Spokane County 8 Union Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 3711 Stories

IAFF Local 3711 Union Members Busy During Wildfire Season

Spokane | 08/24/16

The last few days have been challenging for Spokane County Fire District 8 firefighters. We faced terrible odds with high winds, low humidity and extremely dry fuels. Our hearts go out to those who lost property and personal belongings. Many of the initial responders fought the #yaleroadfire for 30 plus hours without rest. Many homes and properties were saved through those tireless efforts. There are so many people and organizations to thank for their assistance:  Fire, rescue and law enforcement services from around Spokane, Washington DNR and the fire agencies participating in State Mobilization; local farms for their invaluable assistance with heavy equipment; our news media friends at KXLY 4 News,KREM 2 News,KHQ Local News,The Spokesman-Review for accurate information and journalism; our elected officials who came and spent time with firefighters; finally, the citizens of Fire District 8, for the kind words,encouragement, and donations that kept the firefighter’s spirits up!

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