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Posted: May 23, 2019

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 fills up our three bays,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2019 5:32:11 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: May 23, 2019

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).
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2019 1:50:09 AM - SOURCE: Pacific Northwest Inlander
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Posted: May 23, 2019

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 which begins Thursday, and football practice starts next week.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2019 10:51:02 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: May 22, 2019

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: 5/22/2019 5:57:45 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: May 22, 2019

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 authority (RFA) combining Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the Lynnwood Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2019 1:29:08 PM - SOURCE: My Edmonds News
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