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Posted: Aug 4, 2015

Seattle rolls out new emergency system to alert the public

When severe weather strikes, or a crash stalls traffic, the city of Seattle has a new tool to alert and notify people about emergencies. AlertSeattle went live Monday. It’s a real-time emergency communications system that the city said won’t just warn people but potentially save a life in the event of a major disaster.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2015 10:48:09 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Aug 4, 2015

Fire Truck Picture of the Day-Ferrara Inferno Aerial Platform Quint

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Posted: Aug 3, 2015

Transient camp may have sparked Indian Canyon fire in west Spokane

Spokane fire said Monday a brush fire burning in west Spokane is contained. Officials said the fire started near the Indian Canyon Mobile Home Park off Government way just before noon. Crews said the fire was three acres and was fast moving. Firefighters said there is a transient camp in the woods.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2015 1:45:26 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
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Posted: Aug 3, 2015

Chelan County fire grows to more than 15,000 acres

The Wolverine Creek fire, burning northwest of Lucerne, 36 miles northwest of Chelan, has grown to more than 15,000 acres. The Wolverine Fire, burning on the west shore of Lake Chelan, grew significantly within a 24-hour period. Fire officials with the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center on Sunday said that level 3 evacuations were in place for 30 businesses and homes in Holden Village and Lucerne.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING 5
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Posted: Aug 3, 2015

Missouri firefighter dies in skydiving accident

A Northwest Missouri community mourned the unexpected loss of a hometown hero after a sky-diving accident over the weekend. Lt. Eric Lorenz, a veteran fire fighter with more than a decade’s worth of experience in Trenton, died in a sky-diving accident Saturday near Lexington, Mo., when a parachute malfunctioned.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St. Joseph News-Press
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