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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…

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Love Your Heart in February!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
 
Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Spokane County Library District are teaming up to celebrate National Heart Month in February with FREE blood pressure checks!

Visit these libraries on Saturdays from 12 - 3 pm for a free blood pressure check and wallet card from our Fire Corps volunteers!

--February 13 – Spokane Valley Library – 12004 E. Main Ave
--February 20 – Argonne Library – 4322 N. Argonne Rd
--February 27 – Otis Orchards Library – 22324 E. Wellesley Ave

While you’re there, ask about our FREE CPR Classes! Did you know that most heart attacks occur at home? Victims have a much better chance of surviving if CPR is started right away. CPR is hands-only and it’s never been easier! Enroll in one of our CPR classes by calling 928-1700!



Four Early Morning Arson Fires Keep SVFD Crews Busy

Friday, January 29, 2016
Four Early Morning Arson Fires Keep SVFD Crews Busy

Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a series of four suspicious fires early this morning. The fires were reported between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. in the area of Broadway to Sprague and McDonald to Vercler. Fire investigators are asking residents today to report any burned garbage cans, shrubbery, or other items discovered.


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Spokane Valley Fire Achieves 66.7% Cardiac Survival Rate

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Spokane Valley Fire Achieves 66.7% Cardiac Survival Rate
SVFD has achieved a record-setting 66.7 percent cardiac survival rate in 2015, among the highest rates in Washington State. The measure is based on the "Utstein Bystander" measurement, an industry standard. The Department credits "Pit Crew" CPR, an innovative approach to cardiac arrest intervention adopted by SVFD in 2012, with this high survival rate. Over the past five years, the agency has averaged just over 50 percent cardiac survival rate, compared with national survival rates ranging from 7.7 to 39.9 percent.
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Board of Fire Commissioners Adopts 2016 Budget

Monday, December 14, 2015
The Board of Fire Commissioners has adopted a $35.3 million budget for 2016. The budget allows for minimal growth in most programs and is about three percent higher than the 2015 budget. It includes $1.4 million for capital projects with designated Capital Reserve Funds. The budget protects and preserves two important priorities: 1) increased staffing levels and 2) improved health and safety of SVFD personnel.

View an Executive Summary and the full 2016 Adopted Budget

Church Fire Starts in Attic

Thursday, December 03, 2015
Church Fire Starts in Attic
At 3:08 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported fire. Upon our arrival we found heavy smoke coming from the eaves of the Spokane Baptist Church located in the 12900 block of East Broadway Ave. (Click on this story to see a video of the incident).


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Hot Meals, Pet Shelter Provided for Valley Residents

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Free hot meals for Spokane Valley residents without power will be served at Bowdish Middle School, 2109 S. Skipworth today and tomorrow (Nov. 24 & 25) from 5 - 7 p.m. and on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am - 2 pm. Thank you to volunteers and community partners for making these hot meals possible.

More than 125 utility crews continue to work across Spokane County to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses. Call 2-1-1 for help finding resources or visit www.srhd.org for a community resource listing.

The Red Cross shelter at the Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway remains open. SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent, is offering free shelter for pets and a daytime warming center for residents and their pets.

Community Urged to Stay Safe

Monday, November 23, 2015
With more than 100 crews working around the clock, power is coming back on across the Spokane region. However, the forecast of snow, colder temperatures and wind over the next few days means those inside their homes and without electricity need to remain vigilant in protecting against carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and hypothermia. 

Open flames and alternate heat sources are still threats for CO poisoning and house fires, so individuals should only use safe methods to remain warm (fireplaces, multiple clothing layers). Generators should never be located inside a garage, carport or home. There is also the chance of frozen pipes so keep a running stream of cold water and cabinet doors open to encourage heat flow. 

A 24-hour Red Cross shelter at The Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway remains open and offers meals, showers, electricity and a warm place to sleep for all ages. SVFD paramedics are assisting medically-vulnerable individuals at this location. Pets may also be accepted. Other resources are available by calling 2-1-1.   

Home Safety Tips for Cold Weather

Friday, November 20, 2015
With power still out in neighborhoods across the greater Spokane Valley, residents are urged to take precautionary steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, house fires, hypothermia and frozen pipes.

Safety Tips Flyer from Greater Spokane Emergency Management

Power Outage Safety Tips

Thursday, November 19, 2015

As our region recovers from the devastating windstorm, we urge citizens to take precautions to stay safe:

  • Check on your neighbors
  • Place generators outside your home and garage away from windows and doors - never inside. Generators produce carbon monoxide which can be deadly. 
  • Ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries and are working correctly
  • Do not use candles. Use flashlights instead. 
  • Place barbeque grills outside your home and garage - never inside
  • Use camping stoves for cooking inside with caution, in a well-ventilated area. Never use as a heat source.
  • Follow general safety precautions when using a fireplace or wood stove to heat your home. Never leave on when your home is unoccupied.

The Red Cross has set up a warming shelter for Valley residents at the Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway. Medically vulnerable residents may seek shelter in the Red Cross facility at 1404 N. Ash St (Girl Scouts offices). Call 2-1-1 for information about additional community resources.


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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 http://twitter.com/SpokaneValleyFD, 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.