Sunday, December 23, 2012

Santa Float Part 1

It is that time of year again, that the firefighters of Station 95 take Santa Claus out to deliver Christmas cheer and collect food for the Mead Food Bank. Here are some pictures. There should be more to come.

Firefighter Hunt shows that Engine 95 is ready for action. 

 Firefighter's Heglin and Van Gelder pose for a photo.

The kids love Santa.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Brownie Brittle

Thanks to Shiela G's for sending the delicious Brownie Brittle. Station 95 was honored to receive this treat and to show our appreciation, we had to take a picture.

Front Row: FF Heglin, FF Schick, Lt. Varner, and FF VanGelder
Back Row: FF Colt, Lt. Everman, FF Scanlon, Capt. Perkins, and FF Hairston.

For those who don't know what Brownie Brittle is, you can check it out here.

And the consensus from the crew is that this would make an awesome cereal.

EMS Training - Nov/Dec

During the Fall/Winter we move inside for training and we work on our EMS skills. Below are some pictures from our EMS training.

Captain Perkins and FF Heglin, find the victim.

Capt. Perkins begins CPR.

Lt. Varner places the AED (automated external defibrillator) on the patient.

Practicing airway management.

FF. Scanlon and FF Mallery find the patient down in a corner and must get him out.

FF Schick shows how to create c-spine stabilization with a blanket on FF Scanlon.

FF Schick and FF Colt perform a standing take-down on FF Scanlon.

FF Schick and FF Colt perform a standing take-down on FF Scanlon.

FF Hunt is extricated from Brush 95 by FF Hairston and FF VanGelder.

FF Hunt is extricated from Brush 95 by FF's Hairston, VanGelder, Heglin, and LT's Everman and Varner.

FF Hunt didn't want his picture taken.

FF Hunt walks away from the extrication, uninjured.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Danger of Latex Baloons

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day 2012

Station 95 would like to wish all of those who have served or are serving to protect and defend this great nation, a Happy Veteran's Day.

Thank you for your service and commitment to your country.

We will never forget the brave and their sacrifice.

Salvage Covers Drill

  On Monday nights we drill. This particular Monday, a couple of weeks ago, had us learning about the proper use of salvage covers. Firefighters Anderson and Mallory were the instructors for the class.

Here, Firefighter Mallory, shows us how to make a water basin with the salvage cover.

Above, Firefighters Anderson and Hairston show how to make a water chute.

Above, Firefighter Heglin models how to hold a pike pole, while Lt. Varner looks on.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cub Scout Pack 208 visit station

The station welcomed Cub Scout Pack 208. Firefighter Daniel Anderson showed the scouts Brush 95's hand tools and truck capabilities. Scouts loved the chain saw.



The scouts here are being led by firefighter Bernie Bernsdorf on fire safety and what to do in case for an actual house fire.

Scouts also got to try on turnout gear and see Bernie don full turnouts and S.C.B.A. operation.

Here Daniel and Bernie  showed the scouts some EMS training including blood pressure, heart rate and how to check oxygen saturation using a pulse-ox monitor.
posted by LT. Robert Everman

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Power Line Fire 10-19-12

Friday night's windstorm brought a power line fire for Engine 95. The fire which was located just south of Johannson and Orchard was above the transformer and the gusts of wind were causing the burning pole to fling embers into nearby trees and fields. Luckily no further fires were sparked, and Avista crews were quick to respond. The pictures below are of an Avista Lineman putting out the fire.

Photo Shoot

These guys just wanted to have a photo shoot after I updated their photos in the "Meet the Crew" section.

From left to right: FF Anderson, FF Colt and FF Hairston

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Down Power Line 10/2/12

This last tuesday night, kept District 9 crews very busy. Most of our district was called to man the Beacon Hill Fire with City Fire. During the fire, Engine 95 was called along with Spokane Engine 18 to respond to a downed power line. The wind was causing all kinds of problems around the city.

When we arrived on scene, this is what we found.

Though the pictures are a little blurry, you can see the masive pine tree that crashed down on the house, landing right on a power line. On the inside of the house, the tree branches had punctured through the ceiling.
Luckily no one was injured, and Avista was quick to respond, releasing Engine 95 to go on stand-by until the Beacon Hill Fire was contained.

Friday, August 17, 2012


It's that time of year, that wildfires seem to be dominating the landscape around us. Both California and Idaho are dealing with two humongous Complex fires at this time, while Washington has it's own fires to worry about, taxing resources from around the country.

So, for those who like to get the latest updates on wildfire action across the United States, InciWeb has proved to be quite a resourceful tool.

Two of the things most interesting to Washington state residents, is following the two big fires around us, the Taylor Bridge Fire and the Buffalo Lake Rd. Fire.

Between these two fires there are over a 1000 firefighters currently working on these fire lines. A staggering figure, when you take into account the amount and size of fires currently burning in other parts of the country.

Here is a story about the Buffalo Lake Rd. Fire from KREM, which they have now determined as lightning caused:

Here are the two most recent stories from KREM and KING5 News about the Taylor Bridge Fire:

And a video from KING5 News

Monday, August 6, 2012

Red Flag Warning 8-6-12

Red Flag Warning from 11 am to 9 pm today based primarily on a chance of dry lightning coming in from the south.  There is currently a band of storms from Walla Walla to Ellensburg which appear to be moving slowly north. High of 93, 20-30% humidity, light breeze from the southwest, Haines Index is 4 Low.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sation 95 Open House

 Saturday was our annual Fire Station 95 Open House. We had a well attended gathering with food and fun. Here are some of the pictures from the event.

 Brush 95

 Inside Brush 95

 Brush 95 with Engine 95 in the Background. Capt. Perkins on the far left.

 SCOPE came up to do child I.D.'s and brought a SCOPE Car with them. Parked beside the car is command vehicle 904, driven by Dep. Chief Mike Van Heel

 Front shot of Engine 95 and Brush 95

 Firefighter Anderson shows of the Engine to the kids.

 Capt. Perkins, Firefighter Schick and former station captain Kay Kempe.

 Firefighter Schick (middle) stands with Firefighter Lobdell (right) at Engine 99.

  Firefighter Schick (left) stands with Firefighter Lobdell (right) at Engine 99.

Firefighter Anderson shows just how cool he is in Engine 95.

 Medstar once again brought a helicopter up for our open house. What a big hit.
 The kids got to climb all around the helicopter and see just how limited the space is inside the cabin.

 Engine 95.

We want to thank all those who came and supported us at our open house. And a special thank you to Lt. Everman and Firefighter Hunt for grillin' all those hot dogs.