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News Around the State

  • Spokane Valley Fire Station 8 getting facelift, expansion to fit tiller truck
    Construction is underway at Spokane Valley Fire Department Station 8 on Wilbur Road to make two engine bays longer to accommodate larger trucks. The station was built in 2004 and houses a ladder truck, a rescue unit and the department’s water rescue team, said Deputy Fire Chief Tim O’Brien. “That… Read more »
  • Confusion reigns as Spokane City Council remains defiant against combined 911 dispatch system
    For the past year, the Spokane City Council has been a unified voice standing in opposition to concerns about the desire to combine the region's different dispatch agencies — 911, Spokane Police, Spokane County Sheriff and the fire departments — under one governing body: Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC). -… Read more »
  • Arson at Gig Harbor High School equipment shed causes $150K in damage
    $150,000 in damage was done when a portable toilet was set on fire, spreading to a nearby equipment storage shed at Gig Harbor High School. School officials say $86,000 worth of track and football equipment was destroyed. All of this as track athletes are preparing for the State Championship meet… Read more »
  • Seattle firefighters use viaduct to train for earthquake response
    The Alaskan Way Viaduct is, slowly but surely, disappearing from Seattle's waterfront. Before it is gone for good, firefighters are making it their playground. Wednesday morning, Seattle Fire crews could again be found perched atop the viaduct's remains, slicing and torching their way through concrete and rebar. - PUB DATE:… Read more »
  • South County Fire Chief Bruce Stedman announces retirement
    Fire Chief Bruce A. Stedman of South County Fire announced Wednesday morning that he will be taking a medical leave, effective immediately, and will be officially retiring on Aug. 1. Stedman joined South County Fire on Oct. 1, 2017, the same day the organization was established as a regional fire… Read more »

Calendar

Jun
3
Mon
1:30 am Zone 1 Ops Meeting @ Kirkland Fire Station
Zone 1 Ops Meeting @ Kirkland Fire Station
Jun 3 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
 
Jun
4
Tue
9:00 am Zone 3 Ops Chiefs Meeting @ Valley Communications Center
Zone 3 Ops Chiefs Meeting @ Valley Communications Center
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Zone 3 Ops Chief meet on the 4th Tuesday each month.
Jun
26
Wed
1:30 pm King County Fire Ops Meeting @ King County Office of Emergency Management
King County Fire Ops Meeting @ King County Office of Emergency Management
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
King County OPS meet on the 4th Wednesday each month.
Jul
1
Mon
1:30 am Zone 1 Ops Meeting @ Kirkland Fire Station
Zone 1 Ops Meeting @ Kirkland Fire Station
Jul 1 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
 
Jul
2
Tue
9:00 am Zone 3 Ops Chiefs Meeting @ Valley Communications Center
Zone 3 Ops Chiefs Meeting @ Valley Communications Center
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Zone 3 Ops Chief meet on the 4th Tuesday each month.
Jul
24
Wed
1:30 pm King County Fire Ops Meeting @ King County Office of Emergency Management
King County Fire Ops Meeting @ King County Office of Emergency Management
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
King County OPS meet on the 4th Wednesday each month.