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Posted: Oct 24, 2021

Tacoma firefighters put out flames at school outbuilding

Firefighters are battling a fire at a Tacoma school outbuilding. Tacoma Fire Department reports a fire broke out at an outbuilding next to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, near 12th Street and South Jackson Avenue. Smoke was billowing out the roof when fire engines arrived, eventually growing into a large fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2021 10:44:51 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
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Posted: Oct 24, 2021

Valley Regional Fire Authority loses seven firefighters over vaccine mandate

Governor Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate shouldn’t have an effect on the services Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) firefighters provide for the community, spokesperson Kimberly Terhune said. As of Oct. 18, the deadline for firefighters to be fully vaccinated, 94% of VRFA employees were fully vaccinated, Terhune said.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2021 1:04:44 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
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Posted: Oct 23, 2021

Firefighters respond to Spokane Valley house fire, homeowners displaced

Firefighters responded to a house fire in Spokane Valley Saturday morning, leaving the people living there displaced. Spokane County Fire District 8 worked with Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) to put out the fire at 1906 S. Progress Rd. SVFD said the fire in the garage spread into the living and dining rooms of the house.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2021 4:56:18 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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Posted: Oct 23, 2021

Spokane Fire District 8 training with new forcible entry tool to save time and lives

Picture a scenario firefighters see on a regular basis: your home is on fire, you're trapped with nowhere to go and the only way firefighters can get to you is through your front door. But your door is locked and time is running out. "We know fires double in size every 90 seconds,” said Jay Wilkins Fire District 8's Division Chief of Training.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2021 4:23:02 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Body found in burning car in Pierce County

Deputies are investigating after a body was found in a burning car in Parkland on Thursday morning. Central Pierce Fire crews responded to a report of a car fire at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Sales Road South at about 4:15 a.m. When crews arrived, they extinguished the fire and found a body in the driver’s seat.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 4:08:29 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
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