Job well done

In the June 11 Lewiston Tribune, there was an article where the Washington Department of Labor and Industries was investigating actions used by Pullman Fire Department for the April 9 flood on North Grand.

I have been serving as a firefighter for just short of 50 years. ...

State labor and industries spokesman Frank Ameduri stated that even though the rescue in Pullman was successful, all victims were brought to safety and no firefighter was injured, there may have been rules broken and must be dealt with, usually a fine of some sort.

Amerduri also stated that the city of Camas was fined $4,800 for a successful rescue of a man and two dogs in a residential fire. ...

I would assume that the two firefighters weighed the risk and did what needed to be done. I can only say “well done.”

I can only say the same thing to our brother firefighters in Pullman: “Job well done. ...”

Firefighters will keep solving rescue problems, even if rules are broken. The state will keep investigating and fining fire departments. The fines imposed only hurt the fire departments that the state is trying to help. ...

I am not sure if Pullman will be fined, but if it is, it will hurt and they will not be able to use that money to purchase needed equipment. ...

To Pullman Fire Department: I am proud of your actions to rescue those victims. ...

I am sure the victims were happy you were there.

James Krouse

Fire chief, retired

Colfax Fire Department

Colfax

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