Friday, October 21, 2011

Fire Press Release

Incident #: 2011042878
Date of Incident: 10/21/2011
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Dan Brown

On October 20th at 11:40 pm the City of Spokane Fire Department responded to 3017 East Broad for a reported structure fire. Engine 15 responded from the station at Wellesley and Crestline in less than two minutes and reported smoke showing from the front door, an attack lead from Engine 15 was advanced inside and the fire was quickly extinguished. Other incoming fire companies searched the residence and provided ventilation and overhaul. The fire was confined to a small area in a wall behind a pellet stove and light smoke on the main floor. The fire was extinguished in ten minutes All family members were outside when the Fire Department arrived and no injuries were reported. The cause of this fire was the pellet stove not operating properly.

Pellet Stove not working properly

Small area of wall behind the stove. Light smoke main floor

# Firefighters Responding: 18

Dollar Loss: $1500.00

End Of Release
For more information on this release please call (509) 625-7002

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Local 29 endorsements

Local 29 Endorsements


Mayor: Mary Verner

Council President: Ben Stuckart

City Council NW: Joy Jones
NE: Donna McKereghan
South: Richard Rush


Senate Dist 4: Jeff Baxter

Initiatives (WSCFF endorsements)
1125 – Transportation expenditures – NO
1163 – Long-term care workers – YES
1183 – Liquor sales - NO


There are still a lot of signs at the union office to put up.

From Team Verner - We also have about 9 doorbelling packets left. The majority are in the Indian Trail/5 mile area along with maybe 2 on Hatch and 57th. Please let me know if and when you are able to doorbell and we will find a way to get these packets to you!
Lastly, here is a link to all of our upcoming forums We would love to see you there. I will stay in touch about any more additions to the schedule.
Thanks again,
Diane Rice
Team Verner

Sign waving opportunities:

Monday-Friday, 7-8:30 AM and 4:30-5:30 PM

7:30-8:30am, Cedar and freeway

4:30-5:30pm, Southeast Blvd. and 29th

7:30-8:30am, Washington & 5th

4:30-5:30pm, 14th and Monroe

7:30-8:30am, 29th and Ray

7:30-8:30am, Washington & 5th

4:30-5:30pm, 29th & Ray
7:30am: Corner of Washington and 6th

4:30pm: Corner of Indian Trail and Francis

7:30am: Corner of 29th and Grand

7:30am: Corner of Washington and 6th

7:30am: Corner of 29th and Grand

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fire Press Release

North Battalion House Fire

Incident #: 2011042546#
Date of Incident: 10/18/2011
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Bill Donahoe

On Tuesday October 18th 2011 at 18:40, four engine companies, one senior ladder, one heavy rescue under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Green and Donahoe responded to a Structure Fire at 3004 North Hogan. Firefighters arrived to find smoke emitting from the roof eves of a story and a half residence. A quick search was made of the residence and it was determined everyone safely exited the structure. Engine companies made a quick attack of the fire on the first and second floor while the Ladder Company provided ventilation of the roof and searched for extension of the fire. Companies remained on scene for 2 hours overhauling the fire. No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.

The cause of this fire appears to be a failure of the wood stove vent pipe.

There was extensive fire and smoke damage to the 2nd floor and roof along with moderate fire and water damage to the first floor.

# Firefighters Responding: 20

Dollar Loss: $30,000.00

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For more information on this release please call (509) 625-7002

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Structure Fire

Incident #: 2011042114
Date of Incident: 10/15/2011
Issuing Officer: Joel Fielder/ Battalion Chief

On October 15, 2011 the Spokane Fire Department responded at approximately 7:28 PM to 717 East Rich on a reported structure fire. The first crew on-scene reported smoke showing at the at the roof lines at the front and back of the one and a half story, wood- framed, single family residence. Fire fighters aggressively performed an interior attack on the fire while additional fire crews completed search and rescue, roof ventilation, salvage and overhaul. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. Seven fire companies with 22 firefighters and 2 Battalion Chiefs responded to this fire and were on scene for approximately 2.5 hours. The structure was vacant and secured at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.

Fire damage was confined to the 1st and 2nd floor with heat and smoke damage through out the rest of the structure.

# Firefighters Responding: 24

Dollar Loss: $20000