Washington Wildfire | SR 821 Fires | 3

UPDATE | 2224 | IC reports: both flanks out. Light fire activity. Fire in ditch by RR tracks. To start mop-up operations in a few minutes. All other fire units to CODE GREEN. Have enough fire resources to handle themselves.

SELAH, Wash. – Two spot fires were called into Fire Dispatch that were to be 50′ across and 100′ in size at 3703 SR 821 in Yakima County.   A second caller stated they could see smoke on Selah Road and heading up the ridge.

The first arriving engine reported a 2-3 acre fire, with it heading up the ridge.  The fire appeared to be burning near the Burlington Northern RR tracks.

Reports by the IC of explosions were happening within the fire.  The fire was reported to Dispatch as moving into the canyon.

An immediate request for Washington State Patrol to shutdown SR 821, as well as an urgent need for additional resources.

Fire Dispatch began putting through notifications paging out Selah stations 21, 22, 24, 26 and 29, other resources.

Fire resources, including the Kittitas County Strike team and Command Officer previous assigned to the CONRAD FIRE were being released and diverted to this one.

There is no known cause at this time.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Original posted 7/1/2018 2205 hours PDT


Public Safety Job Announcements | April 8, 2018


Administrative Specialist (Lead Dispatch) – State of Oregon.  Forest Grove (OR).  ** Closes 4/17/2018 @ 2359 hours PDT **   Permanent position.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/2035887/administrative-specialist-1-lead-dispatch

Asset Fire Management Officer – US Fish & Wildlife Services/US Dept. of the Interior.  Burbank (WA).  $61,218-79,586 / year.  Closes 4/19/2018.   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495907700

Combat Student Intern Firefighter – City of Forest Grove.  Forest Grove (OR).  ** Closes 6/30/2018 **   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forestgrove/jobs/2034632/combat-student-intern-firefighter

Combat Volunteer Firefighter – City of Forest Grove.  Forest Grove (OR).  ** Closes 6/30/2018 @ 1700 hours PDT **   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forestgrove/jobs/2034627/combat-volunteer-firefighter

Deputy State Fire Marshal – Codes & Technical Services – State of Oregon.  Salem (OR).  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=fire&l=Oregon&start=20&vjk=bc646207feccb390

Dispatcher / Radio Operator – State of WA Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR).  Sedro-Wooley (WA).  $2,262 – $2,914 / month. ** Closes 4/9/2018 **  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?  q=Firefighter&l=wa&start=10&vjk=1c323be4a23008c3

Engine Boss – Firestromers Inc.  Ontario (OR)  $28 – $32 / hour.   https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=fire&l=Oregon&start=10&vjk=fc8f803c53d19e05

Fire Investigator – Envista Forensics.  Tukwila (WA) https://envistaforensics.jobs.net/en-US/job/fire-investigator/J3V8HL654RC7Z0KVMMP?idpartenaire=10107

Fire Protection Engineer – Port of Seattle.  Seattle (WA).  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/washington-state-firefighter-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,16_IS3020_KO17,28.htm

Fire Secretary – Cowlitz County Fire & Rescue.  Kelso (WA).  $43,272 / year.   https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Fire&l=Washington%20State&ts=1522729484874&rq=1&fromage=last&vjk=d8331efe25bb253f

Firefighter – City of Redmond.  Redmond (WA).  $72,348 – $99,012 / year.  ** Closes 4/10/2018 (Tuesday) @ 2359 PDT. **    https://agency.governmentjobs.com/redmondwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2014043

Firefighter.  Grayback Forestry.  Merlin (OR) base.  $15.41 / hour.   https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=fire&l=Oregon&vjk=250a40005f6e8d58

Firefighter – EMT. Vashon Island Fire and Rescue (King County Fire District #13).  Vashon (WA).  Part-Time position.  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Firefighter&l=wa&ts=1523067621967&rq=1&vjk=e92ed88cc343e924

Firefighter – Medic (Lateral).  City of Salem (OR).  $5,574 – $7035 / month.   https://www.indeed.com/q-EMT-l-Oregon-jobs.html?from=relatedQueries&saIdx=1&rqf=1&parentQnorm=Firefighter&vjk=8534273f3cebf30b

Firefighter – Medic.  City of Salem (OR).  $5,574 – $7035 / month.   https://www.indeed.com/q-EMT-l-Oregon-jobs.html?from=relatedQueries&saIdx=1&rqf=1&parentQnorm=Firefighter&vjk=5ab9a8b6c0f65fa3

Firefighter – Paramedic (Open Entry and Lateral) – City of Spokane.  Spokane (WA).  $40,444 – $80, 894 / year.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity/jobs/1150196/firefighter-open-entry

Forest Officer (Senior Wildland Firefighter) – State of Oregon.  Hermiston (OR).  ** Closes 4/17/2018 @ 2359 PDT. **    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/2023014/forest-officer-senior-wildland-firefighter

Forestry Technician – Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  Grand Ronde (OR).   https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=fire&l=Oregon&start=20&vjk=4d91cf2ff8549d04

Forestry Technician (Fire Suppression) – US Department of Agriculture.  Bend (OR).  $16.00 / hour.    https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=fire&l=Oregon&start=30&vjk=3f42015107ea9de4

Forestry Technician – Green Diamond Resource Company.  Klamath Falls (OR).  Seasonal opening.   https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=fire&l=Oregon&start=30&vjk=57763b4e93acc917

Paramedic – Metro WEst Ambulance.  Hillsboro (OR).  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=firefighter&l=Oregon&sort=date&start=20&vjk=054795329e8528d5

Wildland Paramedics and EMTs – Wilderness Medics Inc (OR).  Temporary openings. Limited details.  https://www.indeed.com/q-EMT-l-Oregon-jobs.html?from=relatedQueries&saIdx=1&rqf=1&parentQnorm=Firefighter&vjk=1edb3247d9cb09af


Regional Manager (Firefighter Partnerships) – Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Mountlake Terrace (WA).  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Firefighter&l=wa&start=20&vjk=8d34574272b0831a


Community Corrections Specialist I – Washington County.  Hillsboro (OR).  $44,574 – $54,246 / year.  ** Closes 4/15/2018 @ 2359 hours PDT **    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor/jobs/2029345/community-corrections-specialist-i

Corrections Deputy – Tillamook County (OR).  $3,594 – $4,430 / month.  ** Closes 4/30/2018 @ 2359 hours PDT. **   https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tillamookor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2038002

Corrections Deputy (Lateral) – Klamath Falls / Klamath Falls County (OR).  $20.92 – $23.06 / hour.  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=fire&l=Oregon&start=10&vjk=4ffc97cef1dcc8f4

Criminal Deputy (Lateral Sheriff) – Jackson County Sheriff Office.  Medford (OR).  $51,334 – $65,520 / year.   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/jacksoncountyor/jobs/2034758/7140-criminal-deputy-lateral-sheriff

Police Officer – City of Eugene (OR).  $60,528 – $77,168 / year.  ** Closes 5/25/2018 @ 1715 hours PDT **  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/eugene/jobs/2026459/police-officer

Police Officer – City of Stayton (OR).  $3,830 / month.  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Police&l=Oregon&from=relatedQueries&saIdx=6&rqf=1&parentQnorm=firefighter&vjk=39b7280fcae7ac5a

Police Officer (Animal Welfare) – Oregon Humane Society.  Portland (OR).  OHS Main Shelter.  https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=44620&clientkey=69D3DFDA5AE82633AF41AAC425DD34D0&source=indeed.com

Police Officer (Lateral Transfers Only) – City of Albany (OR).  $4,678 – $5,891 / month.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/albanyor/jobs/2006277/police-officer-laterals-only

Police Officer (Lateral Transfer) – Port of Portland (OR).  https://agency.governmentjobs.com/portofportland/

Police Officer (Senior) – City of Powers (OR).  $40,000 – $60,000 / year.  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Police&l=Oregon&from=relatedQueries&saIdx=6&rqf=1&parentQnorm=firefighter&vjk=7b0c10616516d686

Police Property & Evidence Technician – City of Woodburn (OR). $14.88 – $20.74 / hour.  ** Closes 4/9/2018 @ 1700 hours PDT **   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/woodburnor/jobs/2029288/police-property-evidence-technician

Police Support Tech – Josephine County.  Grants Pass (OR).  $3,019 / month. https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Police&l=Oregon&rqf=1&start=10&vjk=04a45d2b022d9356

Sergeant (Sheriff) – Jackson County. Medford (OR).  $68,494 – $87,422 / year.  ** Closes 4/11/2018 **   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/jacksoncountyor/jobs/2031755/7134-sergeant-ii-sheriff

State Trooper (Lateral) – Oregon State.  $4,682 – $6,274 / month.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/2028432/lateral-state-trooper


(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Rice County, Kansas Touched by Wildfires | 1


Photo Credit | Hutchinson Fire PIO

Incident Summary |  Three active wildfires are burning in Rice County.  Fire #1 has entered McPherson County from Rice County with other counties beginning to report additional fire starts.

Kansas Division of Emergency Management has activated the KS EOC in Topeka, Kansas to a partial Level 2 due to very high and extreme fire weather conditions across the State.  the State EOC will be staffed with personnel from the KDEM, KS National Guard, Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Kansas Forest Service.

Location | The fire is located on Buhler Road in SE Rice and SW McPherson Counties, about 8-10 miles southeast of Lyons, Kansas.

Cause | Unknown.  There has been a known drought.

Units working south of Ave Q during firing operations. Photo Credit | Hutch Deputy Fire Chief Hanen

Incident Cooperators | Hutchinson FD, Reno County TF, Kansas National Guard,  Kansas Governor Jeff Coyler’s Office, Rice County EMA, Kansas State Police, Rice County Sheriff Office, KS EMA, State Fire Marshal and the KS Forest Service, Sterling Police Department.

Resources | Resources from the Hutchinson Fire Department and the Reno County Task Force.   UPDATE | The Reno County TF has been released from the fire as of 2058 CDT and will return back to the fire at 0800 on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Photo Credit | Hutch Deputy Fire Chief Hanen

UPDATE -1154 CDT | Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued an emergency declaration for three fires in Rice County. Kansas National Guard along with several Black Hawks were deployed to the incident.

Air Assets | One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter (KSNG) with one out of Salina.  Three helicopters on standby with one in Salina and two in Topeka, Kansas.

Photo Credit | Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HUT)

Damage Assessment | No injuries reported.  One abandoned home was destroyed.

Social Media | Though there is no known name of these wildfires, we have dubbed them the #RiceCountyFires #KansasFires #KSwildfire2018

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 2215 PDT / 0014 CDT

Commercial Fire Now 2nd Alarm in Federal Way, Washington


Another large fire is plaguing the Southeast area of King County but this time it is a commercial structure fire located at 32300 4th Place South in Federal Way, Washington.

The fire originally reported as a first-alarm incident has now been elevated to another second alarm with some crews coming from Tacoma (Ladder 4) en route from Fife and Command requesting that all South King Fire units being recalled.  Some are being rerouted from the three-alarm fire of the old Heritage Building in Auburn.


Fire crews were busy conducting primary and secondary searches on all floor levels of the fire structure.  A structure on the Bravo side was one of the concerns but fire crews did a search and found no extension and nothing else found in the adjacent building.  Primary and secondary searches were conducted but nothing was found.


One person was rescued from the structure and in the hands of Medics with CPR in progress.  One trusted source has reported Fire Officials reported one fatality.


We are using hashtag #FederalWayFire.



(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog



Senior Apartments in Milton Ablaze | 1


East Pierce Firefighters were dispatched to the Alder Ridge Apartments located at 2800 Alder Street in Milton, Washington around 1828 hours this Tuesday evening (December 26th)  for a fire that broke out in this senior living community.  The fire was escalated rapidly to a 2nd alarm response.

Credit: East Pierce FD


Seniors were all evacuated from the building around 1907 hours PST.  No injuries were reported.  There is approximately 150 displaced elderly residents from this Senior Assisted Living Facility.


Firefighters were in an offense fire attack as they were evacuating elderly residents from various apartments units.  Fire crews were reportedly going defensive as of 1938 hours and pulling out of the fire building.

Firefighters were making good progress on various area of the fire around 1957 hours PST.  Command advised crews to go offensive to attack and check the attic for any fire. around 1959 hours PST.  

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – 12/26/2017 @ 2004 PST

Old Iconic Building Burning in Auburn, Washington | 1


Around 1530 hours PST, a fire broke out at the Old Heritage building located at 100 South Main Street in Auburn, Washington which is at the intersection of Auburn Way South and Main Street.   

The fire started on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, originally reported as flames from a dryer.  It would escalate from a first alarm to a third alarm very quickly.

Credit: King County Medic 1


A large number of fire Resources from both King and Pierce Counties were promptly dispatched to the incident with personnel represented from Valley Regional FD, KCFD #44, East Pierce, Puget Sound Fire, South King Fire, Renton Fire, Tukwila Fire and Burien Fire.  Additional EMS units were dispatched from King County Medic One. 


When firefighters first arrived, they found heavy fire in the attic. They took offensive strategy due to the ceiling starting to collapse.  One person who was non-ambulatory was rescued and treated on-scene for smoke inhalation.  They were not transported.

Credit: Puget Sound Fire


Here are the units deployed and which alarm they have been assigned to:

First Alarm | B31  CH32  E31  E32  E33  E38  L74  PIO32  B74  

Second Alarm | E61  E65  E71  E73  M6  MSO1  PCL113  R74 23PIO  23REHAB

Third Alarm | E62  E72  L11  L29  PCE118  Q75  E13  E17

Credit: Puget Sound Fire


Neighbors in businesses and apartments have been evacuated for their safety and for fire crews.

Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes and buses were provided for them on 28th, which was the NW corner of their building.


Social Media is using the hashtags #MainFire #AuburnFire #heritagebldgfire for this incident.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – 12/26/2017 @ 1920 Hours PST

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

11 Wildland Firefighters

10 Strike Teams Responding…

9 Copters Dropping…   

8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written / Photography Content. Also written by (Becki Coates)

On The Tenth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

10 Strike Teams Responding…

9 Copters Dropping…   

8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written / Photography Content. Also written by (Becki Coates)

Fire Jobs | Thurs | Dec 7, 2017

Fire Jobs:  Looking for a job in the Fire Service?  Look no further. Here are some great opportunities staring you right in the face begging for you to apply for them. What are you waiting for?  Check them out here….


Fire Logistics Dispatcher. US Dept of Interior.   Marblemount, WA (North Cascades NP) Open enrollment from 11/27/2017 to 02/27/2018. Temp position.  $15.17 / hour. Full-Time – These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485240000

Fire Dispatcher (Range/Forestry Technician.) Dept of Interior/Bureau of Land Managment (BLM).  Locations:  Colville, WA.  Hines and Vale, OR.  Idaho Falls, Boise, Salmon and Shoshone, ID.  San Bernardino and Susanville, CA.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Dispatchers.  $14.07 to $19.49 per hour.  Application Period:  12/04/2017 to 02/27/2018.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485816700#


Fire Lookout (Forestry Technician).  Dept of Interior/National Park Service. Marblemount, WA. North Cascades NP is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Lookouts in Marblemount, WA.  Full-Time – These are full-time excepted service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. $15.19 to $15.19 per hour.  Open enrollment period:  12/04/2017 to 02/27/2018.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485774300


Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic.    Walla Walla FD, Walla Walla, WA.  Public safety testing.  $4414/month.  Apply today!  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Fire-Department-f8bf13929a3cf80e?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvQjiyfvfCqQcqwuEYxlYeebP0p5btYS2BDbclWQzD33TaytmbIloUkr35uxgFuhwQDKCZYwEq2O95xx7tWE9ovk&tk=1c0q55hur1fsk1n3  Closes 12/31/2017.

Entry-Level Firefighter (EMT or Paramedic.) or  Lateral Firefighter (EMT or Paramedic).  Clark County Fire & Rescue.  Ridgefield, WA.  Closes 12/15/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Clark-County-Fire-Rescue-09a5831dfc34ed57?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvWQtASnfUyADIw9vWhnJ5Kr9z7sVMne6v2-AvaGQgHDtPe_Oh4D6aGuxWcjsR–ggVKDULUBiqdLOMcWGmDMwHg&tk=1c0q5pl841fsk0ol


2018 Helitack Firefighter (HECM).  State of WA / Dept of Natural Resources (DNR).  Ellensburg (Kittitas County), WA.  $13.83 – $16.02 / per hour.  Seasonal. Closes 3/30/2018.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1903767-0/2018-helitack-firefighter-hecm

2018 Helitack Fuel Support Driver.  WA DNR.  Ellensburg, WA.  $17.95 – $20.76 / per hour. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1904351-0/2018-helitack-fuel-support-truck-driver

2018 Helitack Squad Boss.  WA DNR.  Ellensburg (Kittitas County), WA.  Closes 3/30/2018.  $16.54 – $19.16 / per hour.  Seasonal.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1903746-0/2018-helitack-squad-boss

2018 Helitack Helicopter Manager (HMGB) – FCS1. WA DNR.  Ellensburg, WA (Kittitas County).  Seasonal.  $3,054 – $3276 /monthly.  Cloes 3/30/2018.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1903729-0/2018-helitack-helicopter-manager-hmgb-fcs-1


2018 Wildland Firefighter, Olympic Region. WA DNR.  Multiple locations in Western Washington State.  $2,407 – $3333 / month.  Closes 4/1/2018.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1895737-0/2018-wildland-firefighter-olympic-region

Wildland Firefighter – Engine/Fire Suppression Module (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician. Dept of Interior/BLM.  WA:  Wenatchee.  OR:  Prineville, Vale, Lakeview, Madras, Hines, Grass Valley, Dayville.  CA:  Yucca Valley, Topaz, Whitethorn, Susanville, Taft, Ravendale, Ridgecrest, Olancha, Onyx, Mountain Center, Mono County, Inyo County, Essex, Cedarville, Bakersfield, Apple Valley, Alturas.  Apply today!  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485784700#

Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician).  Dept of Interior/US Fish & Wildlife Service.  Locations – WA:  Colville, Othello, Burbank, Cheney.  OR:  Lakeview and Princeton.  $12.53 to $20.46 per hour.  Open application period.  11/27/2017 – 2/27/2018. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485222700#

Wildland Firefighter – Handcrew (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician). Dept of Interior/BLM.   Locations:  WA:  Spokane.  OR:  Medford, Klamath Falls.  CA:  Placerville.  MT:  Billings.  WY:  Worland.  AZ:  Sierra Vista.  NV:  Las Vegas.  Full-Time – These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.  $12.53 to $16.98 per hour.  Application period:  11/9/2017 – 2/27/2018.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484220300#

Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician).  Dept of Interior/NPS.  Locations:  CA:  Mineral, Olema and Sausalito.  WA:  Marblemount, Kettle Falls and Port Angeles.  Full-Time – These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.   Open Period:  12/4/2017 – 2/27/2018. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485735700#

Lead Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Technician).  Dept of Interior/BLM.  Locations:  WA:  Spokane.  OR:  Grass Valley, Madras, Medford and Prineville.  CA:  Placerville and Redding.   Position Description:  Serves as a Lead on a wildland fire handcrew. Locates fire line, directs and participates in fire line construction, backfiring and burnout operations, tree falling and holding/patrol mop-up operations. Constructs handlines in various vegetative types. Uses a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques to actively suppress wildland fires. Leads at least three crewmembers on a handcrew. May participate in prescribed fire operations.  Pay:  $17.54/hour.  Open application period:  11/27/2017  – 2/27/2018.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485260900#


Firefighter.   City of Spokane FD.  Spokane, WA.  $40,445 – $80,894 / year.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity/jobs/1150196/firefighter-open-entry 2018 Hiring.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog 

Public Safety News | Overnight Trending Stories

November 7, 2017 | News from around the Nation of what is Trending and information gleaned from various sources.

SLC, UTAH.  A West Valley Police Officer was reportedly shot in the foot at an apartment complex Tuesday evening around 1900 hours.  It was stated by Police his injuries are not life-threatening. Info is still fluid and news media was reporting that it may have been a possible shooting between two suspects.  A large presence was at a nearby hospital in Murray where it was said both suspects arrived in a silver pickup at the front of the hospital bringing a large presence of police. [Code3 Alerts, Salt Lake City News]

WARM BEACH & CANNON BEACH, OR.  Multiple shark sightings were confirmed in both areas and signs  posted to area beaches, along with a message posted by both communities to warn swimmers, surfers and boaters. [Social Media]

EVER-CHANGING STATISTICS.  The Columbine HS mass shooting event stats was considered to be no longer the in the Top 10 Deadliest shootings in modern US History. [CNN]

MARYSVILLE, WA.  District Firefighters responded to a garage fire that was reported around 1845 hours.  Upon arrival, they found the structure to be fully engulfed. Mutual aid responded from nearby Cities, Everett, Getchell and Silvana. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.

MAPLE VALLEY, WA.  A fire broke out around 2030 hours in the 19400 block of the Renton Maple Valley Road SE in Maple Valley.  Engines, Tenders, Ladder trucks, Medic unit and the area regional REHAB unit responded to the house fire. No word on the cause.  3 people were dispatched.  Red Cross was called in to assist. [Scanner Feed]

HOLLYWOOD, CA.  A large fire broke out in a vacant combination one & two-story residential 4-plex with excessive interior storage said to be near Sunset Gower studios in Hollywood that was reported to be vacant.  It was located in the 1300 block of N Gordon Street.  An additional Task Force was requested around 2229 hours PDT by ‘Gordon IC’. Knockdown was completed around 2245 hours. A good stop by firefighters to two [residential] exposure buildings.  Fire cause and value of damage is unknown at this time but will be later released by the LAFD.  [CA Fire Scanner, KTLA, LAFD]

FRESNO, CA.  2 large fires broke out at an apartment complex in the area of 900 of E Divisadero and a house fire at the 200 block of S Madera Avenue in Kerman.  No word on the extent of the damage or status.  The fires were still burning at the time of this post (around 2230 hours PDT, Tuesday) [Fresno Fire PIO]

OSWEGO, OR. Oswego Firefighters Local 4773 (Oswego Fire District Protection District) is coordinating a relief effort with all donations going directly to the 24 families effected by a large fire that took place 1500 Light Road on November 6, 2017.  Firefighters are accepting gift cards, certificates and monetary donations.  Families can use these to purchase items that are necessities such as clothing, food and toiletries.  Some families lost more than others and will need additional assistance.  [Oswego FF Local 4773 Facebook Page]

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES KEY NOTE SPEAKERS.  The National Wildfire Suppression Association or NWSA for short has announced two great Keynote Speakers for their Conference that will take place on February 26 and 27, 2018.  Bruce Vincent’s There is Hope with Vision and the USFS Fire & Aviation Director Shawn LaGarza will be highlighted.  They will also have some great panels.  To learn more, go to their website – http://www.nwsa.us/2018-nwsa-conference.  [NWSA Facebook page]

OPERATION WARM.  Clark County Fire District 6 located in Vancouver, WA (IAFF 1805) is working to raise money to help “warm” kids by purchasing a little more than $5,000 worth of new coast for kids who need them in at least three Vancouver schools.  Want to help them achieve their goal?  You can find them on their Facebook page here  https://www.facebook.com/IAFFLocal1805/ [Clark Co Fire Dist 6 Facebook Page]

NEW WILDLAND FIRE VIDEO RELEASED. It’s showcasing some great #FireImages of men and women during the 2017 Fire Season in Western Washington State.  Photos are of those fire resources called into deployment.  Music Credit is Guadal Canal Diary – Where Angels Fear to Tread. [Washington State Fire, Stevens County Fire District 1 Facebook Pages]

MORE VIOLENCE IN SEATTLE.  Seattle Police responded to a call of a “man on fire” around 1900 hours in the area of the 4500 block of Leary Way NW.  A passerby extinguished the flames while waiting for Fire and Police to show up.  The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle where he is listed in critical condition. Police are asking for any tips or information to call the Homicide/Assault Tipline at 206-233-5000. [Seattle.gov]

AIRLINER ENGINE FIRE. News media began reporting around 2150 hours, a Hawaiian Airlines ferry flight from Paine Field (Everett) had an engine fire and landed safely at Sea-Tac airport (Seattle). The fire was out upon arrival. There were no passengers onboard, only crew members.  There were no injuries reported.  The FAA is investigating. [KOMO News, KIR0 7 News, Sea-Tac Airport]

FIRE MERGERS APPROVED.  In Kittitas County elections results, voters approved the Fire merger (Fire 8 Merger Resolution) of Kittitas County Fire Protection District 8 into Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue, a Fire Protection District.

MOUNTAIN RESCUE TRAINING HELD.  NAS Whidbey SAR held some training today on the snowy slopes in the beautiful Pacific NW and practicing for mountain rescues.  With their many hours of training, they hone their rescue skills becoming the best-of-the-best.  They are used as resources for many SAR missions.  [NAS Whidbey SAR]

BULLETPROOFING STUDENTS.  One Florida school is selling bulletproof panels that can be inserted into students’ backpacks.  [CNN]

HEROES ON A MISSION.  6 Las Cruces Police Officers are headed to Puerto Rico to assist with #HurricaneMaria relief. [KFOX14 News]

FIREFIGHTER CANCER SPOKESMAN.  Former LA Fire Chief, Sandy Davis who spoke candidly about firefighter cancer has passed away.  He created a compelling video that focused on his own battle with cancer.  [Firehouse.com]





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