The Daily Evergreen

Officials urge residents to practice fire safety

Smoke rises from a wildfire outside of Rosalia. This was one of multiple fires that started Monday around the Palouse.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2020

As wildfire season continues, officials urge residents to practice fire safety by fully extinguishing recreational fires, having an evacuation plan and wearing masks in smoky areas. The wildfire season can begin as early as April in eastern Washington and be much later in western Washington, said Ru...

Fire department receives grant for training

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant. It will be used to fund officer training and mobile radios.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from a FEMA grant, which will fund officer training and upgraded radio systems for firetrucks. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant covers most of the cost, but the city will have to pay about $16,000 for the rest, Deputy Fire Chief Ray Lamoureux said. The...

Councilmembers approve technology updates for police

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department's five-year agreement with Axon Enterprise will expire soon. The agreement supplies the department with body-worn cameras, in-car cameras and other technology services.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2020

Editor's Note: Coverage from the Aug. 11 meeting is included at the bottom of the article.  Pullman City Council approved an agreement with Axon Enterprise to provide and update body-worn cameras, in-car cameras and other technology services for the Pullman Police Department during its meeting Tue...

Officials share concerns about COVID-19 patients

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said first responders need to know where COVID-19 patients are located so responders can protect themselves from potential exposure.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

As the health department in Whitman County continues to provide updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases, Pullman officials questioned its reasoning behind not releasing any identifying information during the online city council meeting Tuesday night. Councilmember Brandon Chapman said he knows of other counties that...

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are wearing personal protective equipment while on call.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Pullman Fire, Pullman Police and WSU Police are practicing new protocols and following guidelines that include social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Pullman Fire Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are carrying gloves, masks and eye protection. They also sometimes carry...

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