fire that damaged a home in Longview early Wednesday morning. Just after 2:30 a.m., Longview Fire was called out to a house fire in the 2600 block of Maplewood Drive. Officials said the homeowners were asleep when they heard a crashing sound and found that the newly installed ceiling fan had crashed to the floor.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Arlington Fire Department Santa Run will be Dec. 6-15
Santa will be riding one of Arlington’s fire engines out across the community as the Santa Run returns for it’s 30th year from Dec. 6 to Dec. 15. For 10 nights volunteers from the Arlington Fire Department and the city of Arlington will collect food and bring Santa around to meet local families. The Santa Run begins at 5:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 1:04:17 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:04:17 GMT

Kennewick house fire sparks after grease fire in kitchen
Everyone got out of a Kennewick home safely after a stove fire started to spread inside. Around 3:37 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to 420 Dawes St. near Fourth Avenue. When they arrived, smoke was seen from the outside. Crews were able to get inside and control the fire in under five minutes.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 5:42:01 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:42:01 GMT

New tax proposed to protect Washington from looming wildfire crisis
State Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says a new tax is needed to help protect Washington during the upcoming wildfire season. But the plan is getting a cold reception from Republicans at the state Legislature. “Washington state has a wildfire crisis,” Franz said, standing in front of fire trucks and helicopters in Tumwater.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 5:56:31 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 01:56:31 GMT

Deadly SeaTac apartment fire displaces 18 residents
One person was found dead and more than a dozen are displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment building in SeaTac early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the 20000 block of 30th Ave. South just before 6:30 a.m. to find flames coming through the roof, according to Puget Sound Fire officials.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 1:03:51 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:03:51 GMT

Update: Driver in hit-and-run of Yakima firefighter turns himself in
The driver accused of hitting a Yakima firefighter has turned himself into police. 40-year-old Hilario Rioz Altamirano of Grandview allegedly hit 62-year-old Terry Carter, a firefighter with Yakima County Fire District #5. It happened on Sunday morning, while firefighters were responding to a rollover crash on I-82 near Granger.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 9:53:00 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:53:00 GMT

Spokane Valley garage fire quickly extinguished thanks to smoke detectors, crews say
Firefighters responded to a garage fire in Spokane Valley Monday morning that was quickly extinguished, thanks to smoke detectors they say. Crews tell KHQ the fire started in a wood-burning stove at a residence in the 17000 block of E. Mission Ave. The Spokane Valley Fire Department attributed smoke detectors for alerting the homeowner that the garage was on fire before the homeowner extinguished it.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 9:39:16 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:39:16 GMT

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Invites Community to Breakfast
Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue is hosting the 20th annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday from 8-11 at the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club. Tickets for the breakfast are $5. “It’s an opportunity to get community members together to socialize before the holidays,” said Chief Mick Lamar. “It’s a fundraiser for our auxiliary and in turn, they donate money to the Firefighters Association where they buy rescue equipment, training equipment, personal protective equipment.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 11:59:18 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:59:18 GMT

Spokane Valley Fire quickly extinguish home fire
Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 700 block of N Steen on Monday afternoon. According to SVFD, bystanders across the street called 911 to report a fire in the home, after seeing what they described as a fully involved house. A resident attempted to use two fire extinguishers and was spraying a garden hose when crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 12:34:44 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:34:44 GMT

Troopers looking for car after Yakima firefighter injured in hit-and-run
Troopers are looking for a white Nissan Versa with Oregon plates after the driver hit a firefighter and left the scene Sunday morning north of Granger, officials said. The westbound car lost control on Interstate 82 milepost 57 and struck a firefighter who was at the left rear of a fire truck parked at the scene of a collision, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 5:43:10 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:43:10 GMT

Mount Vernon mobile home fire kills one
One person is dead after a fire ripped through a mobile home Thursday morning in south Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Fire Department was called to a fully involved house fire in the 2500 block of Old Highway 99 South at about 6:45 a.m., Chief Bryan Brice said. The fire was at the Mountain View Mobile Park.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2019 2:42:35 PM - SOURCE: GoSkagit.com
Posted on Fri, 29 Nov 2019 22:42:35 GMT

Fire causes $1 million loss at Yakima business
A building owned by the Picatti Brothers in Yakima suffered a $1 million loss after a fire broke out. The Yakima Fire Department rushed to the fire at 105 S. Third Ave. near Walnut Street at 4:31 a.m. Sunday. According to officials, a three-bay shop on the alley side of the building was engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2019 4:38:34 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:38:34 GMT

Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board to celebrate 74 years of service at final meeting
The Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners will celebrate 74 years of service at its final meeting on Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The fire district in unincorporated south Snohomish County will be dissolved at the end of the year, a decision overwhelmingly approved by voters last February.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2019 9:48:47 PM - SOURCE: MLTnews.com
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:48:47 GMT

Mountain View Fire moves to end contract with Black Diamond
Mountain View Fire and Rescue has officially announced its intention to no longer serve Black Diamond. At the moment, city residents shouldn’t panic. The city and the fire department have until Jan. 1, 2023, to come up with another interlocal agreement before services stop, and negotiations are sure to continue.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2019 1:43:04 AM - SOURCE: Enumclaw Courier Herald
Posted on Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:43:04 GMT

Man escapes trailer fire near Pasco with minor burns to face
Franklin County firefighters responded to a camp trailer fire early Friday morning. Crews responded around 1:30 a.m. to 9359 Sagemoor Road near Pasco. Franklin County Fire District 3 Chief Mike Harris tells KAPP-KVEW the fire was caused by a space heater placed too close to combustibles. One man, awoken by heat and smoke, escaped with minor burns to his face.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2019 4:39:38 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sat, 30 Nov 2019 12:39:38 GMT

Fire District 2 picks Sequim man for deputy chief
Justin Grider of Sequim is the new Deputy Fire Chief for Clallam 2 Fire Rescue (Port Angeles area). The Deputy Chief position had been vacant since July 1 and after a regional search Grider was selected. His first official day was Nov. 4 with his swearing in ceremony on Nov. 19. Grider most recently was serving as the volunteer training/coordinator with Clallam County Fire District 3 (Sequim).
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2019 1:41:59 AM - SOURCE: Sequim Gazette - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:41:59 GMT

Auburn Family Displaced After Early Morning House Fire
PHOTOS: Around 6:30 a.m. this morning, crews with Valley Regional Fire Authority and Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority responded to reports of a house fire in the 11400 block of SE 286TH ST in Auburn. The first engine arrived to find smoke and fire showing from a single story structure. After determining everyone was out of the house, crews began an aggressive effort to save the house and extinguish the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 6:38:33 PM - SOURCE: News Maven
Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 02:38:33 GMT

Fire marshal confirms hay fire south of Euphrata was intentionally set, sights set on finding suspect
Fire officials say another 1,000 tons of hay was lost to fire Tuesday morning south of Ephrata. Grant County Fire Marshal Bruce Gribble says fire crews were summoned to the area of Rd E NW near Rd 5 NW about one mile west of Dodson Rd. Gribble could confirm that the fire was intentionally set by a “handheld device” but the person responsible is still a mystery.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 1:35:52 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:35:52 GMT

Slick conditions lead to 60 car pileup in Spokane
At least six people were injured after dozens of cars crashed on an icy highway near Spokane, Washington. The pileup involving more than 60 vehicles forced authorities to shut down Interstate 90 on Tuesday, the Washington Department of Transportation said. "There were multiple collisions west of Spokane due to an isolated snow storm that came through the area," Beth Bousley, a WDOT spokeswoman said.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2019 3:25:28 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:25:28 GMT

Enumclaw: St. Elizabeth practices chemical emergency
A dangerous chemical, an overwhelming number of patients, and a power outage complicating the whole situation. No, you didn’t miss a massive news story — this was the scenario St. Elizabeth Hospital constructed to test its emergency preparedness. It’s a bi-annual requirement for CHI Franciscan hospitals to test themselves in various disaster or emergency situations, said Kyle Jacobson, an emergency management specialist with the health care system and an Enumclaw City Councilman.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 1:03:22 PM - SOURCE: Enumclaw Courier Herald
Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:03:22 GMT

Thanksgiving cooking safety tips from Spokane firefighters
Thanksgiving is just a couple days away! Before you flaunt your mad cooking skills at the dinner table, local firefighters want you to show off your fire safety skills in the kitchen. Thanksgiving is the leading holiday for house fires across the country. Christmas, comes in second place. Firefighters from Spokane County Fire District 9 are working to make sure your home doesn't become part of the statistic.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 11:50:05 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:50:05 GMT

NextGen 911 on the horizon
Making 911 as "smart" as your cellphone. That's the goal of first responders meeting Monday to learn more about Next Gen 911. This new system is already online in parts of three counties, Kittitas, Snohomish and King counties. It's called RAADAR, Real time Agency Activity Display and Reporting. What that means is from right here, NORCOM can see what police and fire are doing in those three counties.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Apparent natural gas explosion destroys Mt. Vernon home, closes nearby high school
VIDEOS: An apparent natural gas leak caused a large explosion that shook a Mount Vernon neighborhood and left a home fully engulfed in flames. The explosion was reported in the 900 block of East Fulton Street just after 6 a.m., according to Peter Donovan with the city of Mount Vernon. Firefighters arrived to find a "raging fire" in a home, reportedly fueled by a leaking natural gas line.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 9:30:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM. Seattle
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:30:46 GMT

Crane tips over at Kirkland construction site, trapping operator inside
One person was hurt when a crane tipped over at a construction site Monday morning in Kirkland. According to the Kirkland Fire Department, the crane tipped over around 8:00 a.m. at the construction site for a new building on Lakeview Drive. A 911 call reported that the crane operator was trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 11:33:43 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:33:43 GMT

Tonasket man arrested for murder, arson in wife's death
A Tonasket man has been arrested for murder and arson in connection to human remains, later identified as his wife, found in a car trunk in June. Lance R. Bowers, 37, had remained in Okanogan County Jail on firearms possession charges. He was arrested Thursday for first-degree murder and first-degree arson and is being held on $1.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 10:49:29 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:49:29 GMT

Ashes Disposed of Near Woodpile Nearly Burns Down Kennewick Home
A Kennewick family escaped harm, and their home serious damage, thanks to a neighbor who spotted flames outside their home early Sunday morning. Kennewick Police and Fire Crews say the family had removed ashes from their fireplace, and thinking they were out, placed them outside--but they were right next to a woodpile.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 1:50:52 AM - SOURCE: NewsTalk 870 AM
Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 09:50:52 GMT

Service arrangements made for fallen Grays Harbor Fire District #2 Lieutenant/Paramedic Philip Oldham
The service honoring Grays Harbor Fire District #2’s Lieutenant/Paramedic Oldham will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:00 pm at the Evergreen Christian Community Church (1000 Black Lake Boulevard SW, Olympia, WA 98502). The public and media are invited to join family, friends, and firefighters from around the country as we proudly honor our fallen brother.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 5:37:30 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:37:30 GMT

Seattle Fire battles 'very difficult' condo fire in Northgate
The Seattle Fire Department responded to a fire at a condo building in the Northgate neighborhood Sunday morning. SFD said smoke was found in the attic of the building in the 10500 block of 8th Avenue Northeast. Crews were able to put out the flames in 20 minutes, but still upgraded the fire to a full response.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

South Whidbey firefighters unionize
Part-time South Whidbey Fire/EMS firefighters formed the organization’s first-ever firefighter union last spring. Fire commissioners are expected to approve an agreement with the newly formed union at the Dec. 12 meeting. Negotiations began in August, said Fire Chief Rusty Palmer. Palmer presented a draft three-year contract to commissioners last week for approval.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2019 1:51:48 AM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 09:51:48 GMT

911 call centers are experiencing a shortage of dispatchers across the Pacific Northwest
We rely on 911 to provide help and be there at all times, but over the years that's become a challenge. Especially, as the nation continues to see a shortage of 911 call takers. Several call centers in Central Washington say they have been experiencing this for years. "911, what is the address of your emergency?" When you call 911 there is always someone on the other end of the line, no matter the call, help is always provided.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2019 7:34:44 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 03:34:44 GMT

Walla Walla Police rescue two people from house fire
Police say two people are believed to have serious injuries after a Walla Walla house fire. Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, officers and firefighters arrived to the fire at 602 E. Chestnut St. The fire was shooting out a side window. Officers got there before the fire department and determined two people were still inside.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2019 9:06:29 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 17:06:29 GMT

Extension foresters expand stewardship education to save Washington forests
Washington’s family-owned forests provide scenic beauty, clean water, wildlife habitat, and natural resources that support schools, hospitals, roads, and libraries across the state. But the state’s 5 million acres of family forests are at risk from fire and drought, threatening communities, the economy, and our environment.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2019 8:59:07 AM - SOURCE: Washington State University
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:59:07 GMT

9 honored for saving Marysville man’s life near 48th wedding anniversary
A Marysville man was recently reunited with the nine first-responders who saved his life the day before his 48th anniversary. David Strube’s wife, Carol, called 9-1-1 Aug. 17 after he had a seizure. When firefighters arrived, he had stopped breathing. Firefighters began CPR and other advanced life-saving measures and were able to restore his pulse.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2019 1:46:34 AM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:46:34 GMT

Grant County firefighters respond to haystack fire
PHOTOS: Grant County firefighters worked to extinguish a haystack fire early Friday morning. According to Grant County Fire District 13, the fire broke out in the 8400 block of Martin Road NW. They say the Fire Marshall’s office is investigating the exact cause. Firefighters expect smoke from the fire to be visible for ‘several days.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2019 9:50:36 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:50:36 GMT

Moses Lake council to consider fire impact fees
Moses Lake City Council will vote Tuesday on a proposal to add a fee to new construction to help pay for expanding fire services. The proposal was presented to council members in September, but the council asked for more information and for a look at other options. The proposal to be considered by the council Tuesday is the same one presented in September.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2019 5:34:48 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:34:48 GMT

Walla Walla Fire Department use wreath program for fire safety reminder
Walla Walla Fire is using a "Keep the Wreaths Red" program to remind people about fire safety this holiday season. They will display a red wreath at every fire station starting Monday. The red wreath resembles that no fires happened during the holiday season, but when firefighters get called out to a fire scene one of the bulbs on the wreath will turn white.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 10:40:33 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 06:40:33 GMT

Deputy chief named for Clallam Fire District 2
The Clallam Fire District 2 Board of Commissioners has selected Justin Grider as the department’s new deputy fire chief, a position that has been vacant since July 1. Grider was sworn in Tuesday evening and his first official day was Nov. 4. Grider most recently served as the volunteer training/coordinator with Clallam County Fire District No.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 2:34:55 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:34:55 GMT

Seattle Fire’s new Health One unit responding to a diverse pool of calls
A new pilot program called Health One is in its third week at the Seattle Fire Department to respond to calls that aren’t considered emergencies. There were 96,000 calls to the 911 center in 2018. About 42 percent of them were considered non-emergency, according to the city of Seattle. The pilot program provides services to non-emergency calls, and keeps resources free for emergencies that need immediate attention.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 7:56:36 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:56:36 GMT

Care comes full circle: Spokane Valley firefighters assisted nurse, and she has returned the favor
Alexis Skjelbred dreamed at an early age of becoming a nurse. With academic struggles because of test anxiety, she gave up that idea during high school. Even eight years ago, such a goal seemed distant. Skjelbred was entering her 40s while juggling being a single mom, working two jobs and starting at Spokane Community College.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 6:02:44 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:02:44 GMT

'We've been ready': Spokane Fire Department prepared for North-South Freeway closures
After nearly 60 years in the making, the time has finally come to start work on the North-South Freeway in north Spokane's Hillyard neighborhood. A map provided by the Washington Department of Transportation shows a small section of Wellesley Avenue will be closed for the next three years. Drivers will be able to use Francis and Euclid to get from one side of Market street to the other.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 4:42:44 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:42:44 GMT

Investigators narrow down cause of big barn fire near Leavenworth
Fire investigators are narrowing down the cause of the Wednesday’s big barn fire near Leavenworth. At 11:41 p.m., fire crews rushed to the scene of the blaze where a two-story 2,300 sq. ft. barn was engulfed in flames. Built in the sometime in the early 90’s, the barn stored two vehicles, a tractor, snow machines and at least one goat.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 10:40:58 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:40:58 GMT

Spokane firefighters help assemble River Park Square Christmas tree
Spokane firefighters got some extra climbing training this week helping to assemble the famous River Park Square Christmas tree. Local 29 union firefighters spending two days assembling the tree which includes 10,000 lights and 2,700 ornaments. The 50-foot tall tree has been a downtown Spokane staple since making its first appearance in 2002.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 7:43:10 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 03:43:10 GMT

Federal Way police investigates car fire fatality at Celebration Park
One person is dead after a fatal vehicle fire occurred earlier this morning at Celebration Park in Federal Way. South King Fire and Rescue (SKFR), along with police, responded to the incident at approximately 7:15 a.m. at the park, located at 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way. Upon arrival, SKFR crews worked quickly to extinguish the car fire, then discovered a body inside the vehicle, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 8:17:20 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:17:20 GMT

Fire Damages Restaurant at Chehalis’ Twin City Town Center
A fire Tuesday night at a restaurant in Chehalis’ Twin City Town Center left one business with fire damage and two more with water damage, but Chehalis Fire Department Chief Ken Cardinale said it could have been a different story altogether. “The sprinkler system actually kept the fire in check,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 10:47:41 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:47:41 GMT

Clark County Fire & Rescue plans new station as Ridgefield outgrows fire facilities
Ridgefield’s growth is pushing the city south, and a new fire station may soon follow. Architects are drawing a design for a new Clark County Fire & Rescue station at 3215 S. Hillhurst Road. The station, between 12,000 and 14,000 square feet, would replace Station 24 at 117 N. Third Ave. The downtown station would be closed and likely sold.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 9:38:17 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:38:17 GMT

Fire crews respond to home fire in Spokane Valley
Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 respond to a residential structure fire on the 11200 block of East 33rd Avenue Tuesday night. According to SVFD, residents of the home called 911 when they saw fire on the upper floor of their home. SVFD Engine 9 could see smoke and fire coming from a window on the back side of the home as they approached the residence.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 9:14:06 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:14:06 GMT

Benton County Fire District 4 celebrates groundbreaking of new station
Today Benton County Fire District 4 celebrated the groundbreaking for its newest station. The new station will be built on two-acres of land on Keen Road in West Richland. It is part of a bond voters in Benton County Fire District 4 approved back in 2018 which will equip the station and purchase replacement emergency apparatus.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 4:37:53 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:37:53 GMT

Sprinklers contain commercial fire in Spokane Valley that originated near large oven
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at the Spokane Industrial Park Monday evening after a Powdertech employee smelled smoke inside a building. Firefighters saw smoke coming off the roof of the building on North Sullivan Road when they arrived shortly after 7 p.m., bringing a total of 13 fire vehicles and support from Spokane County Fire District 9, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 8:24:11 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:24:11 GMT

City officials welcome invitations to talk about Battle Ground and Clark County Fire District 3 annexation
The city of Battle Ground and Clark County Fire District 3 have passed motions to place annexation on the Feb. 11, 2020, special election ballot. The proposal would allow the city to annex to the fire district, and must be approved by voters in both jurisdictions to take effect. City Manager Erin Erdman and Fire Chief Scott Sorenson are looking for opportunities to speak to community service organizations about the proposal.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 1:41:24 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:41:24 GMT

Fire destroys vacant home in North Spokane, no one injured
Someone called 911 early Tuesday morning to report seeing large clouds of smoke in North Spokane. Firefighters with Spokane County Fire District 4 and District 9 found a vacant single-story home at 3303 West Eagles Nest Lane fully engulfed in flames around 5:30 a.m. A large response was called in to help battle the flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 8:33:30 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:33:30 GMT

Responders extinguish fire in Ridgefield
A fire destroyed a chicken coop at a Ridgefield home Monday morning, according to Clark County Fire and Rescue. Firefighters were dispatched at 10:31 a.m. to 802 S. Shobert St., for a report of a shop or barn fire. The first engine to arrive reported a 10-by-10 foot outbuilding, with flames extending from the structure and threatening a home about 15 feet away, according to the scanner.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 11:11:30 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:11:30 GMT

Fleeing SUV crashes into first responder vehicles at scene of semi-truck fire on I-5 near Lakewood
A wild series of events — involving a semi-truck carrying shrimp and cheesecake catching fire, followed by a fleeing SUV crashing into multiple vehicles including first responders — has led to serious traffic issues on northbound I-5 near Lakewood & Joint Base Lewis McChord Monday morning. According to Washington State Patrol, multiple crews were on scene of a semi-truck fire early Monday morning, including WSP, firefighters and Washington State Department of Transportation members.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 9:37:08 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:37:08 GMT

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 elects to sign interlocal agreement
San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners voted to sign an Interlocal Agreement as the first official step toward the merger of fire and emergency medical services on San Juan Island. “This document is not perfect, it’s gone through … seven iterations or whatever — well that’s the nature of the beast,” Hospital District Chairperson Michael Edwards said.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 1:43:54 AM - SOURCE: San Juan Islands' Sounder
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:43:54 GMT

RV bursts into flames in Benton County; pet found deceased inside
Fire fighters from Benton County Fire District 1 say they did not find anyone inside a recreational vehicle that burst into flames Saturday morning; however, they did find the remains of a cat. The fire started at 7:45 a.m. in an RV at 203106 E. Bowles Road. Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke and flames billowing from the RV.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19 Pasco
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Follow-up: South County Fire declines to select fire chief from among three finalists
The South County Fire Board of Commissioners interviewed three finalists for the position of fire chief on Nov.15, but in the end decided not to move forward with any of them. Finalists were Bryan Brice, Chris Riley and Brian Schaeffer. “All of the fire chiefs were experienced and knowledgeable, but the board did not find the right fit for South County Fire,” said Board Chair Jim Kenny.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2019 3:15:15 PM - SOURCE: Lynnwood Today
Posted on Sat, 16 Nov 2019 23:15:15 GMT

Firefighters prevent fire from spreading in Spokane
The Spokane Fire Department prevented more than $100,000 in damages to someone's home, which was threatened by a nearby fire Saturday morning. The fire sparked on the 500 block of South Regal just after 5 a.m. According to a press release, the first firefighters there found a small fire outside a single-story home that was rising up toward the house.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2019 9:21:18 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:21:18 GMT

Benton County Sheriff's Office investigating 23-year-old suspect for trying to burn his parents house down
A man is behind bars after allegedly trying to burn his parents house down earlier today. It happened in Benton City on Flagstone Drive. Benton County Sheriff's deputies say they got a call from the suspect's relative from inside the house who told them the 23-year-old wanted to burn it down. Deputies also say he was allegedly armed with a knife and started attacking family members.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2019 7:50:21 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 03:50:21 GMT

South King Fire and Rescue fire chief celebrates retirement, 42 years of service to Federal Way
Dr. Allen Church is a household name in the local first responder community. The longtime South King Fire and Rescue chief — who dedicated nearly 42 years of service to Federal Way — celebrated his retirement with members of the Federal Way, Des Moines and greater King County communities last week. Station 62’s engine bay filled with approximately 90 attendees on Friday, Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Federal Way Mirror - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

New kiosk in Sea-Tac Airport trains travelers in CPR
On Wednesday, The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and the American Heart Association unveiled a new hands-only CPR kiosk that has the ability to train and test travelers in bystander CPR in about five minutes. The kiosk, located in the Central Terminal, includes a touch screen display with video instruction and tutorials, followed by an interactive practice session and test.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Technical Rope Rescue After Car Drives off Road in Snohomish County
PHOTOS: Around 10:50 a.m., firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 4 responded to 8300 Riverview Rd for a reported car off the side of an embankment. First arriving crews found a red passenger car off the road down an 80ft embankment with the driver still inside the car. With knowing the complex nature of the rescue, on scene crews immediately requested assistance from the Snohomish County Technical Rescue Team.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 3:35:41 PM - SOURCE: KNN News Maven
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:35:41 GMT

1 seriously injured in West Richland fire on Van Giesen Street, official says
One person was seriously injured in a two-alarm fire on Van Giesen Street in West Richland Thursday afternoon, according to Chief Bill Whealan with Benton County Fire District 4. Firefighters responded to a burning mobile home South 39th Avenue and Van Giesen Street across the street from the West Richland Police Department around 12:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 3:30:26 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:30:26 GMT

King County Voters Approve Lifesaving Medic One Levy
Voters overwhelmingly approved a Medic One levy that will fund countywide emergency medical services (EMS) for 2020-2025. Unofficial results as of Nov.8 showed 79.1 percent of voters approved the measure. This levy replaces an expiring Medic One levy that has provided critical funding to the EMS system for the past six years.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Woodinville Weekly
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Wapato apartment fire displaces residents
Firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex in Wapato on Thursday morning. Crews remain on the scene of the apartment located on the 100 block of East 3rd Street, near the intersection of East 3rd Street and Simcoe Avenue. According to Yakima County Fire District #5, one unit in the two-story apartment complex caught fire around 2:51 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 8:46:55 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:46:55 GMT

Teen arrested in connection with Seattle's Lake City Fred Meyer fire
Seattle police say they have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with last month's arson at a Fred Meyer in the Lake City neighborhood. The teen was arrested Monday afternoon. Investigators said they believe the teen is the same person who allegedly set fires in the past few months inside a University District pharmacy, Green Lake grocery store and an office in SoDo.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Media Investigation: Are ambulances leaving parts of Yakima County abandoned?
A KIMA investigation has found several flaws in our ambulance system. We looked into why several fire chiefs are accusing paramedics of prioritizing hospital-to-hospital transports over 911 calls. The Yakima fire department saying this can put your life at risk. For the most part, paramedics deny it.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Spokane Valley mobile home destroyed by fire
Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a mobile home on fire around 5:30 Wednesday morning. The home, near Appleway Blvd. and Vista Rd., was a complete loss. Everyone inside got out safe but crews say pets are unaccounted for. The Red Cross is helping those who were displaced by the fire. Crews had Appleway Blvd.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 7:48:05 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:48:05 GMT



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