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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said it is too early to tell based on the current number of calls the department has received whether 2022 will be less busy than 2021.

Fire, police departments reflect on amount of calls

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 14, 2022

The Pullman Fire Department had its busiest year in over a decade in 2021, receiving 2,939 total calls. Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said the department received an increase in both fire and medical...

Pullman City Administrator Mike Urban speaks about city expenses during a Tuesday night City Council meeting.

City council hears financial, staffing update

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2021

Pullman City Council heard a staffing and financial update presentation from City Administrator Mike Urban during a Tuesday night meeting. City budget The presentation covered the tax revenue budgets...

The Pullman Fire station responded to 2,308 calls during 2020, said Fire Chief Mike Heston during a City Council meeting Tuesday.

Pullman City Council hears plans to expand airport

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2021

Pullman City Council heard several presentations at their meeting Tuesday night, including updates from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport and Pullman Fire Department. Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Tim...

Willis speakes with another officer at the intersection of Northeast California Street and Northeast A Street, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Willis talked about reports of a suspicious individual in the area.

Photo essay: Pullman Police patrol Greek Row during Halloween

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor November 2, 2021

Editor's note: All photos were taken by Evergreen photo editor Cole Quinn. Halloween weekend is typically a busy weekend for students at Washington State University. Parties stretch across the College...

WSU students walk to class past Northside Residence Hall Tuesday in Pullman.

Pullman Fire Department responds to increase in fire alarm calls

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

Pullman Fire Department has seen an increase in fire alarms on the WSU campus this semester.  “Students have been back for only a few months, but it’s over where the total calls were this time...

The Pullman Fire Department responds to several cooking-related fire emergencies. Fire officals say other common fire causes include improperly disposing of cigarettes and overloading power outlets.

How to be hot but not on fire: a guide to fire safety

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter August 18, 2021

Wildfire season has not been kind to Southeastern Washington and Northern Idaho this summer. Naturally-caused wildfires are still burning through the two bordering states, but human-caused fires pose a...

By passing the new wildland fire ecology and management course, students can receive the Red Card Certification from the National Wildlife Coordinating Group.

New wildland fire course teaches fire management

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

The WSU School of the Environment announced the release of a new course for the fall 2021 semester called SOE 492: wildland fire ecology and management. Mark Swanson, associate professor in WSU’s...

A small, single-person aircraft flipped over in a farmers field.

No one injured in small aircraft crash near Terre View Drive, Marshland Street

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

No one was injured after a small one-person aircraft crashed around 6:35 p.m. today in a farmer’s field near NW Terre View Drive and NW Marshland Street.   A middle-aged man was piloting...

Raising and lowering the flag down to half-staff is something Air Force ROTC takes seriously.

Flags flown at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief February 26, 2021

American flags in Whitman County and around the nation are currently being flown at half-staff to remember those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.  President Joe Biden issued the proclamation...

The Pullman Fire Department has cleaning devices that sanitize vehicles after transporting patients who have or are suspected to have COVID-19. The department was able to get them through a COVID-19 grant.

First responders feel ‘wear and tear on morale’ during pandemic

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

As the U.S. approaches one year of COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, Pullman first responders have been trying to adjust to the new normal.  Several areas of operations have changed since last year,...

Each city department will have a slight increase in budget requests, said Mike Urban, finance director and interim city administrator.

City departments present preliminary budget requests

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Pullman City Council started its budget process for 2021 and 2022, hearing proposals from city departments that will be determined on or after Nov. 17.  Councilmembers emphasized the need for economic...

Pullman Police officers respond to an accident on Greek Row on Halloween night. The driver was under the influence.

Officers issued infractions during Halloween night

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 2, 2020

While most of Pullman was quiet, Greek Row was filled with groups of maskless, costumed individuals and parties. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said this year’s Halloween was “milder” compared...

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