August 7, 2009 - Commercial Structure Fire - 742 Basin St NW, Ephrata
Firefighters from Ephrata and Fire Districts 3, 7 and 13 battled a fire at
the Grant County Museum. The building which burned housed antique cars,
including an old City of Warden fire engine. Loss estimated at up to $1M.
Top photo shows fire conditions on arrival of the first due units.
(Top photo courtesy of Jeff House).
June 20, 2009 - Commercial Structure Fire - 524 S. Columbia St., Wenatchee
Wenatchee Asst. Chief Gary Babst and EFD Battn. Chief Kyle Foreman
watch Ladder 2195 pour water into the former Stemilt Warehouse.
The fire caused over $2-million in damage and required efforts by 80 firefighters
from nine departments.
June 5, 2009 — Residential Structure Fire — 446 7th Ave SE, Ephrata
Lt. Mike Stussy and Capt. Billy Smith investigate a house fire
suspected to have been caused by lightning.
May 14, 2009 — Motor Vehicle Crash — A Street SE & State Route 282, Ephrata
Firefighters rescue the trapped victim of a car versus parked truck collision.
The car's driver sustained serious injuries.
©2009 Grant County Journal
May 8, 2009 — Head-on Motor Vehicle Crash — SR282, ¼ mile south of Nat Washington Way, Ephrata
Ephrata FD Lieutenant Mike Stussy (right) and members of Grant County Fire District 13
prepare to rescue one of four victims of a two-car head-on crash.
February 7, 2009 - Residential Structure Fire - 2201 Basin St SW #22, Ephrata
L-R: Lt. Mike Stussy, Capt. Billy Smith, and Firefighters Chelsey Key and Jeff Nelson
conduct initial attack operations on a room and contents fire in a manufactured home.
The fire was contained and damage limited to the room of origin.
November 1, 2008 - Motor Vehicle Crash with Entrapment - 1750 Basin St SW
Ephrata Firefighters work to rescue the driver of a vehicle who was ejected and became trapped
underneath the sport utility vehicle. The driver sustained critical injuries.
October 13, 2008 — Vehicle vs. Pedestrian and Building — 1070 Basin St SW, Ephrata
Ephrata Firefighters and FD 5 ambulance members treat an elderly female
who was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle and then pinned
between the car and a building. The driver of the car was not injured.
Photo ©2008 Grant County Journal
August 28, 2008 – Motor Vehicle Crash – State Route 28 at State Route 283, Rural Ephrata
Responders from Ephrata Fire, Fire Districts 3, 5 and 13, and Quincy Valley Ambulance,
operating at the scene of a 2-vehicle crash. Passenger in the car was fatally injured.
Driver of the car was critically injured.
Photo ©2008 Grant County Journal
June 21, 2008 — Motor Vehicle Crash — 229 A St SE, Ephrata
Firefighters treat the driver of a vehicle which collided at moderate speed
with the scalehouse at the Odessa Union Warehouse.
June 16, 2008 — Apartment Building Fire — 1010 Birch St SW, Quincy
Mutual aid given to Fire District 3. EFD's Ladder 2195 utilizes the master stream nozzle to
knock down flames in the attic of a four-unit building at the Birch Street Apartments.
Photo ©2008 Quincy Valley Post-Register
June 4, 2008 — Wildland Fire — 2145 Basin St SW
Using its front mount nozzle, firefighters on Tender 2131
control a two acre wildland fire behind the USDA service center.
May 25, 2008 – Vehicle Fire – 215 Alder St NW
L-R Firefighters Matt Winski, Stephen Gerrer and Jordan Cox extinguish a fire
which destroyed a passenger van.
May 13, 2008 — Motor Vehicle Crash/Extrication — 1500 blk of Basin St NW
Ephrata and District 13 Firefighters and District 5 ambulance members
extricate the victim of a motor vehicle crash (vehicle versus tree).
Photo ©2008 Grant County Journal
April 5, 2008 – Motor Vehicle Crash – Division Ave E and Alder St
Ephrata Firefighters remove a victim of a two-vehicle crash
which sent two people to the hospital.
The other vehicle, a pickup truck, ended up on its side
in the middle of the intersection.
March 15, 2008 – Commercial Structure Fire – 136 2nd Ave NE, Ephrata
Flames erupt from the roof as a late night arson fire burns C&B Auto Body.
Kelley Wolther photo
March 8, 2008 — Motor Vehicle Crash — Airport St SE, one block north of SR282
Driver lost control, rolling the vehicle onto its top.
Firefighter Viktor Medzyak and Lt. Mike Stussy inspect the vehicle.
The driver was not seriously injured.
February 20, 2008 - Residential Structure Fire - 421 Patrick Rd, Ephrata
EFD first due, Fire District 13 second due
Photos by Kelley Wolther, EFD Photojournalist
Photo 1: Asst. Chief Bruce Gribble briefs Engine 2111's crew
on the plan for an offensive attack.
The unoccupied, single-story wood-framed home is charged with smoke.
Photo 2: L-R AC Gribble, Firefighters Darin St. Clair, Ryan Scellick and
Jeff Nelson carefully set up for entry into the burning home.
Photo 3: Firefighter Jeff Nelson prepares the positive pressure fan
to support safe entry of firefighters.
Photo 4: Firefighters St. Clair and Scellick make entry to conduct initial attack.
Photo 5: Lt. James Lewis signals the fire loss has been stopped.
Photo 6: Interior of the home's kitchen where the fire started.
January 15, 2008 - Residential Structure Fire - Braeburn Dr. (District 7)
Firefighters from Ephrata and Districts 7 & 13 fought this early morning house fire.
An elderly female was killed. The fire was caused by a heat lamp.
There were no working smoke alarms inside the home.
July 13, 2007 - Barn Fire - 11000 block of Rd F-NW, rural Ephrata
Ephrata Firefighter Stephen Gerrer renders care to a lamb injured during a fire
which destroyed a barn and several sheep.
June 19, 2007 - Vehicle Fire - 36 F St SW, Ephrata
Firefighters extinguish a passenger compartment fire.
The vehicle was a total loss.
December 23, 2006 - Vehicle Fire - Bell Rd at Canal St, Ephrata
Firefighters extinguish an engine compartment fire in
one of the City's snowplow/sand trucks.
November 11, 2006 - Live Fire Training - Division Ave W & D St-SW
Firefighters from Ephrata, Soap Lake, and Fire Districts 3, 7 and 13
participate in a training exercise at the site of the former
Grant County Fire Marshal's Office.
November 6, 2006 - Residential Structure Fire - 206 H St-NE, Ephrata
Capt. Kevin Davis and Firefighters Jordan Cox and James Lewis on Engine 2111 conduct initial attack at a fully involved garage fire which extended into the attic.
The fire severely damaged the single story, wood-framed family dwelling.
Photo: David Cole, Columbia Basin Herald
September 18, 2006 - Commercial Structure Fire - 1732 Basin St SW
65 firefighters from Ephrata and Fire Districts 3, 5 , 7 and 13 battle a fire at Renaissance Technology, a fabricating business. The building and contents were a estimated loss of $1-million.
September 15, 2006 - Structure Fire - 11 Elm St, Soap Lake
Ephrata and Soap Lake Firefighters overhaul a fire involving a pickup camper
and a workshop/shed.
September 11, 2006: Motorcycle vs. Truck Crash
1300 Block of Basin St SW
Ephrata Firefighters treat an adult male motorcyclist after he collided with a pickup truck and was thrown 30 feet to the pavement.
July 25, 2006: Live Fire Training
Ephrata Firefighters approach a propane fire simulator while training.
July 8, 2006: Motorcycle Crash
End of Division Ave East at the Port of Ephrata
An adult male motorcyclist is treated by Ephrata Firefighters and Grant County Fire District 5 EMS personnel after he failed to stop at the end of Division Ave East, struck a curb, and flew over 250 feet into the Port's parking lot.
June 28, 2006: 5,000 Acre Wildland Fire - SR 17, 7 miles east of Ephrata
60 Firefighters from 5 different departments battled this wildland
fire for over 13 hours. This fire destroyed a mobile home and threatened
several others on Road B.5 NE.
This fire was caused by an illegal burn barrel.
Photo courtesy of the Columbia Basin Herald
Below: EFD Captain Kevin Davis conducting a backburn along SR17.
Photo below courtesy Grant County Journal
March 26, 2006 - Brush Fire
1100 Block of Basin St SW
Firefighter Ryan Scellick extinguishes a fire
believed caused by an unattended controlled burn.
February 21, 2006 - Funeral for Jaime (Krausse) Campbell
Local Army Black Hawk Pilot Killed in Iraq
Ephrata Firefighters prepare the American Flag
to fly over her burial site at the Ephrata Cemetary
October 25, 2005: Assist Law Enforcement - Drug Bust
Ephrata Raceway Park
Pictured below: Firefighter Darin St. Clair, Capt. Billy Smith & Safety Officer Scott
Cook man hoselines to diffuse a large cloud of gas from a vented anhydrous ammonia tank. Interagency Narcotics Enforcment Team (INET) members are seen in the white hazmat suits in the center of the picture. Anhydrous ammonia is used in the production of methamphetamine.
October 13, 2005: 1-vehicle Motor Vehicle Crash - Rollover
200 block of G St SE, Ephrata
Minor injury, 1 patient. Occurred when driver reached down
to adjust the stereo and struck a parked truck.
Firefighters Brent Haley, Kevin Hill and Safety Officer Scott Cook
shown disconnecting the battery of the wrecked vehicle.
October 8, 2005: Live Fire Training Exercise - Vacant House
645 Basin St SW, Ephrata
Joint training exercise with Grant County Fire District 13
Multiple interior training evolutions were conducted before
the building was allowed to burn to the ground.
Exposures on Sides Alpha & Delta were protected.
Photo below: Safety Officers Kevin Davis & Scott Cook overseeing
the Charlie Division of the single story house burn.
Views from the fireground
October 5, 2005: Motor Vehicle Crash
Able Rd near Cyrus Ln - Private Driveway
Non injury. Driver from out of town believed he
was still on the main road and drove off the
end of a private driveway.
October 1, 2005: Motor Vehicle Crash
Division Ave East & B St SE, Ephrata
Vehicle versus pole, non-injury
September 30, 2005: Bomb Threat Response at Ephrata High School
Fire Chief Jeremy Burns, Police Chief Joe Varick and City Administrator Wes Crago confer at the Incident Command Post on Basin Street
September 20, 2005: Residential Structure Fire - Mobile Home
427 6th Ave SE, Ephrata
Caused by an unattended pan of oil on the stove (below)
No smoke alarms in residence
House destroyed, 2 occupants received minor burns while escaping
Mutual aid received from Grant County Fire District 13
September 15, 2005: 1-vehicle motor vehicle crash -
Truck into the irrigation canal
Rd 9 NW & Rd E NW, Rural Ephrata.
Mutual Aid given to Grant County Fire District 3.
May 14, 2005: 2-vehicle motor vehicle crash
Railroad Avenue & Cherry Blossom Lane, Ephrata.
1 female suffered critical injuries
February 18, 2005: 2 vehicle motor vehicle crash
Division Ave West & Alder St NW, Ephrata.
1 patient received minor injuries
November 26, 2004: Commercial Structure Fire - Tumwata Lodge in Soap Lake.
Mutual Aid given to City of Soap Lake.
Units from Ephrata, Soap Lake, Grant County FD 7 & 13 fought the blaze.
April 24, 2004: Commercial Structure Fire - Grain Elevator.
Mutual Aid given to Almira, Lincoln County.
Ephrata Ladder 2195 aiming a master stream into the headhouse.
Units from Almira, Ephrata, Hartline, Wilbur & Odessa fought the blaze.