Local Newswashington

  • Smallpox Expert Says Vaccine Should Be Used Only in Outbreaks

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    Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Posted: December 27th, 2002

    Washington state health officials received approval this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement their hastily prepared "stage one" plan for vaccinating about 7,000 hospital and public health workers against smallpox bioterrorism. The plan could be expanded to include 10 million other "first responders" such as police officers and firefighters.


  • Longtime Enumclaw Fire Chief Manages to Keep Tabs on a Very Busy Department

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    Enumclaw Courier Hareld
    Posted: December 23rd, 2002

    As Enumclaw Fire Chief, Kolisch is in charge of a department consisting of 64 firefighters and medics (paid staff and volunteers). He manages a $1 million annual budget, oversees training and is responsible for getting the department its necessary resources.


  • Fire Destroys Tacoma, Wash. Antique Shop

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    Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Posted: December 22nd, 2002

    Tacoma fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a Tacoma strip mall Friday night.


  • Firefighters Battling Fire at UW Building

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    KIRO-TV and Associated Press
    Posted: December 19th, 2002

    SEATTLE -- Two firefighters battling a three-alarm fire at an off-campus UW building were taken to a hospital


  • Denese Lindstrom: Crime Stopper

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    The Daily Herald
    Posted: December 19th, 2002

    EVERETT -- When Denese Lindstrom first found out that her ex-husband's brother had set several fires, she didn't know what to do. She hesitated to turn in an acquaintance and worried that, if she did, the man would try to harm her


  • Brier Fire Ends Well

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    The Daily Herald
    Posted: December 19th, 2002

    BRIER -- Tragedy was averted after a toddler locked her mother in the basement and a fire started on the kitchen stove.


  • Sprinkler Stops Fire

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    THE OLYMPIAN
    Posted: December 16th, 2002

    A third-story apartment fire set off a sprinkler, which caused severe water damage.


  • South Bellevue Home Heavily Damaged

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    Bellevue, WA FD
    Posted: December 12th, 2002

    Preliminary damage estimates to the structure and it contents are in excess of $200,000 dollars.