On Friday, October 13, with wildfire season winding down in Washington, Spokane area firefighters headed south to help fight the Santa Rosa complex fires devastating Northern California. Strike Team Ten was comprised of 12 firefighters and three apparatus, led by Spokane County Fire District 8, with City of Spokane, and Chelan Fire and Rescue. Working […]
Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighter Dean McAuley, on vacation but always on the job, went to work October 1st when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas. McAuley was attending the concert with friends. “Jason Aldean was out, and the crowd was […]
One hundred off duty firefighters in Spokane County will be supplied with AEDs in order to respond to cardiac calls in public and private settings as part of a pilot project for the PulsePoint Verified First Responder Program.
East Pierce Fire Fighters will receive body armor for escalated threat response. Fire Commissioners approved the purchase of 32 individual body armor jackets for $76,000 to protect fire fighters responding to active violent events.
The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund has launched a new water safety program in east King County. The first of many loaner stations has been constructed at the Lake Sammamish boat launch, and life jackets have been donated by the Paris White Foundation. Each station will have 12 jackets in varying sizes available for the public to borrow and return to the loaner station.