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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

Assaults on Seattle firefighters increase, jeopardizing public safety

Seattle firefighters have been subjected to more than 40 violent attacks in the last four months, leaving firefighters concerned for their own safety and the impact on the public. The president of Seattle’s firefighter’s union has called on the city council to take prompt action to protect first responders.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Big Country News
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

Spokane Valley firefighter to be honored with Line of Duty Death Funeral Protocol

The Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) has announced that firefighter Dan Patterson has passed away. Patterson suffered a cardiac arrest on July 21, 2022, after going off shift, according to SVFD. "It is with heartfelt sadness that I share the news of Dan's passing," said SVFD Fire Chief, Frank Soto Jr.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

North County Fire breaks ground on large regional training center near Stanwood

Work is starting soon on a large regional fire and police training facility near Stanwood. When complete, a portion of the 33-acre site will be home to classrooms, prop buildings and a variety of street layouts for training. The facility is aimed at filling a regionwide need for space to train and is expected to attract myriad public safety personnel from across the Northwest all year long, possibly generating money for North County Regional Fire Authority.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Go Skagit
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

Fire destroys Lynnwood home, causes Teslas to explode in driveway

A Lynnwood family is without a home tonight after losing everything in a weekend fire. Neighbors describe the scene near Larch Way and 208th Place as “chaotic.” They describe ammunition going off and two Teslas exploding in the driveway. The noise caused next-door neighbor Mark Nguyen to race outside.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

Suspect arrested, allegedly set four fires in Seattle's Central District

Police have arrested a suspect they say has had firefighters taking down blazes in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood for hours Monday night. The Seattle Fire Department confirmed it is investigating four fires set outside private homes in the neighborhood in the evening hours, starting around 7 p.m. The fires were all in the 600 block of 37th Avenue, 500 block of 31st Avenue and in the 500th block of 30th avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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