This spring, a four-alarm fire inside downtown Portland’s May Apartments sent smoke billowing across the city and cost more than 100 people their homes. There were immediately rumors about how it started. The fire investigation unit knew it would have its hands full.
You probably no longer blink an eye when an electric car passes by on the road. More novel battery-powered vehicles are soon joining the parade to help operators achieve their sustainability goals. Electric ferries are coming to Puget Sound and hybrid electric airplanes are being tested in Washington. Now, several Pacific Northwest fire departments have ordered their first electric fire trucks.