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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…


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.”

SVFD Honored for Fire Ops 101 Video

Monday, April 25, 2016

SVFD and Rogue Heart Media have been honored with a SPARK 2016 Award of Merit for the Fire Ops 101 "Feel the Heat" Video. The award was presented by the Spokane Regional MARCOM Association on April 20. Check out our award-winning video.

Fire Ops 101 provided a realistic day-in-the-life firefighting experience for sixteen elected officials, journalists, business and community leaders on May 30, 2015. Learn more about Fire Ops 101.

Community Helped "Push In" New Engine 3 on April 16

Monday, April 11, 2016

SVFD welcomed our community to a special celebration at Liberty Lake Station #3. On Saturday, April 16 at 1:00 pm, firefighters and community members participated in a "Push In' of new Engine 3 into the bay of Liberty Lake Station #3, located at 2218 N. Harvard Road. The event included brief remarks, refreshments and photo opportunities!

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Caution Urged for Spokane River Enthusiasts

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Caution Urged for Spokane River Enthusiasts
Kayakers, canoeists, fishermen and rafters are urged to use extreme caution around the Spokane River, which is running high, swift and very cold. For those who venture out on the water, life jackets are essential.

Washington and Idaho are experiencing near record temperatures. According to Andy Brown of the National Weather Services, temperatures across the Inland Northwest will be their warmest this season over the next few days - in the 70s and 80s.

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SVFD and Fire District 8 Participate in Mayday Drills

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Three SVFD units and two units from Spokane County Fire District 8 (SCFD 8) participated in "Mayday" operations drills together on March 18 at our Training Tower. The night drill incorporated incident command, rapid intervention crew activation, firefighter drags, rules of air management, and application of the rescue air kit.

Regional training planning meetings have resulted in a shared set of training topics for 2016, as well as quarterly themes and regional drills. These drills often include crews from SVFD, SCFD 8 and Spokane Fire Department in support of automatic aid as well as Spokane County Fire District 9 and neighboring agencies.

Firefighter Stairclimb Raises $ to Fight Blood Cancer

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Six amazing SVFD firefighters were among the approximately 1,900 firefighters who accepted the 25th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in Seattle on March 5 to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Each firefighter was timed as they ran up 69 stories (1,311 steps) of the Columbia Center office building in full gear and on air with their SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). The winning team is based on the times of the fastest three members. Although SVFD didn't win this year, we have won numerous times in the past.

Most importantly, our awesome team has raised $7,140 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Thank you and congratulations to Shane Wharton (team captain), Paul Haller, Brad Huffman, Joe Kopp, Josh Loftin and Dan Ward.

Outstanding Citizens Honored

Monday, February 22, 2016

Chief Collins presented Outstanding Citizen Awards to Holt Ayles, Boe Hooley and Chris Hawkins of Spokane County Water District #3 during the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting on February 22.

The three were traveling along University Road on January 18 when they spotted smoke coming from an attached garage of a small home in the 1600 block of Glenn Road shortly after 10:30 a.m. They stopped, quickly alerted the residents and called 9-1-1. They then grabbed a fire extinguisher from their work truck and started fighting the fire until SVFD crews arrived.

"They took extraordinary action to prevent the spread of fire to the home and notify the residents of the fire." said Chief Collins. "We are proud to honor these outstanding citizens."

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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. 

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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.