Daily Dispatch: Washington News
Two Seattle firefighters hurt during overdose call
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Two firefighters were injured during a call early Thursday in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. Firefighters were called to a home near East Roanoke Street and Eastlake Avenue East at 2:20 a.m. for a 27-year-old man who had overdosed and was in critical condition. At some point during the response, the firefighters were injured.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO 7 News
Jefferson County voters approve fire annexation, school measures
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:49:28 -0800
Voters in Jefferson County approved the East Jefferson Fire-Rescue annexation and two Port Townsend school levies by wide margins during Tuesday’s special election. The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office staff said voter turnout was low, at just 34.69 percent during the first ballot count, with 6,238 ballots cast out of 17,984 provided registered voters.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 1:49:28 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
San Juan Island EMS Chief Jerry Martin to retire in April
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:27:22 -0800
After three years of working as chief of San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services, Jerry Martin is passing the baton over to Karl Kuetzing. Martin announced his retirement on Jan. 25; he said he will work until April 1. “It’s been a privilege to serve the people,” Martin said. “It’s been a good career.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 6:27:22 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
Heavy snow caves in roof at Verizon store in Lacey
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:47:16 -0800
City officials are tallying up the damage Thursday after heavy snow caused a roof to collapse at a Verizon store in Lacey, rupturing the fire sprinkler system and a gas line, emergency officials said. Firefighters responded to the scene, the Verizon store at 653 Sleater Kinney Road SE, at about 11:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 8:47:16 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Marysville voters will decide about RFA in April
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:24:38 -0800
Voters will decide in a special election April 23 if they want to fund a new Regional Fire Authority. The City Council voted Monday in favor of the RFA, after Snohomish County Fire District 12 had previously. If approved, the RFA would be funded by a property tax rate of $1.45 per $1,000 of assessed value, or $435 annually for a $300,000 home.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 6:24:38 AM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
Despite advice from mayor, Spokane voters approve tax for police and firefighters
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:26:02 -0800
Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, voters overwhelmingly approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for more police and firefighters. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said voters decision to tax themselves reflected what he had heard from neighborhoods for the last several years.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 9:26:02 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Voters approve levy for Spokane Valley Fire Department
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:26:16 -0800
Voters on Tuesday gave strong support to a levy for the Spokane Valley Fire Department that will fund salaries, equipment, fire engines and capital projects. The $113 million maintenance and operations levy, approved by 74 percent of voters, will be spread across four years and replaces an expiring levy passed by voters in 2015.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 9:26:16 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Fire sparks as car tries to climb snowy hill in Wenatchee
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:58:50 -0800
VIDEO: The hills in and around the Wenatchee Valley are not only treacherous to navigate when they’re snow-covered and slick, but they can also be downright dangerous. That’s what one motorist who was trying to climb the westbound slope on Orondo Avenue found out today when his car suddenly caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 2:58:50 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Voters back taxes for Newman Lake Fire and Spokane County Fire District 8
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:19:13 -0800
Voters approved three tax measures for the Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, Spokane County Fire Protection District 8 and the Orchard Prairie School District in Tuesday’s special election. More than 81 percent of voters approved a replacement levy for Newman Lake Fire and Rescue. The ballot measure replaces an emergency medical services levy that’s expiring at the end of 2019.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:19:13 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
Video: Central Pierce firefighters rescue deer from icy pond
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The deer was standing in the middle of a frozen pond, too exhausted to move. A passerby spotted it just before 9 a.m. Thursday and knocked on the door of the property owner on 152nd Street East.The owner immediately summoned the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Central Pierce Fire & Rescue’s swift water rescue team.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News Tribune
2-alarm fire damages apartment in Bremerton, injures two
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 04:30:55 -0800
Several crews responded to a 2-alarm fire in Bremerton early Tuesday morning that damaged four apartment units and injured two people. At about 1:40 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Wheaton Way to find the 22-unit building on fire. Two residents were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 4:30:55 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Roof collapses on Sequim-area man
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 06:49:48 -0800
An 85-year-old man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a roof collapsed on him Monday. Clallam County Fire District No. 3 responded to a report of a collapsed roof at 263 Sturdevant Road near Sequim at 9:43 a.m. The victim, who was not identified, called 9-1-1 himself and reported his leg was bleeding and pinned under the roof.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 6:49:48 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
East Jefferson Fire Rescue Commissioner: City of Port Townsend and fire district better together
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
My career in the fire service began humbly more than 30 years ago. I started as a high school intern and progressed to volunteer and then career firefighter. For the past 17 years, I have been one of your elected fire commissioners. Soon after becoming a commissioner, it became apparent that combining district resources would help us keep up with state and federal mandates as well as the rising costs of providing service for the growing needs of our community.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Leader - Metered Site
Port Angeles, Clallam County seek site for joint emergency center, dispatch facility
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:51:40 -0800
City and county officials are looking for a site to build a joint Emergency Operations Center and Peninsula Communications facility, the Port Angeles City Council heard recently. Meanwhile, negotiations continue for a consolidated PenCom-JeffCom 9-1-1 regional dispatch center, officials said. The Port Angeles City Council voted 6-0 last Tuesday to authorize the police and fire departments to “begin a collaborative effort with Clallam County to explore options for a joint city-county EOC [Emergency Operations Center] to be co-located with a new PenCom facility.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 5:51:40 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Chehalis Staff Outlines Reasons For Vacating Historic Fire Station
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:38:04 -0800
Five-gallon buckets set out to catch water leaking through the walls. Plaster flaking off walls to reveal unenforced masonry without any insulation. Corrosion of wooden beams that looks like the work of beavers. Those were just a few of the examples highlighted by city of Chehalis staff members Monday as they outlined for the city council why it was their collective recommendation that the Chehalis Fire Department should abandon any notion of renovating the historic downtown fire station prior to a new one being built.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 10:38:04 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
Snohomish County Emergency Management unveils new tool that shows residents where hazards are
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:48:10 -0800
Do you live above an earthquake fault or make your home in a place at risk of burning in a wildfire? Do you regularly travel through areas prone to flooding or considered at risk of landslide? What could you expect if the Glacier Peak volcano erupted? Snohomish County’s dramatic landscape was shaped by powerful natural forces that are active still.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 6:48:10 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
'Talk about great neighbors!' Man solves snowy problem at Thurston County fire station
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 14:43:44 -0800
Firefighters with West Thurston Fire are giving a big thanks to one of their neighbors for helping solve a snowy problem at one of their stations in Olympia. The neighbor, who is tentatively identified as "Shannon" took their own snow plow and cleared the snow in front of the fire station's doors so the emergency vehicles could easily get in and out.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 2:43:44 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
Fire displaces a family of six in Grandview
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 16:41:31 -0800
Grandview Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire on the 400 block of Klock Road on Friday night. When crews arrived around 9:17 p.m., they found fire coming from a bedroom on the second floor. Firefighters put out the fire in about an hour and a half. The Red Cross was contacted to help assist all six family members.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 4:41:31 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
Chickens, goats die in barn fire near Chelan
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 12:55:48 -0800
Several chickens and goats died in a barn fire early Sunday morning near Chelan. Chelan Fire and Rescue responded just before 6 a.m. to a structure fire off Henderson Road. Firefighters arrived to a fully-involved two-story barn, according to Fire Chief Tim Lemon. With no fire hydrants in the vicinity, firefighters had to overhaul about 300 feet of fire hose through heavy snow to engage the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 12:55:48 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
Update: Two killed in north Olympia house fire
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:49:04 -0800
Two people died in a house fire that happened north of Olympia Thursday afternoon. According to South Bay Fire Chief Brent McBride, fire units from South Bay, Lacey Fire Dist. 3, Olympia Fire and McLane-Black Lake Fire were dispatched to the 4300 Block of Lemon Road about 1:30 p.m. The two-story house and garage were completely destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 8:49:04 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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