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Day After Vaccine Deadline, 170+ Seattle (WA) First Responders Off Duty; Most Seeking Exemptions

SFD says it does not expect the staffing to hobble first-response efforts.

93% of Seattle (WA) Fire Department Vaccinated Ahead of Mandate

City officials say 93% of SFD's personnel have been vaccinated while 6% have been given exemptions.

USFA: Washington On-Duty Death

Lieutenant/Paramedic Cody Traber, 41, of Spokane County (WA) Fire District #9.

One Dead as Fire Engulfs Home Near Smith Lake, WA

More than 20 Lacey firefighters and six from the Olympia and East Olympia fire departments got the fire under control in about 35 minutes.

USFA: Washington On-Duty Death

Chief Emeritus James Krouse, 72, of Colfax Fire Department (WA) on August 28, 2021.
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Spokane County (WA) Firefighter Dies at Brush Fire

An 18-year veteran of Spokane County Fire District No. 9 died Thursday at the scene of a brush fire, the firefighting agency reported.

LODD: 76-Year-Old Colfax (WA) Firefighter ‘Would Not Have Wanted to Go Out Any Other...

Krouse kept showing up to calls even though he was supposed to have been easing back. The man loved firefighting too much.

Four Killed in WA Shootings, Arsons

A suspect was believed to have been found dead later after police fired on a vehicle.

Third Person Dies from Injuries in North Spokane, WA, House Fire

She had suffered critical injuries as a result of the house fire, which is still under investigation.

Commissioner Calls for Federal Firefighter Vaccine Mandate

State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz also called for the deployment of federal resources to make vaccinations available at all fire camps on federal land.

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