Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Moving On 8/30/11

 Station 95 wants to issue a thank you to Firefighter Richards for his time and dedication to our engine company. Firefighter Richards has been accepted into the resident firefighter program within our district (District 9).

Firefighter Richards starts with his new station, Station 92 in September. Thank you again Firefighter Richards and we wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of a career in the fire service.

Also moving on, but not pictured is Firefighter Regalado, who is moving outside of our district boundaries. Thank you Firefighter Regalado for your service to District 9.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Physical Agility Test 8/27/11

Today was the physical agility test for those who wish to become recruits and then ultimately volunteer firefighters for District 9. Unfortunately, not everyone passed this year, we had 2 fails. But both were encouraged to train hard and try again in the spring.

 Firefighter Schick.

 Recruit Dave before the PAT.

Tech Rescue Team setting up the line for climbing the aerial ladder.

Recruits this year had to climb to the top of the 100' aerial ladder at a 70 degree angle. In the past before the new ladder, recruits climbed the 65' ladder at a 70 degree angle.

Recruits then were put through the "Black-Out Maze", where they wore full turnouts, air pack and mask, with a hood turned backwards to block their vision.

Recruits preparing for the "Combat Course." 

Good luck to the new recruits of Region 9 class 2011-2. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brush Fire 8/24/11

Crews of Spokane County Fire District 9, City of Spokane Fire and DNR responded to a brush fire off of Indian Trail Road and north of Blackhawk Road. The fire was started by two stolen and abandoned cars. Crews from Brush 95, 91 and Attack 93, along with City Brush 16 were able to quickly lay both a wet-line and hand-line around the entire fire.

In this picture on the right side is the crew of Attack 93 flowing water into the stolen Volkswagon. In the background and to the center-left, Firefighter Anderson along with Lieutenant Borders flow water into the stolen Ford SUV.

KREM has the story. http://www.krem.com/news/Stolen-cars-set-on-fire-sparks-brush-fire-in-Northwest-Spokane-128377183.html?gallery=y&img=0&c=y#gallery-image

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Car Explosion

I saw this video today posted on a news website and thought I would share. Watch as the explosion occurs and the firefighter keeps working.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Spokane County Burn Ban

I was asked this weekened about the burn ban currently in effect for Spokane County. Here is the link to the official wording.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Brush Fire 8/18/19

This morning, crews from Spokane Fire District 9, City of Spokane Fire and DNR were dispatched to a fire off of 9 Mile Road and Palisades Park. B95 responded. Here is the link to the KREM story, with the gallery of pictures.


The fire appears to be started from a stolen truck that was abandoned in the area. Crews battled thick brush and uphill climbs to fight this brush fire which was about 5 acres. More photo's will be posted if available.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Bit Of History

Thanks to Lt. Varner who found this picture of Medstar 4 on 9/11. This was the helicopter at our open house and a cool piece of history to see. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Open House: Part 2

 Vintage ambulance from AMR

 The inside of Medstar 4

 The Pilot and Flight Nurse from Medstar 4

 Our new Aerial Ladder, Ladder 91 is a 100' ladder with a bucket.

 Inside the bucket: (FF Davis, Capt. Wood, and Lt. Varner)

Smokey visiting the kids with FF Davis.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Station 95 Open House

Today was the open house for Station 95. We had a ton of fun. We were joined by the new 100' aerial ladder from Station 91, a vintage ambulance from AMR, a new ambulance, Engine 91, and the star of the day a helicopter from Medstar. We had a great turnout and we were excited to meet the citizens of the district and show them our station.

 Medstar coming in for a landing.

This helicopter is special because it was in Washington D.C. when 9/11 occurred.

Some of our company with vintage firefighting helmets from countries such as Germany, Russia, Italy and France.
In front from left to right: (Firefighters Richards and Anderson)
Second row from left to right: (FF Scanlon, Lt. Borders, Lt. Everman, FF's Bernsdorf, Negus and Hunt.)
Back row from left to right: (FF Davis and Lt. Varner)

From left to right: (FF's Richards and Anderson and Lt. Everman)

The kids wanted to try on a helmet.

Then the full turnouts.

 A view from the top of the aerial ladder.

 Beautiful 5-Mile

 Smokey needed a hug and Firefighter Richards was happy to oblige.

A video of Medstar leaving from the boom of the aerial ladder.

More photos will be coming. We had a great time this year. Thanks to the citizens of District 9 for allowing us to opportunity to serve you.