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Sheriff: Skyway man in custody after threatening medics with rifle
A young man is in custody after an overnight standoff that started when the man threatened medics with a rifle, King County sheriff's officials said. The incident began early Thursday at a home near South 120th Place and 70th Avenue South when medics responded to a call from a woman to help her son, in his early 20s.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



McCleary balks at EMS rates
The cost of EMS service to the City of McCleary was the focus of discussion at a meeting on Nov. 29 where the 2018 budget was passed by the city council by unanimous vote. Mayor Brent Schiller reported that Fire District 5, which provides EMS service to the city, has put forward an annual figure of $100,000 as a starting point for contract negotiations.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 7:26:39 AM - SOURCE: The Vidette
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:26:39 GMT



Fire tears in Kennewick home, pet dies inside
A dog died and a home was badly damaged after a blaze broke out in a Kennewick home. An officer spotted the smoke coming from the house on the 1200 block of West First Avenue around 8:20 a.m. Thursday. When firefighters from Kennewick, Richland, Pasco and Benton County Fire District 1 responded, they found flames coming from a bedroom window.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 9:28:39 AM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:28:39 GMT



Fire at downtown Bellevue restaurant snarls morning traffic
Multiple fire crews responded to a Thursday morning blaze at a restaurant in the central business district of downtown Bellevue. Emergency officials say the fire, on the exterior of the restaurant, was extinguished before it could spread to the inside of the building. Crews responded to the Nibbana Thai restaurant at 527 108th Ave.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Seattle Police: Assault suspect holes up in home, starts fire in overnight standoff
A man is in custody Thursday after he violated a court order and assaulted a family member and then barricaded himself inside a home for hours, starting a fire and causing significant damage inside the house, police said. The incident began around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when officers responded to a call about a domestic violence order violation in the 7300 block of 52nd Avenue NE.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 10:49:36 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:49:36 GMT



Working smoke detectors save Spokane Valley man's life
Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire at 4308 E 2nd Avenue in Spokane Valley. Firefighters arrived at small, single-family home, just after midnight to find a man had safely made it outside and smoke coming from the front of his home. Crews quickly extinguished a small fire in the attic over the living room.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 8:01:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:01:00 GMT



North County RFA Chief: Community paramedics aim to improve response times
Community paramedics are the way of the future, according to Chief John Cermak of North County Regional Fire Authority. “It’s proactive medicine, as opposed to reactive,” Cermak said. “A community paramedic can prevent 911 calls.” Indeed, he is working with a group to get a CP for North County, as part of a grant request developed by the North County Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) that serves Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, Island and Snohomish counties.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 7:00:25 AM - SOURCE: Stanwood/Camano News
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:00:25 GMT



Snohomish County: Paine Field fire chief will be allowed to retire
The Paine Field fire chief who is accused of abusing county surplus rules will be allowed to retire as planned. However, it won’t be in good standing, according to a letter from Snohomish County’s Airport Director Arif Ghouse. He wrote the chief, Jeff Bohnet, a response Friday to Bohnet’s resignation letter.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2017 3:30:02 PM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:30:02 GMT



Woman burned in Tacoma house fire
One person was hurt in a house fire in Tacoma. The fire broke out at the home in the 5700 block of Park Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. A woman who lives in the home was seriously burned and was transported to a Seattle hospital. Firefighters knocked down the flames after about an hour and were able to keep the fire contained to the first story of the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 7:37:55 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:37:55 GMT



Longview kitchen fire quickly spreads, leaves home uninhabitable
A Longview residence is uninhabitable, after a fire that started in the kitchen spread quickly, officials say. Longview Fire responded to a report of a fire at 467 20th Ave. Tuesday evening. They say initial reports indicated the fire started on the stove top and was spreading. Fire crews arrived to find the homeowner outside the residence and the front door left open.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU.com
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



South Snohomish Firefighters buy new stroller for mom, infant hit by car
Firefighters in South Snohomish County went above the call of duty after a mom and her infant son were hit by a car last week. Johanna Castillo and her 5-week-old son, Cruz, were walking on the sidewalk north of Mill Creek when they were hit by a car pulling out of a driveway. The stroller carrying baby Cruz became wedged under the bumper of the car, but firefighters say he was buckled in and unharmed.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2017 7:21:33 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:21:33 GMT



Firefighters free driver trapped after car hits house in Seattle's U-District
Emergency crews freed a driver trapped in a stolen car Monday night after it hit a natural gas line and smashed into a house in the University District. It happened around 5:00 p.m. Northeast 53rd Street and Ninth Avenue Northeast. Detectives said it appears to have started just before 4:30 p.m. as a disturbance on a Metro bus near I-5.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 8:02:57 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:02:57 GMT



Man, son escape injury when fire destroys travel trailer near Port Angeles
A travel trailer was lost in a fire on Deer Park Road early Monday, Clallam County Fire District No. 2 officials said. No one was injured. A wood stove was determined to be the source of the blaze, Assistant Chief Dan Huff said. Crews were dispatched to the fire at 4227 Deer Park Road at about 3:53 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2017 10:33:29 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:33:29 GMT



Fire breaks out at abandoned Lynnwood building
Firefighters are trying to determine what started a fire at an abandoned building in Lynnwood. Crews were called to 48th Avenue West and 196th Street Southwest around 2 a.m. Monday. The fire is now out. Firefighters told KIRO 7 there was another fire at the building a few weeks ago that may have been caused by squatters.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 3:57:02 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:57:02 GMT



Firefighters: Spontaneous combustion to blame for hops warehouse fire in Yakima
Authorities say spontaneous combustion is to blame for an early Monday morning fire at a hops warehouse in Yakima. It was the first time in more than a decade that Yakima firefighters were called to a significant hop warehouse fire, said fire department Capt. Jeff Pfaff. The last major Yakima hop warehouse fire was in 2006, Pfaff said.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2017 9:56:38 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:56:38 GMT



Skagit County: Local fire departments turn attention to mental health
When a firefighter responds to the scene of an emergency, there are often risks — from smoke and fire to active shooters. Over the past several years, fire departments and emergency medical providers throughout the country have started to consider another risk — the increasing rate of suicide among firefighters and emergency personnel.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 4:22:12 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com)
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:22:12 GMT



Everett mayor tries new tactic to curb fire department overtime
Starting Monday, the city of Everett will take a fire engine out of commission whenever it would have to be staffed with overtime. Mayor Ray Stephanson recently announced that decision amid news that the fire department’s overtime is running $1.5 million over budget for 2017. A certain amount of overtime is assumed every year.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2017 6:48:33 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:48:33 GMT



To Combat Overdoses, Grays Harbor County Distributes Over 500 Narcan Kits to Citizens
When Andy Astells saw his boyfriend overdose and collapse following a shot of heroin in the neck four years ago, he was terrified that it might be the end for his companion. It wasn’t, and an increasingly popular drug called Narcan, which is being used to combat potentially fatal opioid overdoses, may have been the life or death difference.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 4:46:51 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:46:51 GMT



In Washington, wildfire season is year round
It's considered fire season 12 months out of the year in 2017. Summer and early fall are the worst, but the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is equipped and prepared to deal with fires in the winter. The current high-pressure system has given the usually wet west side of the mountains almost two weeks of dry, sunny weather, further dried out with winds coming out of the east.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2017 5:20:55 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:20:55 GMT



Facing the flames: 14 firefighters practice on old church building in Longview
The first sign of fire was the faint whiff of an earthy incense. Then muted crackling drifted from an interior room and thin, gray smoke wafted through a door frame. Four Longview firefighters stood poised at the door of a small red building, hoses raised and waiting for their cue to enter the abandoned building next to Three Rivers Christian School.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2017 9:42:28 AM - SOURCE: tdn.com
Posted on Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:42:28 GMT



Fire causes major damage to Pasco home
Firefighters and police responded to a fire in the Flamingo Trailer Park in Pasco early Friday morning. According to the Pasco Fire Department, the incident took place at 8:13 A.M. on the 100 block of Frontier. Franklin County Fire District #3 and the Richland Fire Department also responded. Firefighters say the fire caused major damage to the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2017 9:59:09 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Sat, 09 Dec 2017 05:59:09 GMT



Vancouver firefighters extinguish fire that damaged home's living room; occupant treated for minor injuries
Firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire Thursday morning on Northwest Bernie Drive in Vancouver that left the home’s occupant with minor injuries. Fire District 6 spokesman Dave Schmitke said the initial call for the fire came in at 9:37 a.m. at the 650o block of Northwest Bernie Drive. The agency responded with two engines, and Vancouver Fire Department deployed another to assist.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 11:44:36 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:44:36 GMT



Couple escapes blaze but home lost near Port Townsend
A couple escaped their burning Port Townsend-area home Thursday morning as a blaze ripped through the house. Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire-Rescue, Port Ludlow Fire Department and Naval Magazine Indian Island Fire Station 91 fought the single-story structure fire at 160 Cub Road at about 9:24 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2017 8:15:54 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:15:54 GMT



Seattle: Worker dies after falling into Duwamish River
A worker has died after falling into the Duwamish River in South Seattle. Seattle firefighters were called to the scene off of East Marginal Way South at Dawson Street at 5 a.m. Thursday. The industrial area has businesses along the Duwamish Waterway. The victim fell into the water while working on a barge.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 7:25:21 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:25:21 GMT



Two teens escape, one dog perishes in Auburn mobile home fire
Two teenage boys escaped their burning mobile home Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of Auburn Way South, but Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters had to rescue two dogs trapped in the home, one of which died. VRFA crews arrived at the home in the Auburn Manor mobile home community within five minutes of the 2:43 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 1:57:05 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:57:05 GMT



Snohomish County: Paine Field fire chief to retire after more questions about an old fire truck
Paine Field Fire Chief Jeff Bohnet gave notice Dec. 1, saying, “It is time for a new set of eyes in the fire department.” At the time, he was under a criminal investigation, according to records obtained by The Daily Herald. Detectives were looking into how the chief came into possession of a piece of an old Snohomish County fire truck.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 8:00:39 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:00:39 GMT



New Central Pierce Fire training tower saves lives, money
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue opened its newly renovated Station 60 last month, and with it a state-of-the-art training tower that is the only one of its kind in the department. The tower, located at 17520 22nd Ave E. in Spanaway, will provide indoor fire training to firefighters from its stations in Puyallup, South Hill, Spanaway, Parkland, Midland, Elk Plain and Summit.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 1:51:41 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:51:41 GMT



Montesano students learn fire fighting basics
Since the beginning of this school year the Montesano Fire Department has been running a fire cadet program in cooperation with the Montesano Junior/Senior High School. The program is in its first year and is open to high school juniors and seniors. Classroom work is held during the course of the week while participating students benefit from hands-on training in an all-day session one Saturday per month.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 3:18:58 AM - SOURCE: The Vidette
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:18:58 GMT



Anacortes staff trains with faux disaster to prep for real emergencies
In one corner, people clutched papers, trying to figure out how to fund disaster relief. In another, a team worked on assigning staff to the makeshift shelters housing hundreds. In yet another, leaders decided what actions to take and how to communicate with all the other teams and the media. In a flurry of activity and communication, several city leaders from both Anacortes and around the region, met last week to figure out what to do in case of an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 2:14:59 AM - SOURCE: Go Anacortes.com
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:14:59 GMT



Valley Regional Fire Authority and communities improve fire protection grade
Since its inception, the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) has been working to enhance the delivery of services to residents. The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) just released the grades for the communities that VRFA serves, illustrating improvement in the entire service area. In Auburn, the grading process led to an improvement of their fire insurance classification.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 1:57:05 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:57:05 GMT



South Aberdeen House Fire Sends Two to Hospital
Two people were transported to Community Hospital this morning after a fire at a home in South Aberdeen. Crews are still on scene, in the 200 block of East Curtis Street, working to keep flames from extending into the attic of the two-story home. Battalion Chief Damon Lillybridge said it appears the fire started in an attached building behind the home, “It started in the back, started getting into the main structure.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 7:07:37 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:07:37 GMT



State legislator will propose three new wildfire mitigation bills in 2018 legislative session
Washington state legislator Tom Dent of Moses Lake says he hopes to get three new wildfire mitigation bills passed in the upcoming legislative session. The 2018 session starts Jan. 8. The newest piece of legislation drafted by Dent allows for the formation of Rangeland Fire Protection Associations.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ifiberone.com
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Trash bin fire spreads to back of Everett strip mall
A trash bin fire spread to the back of a strip mall in Everett on Wednesday morning, but quick action by firefighters stopped the blaze from spreading. Crews responded to the blaze, in the 7600 block of Evergreen Way, at about 7 a.m. after receiving reports of a fire behind the building. When they arrived on scene, they could see smoke and flames starting to spread to the back of the strip mall, which includes a Safeway grocery, Ichiban Teriyaki rstaurant and a Domino's Pizza.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 9:05:14 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:05:14 GMT



House fire near Ephrata leaves mother, father injured; children able to escape unharmed
A family was displaced by a fire Monday night that destroyed their home and left the two parents injured. Firefighters responded about 9:30 p.m. to the 6300 block of Road B Northwest, about 10 miles south of Ephrata to find a home and vehicle fully-involved, according to Grant County Fire District 13.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ifiberone.com
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Three-vehicle crash on I-5 in Vancouver closes 2 lanes; firefighters free man from SUV
Vancouver firefighters freed a man from his SUV on Tuesday afternoon by breaking the windshield of his vehicle, one of three involved in a crash on Interstate 5, according to a Clark County Fire District 6 spokesman. The man’s SUV rolled and ended up on its side on the right shoulder of I-5 just south of the 78th Street onramp, said Fire District 6 public information officer Dave Schmitke.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2017 3:35:06 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:35:06 GMT



Crews battle fires at two Tacoma homes
One home was destroyed and a second was damaged by early morning fires in Tacoma. The fire at a home on North 26th and North 11th Street was called out shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday. It then spread to a second adjacent home, which is now uninhabitable. The first home burned to the ground. Firefighters remain at the scene working to put out hot spots.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2017 5:44:14 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:44:14 GMT



Spokane Valley Fire Department opens new station in Liberty Lake
A new $4 million fire station is serving Liberty Lake. The Spokane Valley Fire Department celebrated the opening of a three-door firehouse in a ceremony Monday, about eight months after construction began. Dozens of city leaders from Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley gathered Monday for the ceremony, which included words from fire Chief Brian Collins.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2017 5:07:10 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:07:10 GMT



Training burn provides Clallam County agencies, youths with rare learning opportunity
PHOTOS - More than 30 firefighters from across Clallam County watched as blazes ripped through two buildings that they had set on fire in Port Angeles on Sunday as part of a training burn. “Our job is normally to … get in there as fast as we can and put it out,” said Jake Patterson, deputy chief of Clallam County Fire District No.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 5:40:01 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 13:40:01 GMT



Off-duty South Pierce volunteer firefighter interrupts engagement celebration to battle fire by himself
An off duty volunteer firefighter was the first one on the scene of a blaze in downtown Eatonville Sunday night. Lucas Mayne was enjoying a perfect evening after a trip aboard the Polar Express in South Pierce County where his life changed forever. “Everything went perfectly, she said yes,” saidMayne, a resident volunteer firefighter with South Pierce Fire and Rescue, who proposed to his now fiancé, Summer Holst, aboard the train.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2017 7:37:57 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:37:57 GMT



Seattle: Massive flames engulf Ballard home
Massive flames engulfed a vacant home in Ballard late Sunday. The home that caught fire at about 11 p.m. was one of three near 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 80th Street that are boarded up. The city fenced off the homes a few days ago because there was a squatter in one of the other homes. Fire crews had to cut through the chain link fence to access the home and then also cut through the boards on the home to get inside.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2017 3:58:08 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:58:08 GMT



Crews respond to fire at liquor store in Eatonville
Crews responded to a fire at a liquor store Sunday night in Eatonville, according to Pierce County Fire. The store, located at 107 Michelle Avenue North, is closed and there are no reports of injuries. The fire is under control, according to Pierce County Fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Longtime Pacific County Fire Commissioner McLeod dies
Pacific County Fire District 1 has scheduled a meeting to fill a vacancy on its board of commissioners at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ocean Park station, 26109 Ridge Ave. Longtime Commissioner Greg McLeod, 79, died on Nov. 30 in Long Beach. According to his biography on the fire district’s website, McLeod had served on the three-member commission since 2007.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 1:02:46 PM - SOURCE: Chinook Observer
Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:02:46 GMT



Firefighters found a body outside of a Renton home; Aerial photos show it could have been there for years before the fire
The body of one of two brothers found after firefighters were called to a Renton blaze earlier this month may have been laying in the yard — unreported and undiscovered — for at least two years, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s parcel maps. The first body, believed to be that of Lawrence Steinert, 65, was found lying inside a small, fenced patio just outside the house in the 16000 block of 146th Avenue Southeast when firefighters extinguished the flames, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2017 2:54:00 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune - Metered Site
Posted on Sat, 02 Dec 2017 10:54:00 GMT



No one hurt in fire at south Everett home
A family of six was displaced after a fire broke out in the attic of their south Everett home on Sunday morning. No one was injured. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting the family of two adults and four children, said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman for South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 2:16:05 PM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 22:16:05 GMT



Clallam County Fire District 3 considers levy options
While Clallam County Fire District 3’s $9 million budget next year may be balanced, leaders within the department said they likely need the public’s help to keep from operating in a deficit in the years to come. Fire commissioners told Fire Chief Ben Andrews they seek more information for a possible levy lid lift in November 2018 to put the Sequim-area fire district on more solid ground.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Port of Seattle First Responder reunites with man he saved from heroin overdose
At just 23 years old, Zachary Oehrke knew how his life would end. "I told myself I was going to die a heroin addict," he said. "I told myself that was going to be my fate." His fate changed forever at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on November 2. He overdosed on heroin in the bathroom, and Port of Seattle Fire Captain David Washington saved his life.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX 40
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Naselle's old EMS Fire Hall going up in smoke
Built almost 70 years ago, the 40 feet by 70 feet wood EMS Fire Hall building belonging to Pacific County Fire Protection District No. 4 is now on the verge of being replaced. The facility near the intersection of State Routes 4 and 401 has been used to house two ambulances and a rescue vehicle. It has also served as a meeting room for the volunteer firefighters and volunteer members of the emergency medical service.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2017 1:06:24 PM - SOURCE: Chinook Observer
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:06:24 GMT



Man suspected of lighting string of dumpster fires in Seattle while high on drugs
Police have arrested a man for allegedly setting multiple dumpster fires overnight near the Seattle Fire Department's station in the University District. Shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Friday, reports came in for dumpster fires in the area of 9th Ave. NE and NE 45th St. After extinguishing those fires, fire crews returned to their station, only to discover that a man was running around the same area trying to set more dumpsters on fire, according to the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Two semis collide; shuts down southbound I-5 near Bellingham for hours
Southbound Interstate 5 was closed for more than 7 hours Thursday morning south of Bellingham when a northbound semitrailer crossed the median and hit a southbound double-trailer semi head-on. The driver of the southbound semi, Richard J. Brush, 62, of Vancouver, Washington, was taken by ambulance to St.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2017 1:31:32 PM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:31:32 GMT



Firefighters battle blaze at window company in east Spokane
The Spokane Fire Department worked for several hours to knock down a commercial building blaze near Riverside Avenue and Helena Street. The building, home to Tormino’s Sash and Glass, was occupied when the fire began but was not open for business, said John Tormino Jr., the current owner. The younger Tormino had taken over the business from his father, John Tormino, who died in May.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 1:47:30 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:47:30 GMT



Elderly man rescued after falling into ravine in Des Moines
A man in his 80's was rescued after he fell 10 to 20 feet down a ravine in Des Moines Wednesday night. The man's family noticed he was missing and notified police. Firefighters from South King Fire were called to an area near 27046 10th Ave S. just before 7:30 p.m. Crews located the man in a nearby ravine.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



3 sent to hospital as WTA bus jumps curb in Bellingham
A Whatcom Transportation Authority bus jumped a curb Wednesday morning at Cordata Station, causing several minor injuries, destroying a passenger enclosure and damaging part of the station, officials said. WTA spokeswoman Maureen McCarthy said officials are still investigating what happened and why.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:28:41 GMT



Fire rips through Renton home
Multiple crews were at the scene of a house fire in Renton on Wednesday evening. Firefighters responded after a report of a fire in the 18800 block of 116th Avenue Southeast. The roadway was shut down due to the fire. Before 5:30 p.m., crews had the fire under control. Crews from South King County and Puget Sound are helping Renton firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 5:30:14 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:30:14 GMT



Lynnwood home destroyed by fire with armed man inside
A house was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning near Lynnwood as a man was reportedly hunkered down in the garage with a gun, officials said. Firefighters and deputies responded to the scene, in the 14300 block of 16th Place West, at about 7:30 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames spewing from the home there.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 9:22:28 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:22:28 GMT



Related: Reported gunfire hampers firefighters in Lynnwood
Reports of gunfire kept firefighters from fully attacking a house fire in Lynnwood Wednesday. The call came in around 7:30 a.m. in the 14300 block of 16th Place West. Authorities at the scene said they had received reports that there were gunshots heard at the scene, but that was not immediately confirmed.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: King 5 News
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



South Snohomish County Fire swears in three assistant chiefs, honors wildland firefighters
South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners last week swore in three assistant fire chiefs and honored 15 firefighters deployed to wildfires this year. Doug Dahl, Scott Goodale and Kevin Zweber were sworn in and promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief. Dahl was promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 3:00:23 PM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:00:23 GMT



Oil terminal on Columbia River gets thumbs-down from state agency
A years-in-the-works plan to build America's largest oil-by-rail terminal, on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington, was given a unanimous thumbs-down on Tuesday by the state's energy siting council. The recommendation by the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) is just that. The final decision rests with Gov.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 8:23:40 PM - SOURCE: seattlepi.com
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:23:40 GMT



Fire at vacant Yakima home considered "suspicious"
Firefighters are calling a fire that broke out Tuesday morning at a vacant home "suspicious." The fire was reported around 8:30 a.m. at 705 S. 16th Ave. On arrival they found a fire at the rear of the house which had extended into the building's floor joists, according to a news release from the Yakima Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 6:10:06 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:10:06 GMT



Firefighters extinguish attic fire in Ridgefield floating home
Clark County Fire & Rescue firefighters extinguished a fire Tuesday in the attic of a floating home at McCuddy’s Ridgefield Marina. Clark County Fire spokesman Tim Dawdy said responders received reports about the fire about 1 p.m. at the marina at 5 W. Mill St. Firefighters stationed at the marina located a vacant floating home off dock B and spotted smoke and fire escaping its attic, Dawdy said.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 1:49:33 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:49:33 GMT



Spokane Fire Chief chosen for national program
Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer will join 20 other chiefs from around the country in a year-long development program for fire department leaders. Schaeffer was accepted into the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ sixth Fire Service Executive Development Institute, which begins in December.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 3:55:30 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:55:30 GMT



Transients Suspected of Causing Fire at Abandoned Centralia Garage
An abandoned garage structure on a property that includes a house that previously caught fire also burned down Monday morning, Riverside Fire Authority Chief Mike Kytta told The Chronicle. Fire crews were still at the scene at about 10:30 Monday morning in the 1400 block of Alexander Street — at the end of the dead end road — keeping an eye on the burning structure to prevent it from spreading to nearby houses.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 3:16:14 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:16:14 GMT



Fire chars Richland home, business
A family of five escaped an early Monday blaze that damaged their Richland home. The fire apparently started in a landscaping business in the basement of the building on the 1600 block of Terminal Drive and spread to the home upstairs, said Richland fire Battalion Chief Michael Wroolie. No one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 3:30:27 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:30:27 GMT



Aberdeen Woman Allegedly Stole $350,000 From Credit Union, Set Fire to Building
An Aberdeen woman accused of stealing more than $350,000 from the credit union she managed, then setting fire to the building pleaded guilty Monday to five counts of first-degree theft. The Aberdeen Police Department reports that detectives began investigating Krista Putman, 38, following a March 29, 2016 fire at the Grays Harbor Woodworkers Credit Union, located at 2600 Sumner Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 3:12:45 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:12:45 GMT



Skyway firefighters capture escaped goat in King County
It might have taken the better part of an hour, but the firefighters at King County Fire District No. 20 got their goat. According to public information officer Eric Autry, who spoke with SeattlePI on Monday,the firefighters of the goat's presence outside the station Sunday evening. At first, the firefighters didn't know what to do -- "There's no manual on how to handle goats," Autry said -- but decided on attempting to trap the billy or nanny in the station's enclosed training area, then call animal control.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 2:29:53 PM - SOURCE: seattlepi.com
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:29:53 GMT



Changing of guard in sight for Walla Walla's first responders
Walla Walla’s first responders will soon see a baby boomer bust. The pending departures are due to an aging population of police officers and firefighters who are nearing retirement. Each department has 47 employees and early retirement age for 20 years of service is 53, according to officials in both departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Union-Bulletin
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Renton, local firefighters have a new regional asset to combat alcohol and petroleum-based fires
Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, firefighters in south King County now have a new tool to help them combat alcohol and petroleum-based fires. The $100,000 grant was a collaborative effort between the Renton Regional Fire Authority and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The new tool come in the form of two trailers that each carry 660 gallons of a foam concentrate that, when injected into a fire hose, can coat the surface of flammable liquids and extinguish them if they are already burning, or create an airtight barrier to prevent them from catching fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2017 1:42:48 AM - SOURCE: Renton Reporter
Posted on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:42:48 GMT



Man killed near Monroe by collapsed mobile home
Snohomish County Fire District 7 reports a man was killed while trying to move a single-wide mobile home from his property in the 26700 block of Old Pipeline Road in Monroe on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The victim was reportedly attempting to remove the mobile home when it collapsed on top of him, according to Fire District 7, which was dispatched to the scene around noon last Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2017 10:57:04 AM - SOURCE: Monroe Monitor
Posted on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:57:04 GMT



PHOTO: Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters rescue person from Tolt River
Firefighters rescued a female from the rain-swollen Tolt River on Saturday afternoon, according to Eastside Fire & Rescue. She was on a downed tree in the river, and firefighters managed to get her to safety. The rescue was a joint effort between Eastside Fire and the King County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2017 4:01:50 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:01:50 GMT



Man suffers minor burns in fire, explosion in northeast Spokane
A man suffered minor burns in a fire and explosion in northeast Spokane early Sunday morning. Fire crews were called to a home on East Bridgeport Avenue near North Rebecca Street around 12:40 a.m. after neighbors reported the sounds of an explosion and fire coming from the home. When firefighters arrived, they found the basement and first floor of the house were already heavily involved in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2017 9:39:28 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
Posted on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:39:28 GMT



Car plows into Federal Way house, hits sleeping woman
A woman was lucky to be alive Friday morning after a car drove into her Federal Way bedroom. A female driver hit a tree and drove through a fence before crashing into the home, hitting the woman sleeping inside just before 3 a.m. There were two women and a 2-year-old child in the car at the time. All four people involved in the incident on the 900 block of 319th Place SW sustained minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: King 5
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Onalaska neighbors unleash frustrations on fire commissioners at meeting
Neighbors in Onalaska unleashed their frustrations on fire commissioners Tuesday night. They're upset after a third of the all-volunteer fire department resigned. Some say small town politics is putting public safety in jeopardy. Commissioners voted last week to strip Fire Chief Andrew Martin of his title.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king5.com
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Everett fire officials push for alarms in apartments
Nearly two years after a fatal New Year's Eve apartment fire in Everett, fire officials say they're making progress in the push to get fire alarm systems in apartment complexes up to code. It was December 31, 2015 when a massive fire broke out at The Bluffs Apartments on West Casino Road. The apartment complex, built in the late 1960s, didn't have fire alarms.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king5.com/
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



South King County Firefighters have a new regional asset
Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, firefighters in South King County now have a new tool to help them combat alcohol and petroleum-based fires. The $100,000 grant was a collaborative effort between the Renton RFA and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, fire department officials said in a media release.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 1:52:35 PM - SOURCE: Kent Reporter
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:52:35 GMT



Fighting fires a family tradition for these Olympia women
When three-year-old Callaway Norwood visits his grandma's house, he expects two things: a satisfying bowl of Cocoa Krispies and fire trucks. Lots of fire trucks. Toy fire trucks and videos of fire trucks. Typical boy you might think. Only in this family, it's not just the boys who love fire trucks.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king5.com
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Moses Lake Firefighters hand out coats to kids in need
Grey and rainy skies blanketed the Columbia Basin on Tuesday. The need for a good, warm winter coat was evident from the moment you stepped out into the elements. For some in the community a good winter coat is hard to come by. The Moses Lake Firefighters Local 1258 helped address the need by delivering winter coats to kids at four schools in Moses Lake on Tuesday through their annual Operation Warm program.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 6:12:24 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:12:24 GMT



A third of Onalaska's volunteer fire department resigns
In Onalaska, the volunteer fire department is dealing with an emergency of its own. Brothers Chris and Craig Franklin say small town politics are putting everyone in jeopardy. "Now I am standing here, watching everything fall apart," said Chris. "I'm worried for my safety, my family's safety, and the safety of all the citizens of Onalaska.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Spokane Fire Department selects new Assistant Fire Chief
The Spokane Fire Department announced Monday that it has selected Trisha Wolford to be the next Assistant Fire Chief. The Assistant Chief serves as a key leader in the department assisting the Fire Chief in planning, coordinating and administering the activities of the organization. She will begin on December 27.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 2:09:06 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:09:06 GMT



Oso chaplain honored for aid, comfort in worst of times
When Oso chaplain Joel Johnson is called to a critical emergency situation or crime scene, odds are someone just lost their home, their life or that of a loved one, and any signs of hope. Johnson is director of Support 46, a program providing respite to on-scene emergency responders from Arlington Fire and Police departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 3:26:30 AM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:30 GMT



Middle School Kids Evacuated to Gym by Fire Alarm in West Richland
Students at Leona Marshall Libby Middle School in West Richland are safe after a fire alarm went off this morning. Staff evacuated the school and the kids were moved to the gym, according to Benton County Fire District 4. Firefighters searched the school and found a light smoke, but no fire. They are investigating to find the source of the smoke.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 2:12:30 PM - SOURCE: KFLD-AM 870
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:12:30 GMT



3 stranded people rescued from Green River in driving rainstorm in Auburn
Three people were rescued after they became stranded on a small island in the middle of the Green River during Tuesday morning's driving rainstorm, emergency officials said. Rescuers from Valley Regional Fire District responded to the scene, near Fenster Park in Auburn, at around 6:20 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from one of the stranded victims.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 9:45:41 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:45:41 GMT



East Jefferson Fire Rescue names Jim Walkowski as new fire chief
East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) has hired Jim Walkowski, a 32-year veteran of the fire service to be the new fire chief. Walkowski was most recently assistant chief at Spokane County Fire District 9, which is comprised of nine fire stations and 170 career and volunteer personnel within a 122-square-mile service area, according to an EJFR press release.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 6:07:46 AM - SOURCE: Port Townsend Leader
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:07:46 GMT



No Injuries Reported From Ocean Shores House Fire
No injuries were reported from the scene a fire in Ocean Shores that destroyed a home and several cars in the 600 block of Chenois Northeast Saturday night. Lt. Corey Kuhl said a report that someone was still inside turned out to be false, police on scene said that everyone evacuated before the fire overtook the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 6:36:42 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:36:42 GMT



South, Central Whidbey fire districts increase rope rescue aid to each other
In an unfortunate scenario requiring a rope rescue, South Whidbey rescue teams might be found responding to instances in Central Whidbey and visa versa. South Whidbey Fire/EMS recently amended an agreement with Central Whidbey that increases rope rescue aid between the two districts. South Whidbey crews will now be automatically dispatched to situations requiring a rope rescue in Central Whidbey, and the crews up north will do the same.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2017 10:43:20 PM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:43:20 GMT



Fire damages mobile home in Lacey
Fire damaged a mobile home in Lacey Friday night, according to Lacey Fire District 3. Just after 11 p.m. Friday, fire crews were dispatched to the 4800 block of Pacific Avenue Southeast, just west of Saint Martin’s University, Fire Chief Steve Brooks said Sunday. The mobile home was occupied by two adults, but neither was injured, Brooks said.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 1:54:38 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:54:38 GMT



Spokane fire damages South Hill house converted into apartments
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish an apartment fire Friday evening in the 1200 block of W. 6th Ave. It happened around 6:15 p.m. Heavy fire was showing from the ground floor apartment unit when fire crews arrived on scene. The fire was threatening the upper level living spaces in the old South Hill home that had been converted into apartments.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 6:15:01 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:15:01 GMT



Vancouver's improved, modern Fire Stations 1 and 2 to open in January
Every detail of Vancouver’s new Fire Station 1 and 2 has been planned to increase efficiency and ensure the stations will better serve the community. “These stations are designed to meet our current and future service needs as well as address our diverse workforce safety and operational needs for the foreseeable future,” Vancouver Deputy Fire Chief Doug Koellermeier said.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 8:56:32 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:56:32 GMT



New Marysville firefighters hired, others receive awards
The Marysville Fire District swore in seven new full-timers Wednesday and also gave out some awards. Firefighter/paramedic Joseph Kendrick joins after more than 10 years of experience. Firefighter/paramedic Hunter Day previously served as a firefighter in Arlington and elsewhere. Sean Anderson, Thomas Fitchett, Scott Cloudy, Katie Hereth and Michael Work are firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 2:37:25 AM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:37:25 GMT



Here's why you can't buy Christmas trees from Richland firefighters this year
For members of Richland’s firefighter union, Christmas is a little less joyful. Officials with Local 1052 said it would no longer sell Christmas trees as a community fundraiser. “We’re in a bit of a dull mood today,” officials said on Richland Fire & Emergency Services’ Facebook page when it announced the news.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 12:49:30 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:49:30 GMT



Chehalis Fire Department Warns of Possible Scam
The Chehalis Fire Department is warning area residents about a group soliciting money using the department’s name without its permission. Chief Ken Cardinale told The Chronicle Thursday that the group, linked to website beasafecommunity.org, contacted a firefighter and used that person’s name on a flyer, which he said made the group’s solicitation for donations seem as if it was coming from the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 3:18:32 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:18:32 GMT



Chehalis Scouting for New Locations for Fire Department
The city of Chehalis plans to make finding a new home for its fire department “a priority for 2018,” citing concerns about its 90-year-old building’s suitability to be a modern fire station, City Manager Jill Anderson told The Chronicle this week. “Because of the building’s historic nature, it wasn’t built to be a fire station.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 3:13:34 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:13:34 GMT



Man rescued after tumbling over 20-foot embankment in Olympia
A man who fell down a steep embankment is recovering after a dramatic rescue overnight in Olympia. The incident unfolded late Wednesday near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Cooper Point Road, the Olympia Fire Department says. A man lost his balance near the edge of a 20-foot retaining wall and plunged over the side.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 8:36:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:36:46 GMT



Pre-annexation agreement between Port Townsend and East Jefferson Fire-Rescue to be before council next year
The Port Townsend City Council has directed city staff to begin negotiating a pre-annexation memorandum that would change the governance and taxing structure in the current interlocal agreement between the city and East Jefferson Fire-Rescue. The council unanimously approved moving forward with the process Monday, and City Manager David Timmons is expected to bring a preliminary agreement to the council in January.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Police, firefighters in Lake Forest Park train to help victims of active shooter
The recent mass shootings at a church in Sugarland Springs, Texas and a country music concert in Las Vegas prove it can happen anywhere. “We know that something like this is going to happen sooner or later in one of our communities,” said Battalion Chief Douglas Knight with the Northshore Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 9:11:55 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:11:55 GMT



Firefighters prevent spread of Woodland shed fire
Firefighters prevented a shed fire from damaging nearby mobile homes Wednesday in Woodland. Crews responded at 12:11 p.m. to a fire in an outbuilding at 6215 N.W. 389th St., at the Woodland Mobile Home and RV Park. When they arrived, they found a fully engulfed shed between two manufactured homes. “The fire was impinging on both manufactured homes at once,” said Tim Dawdy, Clark County Fire and Rescue spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 7:38:26 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:38:26 GMT



3 rescued from second-floor window during South Seattle fire
Firefighters rescued three people from a second-floor bedroom window during a fire at a Seattle duplex. Crews were called to the duplex in the 4500 block of South Orcas Street in the Rainier Valley at about 3:10 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters said the fire started in the living room. Crews were able to get three people out of the home with no injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 5:03:32 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:03:32 GMT



Chelan County Fire District 1 station under construction
Chelan County Fire District 1 said its new fire station in South Wenatchee is under construction. Construction began last week. The new station will be 4,800 square feet. The station is expected to be fully functional by the start of 2018. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Mike Burnett says station 13 will have living spaces for four to five fire fighters and will be staffed 24/7.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 3:12:49 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:12:49 GMT



Family of Toddler saved from Kennewick fire: It's an early-Christmas Miracle
The boy Kennewick firefighters saved from a burning house last week is out of the hospital and staying with his family in Benton City Tuesday night. The Stith family said they're safe and warm. And grateful, because after three nights in a Seattle hospital everyone's together and breathing on their own.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 4:01:00 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:01:00 GMT



Emergency pay phone near Verlot ice caves reinstalled after outcry
A pay phone described as vital in emergency situations has been reinstalled at a ranger station northeast of Everett. The Daily Herald reports that Frontier Communications on Tuesday confirmed it had removed and reinstalled the phone at the U.S. Forest Service Verlot Public Service Center. The phone was brought back after a Sunday story in the newspaper and on KOMO News featured authorities' concerns about the phone being gone.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: komonews.com
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



1 dead, 5 hurt as powerful storm blasts Western Washington with 50-70 mph winds
One person has died and least five others have been injured as a powerful storm raked Western Washington Monday. The fatality occurred in Renton where a tree fell onto a car with two women and a toddler inside in the 17900 block of 158th Place SE, according to Sgt. Joe Hauk wih the King County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2017 2:37:15 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:37:15 GMT



Bothell Fire and E.M.S. developing strategic plan with help from community
Bothell’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department recently received community suggestions, which will help staff create a strategic plan that will be presented to City Council at the beginning of next year. Fire Chief Bruce Kroon organized an external stakeholder meeting earlier this month that invited Bothell community members and business owners to provide feedback on what the department should improve and focus on during the next several years.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 6:01:59 PM - SOURCE: Bothell Reporter
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:01:59 GMT



 

 
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