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Spokane Valley Fire Department
Established 1940

Proudly serving the Cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and parts of unincorporated Spokane County, including the communities of Otis Orchards, Pasadena Park, and the area surrounding Liberty Lake.  SVFD provides the following services:  Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services,  Technical Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Hazardous Materials Response, Swift Water Rescue, Fire Investigations, Fire Prevention, Commercial Property Inspections, CPR and Fire Safety Training.  More Information…


Deputy Chief Andy Hail Retires

Friday, June 03, 2016
After more than 36 years as a career firefighter, Deputy Chief Andy Hail is retiring today, June 3. He joined SVFD in 2009 as Deputy Chief. His career began with the Redmond Fire Department (WA) in 1979. During his 29+ years in Redmond, Chief Hail rose through the ranks to Deputy Chief. 

Chief Hail's fondest memories of his life-long career involve the relationships that are built through shared experiences serving people who are often at their most vulnerable. "It has been an absolute privilege to serve," he said.

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Andy. You will be missed! 

Welcome to our new 2016 Recruit Academy!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thirteen new recruits have begun the next step on their path toward becoming firefighters as members of the 2016-1 Recruit Academy. They were selected from a field of 71 candidates. SVFD's 13 recruits will join recruits from Spokane Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 to complete the regional fire recruit academy which runs through August 12, 2016.

Our new recruits are: David Bair, Andrew Cataldo, Nicholas Fertakis, Walker Gillispie, Jeremy Kish, Matthew Kovich, Noah Martinez, Thomas Miller, Scott Niebuhr, Joshua Ptak, Alex Rihn, Montana Sturges and Jeremy Whisman! Welcome and Congratulations!

Scott Whitaker Promoted to Captain

Monday, May 02, 2016

Scott Whitaker was promoted to Captain during a ceremony held on May 2 in front of an audience of several dozen family, friends and colleagues. Scott’s wife Corinna pinned his new badge while their sons Travis, Trevor and Trenton stood by proudly.

In his remarks, Fire Chief Collins applauded Scott’s notable awards and achievements since joining SVFD on March 1, 2007. Scott has twice been recognized with Distinguished Service Awards and has also received a Community Service Award for his work to launch the successful annual Department Open House event. Scott leads the B-Shift crew at Otis Orchards Station 4.

“Scott works hard and trains hard,” said Chief Collins. “With his drive, desire and high energy, Scott is going to do great things as a company officer.”

Recent Incidents

The Last 5 Incidents:
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Friends & Family CPR Classes

CPR classes are taught by SVFD personnel one Saturday a month at the Spokane Valley Fire Department Training Center located at 2411 N. Pioneer Lane. Please call (509) 928-1700 for reservations. This class is provided to the public at no cost and is a participatory course only. (Certification is not provided).

If you need CPR certification, please refer to your local phone book or the Internet for a list of CPR training agencies. 

Twitter Incident Notifications

SVFD provides Twitter notifications for major incidents via the @SpokaneValleyFD handle. Subscribe to our feed today at, or text “follow SpokaneValleyFD” to 40404 in the United States (carrier rates apply).

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Mission: The Spokane Valley Fire Department prepares for and responds to emergencies protecting people, property, and the environment through a progressive and responsible approach to planning, education, and hazard prevention with a professionally trained, dedicated, and compassionate workforce.