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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…


Spokane Valley Fire Department Seeks Fire Commissioner

Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Spokane Valley Fire Department is accepting applications for a vacant position on the Board of Fire Commissioners. Applications are due by July 8, 2016 at 4 pm. Visit the employment page for further details. 

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.”

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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Recent 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.