Saturday, May 19, 2012

Local 29 Firefighters will be serving and protecting the Lilac Parade tonight!

This from the Spokanarama blog. It shows the Aberdeen Bobcats practicing on the South Hill yesterday. Spokane's firefighters will be along the parade route in case things go awry with any marching, twirling or flaming batons.  Not sure which  engine or ladder is in the parade.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Final Bloomsday Tally

37 Bloomies were treated by Local 29 Spokane Fire Department Personnel during Bloomsday. Two of these folks died on the course but were brought back by Local 29 SFD paramedics. Great job!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fire Press Release

Astor Terrace Apartments
Incident #:  2012019605
Date of Incident:  5/13/2012
Issuing Officer:  Joel Fielder/Battalion Chief

Today, May 13, 2012, the Spokane Fire Department responded at approximately 3:16 PM to 406 East Montgomery on a reported structure fire. The first crew to arrive on scene, Engine 2 from the local neighborhood fire station, reported smoke showing from the roof of a 2-story- wood framed apartment building with a fire reported in a 2nd floor apartment. Engine 2 along with assistance from several neighborhood civilians, used ground ladders to rescue 2 trapped occupants from a window on the second floor. Firefighters from Engine 2 with the assistance from additional firefighters from Engine 3 then made entry into the structure and aggressively attacked the fire located in an apartment on the south east corner of the 2nd floor. Additional fire crews completed search and rescue, evacuation, ventilation and salvage and overhaul. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and there were no reported injuries to the occupants or firefighters. Nine fire companies with 31 firefighters responded to this fire and were on scene for approximately 3 hours.

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

Fire and smoke damage was confined to the 2nd floor apartment.

# Firefighters Responding: 34
Dollar Loss: $20000
End Of Release 
For more information on this release please call (509) 625-7002