The Spokane Fire Department released a report showcasing the number of penetrating traumas recorded in Spokane over the last three years. By definition, penetrating trauma (PT) includes injuries resulting from firearms and sharp objects such as knives and swords. The report specifically highlights PT cases from Jan. 1 to Oct. 14, but also includes data from the past two years for reference. The report summarizes that PT cases have increased significantly since 2018. In 2018, only 14 firearm incidents were recorded in Spokane compared to the 26 that have been recorded in 2020 so far. The report also highlights other variables such as fire department response times and time spent on the scene treating victims.